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  • newZimbabwe: Govt Disbands Research Unit
    [The Herald]GOVERNMENT has disbanded the Standards Development and Research Unit (SDERU) after it emerged the division was not on the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology's structure, nearly three years after it was estab…
    - 30 mins ago 1 Oct 14, 11:52pm -
  • newCongo-Kinshasa: Rebels Slow to Disarm
    [Deutsche Welle]The Democratic Republic of Congo wants to disarm and disband rebels on its territory. But very few are handing themselves in voluntarily. Some blame the bleak prospects awaiting them once they have taken this step.
    - 6 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 5:56pm -
  • newLesotho: Breakthrough in Political Crisis?
    [allAfrica]Cape Town -Mediators in Lesotho's political crisis have scheduled a "major announcement" on efforts to arrange new elections, reopen Parliament and stabilise security.
    - 6 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 5:52pm -
  • newSouth Africa: Minimum Wages to Be Set for Gardening Sector
    []Pretoria - The Department of Labour is conducting countrywide public hearings on the garden and landscaping services to determine minimum wages for the sector.
    - 8 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 4:28pm -
  • newSouth Africa: Woolworths and GMO - a Correction
    [The Journalist]We recently ran a story (GM: Mixed messages from Woolworths) about GMO foods and a Woolworths statement that promised to half the products containing GM ingredients by next year. In our research we relied on a 1999 article produced by…
    - 9 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 3:36pm -
  • newSwaziland: From Subsistence to Profit, Farmers Get a Helping Hand
    [IPS]Mbabane -Men in blue overalls are offloading vegetables from trucks while their female counterparts dress and pack the fresh produce before storing it in a cold room.
    - 9 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 3:32pm -
  • newEgypt: Mursi Prison Break Trial Adjourned to Oct 18
    [Aswat Masriya]Cairo -The Cairo Criminal Court postponed on Wednesday the trial of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and 130 others for escaping from the Wadi al-Natroun prison to October 18.
    - 11 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 12:54pm -
  • newMozambique: Rebel Draws Big Crowds
    [Mozambique Political Process Bulletin]The entrance into Quelimane on Saturday of Renamo candidate Afonso Dhlakama paralysed the city. The road from the airport was virtually impassable with large crowds on the road. The parade for the Renamo leader…
    - 12 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 12:12pm -
  • newSouth Africa: Marikana Commission Granted Final Extension
    [SAPA]Marikana -The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has been granted its final extension, spokesman Phuti Setati said on Tuesday.
    - 13 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 11:30am -
  • newSouth Africa: Nobel Summit Called Off
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dharamsala, India -Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi on Wednesday slammed South Africa's refusal to give fellow laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, a visa to attend a peace conference…
    - 13 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 11:14am -
  • newSouth Africa: Law Graduates Face Community Service
    [SACSIS]Twenty years since the dawn of our democracy, many South Africans remain marginalized and unable to reach their full potential due to a series of obstacles. Our constitutional democracy gives equal rights to all citizens.
    - 13 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 11:05am -
  • newSouth Africa: Jacob Zuma - Let's Not Defend the Indefensible
    [The Journalist]Let's not defend the indefensible. President Jacob Zuma has led his party and the country into a quagmire. This weekend's story in the Sunday Times has further added to the drift, leaving many of us hanging our heads in shame.
    - 13 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • newAfrica: First Ebola Case Hits U.S.
    [VOA]Houston -Doctors in Dallas, Texas, say they have diagnosed the first case of Ebola in the United States. The patient, whose identity has not been revealed, arrived on a flight from Liberia earlier this month, but showed no signs of illness until…
    - 14 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 10:39am -
  • newNigeria: Soldiers Sentenced to Death By Firing Squad to Appeal
    [This Day]The 12 soldiers sentenced to death by firing squad yesterday morning by the military tribunal are likely to head to the Federal Court of Appeal, in the event that the Army Council ratifies their sentence, THISDAY has learnt.
    - 16 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 8:44am -
  • newKenya: Law Not Enough to Unravel Land Disputes
    [IWPR]Kenya has begun drawing up legislation to address longstanding grievances over land ownership, many of which date as far back as the country's independence from Britain in 1963.
    - 16 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 8:12am -
  • newAfrica: Africa & the Shift in Power
    [ISS]The relative decline in the influence of the West is widely and increasingly acknowledged. From Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in Crimea and the eastern Ukraine to the advance of the Islamic State into a brittle Iraq and Syria, failu…
    - 16 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 8:07am -
  • newLiberia: Kenya Airways Resuming Liberia Route Oct. 24, Air Ivoire On Course
    [FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Relief is on the way for travelers out of Liberia and Sierra Leone looking to book a flight to neighboring Ghana, Nigeria and other neighboring states. FrontPageAfrica has learned that the East African airliner, Kenyan Airw…
    - 16 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 8:06am -
  • newWest Africa: Ebola Spreading Fast, International Aid Not Enough-Experts
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation]Washington -The Ebola epidemic is spreading so fast that it is turning into a humanitarian crisis leaving children orphaned, families hungry and people dying of treatable conditions, top health experts said on Tuesday in c…
    - 16 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 8:04am -
  • newLiberia: Public Health Workers Get Death Benefit and Increment in Salaries
    [FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The government of Liberia and public health care workers across the country reached an understanding about the total amount that the health workers would receive while engaged in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.
    - 17 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 7:22am -
  • newNigeria: Boko Haram and the Many Faces of Abubakar Shekau
    [African Arguments]On September 24, 2014, Nigerian and Cameroonian sources provided video evidence that a Boko Haram commander named Bashir Muhammed, who 'doubled' as the group's leader Abubakar Shekau, was killed in Konduga in Borno State. This prom…
    - 18 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 6:45am -
  • newNiger: U.S Drone Base Causes Concern
    [Deutsche Welle]The US is planning a new staging area for unmanned drones in Niger. Attacks against terror groups will be carried out from the city of Agadez.
    - 18 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 6:17am -
  • newUganda: Pregnant Student Cries Foul Over Suspension
    [RNW Africa]Several female students from a university in Uganda are crying foul after they were suspended for conceiving from Uganda Christian University (UCU) in the city of Mukono earlier this year. Sylvia Arinaitwe (21), one of 27 students who hav…
    - 21 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 3:44am -
  • newKenya: Teenager Arrested in 'Liz' Gang Rape Case
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation]Nairobi -The arrest of a second youth in a high-profile case in which a 16-year-old girl was gang raped and dumped in a pit latrine, breaking her spine, shows Kenya is starting to tackle its "epidemic" of sexual violence,…
    - 21 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 3:42am -
  • newWest Africa: UN Ebola Mission Wants 'Significant Progress' in 60 Days
    [Deutsche Welle]The UN mission to combat Ebola, which opened its headquarters in Ghana, is laying out a strategy to bring the disease under control. Another UN body reports that Ebola orphans are being shunned by suspicious relatives.
    - 21 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 3:41am -
  • newCongo-Kinshasa: Surrendered Fighters Starve in Camp
    [HRW]Kinshasa -Over 100 demobilized combatants, their wives, and children have died from starvation and disease in a remote military camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo after officials failed to provide adequate food and health care.
    - 21 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 3:41am -
  • newZimbabwe: Union Takes Grace Mugabe PhD Fight to Court
    [New Zimbabwe]THE Zimbabwe National Student Union (ZINASU) said it has mobilised over 2,000 signatures of students from all the country's universities which they will attach to a court application challenging the awarding of Grace Mugabe Grace a PHD…
    - 21 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 3:32am -
  • newTanzania: New Constitution Boosts Gender Parity
    [Daily News]ON Monday, this week, the Draft Committee of the Constituent Assembly (CA) completed its work and officially presented the corrected version of the new Constitution for endorsement through voting.
    - 21 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 3:25am -
  • newGuinea Bissau: President Pardons 2012 Coup Attempt Soldiers
    [VOA]Guinea -Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz has pardoned a group of soldiers convicted for a 2012 coup attempt.
    - 21 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 3:17am -
  • newEthiopia: Ethiopia Named Best Coffee Growing Country
    [ERTA]Ethiopia ranked first among top 10 coffee growing countries by a group of 11 roasters and writers.
    - 23 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 1:20am -
  • newKenya: Anglo Leasing Tape Recording Thrown Out
    [The Star]ONE Anglo Leasing scam tape recorder against former minister Chris Murungaru has been discarded.
    - 24 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 12:28am -

Richard Prince's Journal-isms

  • J-Group Sees Future in Techno-Color
    September 29, 2014 Online news assn. conference makes strides in diversity; "Segregation Now" series wins twice at ONA awards; Holder seen as the "race m…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 14, 1:23pm -
  • Baquet Responds to "Angry Black Woman" Storm
    September 24, 2014 Alessandra Stanley tried "to make a profound point"; Google seeks to address employees' hidden biases; fans still love NFL games, but n…
    - 7 days ago 24 Sep 14, 10:32pm -
  • Racial "Blind Spots" Acknowledged at N.Y. Times
    September 22, 2014 Public editor responds on "Angry Black Woman" story; reporter drops F-word on air, quits to push pot business; overlooked: TMZ's elevat…
    - 9 days ago 22 Sep 14, 10:26pm -
  • An "Angry Black Woman" Firestorm
    September 19, 2014 Questionable framing of story on "Scandal" creator; 3 journalists among 8 killed by Ebola-frightened villagers; Goodell promises to pun…
    - 12 days ago 19 Sep 14, 10:35pm -
  • Web Fails Blacks, Latinos on Coverage
    September 17, 2014 "Their communities not paid much attention in the news"; new Washington Post blog focuses on visual narratives; whites catching Ebola v…
    - 14 days ago 17 Sep 14, 10:20pm -
  • "Why Was Michael Brown's Body Left There for Hours?"
    September 15, 2014 St. Louis paper compiles "most comprehensive" account; whites, blacks split on whether shooting was justified; Movement Veteran says or…
    - 16 days ago 15 Sep 14, 10:25pm -
  • Reassigned Columnist Quits Abruptly
    September 12, 2014 Wendi C. Thomas leaves Memphis Commercial Appeal; families of slain journalists not following official line; Atlanta Hawks GM takes ind…
    - 19 days ago 12 Sep 14, 9:59pm -
  • Killing of Journalists Buoys Support for U.S. Strikes
    September 10, 2014 In prime time, Obama declares campaign against Sunni militants; no bleeps: owners folding Vibe's print edition to publish online only;…
    - 21 days ago 10 Sep 14, 11:11pm -
  • Does TMZ Deserve Kudos After Rice Suspension?
    September 8, 2014 Debate over who was gutless and who unethical; Huffington Post M.E. leaves amid harassment investigation; Pam Oliver says age might hav…
    - 23 days ago 8 Sep 14, 10:28pm -
  • New Cosby Bio Looks Like a Best-Seller
    September 5, 2014 Mark Whitaker, a former network news executive who spent the bulk of his career at Newsweek magazine, has produced a reader-friendly bio…
    - 27 days ago 4 Sep 14, 3:20pm -
  • How Media Skew Our Views of Race, Crime
    September 3, 2014 Distortions bolster harsher penalties, study finds; USA Today lays off up to 70 people, half in newsroom; paper seeks to open any Michae…
    - 28 days ago 3 Sep 14, 10:09pm -
  • How Did "No Angel" Line About Ferguson Victim Get Through?
    September 1, 2014 Writer says having more black editors might help; N.Y. Times columnist Charles Blow says he's bisexual, sort of; women, people of color…
    - 30 days ago 1 Sep 14, 9:25pm -
  • Bombshell Suit Against "White People" Magazine
    August 22, 2014 Complaint cites story choices, pale Time Inc. leadership;'s D.C. restructuring means fewer blacks; ACLU says Ferguson events brou…
    - 40 days ago 22 Aug 14, 10:10pm -
  • "Why Police Will Continue to Arrest Journalists"
    August 20, 2014 In Ferguson, press corps has become its own story; AP decides not to refer to Brown, 18, as "teenager"; Native American sees parallels in…
    - 42 days ago 20 Aug 14, 10:39pm -
  • NBC Returning the Grio to Original Owners
    August 18, 2014 Revamp to feature breaking news video, tie to social media; blacks, whites divided on significance of Ferguson; . . . police continue to t…
    - 44 days ago 18 Aug 14, 10:28pm -
  • Do Asian American Journalists Have a Stake in Ferguson Story?
    August 15, 2014 Police slaying, aftermath are Topic A outside convention; after delays, police name officer who killed Michael Brown; Balta, Ericksen deba…
    - 47 days ago 16 Aug 14, 12:09am -
  • 2 Reporters Detained, Released in Ferguson
    August 13, 2014 Washington Post's Lowery tweets he "can't shake anger"; AP journalist is first reporter killed in Israel-Gaza conflict; key figure in stor…
    - 49 days ago 13 Aug 14, 10:55pm -
  • St. Louis Teen's Killing Raises Newsroom Diversity Issue
    August 11, 2014 Editor says inclusion could increase community contacts; 13 editors go on record about diversity in their newsrooms; do Latinos dance in c…
    - 51 days ago 11 Aug 14, 11:53pm -
  • NAHJ Co-Founder Calls Award to Fox a "Farce"
    August 9, 2014 Charles Ericksen says media firms don't deserve honors (8/9/14); MSNBC chief promises change for Latinos; Latinos-as-white stories called d…
    - 53 days ago 10 Aug 14, 1:34am -
  • MSNBC Chief Promises Change for Latinos
    August 8, 2014 Griffin pledges that show hosts will meet with Hispanics; Latinos-as-white stories called damaging as well as wrong; Barnett named executi…
    - 54 days ago 8 Aug 14, 10:50pm -
  • Journalists' Role Reversal: Dining at White House
    August 6, 2014 8 from Fourth Estate join 400 honoring African leaders; . . . "pool" report gives press corps lowdown on the dinner; after corporate split,…
    - 56 days ago 6 Aug 14, 10:33pm -
  • Grio Columnist Makes Plagiarism Accusation; Howard U. Radio Station Apologizes
    August 4, 2014 WHUR-FM removes disputed posting; website spotlights "qualified," savvy journalists of color; . . . consider diversity when deciding on mak…
    - 58 days ago 4 Aug 14, 10:27pm -
  • NABJ Gives "Thumbs Down" Award to NPR
    August 2, 2014 Al Jazeera America praised for "best practices" (8/2/14); Andrew Young, at NABJ, stands by "smart-ass white boys" remarks of 30 years ago;…
    - 60 days ago 3 Aug 14, 12:44am -
  • Right About "Smart-Ass White Boys"
    August 1, 2014 Andrew Young, at NABJ, stands by words of 30 years ago; NABJ members vote to penalize errant board reps (8/1/14); NABJ, NAHJ move toward…
    - 61 days ago 2 Aug 14, 6:41am -
  • NABJ, NAHJ Move Toward Joint Convention
    July 31, 2014 Meeting could assemble most journalists of color since '08 (7/31/14)
    - 62 days ago 31 Jul 14, 3:33pm -
  • Penalized for Diversity!
    July 28, 2014 Study: Advocacy backfires on those who are not white men; . . . . newspaper journalists of color increase by 1 percent; . . . in local radio…
    - 65 days ago 28 Jul 14, 10:14pm -
  • How "Overstated" Is Idea of "Acting White"?
    July 25, 2014 In last 20 years, writer says, theory has been debunked; journalist confronts history of his slave-owning family; Gaza crisis boosts ratings…
    - 68 days ago 25 Jul 14, 10:20pm -
  • Michelle Obama, Top Cover Girl
    July 23, 2014 Unbroken string of successful magazine images; Israelis take out frustration on foreign correspondents; Israel, Hamas jostle to control soci…
    - 70 days ago 23 Jul 14, 10:38pm -
  • Recall of Gaza Reporter Tied to NBC Infighting
    July 21, 2014 Sources cite ratings jitters, not pro-Israel bias; 3 U.S. black journalists covering Gaza Crisis; foreign minister wants Al Jazeera out of I…
    - 73 days ago 21 Jul 14, 5:27am -
  • NBC Reverses, Returns Reporter to Gaza
    July 18, 2014 Network's recall was criticized as pro-Israel bias; Michael Feeney, Enid Alvarez laid off at N.Y. Daily News; Color of Change presses Twitte…
    - 75 days ago 18 Jul 14, 10:31pm -

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This Week In Blackness

#FergusonDispatch: Gassed (Low Quality Video)
#FergusonDispatch: Gassed (Low Quality Video)Support Independent Media. I didn't have a better night lens or light kit on me when we got to this area of Ferguson. We were broadca...From:TWiB! Presents: BLACKNESS.TVViews…
- 2 days ago 30 Sep 14, 8:13am -
#ABlackShow Episode 6: STEP THE **** UP
#ABlackShow Episode 6: STEP THE **** UPWatch #ablackshow Fridays at 11pm ET/8pm PT on Free Speech TV.! Presents: BLACKNESS.TVViews:1305…
- 2 days ago 30 Sep 14, 12:21am -
#FergusonDispatch: Gassed (Snippet) | #TWIBnation
#FergusonDispatch: Gassed (Snippet) | #TWIBnationSupport Independent Media: http://http// At approximately 2am Central during the live broadcast of TWiB's dispatch from #Ferguson @Awkward_Du...From:TWiB! Presents: BLACKNESS.TVV…
- 3 days ago 29 Sep 14, 3:33am -
So...about the word N***** | #ablackshow
So...about the word N***** | #ablackshowWatch #ablackshow Fridays at 11pm ET/8pm PT on Free Speech TV.! Presents: BLACKNESS.TVViews:922…
- 11 days ago 20 Sep 14, 12:25pm -
Elliot Rodger, Glenn Beck and #YesAllWomen | #ablackshow
Elliot Rodger, Glenn Beck and #YesAllWomen | #ablackshowWatch #ablackshow Fridays at 11pm ET/8pm PT on Free Speech TV.! Presents: BLACKNE…
- 12 days ago 20 Sep 14, 12:14pm -
#GRAYRACISM | #ablackshow
#GRAYRACISM | #ablackshowablackshow w/ @elonjames White airs Fridays at 11pm ET/8pm PT on Free Speech TV. In this segment of #ablackshow host Elon James White breaks down the ridicu...From:TWiB! Presents: BLACKNESS.TVViews:1555193ratingsTi…
- 12 days ago 20 Sep 14, 1:38am -

Politics 365

  • Secret Service Boss Takes a Beating After Fifth Security Lapse in Four Years
    During an appearance on Capitol Hill by Secret Service Director Julia Pierson in front of the House Government Oversight Committee (an appearance in dire need of communications advice), she flatly told onlookers that problems with the agency were “…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 14, 5:00pm -
  • Sen. Cory Booker Drops Bill to Sack NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status
    Soooo… the NFL is a “non profit” that makes $9 billion a year.  Now Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) is wondering what Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) has brought up a trillion times before… Why does the NFL have tax exempt status? The Afro American: Sen…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 14, 3:36pm -
  • SCOTUS Moves to Make Sure People in Ohio Can’t Vote Too Early
    What did five members of the U.S. Supreme Court do yesterday?  They made sure that voters in Ohio have sss days to vote instead of xxx to vote.  They made sure that no one could vote the Sunday before election day.  They made sure no one started t…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 14, 3:29pm -
  • Do You Understand the Implications of Title II Regulations on Broadband Services?
    The internet has really taken off in the last five years with the rapid emergence of mobile technology through smart phones, tablets and other devices that allow us the ability to connect to the web anywhere at any time.  And in this “internet age…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 14, 2:04pm -
  • 20: Next Congress to Have Highest Number of Black Women Ever
    The 114th Congress.  There will likely be five new African American members of Congress in 2015.  All of them will be women.  With that, the 114th Congress is well on track to feature the highest number of African American women than at any other…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 14, 11:20am -
  • 47: Next Congress Will Have Highest Number of Blacks Ever
    Highest Ever: 114th Congress to Feature 47 African Americans. There are currently 44 African American members of Congress.  Next year there will be three more, to bring the total to 47.  That will be the highest number of Blacks in Congress in his…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 14, 10:52pm -
  • Bill limiting school suspensions signed by CA Gov. Brown
    Earlier this year some reports were released showing that students of color were more likely to be suspended from school than their white counterparts. The data was especially troubling in regards to black students who were three times more likely th…
    - 4 days ago 28 Sep 14, 10:48am -
  • Affordable Care Act credited with lowering uninsured rate among Latinos
    The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is being credited with lowering the uninsured rate in the Latino community according to a report released from the Commonwealth Fund. As reported in the Los Angeles Times this week: “Overall, the percentage o…
    - 5 days ago 26 Sep 14, 9:52pm -
  • G.K. Butterfield Set to Be Next CBC Chair
    HERE COMES THE JUDGE. Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), 67, is expected to be elected the next chair of the Congressional Black Caucus for the 114th Congress.  If he is selected by his colleagues in November, he would be the 24th Chair of the Black Cau…
    - 7 days ago 25 Sep 14, 8:27am -
  • Video of Police Shooting of John Crawford Released

    - 7 days ago 24 Sep 14, 9:40pm -
  • “We Have Our Own Racial Tensions” President Obama Mentions #Ferguson at UN
    “We Have Our Own Racial and Ethnic Tensions.” President Obama did a interesting shoutout on the Ferguson situation during a speech at the United Nations today in New York.  Look for the Breitbart disciples to say President Obama was “race bai…
    - 7 days ago 24 Sep 14, 3:43pm -
  • 23-17: Vote to Fund Syrian Rebels Splits Black Caucus
    The House vote to fund training and arming of Syrian rebels to take on ISIS split the Black Caucus in half.  The vote was 273-to-156.  Twenty three members of the CBC voted to fund the Syrian rebels and 17 voted against funding.The 23 Black Caucus…
    - 8 days ago 23 Sep 14, 4:43pm -
  • Attorney Ben Crump Attends Capitol Hill Racial Profiling Event
    Attorney Ben Crump, who represents the family of Michael Brown, was on Capitol Hill last week at a ACLU forum on racial profiling.  The crowded event was attended by congressional staff and several members of Congress.
    - 8 days ago 23 Sep 14, 4:38pm -
  • #Videos: Freedom Sundays Black Vote Effort, $250,000 Spent on Kickoff
    #FreedomSundays: Last Friday, Reps. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), CBC Chair Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, CBC PAC Chair Rep. Greg Meeks (D-NY) and Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) announced their plans to get out the Black vote for the m…
    - 8 days ago 23 Sep 14, 4:26pm -

The Root

Hinterland Gazette

  • newGrand Jury Hearing Michael Brown Murder Case Investigated for Misconduct
    The grand jury hearing the case against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown is being investigated by the St. Louis County prosecutor’s office for misconduct. Here’s more from the Washington P…
    - 4 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 8:52pm -
  • newMichael Dunn Found Guilty of 1st Degree Murder for Jordan Davis Death
    MICHAEL DUNN FOUND GUILTY:  Michael Dunn has been found guilty of first degree murder for the shooting death of unarmed teen Jordan Davis after an altercation erupted over loud music. It took the jury 4.5 hours of deliberations to reach a guilty ver…
    - 8 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 3:57pm -
  • newUS Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns Amid Agent Blunders
    BREAKING:  US Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns amid fallout from agent blunders surrounding safeguarding President Barack Obama. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will ass…
    - 9 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 3:28pm -
  • Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo Fatally Shot, Wife in Police Custody
    SHOCK: Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo was shot and killed by his wife, Levette Crespo, during a domestic dispute in his home, the Los Angeles Times reports. Crespo, 45, was shot around 2:30 p.m. in his home in the 6300 block of Gage Avenue during a…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 14, 8:53pm -
  • CDC Confirms Ebola in Dallas Patient, 1st Case Diagnosed in U.S.
    The Centers for Disease Control confirmed the first Ebola case diagnosed in the Dallas. It is the first case of the deadly virus that has been diagnosed in the U.S. The patient came from Liberia and is visiting family in the U.S. The individual was n…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 14, 5:00pm -
  • Fence Jumper Omar Gonzalez Was Tackled by Off-Duty Secret Service Officer
    It’s reprehensible that the U.S. Secret Service has bungled guarding the White House, which is supposed to be the world’s most fortified presidential residence in the world. The latest revelation is that the two off-duty Secret Service agents too…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 14, 3:12pm -
  • 1 Student Hurt in Fern Creek High School in Louisville, KY
    BREAKING: One student hurt in shooting at Fern Creek High School in Louisville, KY. Two schools, including Fern Creek are on lockdown. This is the second school shooting today. There was a shooting at Albemarle High School in North Carolina. One stud…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 14, 2:21pm -
  • 1 Student Shot at Albemarle High School in NC, 1 In Custody
    One student was shot at Albemarle High School, another person is in custody. The shooting occurred at about 8 a.m. Tuesday before the first bell rang. The school is under lockdown. The student’s condition is not known at this time. Parents are bein…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 14, 9:18am -
  • SCOTUS Grants Ohio GOP Its Wish by Restricting Early Voting
    The US Supreme Court granted the Ohio Republican Party its wish by restricting early voting. The 2014 and 2016 elections will be very interesting as the GOP continues its efforts to stymie pro-Democratic Party votes by engaging in shameful voter supp…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 14, 8:39am -
  • New St. Louis Force Investigation Unit to Focus on Officer-Involved Shootings
    In the aftermath of unarmed teen Michael Brown’s shooting deathy by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, a new St. Louis police unit, the Force Investigation Unit, will focus on officer-involved shootings. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports a fu…
    - 3 days ago 28 Sep 14, 4:11pm -

Good Black News

  • HEALTH: Five Superfood Smoothie Recipes
    Forget your go-to strawberry and banana smoothie combo and sip on something healthy AND exciting this fall!  Thanks to antioxidant-rich berries, nuts and green tea, these five recipes are packed with superfood power. To Make:  In the order liste…
    - 3 days ago 28 Sep 14, 10:07pm -
  • R.I.P. American Book Award-Winning Writer J. California Cooper
    J. California Cooper, an award-winning writer whose black female characters confront a world of indifference and betrayal, but find kinship there in unexpected places, died on September 20th in Seattle. She was 82.  A spokesman for Random House, her…
    - 3 days ago 28 Sep 14, 1:34pm -
  • Kenyan Dennis Kimetto Sets World Marathon Record of 2:02:57 in Berlin
    Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto has broken the marathon world record in Berlin, winning the race in a time of two hours, two minutes and 57 seconds. The 30-year-old shook off fellow Kenyan Emmanuel Mutai with just under three miles remaining to become the f…
    - 3 days ago 28 Sep 14, 12:59pm -
  • Dr. Dre is Forbes’ Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Act at $620 Million for 2014
    Dr. Dre tops Forbes list of highest-paid hip-hop acts with a total of $620 million earned this year. This is the most money ANY entertainer that has been evaluated by the magazine has earned in one calendar year. What makes this even more incredibl…
    - 4 days ago 28 Sep 14, 6:19am -
  • Black Shopping Channel CEO Cleveland Gary Signs $125 Million Deal to Expand TV Viewership
    The Black Shopping Channel has announced the successful completion of a deal worth $125 million to expand TV viewership via Comcast, DirecTV, and Time Warner. Currently, Black Shopping Channel can be seen on Dish Network. As of now, the financing…
    - 4 days ago 28 Sep 14, 6:05am -


  • newHas Porsha Williams Moved On to Eagles RB LeSean McCoy?
    *This reeks of either a coordinated effort between Porsha Williams and Bravo to promote the new season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” or an independent attempt to save face after being demoted. Literally hours after the network announced its…
    - 7 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 5:36pm -
  • newJordin Sparks: ‘I’m Excited to Start Dating Again’ (Watch)
    *Wendy Williams couldn’t WAIT to grill Jordin Sparks about her recent breakup with Jason Derulo. “I’m good, really. No really, I’m good. I know you think that I’m not good but really, I’m good,” the “American Idol” vet said Wednesd…
    - 7 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 5:00pm -
  • newFather of Fantasia’s Daughter Files for Custody (Report)
    *The father of Fantasia’s 13-year-old daughter Zion is suddenly going after custody of the child, according to Rumor Fix. The website says it has been provided “an official statement” via Fantasia’s rep indicating that she, “is currently in…
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  • newSecret Service Director Resigns Over Recent Security Breaches
    *One day after she was grilled on Capitol Hill about a White House security breach, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said she offered her resignation and he accepted it, reports the Associat…
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  • new‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’ Cartoon Coming to Adult Swim (Trailer)
    *Mike Tyson is getting his Scooby Doo on. The boxer will appear as himself in animated form for “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” a new adult cartoon series in which he solves crimes with the help of a talking pigeon and a ghost. The series has been picked…
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Black Voice News

  • Laid to Rest, but Never Buried
    Past stories of police shootings in Southern California surface following the Michael Brown funeralEDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a first-person narrative used to highlight the recent discourse surrounding use of police force after of the death o…
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  • For Many Girls Globally, U.S. a Symbol of Better Education
    UCR Professor: Greater representation of high-achieving women transcends into a “beacon” for girls everywhereBy Corey Arvin Staff WriterWhen news about the abduction of 276 schoolgirls reached Simi Ogunleye, she was heartbroken and outraged not…
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  • Law Enforcement Remembers Deputy Killed by Dorner
    Deputy Jeremiah MacKay remembered as a man with a ‘big heart’ By BVN StaffAs the local law enforcement community was mourning the loss of one of their own with the untimely death of Riverside Police Officer Michael Crain, they were struck anoth…
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  • Manhunt for Ex-LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner Ends in More Bloodshed
    Riverside Police Department, Sheriff's department mourn loss of fallen officers By BVN StaffThe week-long manhunt for former Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Jordan Dorner came to an end Tuesday after it was confirmed Dorner was…
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  • SB Bankruptcy Plan Talks Called “Intractable”
    Councilman Rikke Van Johnson urges outside financial helpChris LevisterSAN BERNARDINO - As the public battle rages over fixing a $45.8 million budget deficit members of the San Bernardino City Council remained mired in acrimony on Wednesday raising…
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  • Million Father March Event a Huge Success
    By John ColemanMore than 100 men, women, and children recently participated in the Million Fathers March organized by Street Positive CEO, Terry Boykins. Photos by John Coleman#670            "Let me hear you?" Terry Boykins asked the grou…
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  • Southland Campaigning
    Last Saturday Congressman James Clyburn (D - SC) was in Riverside in support of Mark Takano, candidate for the newly drawn Congressional District 41. Several community activists were in attendance including Waudier (Woodie) Rucker-Hughes, President o…
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  • Jose Cuervo National Championships to be Held in Huntington Beach
    Local and Pro Beach Volleyball Athletes to Compete for National Championship Title and $150,000 Prize Purse The 2012 Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series will round out the season with the Jose Cuervo National Championships in Huntington Beach fr…
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    Legislators pass bills that would revive anti-blight program Chris Levister A legislative compromise that would expand cities’ and counties’ ability to divert property taxes for local development projects may be too late for bankrupt San Bernar…
    - 19 Sep 12, 7:43pm -
    Same day voter registration to start in 2016 Chris Levister With the national spotlight on the confusion and chaos surrounding voter ID laws trained on states like Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, Wisconsin, Rhode Island and Florida (Since 2010, 10 state…
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Roland Martin

Roland Martin, Ben Carson Clash Over ACA Slavery Comments During Exclusive NewsOne Now Interview
Roland Martin, Ben Carson Clash Over ACA Slavery Comments During Exclusive NewsOne Now InterviewDr. Ben Carson explained his controversial comments regarding the Affordable Care Act and slavery during his exclusive interview with Roland S. Martin…
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Roland Martin On OTL: America Has A Domestic Violence Problem
Roland Martin On OTL: America Has A Domestic Violence ProblemRoland Martin, Matt Voder, Stephen Cohen and Kate Fagan appeared on ESPN's "Outside The Lines" to discuss the Solo case and if there is a double standard at ...From:Roland MartinView…
- 1 day ago 30 Sep 14, 7:11pm -
Roland Martin Calls Out The Media For Highlighting Certain Domestic Violence Cases
Roland Martin Calls Out The Media For Highlighting Certain Domestic Violence CasesWhile instances of NFL players being charged with domestic violence has recently dominated the news, the media has been relatively silent about the Hope Solo...Fro…
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Roland Martin On Morning Joe: Domestic Violence Is A National Issue, Not Just An NFL Issue
Roland Martin On Morning Joe: Domestic Violence Is A National Issue, Not Just An NFL IssueRoland Martin appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss the domestic violence charges against Arizona Cardinal's Johnathan Dwyer and why the media is has n…
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The Cast Of Love In The City Get Candid With Roland Martin On NewsOne Now
The Cast Of Love In The City Get Candid With Roland Martin On NewsOne NowThe cast of OWN TV's Love in the City get candid about their character traits and give a sneak peak into their love lives. Watch Tiffany Jones, Bershan Shaw,...From:Roland…
- 7 days ago 25 Sep 14, 3:53am -
O’Bannon Lawyer Slams NCAA “Hypocrisy” in Profiting Off Of Student Athletes [12.5.13]
O’Bannon Lawyer Slams NCAA “Hypocrisy” in Profiting Off Of Student Athletes [12.5.13]Colleges can earn an unending amount of profits from their student athletes long after they stop playing game, via video games, jersey sales, TV broadcasts…
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