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  • newSouth Africa: Love and Marriage in the Midst of Hateful Xenophobia
    [GroundUp] Not even a series of xenophobic attacks in the city of Pietermaritzburg could stop the preparations for an Ethiopian man and South African woman to tie the knot. 27-year-old Thandeka Mkhwanazi and Mali Wondawock, 26, hosted neighbours and…
    - 16 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 9:01am -
  • newNigeria: Govt Starts Evacuation of Citizens from South Africa
    [Vanguard] The Goodluck Jonathan-government has approved the evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa as xenophobic attacks linger.
    - 16 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 8:30am -
  • newSouth Africa: Xenophobia - Have We Learnt Nothing From the 2008 Attacks?
    [The Daily Vox] A recurring theme in discussions about the xenophobic violence of the past few weeks has been whether we learnt anything from the 2008 attacks? LOREN LANDAU, founding director of the African Centre for Migration, looks at what we've l…
    - 16 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 8:24am -
  • newSouth Africa: South Africa, Dear South Africa
    [Daily Trust] South Africa has been in the news all week following what has been described as xenophobic attacks on mostly African migrants, triggered by a speech made by Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini, who said foreigners "should pack their belonging…
    - 17 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 7:25am -
  • newLibya: UN Official Condemns Outbreak of Violence in Capital Amid Ongoing Political Talks
    [UN News] The head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Bernardino León has strongly condemned the renewed outbreak of violence in the Libyan capital of Tripoli amid ongoing political dialogue aimed at resolving the crisis in the…
    - 17 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 7:24am -
  • newAfrica: EU Needs a New Refugee Policy
    [Deutsche Welle] Yet another fishing boat, this time carrying up to 700 migrants, capsized off the coast of Libya this weekend. It's high time for the EU to act, writes DW's Johannes Beck.
    - 18 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 7:10am -
  • newSomalia: Car Blast a Sign of Al-Shabaab Moving to North?
    [Deutsche Welle] At least nine people have been killed in an attack on a UN vehicle in Somalia's Puntland region. There is concern that this may be a sign that al-Shabab rebels are spreading to the North.
    - 18 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 7:09am -
  • newEthiopia: Shock, Anger in Ethiopia Over IS Killings
    [Addis Standard] After the release of a video by Islamic State on Sunday showing what the group said was the killing of 28 Ethiopian Christians, thousands of Ethiopians have taken to social media to express their shock and outrages. Many Facebookers…
    - 18 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 6:57am -
  • newUganda: How to Be a Good Victim of Sexual Abuse
    [Waza] In Uganda, victims of sexual harassment don't only have to deal with the acts of perpetrators, but may sometimes find themselves on the wrong side with the police. Waza blogger, Lindsey Kukunda, compiled a step by step guide on how women can e…
    - 18 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 6:45am -
  • newNorth Africa: Foreign Fighter Recruits - Why the U.S. Fares Better Than Others
    [IPS] Washington -More than 25,000 fighters seeking to wage "jihad" or an Islamic holy war have left home to join terrorist networks abroad.
    - 18 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 6:40am -
  • newAfrica: What Is a Knowledge Economy?
    [SciDev.Net] The growing access to digital technologies could fundamentally transform developing economies.
    - 18 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 6:39am -
  • newAfrica: Africa's Short-term Priority: Tackle Shock of Lower Oil Prices
    [IMF] Managing the impact of sharply lower oil prices is sub-Saharan Africa's short-term policy priority, IMF African Department Director Antoinette Sayeh said.
    - 18 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 6:39am -
  • newSomalia: UN Staff Killed in Car Bombing
    [Al Jazeera] Several people have reportedly been killed in an explosion in Garowe, the administrative capital of Puntland in northeastern Somalia.
    - 19 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 6:11am -
  • newNigeria: Story of Abia Governorship Election
    [Independent (Lagos)] Umuahia -The three major political parties that participated in the governorship and House of Assembly elections in Abia State are now enmeshed in conflicts over the poll even as the Independent National Electoral Commission (IN…
    - 19 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 5:56am -
  • newNigeria: NFF Suspends Keshi's Contract Signing
    [Independent (Lagos)] Abuja -Again for the umpteenth time on Friday, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) put off the planned contract signing of Coach Stephen Keshi, contrary to assurances by NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi.
    - 19 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 5:36am -
  • newNigeria: Boko Haram Kills 22 in Cameroon, Nigeria
    [Independent (Lagos)] Boko Haram militants, the deadly Islamist sect, has killed no fewer than 10 people in overnight attacks on two villages in northern Cameroon, military source said on Friday.
    - 19 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 5:17am -
  • newGhana: IMF Loan 'Not Enough to Curb Currency Freefall'
    [CAJ News] Accra, Ghana -Renowned Ghana economist, Dr Raziel Obeng-Okon, said the $114 million the International Monetary Fund (IMF) advanced to Ghana to shore up Bank of Ghana's reserves cannot stop the local currency's decline overnight.
    - 21 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 3:40am -
  • newAfrica: Giving African Artists Their Names
    [IPS] Paris -Quick now, can you name a famous African sculptor from the 1800s or even the early 20th century?
    - 21 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 3:29am -
  • newUganda: Women Strip in Ongoing Land Dispute
    [RFI] A long-running land dispute in northern Uganda attracted attention this week when female residents of Amuru district stripped naked before government ministers, to protest against plans to impose new boundaries between the districts of Amuru an…
    - 21 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 3:28am -
  • newBurundi: Govt Charges Protesters With Rebellion
    [Al Jazeera] Burundi's state prosecution has charged 65 protesters with rebellion after they were arrested during clashes calling for the president not to seek re-election.
    - 21 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 3:26am -
  • newKenya: Activists Pile Pressure On MP Duale Over Terror List
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -Pressure continue to mount for the National Assembly Majority Leader Adan Duale to resign, with the civil society groups now calling on the government to push him out.
    - 21 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 3:25am -
  • newSudan: Rescue Operation At Collapsed Mine Called Off
    [Radio Dabanga] Jebel 'Amer -The rescue operation at the collapsed gold mine in Jebel 'Amer, El Sareif Beni Hussein locality, was called off this morning, because the safety of the local rescue workers cannot be guaranteed anymore.
    - 21 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 3:20am -
  • newWest Africa: Football Idols Zidane and Ronaldo Team Up in UN Ebola Fundraiser
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Football idols Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo will lead a star-studded team in a friendly match on Monday aimed at raising money to help Ebola-hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
    - 21 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 3:15am -
  • newBotswana: Khama Appeals With Democrats to Reverse Tide
    [Botswana Daily News] Molepolole -Botswana Democratic Party members in Molepolole North have been urged to rally behind candidates representing the party in all elections, and to help reverse the loss the party suffered in the last general elections.
    - 21 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 3:13am -
  • newSouth Africa: Police Arrest Hundreds Over Xenophobic Violence
    [Al Jazeera] South Africa's government has vowed to crack down on xenophobic violence, after arresting more than 300 people for a range of crimes against migrants.
    - 22 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 2:35am -

Richard Prince's Journal-isms

  • Diversity Champs Bring Outside Help to Unity
    April 10, 2015 2 would-be NABJ presidents join discussion; NPR rebukes "Latino USA" on Chicago election report; Jeb Bush order found to have reduced black…
    - 10 days ago 10 Apr 15, 10:46pm -
  • NBC Snares Witness Who Filmed Cop Killing Civilian
    April 8, 2015 Video responsible for quick firing of S.C. policeman; Ferguson's historic election might not be all it seemed; Postal Service says it won't…
    - 12 days ago 8 Apr 15, 10:53pm -
  • What "The Help" Saw at the White House
    April 6, 2015 Reporter persuades staff to dish on life in the mansion; Obamas visit black church: Who reported it right?; some stunned by lack of punishme…
    - 14 days ago 6 Apr 15, 10:14pm -
  • Flawed Racism Claims Miss Another Problem
    April 3, 2015 Should media use mug shots as the "best available photo"?; when Selena died in 1995, newsroom diversity mattered; . . . Selena's death helpe…
    - 17 days ago 3 Apr 15, 10:34pm -
  • Comedy Central Stands Behind Trevor Noah
    April 1, 2015 S. African says not to judge him "by a handful of jokes"; Indy Star makes splash with front-page editorial; N.Y. Times Magazine hires Hannah…
    - 19 days ago 1 Apr 15, 10:58pm -
  • Biracial South African to Host "Daily Show"
    March 30, 2015 Trevor Noah could puncture one-dimensional view of Africa; CBS colleague says Bill O'Reilly didn't rescue him; part-time newsroom employee…
    - 21 days ago 30 Mar 15, 10:52pm -
  • Why Obama Liked "The Wire"
    March 27, 2015 President: Emulate "humanizing" of drug criminals; ex-N.Y. Times "race beat" reporter leaves for CNN; Dori Maynard service scheduled May 4…
    - 24 days ago 27 Mar 15, 10:20pm -
  • CBS Called on Showing "Africa Without Africans"
    March 25, 2015 150 protest "60 Minutes" pieces with no blacks in view; Vietnam's most publicized atrocity had racial dimension; time to blow up the journa…
    - 26 days ago 25 Mar 15, 10:29pm -
  • Black Suspects Covered Disproportionately
    March 23, 2015 Media Matters surveys New York's late-night newscasts; Texas dailies say keep Confederate flag off plates; new NPR news chief calls diversi…
    - 28 days ago 23 Mar 15, 10:24pm -
  • USA Today, Starbucks Hope to Defy Haters
    March 20, 2015 Update: Starbucks stops writing on customer cups (3/22/15); newspaper joins coffee shops in "Race Together" project; L.A. Times names 3rd j…
    - 31 days ago 20 Mar 15, 10:15pm -
  • Where's the Outrage Over Education Threat?
    March 18, 2015 Voting Rights Act isn't only Great Society law in peril; . . . does race make a difference in covering education?; NAHJ to discuss interna…
    - 33 days ago 18 Mar 15, 10:10pm -
  • 2 Black Presidents, Gowns and White Ties
    March 16, 2015 Barons of D.C. journalism take steps toward diversity; sports columnist's show pulled before it airs; a new rush to judgment in Ferguson; O…
    - 35 days ago 16 Mar 15, 10:44pm -
  • Ebony Delays Issue in Dispute Over Rates
    March 13, 2015 Company maintains advertisers shortchange black media; fired host apologizes to first lady, denies bigotry; blacks, Latinos more likely to…
    - 38 days ago 13 Mar 15, 10:38pm -
  • When Inmates Write Their Own Obits
    March 11, 2015 Some say assignment demonstrates power of journalism; meaning, consequences of racist frat chant debated; S. African reporter mugged as cam…
    - 40 days ago 11 Mar 15, 11:05pm -
  • "No Room for Error" in Face Time With Obama
    March 9, 2015 5 question president en route to Selma anniversary; a "deep-dive" inside look at NBC News drama; Randy Archibold named N.Y. Times deputy sp…
    - 42 days ago 9 Mar 15, 10:19pm -
  • Black Journalists Back From "Africa's Last Colony"
    March 6, 2015 Long-overlooked story told of continent's "Palestine"; . . . In accepting trip, "my integrity is not for sale"; . . . "small publications c…
    - 45 days ago 6 Mar 15, 10:05pm -
  • "Wisest Course": Dump Ferguson P.D.
    March 4, 2015 Post-Dispatch says the same about neighboring police; officers who severely beat Attica inmate make plea deal; Yale clears officer in case…
    - 47 days ago 4 Mar 15, 10:29pm -
  • Standing Ovation for Dori J. Maynard
    March 2, 2015 Oakland memorial service pauses for "Maynard moment"; Soul of the South lays off news employees, plans to regroup; 4 black journalists take…
    - 49 days ago 2 Mar 15, 10:48pm -
  • FCC's "Open Internet" Vote Praised, Panned
    February 27, 2015 Hispanic journalists rejoice — Rainbow PUSH not so much; Monday's Dori Maynard memorial service to be livestreamed; Obama becomes inte…
    - 52 days ago 27 Feb 15, 10:06pm -
  • Dori Maynard, Diversity Champion, Dies at 56
    February 24, 2015 President of Maynard Institute succumbs to lung cancer; Maynard memorial service scheduled Monday in Oakland; one-third of Americans say…
    - 55 days ago 25 Feb 15, 12:01am -
  • A Fatuous, Racially Glib Night With Oscar
    February 23, 2015 Pulitzer winner Wesley Morris says he has to go there; . . . what a difference four years makes; Gannett down to one African American to…
    - 56 days ago 23 Feb 15, 10:17pm -
  • Ebony Editor Steps Down After 10 Months
    February 20, 2015 Mitzi Miller wants to create stories for TV, film; Joy Reid, Ronan Farrow shows canceled at MSNBC; black women, black history at White H…
    - 60 days ago 20 Feb 15, 11:35am -
  • Listen to the Real LBJ, King Talk Voting Rights
    February 18, 2015 University publishes audio of telephone calls on website; Holt wins week; nonwhites more forgiving of Williams; Ta-Nehisi Coates to teac…
    - 61 days ago 18 Feb 15, 10:10pm -
  • More to the Story of Jackie Robinson West
    February 16, 2015 Writers link circumstances to conditions on South Side; Ta-Nehisi Coates wins Polk Award for reparations story; Carr died of complicatio…
    - 63 days ago 16 Feb 15, 10:19pm -
  • David Carr Nurtured Young Black Journalists
    February 13, 2015 N.Y. Times columnist boosted Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jelani Cobb; in 24 hours, Obama's goofy video gets 25 million views; Obama critical of H…
    - 66 days ago 13 Feb 15, 12:56pm -

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This Week In Blackness HelpViews:4868720ratingsTime:03:56More inHowto & Style
- 16 mins ago 21 Apr 15, 12:25am -
#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_Duck @Nettaaaaaaaa @elonjames and.From:B…
- 3 days ago 17 Apr 15, 2:05pm -
Anthony Mackie, Please Stop Talking | #TWIBnation
Anthony Mackie, Please Stop Talking | #TWIBnation On a recent appearance on the Wendy Williams show Anthony Mackie continued his foot in mouth tour...From:…
- 4 days ago 16 Apr 15, 9:09pm -
Add Snow Ball Fight To List Of Things Blacks Shouldnt Do | #TWIBnation
Add Snow Ball Fight To List Of Things Blacks Shouldnt Do | #TWIBnation Hosts Elon James White, Aaron Rand Freeman and Imani Gandy discuss the apparent do's a…
- 4 days ago 16 Apr 15, 9:06pm -
#NoJusticeNoFootball 10:53pm | #BlackLivesMatter #STLdispatch
#NoJusticeNoFootball 10:53pm | #BlackLivesMatter #STLdispatchBrought to you by During a protest outside of the Rams Vs. 49ers game in St. Louis which was part of the #FergusonOctober Weekend of Resistance a game attendee a…
- 5 days ago 15 Apr 15, 10:38pm -
Morgan Freeman is Wrong | #ablackshow
Morgan Freeman is Wrong | #ablackshowWatch #ablackshow Fridays at 11pm ET/8pm PT on Free Speech TV. | #TWIBnationViews:2053…
- 7 days ago 14 Apr 15, 12:30pm -

Politics 365

  • newDOJ Moves Slow on First Ferguson Bill, Members Secure Meeting
    #MichaelBrown #WalterScott #FreddieGray #EricGray #TamirRice Though the first piece of federal legislation related to police brutality and Ferguson was signed into law on December 18, 2014, not much has happened in terms of implementation. The De…
    - 10 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 2:14pm -
  • Photos: Black Leaders Return to McConnell’s Office on Loretta Lynch
    Yesterday, a group of Black female faith and political leaders returned to the door of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to push for Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. It was their second visit. The group included Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinne…
    - 4 days ago 16 Apr 15, 6:14pm -
  • Reps. Cummings, Thompson Voice Concerns on Gap in Capitol Security
    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the ranking member on House Oversight, and Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), the most senior Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, spoke to reporters at length about an incident yesterday in which a Florida mailma…
    - 4 days ago 16 Apr 15, 5:25pm -
  • NCLR: Helping to Build Resilient Latino Youth
    Immigration, poverty, education, discrimination, disengagement are all issues affecting Latino youth today and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is leading the charge for an open dialogue on these issues. NCLR is the Nation’s largest Hispanic…
    - 8 days ago 13 Apr 15, 11:47am -
  • Rep. Jim Clyburn To Young People: Keep Your Cameras on the Police
    Keep the cameras on the cops.  In the wake of the shooting death of 50 year-old Walter Scott at the hands of a North Charleston Police Officer, Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) offered some advice to young people on MSNBC yesterday. “I’ve advised young…
    - 11 days ago 9 Apr 15, 2:20pm -
  • Chart: Ferguson Election Vote Totals
    Chart: Ferguson Election Vote Totals
    - 11 days ago 9 Apr 15, 1:34pm -
  • Ernest Satterwhite: Second South Carolina Cop Charged With Shooting Black Man
    The Ernest Satterwhite Case.  A 2nd South Carolina police officer was charged in the 2014 shooting death of 68 year-old Ernest Satterwhite in February 2014.   According to investigators on the case and as reported by the Washington Post, Officer Ju…
    - 12 days ago 8 Apr 15, 3:54pm -
  • Key Black Electeds In MD Are Supporting Van Hollen Over Edwards
    Black Pols Endorse @VanHollenforMD Over Donna Edwards – Anyone who has any ideas in their head that people endorse based on skin color can now get that out of their minds.  Why do people give someone political support? 1. Because they’ve worked…
    - 12 days ago 8 Apr 15, 3:28pm -
  • Ferguson Votes in Record Numbers
    Record Turnout in Ferguson. After all the talk about how voting won’t solve much Ferguson voted.  And because Ferguson voted there will be a City Council that is much more representative of the population of the city, which is 67% Black. The new s…
    - 12 days ago 8 Apr 15, 2:48pm -
  • Yet Another Police Shooting: Walter Scott
    What If There Was No Video?  In a video that appears almost too disturbing to be real, a South Carolina Police Officer shoots a fleeing and apparently unarmed Black man in the back eight times.  The victim later died. The North Charleston Police Of…
    - 13 days ago 7 Apr 15, 7:57pm -
  • Wake Up Progressives: Rand Paul is Better on Criminal Justice Than Many Dems
    Yeah that’s right I’m saying it: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is better than many, if not most, Democrats when it comes to issues around criminal justice.  DNC Comms can send out as many anti-Rand Paul rants as they like.  Their real problem is that m…
    - 13 days ago 7 Apr 15, 4:49pm -
  • Jeb Bush identifies as “Hispanic” on voter registration, acknowledges mistake
    Earlier today the New York Times published Jeb Bush’s voter registration form, which listed his ethnicity as “Hispanic.” Jeb Bush, brother of former President George W. Bush and son of former President George H.W. Bush, is primarily of English…
    - 14 days ago 6 Apr 15, 5:08pm -
  • On Offense: A Very Feisty Sen. Bob Menendez Fights Indictment
    During a combative and feisty press conference last week, Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey went on offense. Bigtime offense.  Menendez was targeted in this critique of federal prosecutors. He said they, “don’t know the difference between friendsh…
    - 15 days ago 5 Apr 15, 11:02pm -
  • Harold Ekeh: Long Island Student Accepted to All 8 Ivy League Schools
    Harvard Yale Princeton Stanford Columbia Brown University of Pennsylvania Dartmouth Harold Ekeh who immigrated to the U.S. from Nigeria eight years ago, has been accepted by all eight Ivy League colleges, as reported by CBS New York.  Ekah told CNN…
    - 15 days ago 5 Apr 15, 9:22pm -

The Root

Hinterland Gazette

  • newMartin O’Malley Slams GOP Economic Theories as “Patently Bullsh*t”
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley dissed the Republicans during an interview with NPR on Monday, basically calling their trickle-down economic policies “bullsh*t.” O’Malley also went after Hillary Clinton over her progressive evolution. Ev…
    - 11 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 1:18pm -
  • newHillary Clinton Shows Commitment to Diversity with Openly Gay Campaign Manager
    While the Republicans are throwing the kitchen sink at Hillary Clinton, she is quietly building a very diverse campaign staff, including hiring openly gay Robby Mook as her campaign manager. The Democrats understand the power of diversity, mirroring…
    - 12 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 12:19pm -
  • newPolice, Officials Resign After Tyrus Byrd Elected Parma’s First Black Mayor
    Tyrus Byrd and Parma MO police drama Tyrus Byrd, who is black, was elected mayor of Parma, Mo., and five of their six police officers and several other top officials have resigned, out of “fear for their safety.” The residents of Parma say they h…
    - 15 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 10:09am -
  • Freddie Gray Dies After Spine Severed 80 Percent at Neck During Arrest
    Freddie Gray dies one week after spine severed 80 percent at neck during arrest. Freddie Gray died on Sunday, one week after he was critically injured durig arrest by white cops in Baltimore. He underwent spinal surgery after his arrest. It is not cl…
    - 1 day ago 19 Apr 15, 5:43pm -
  • Mystery Ailment Kills 18 in Nigeria’s Ondo State
    A mystery illness has killed 18 people on Nigeria’s Ondo state since April 13, health officials said on Sunday. Health officials are scrambling to find the cause. Though some suspect locally brewed alcohol as the culprit. Dr. Dayo Adeyanju, Ondo’…
    - 1 day ago 19 Apr 15, 5:16pm -

Good Black News


  • newNew Trailer for ‘Terminator Genisys’ (Watch it Here)
    *Gear up and dive into the newest “Terminator Genisys“ trailer! It has been quite a while since we have had the pleasure of being excited about seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger on the big screen. Judging by this newest trailer, Terminator Genisys def…
    - 1 hour ago 20 Apr 15, 11:23pm -
  • newGuess Who K. Michelle Wants Back?!
    *She wants him back! K. Michelle revealed in a Q&A interview which of her exes she wants to rekindle a relationship with. Annnd the lucky feller is none other than …. Idris Elba! “I make it very clear with my exes from the beginning, they know me…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 9:51pm -
  • newBob Marley’s Estate Joins the Wireless Speaker Business (Watch)
    *Bob Marley‘s estate and company, House of Marley joined the tech business with their wireless bluetooth speakers called “Get Together.” “Get Together” feature wood-grain panels — giving a more natural look, unlike most wireless speakers.…
    - 4 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 8:34pm -
  • newSister Claims BF Drove Miss Jessie’s Hair-Care Owner to Suicide
    *Miko Branch, co-owner of Miss Jessie‘s and sister of Titi Branch, blames boyfriend Anthony Spadafora for her sister’s downward spiral and suicide. Authorities said Titi fell into a depression so bad that she decided to hang herself in her Mid…
    - 5 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 7:27pm -
  • newBen Affleck Wasn’t The Only Slave Owner Descendant to Irk Henry Louis Gates
    *Last summer, Dr. Henry Louis Gates told the Television Critics Association about Ben Affleck’s 3rd great grandfather Almon Bruce French while promoting his series “Finding Your Roots 2,” which would premiere several months later. Little did we…
    - 6 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 6:36pm -
  • newDamon Dash Loses Custody of Kids to Ex Rachel Roy
    *The custody drama between Damon Dash and his ex-wife Rachel Roy concluded today with Dash losing custody of their daughters. According to TMZ, Roy won sole legal and physical custody of 15-year-old Ava and 6-year-old Tallulah, despite Dash’s attem…
    - 8 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 5:06pm -
  • newCaesars Palace Hosts Mariah Carey Arrival Event Ahead of Residency
    *Before Mariah Carey hits the stage for her Las Vegas residency on May 6, the show’s venue, Caesars Palace, will roll out the red carpet on Monday, April 27 with what it calls a “spectacular” welcome event. Mariah is inviting fans and visitors…
    - 8 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 4:49pm -
  • newAge Ain’t Nothin’ But a Number: Check Out 2-Year-Old SA DJ (Watch)
    *He might not be able to form a coherent sentence yet, but boy can this toddler put together a beat! The boy knows his stuff. Adults didn’t think much of it when the little boy started playing around with the knobs and buttons of a sophisticated m…
    - 8 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 4:42pm -
  • new‘Conflicting Schedules’ Lead to Big Sean/Ariana Grande Split (Report)
    *Big Sean and Ariana Grande have gone their separate ways after eight months of dating, and Us Weekly claims to have the reason for the split. The official joint statement from their rep says: “They both deeply care for each other and remain close…
    - 8 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 4:16pm -
  • newRap Group Migos Arrested As They Leave the Stage (Watch)
    *After performing at Georgia Southern University Saturday night, all three members of the rap group Migos were arrested on drug and weapon charges as they left the stage. The group and its crew rolled up to the Statesboro campus in two vans, Bulloch…
    - 9 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 3:46pm -

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…
    - 28 Aug 14, 12:45am -
  • 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…
    - 21 May 14, 2:26pm -
  • 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…
    - 22 Feb 13, 10:59am -
  • 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…
    - 14 Feb 13, 11:37am -
  • 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…
    - 26 Sep 12, 7:54pm -
  • 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…
    - 26 Sep 12, 7:54pm -
  • 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…
    - 19 Sep 12, 8:19pm -
  • 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…
    - 19 Sep 12, 8:09pm -
    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…
    - 19 Sep 12, 7:06pm -

Roland Martin HelpViews:4868720ratingsTime:03:56More inHowto & Style
- 17 mins ago 21 Apr 15, 12:25am -
African Americans Have Been Proponents Of School Choice Since Slavery
African Americans Have Been Proponents Of School Choice Since SlaveryThe school choice battle rages on — public school proponents believe their way of implementing education is the best way, while proponents of charter schools believe their way…
- 1 day ago 20 Apr 15, 12:22am -
What Are The Possibilities Of Immigration Reform Being Passed?
What Are The Possibilities Of Immigration Reform Being Passed?Roland Martin joined the crew on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to discuss the possibility of immigration reform being passed. Martin explained there are enough Republican votes to pass immigra…
- 1 day ago 19 Apr 15, 8:21pm -
Is School Choice The Black Choice? Sen. Tim Scott, Roland Martin Discuss The Choice Act
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