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  • newSomalia: Amisom Troops Killed 7 Unarmed Civilians
    [Shabelle] The African Union Mission for Somalia (AMISOM) forces have been accused of killing at least 7 people after roadside bomb hit its armourd convoy in Marka town in Lower Shabelle, residents said.
    - 4 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 8:21am -
  • newZimbabwe: Retrenchments Not the Solution
    [Zimbabwe Independent] The ruling Zanu PF government has for years been making suicidal economic policies and populist decisions for electoral purposes, but now its reckless actions are catching up with it.
    - 4 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 7:51am -
  • newAfrica: African River Study Fills Gap in Carbon Emissions Tally
    [SciDev.Net] Nairobi -African rivers emit a vast amount of greenhouse gases, a major paper on this understudied topic reveals.
    - 7 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 5:39am -
  • newNigeria: Buhari Releases Support Funds for Boko Haram Victims
    [Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Head of Service of the Federation Danladi Kifasi to facilitate the immediate release of the N5 billion which the federal government pledged last August for terror Victims Support Fund.
    - 7 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 4:44am -
  • newCameroon: Cameroon, Nigeria Pushes Fight Against Boko Haram
    [Deutsche Welle] The presidents of Nigeria and Cameroon have announced that they will be launching a multinational army to attack and eradicate the Boko Haram militant group. Chad, Benin and Niger will also be committing troops.
    - 8 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 4:29am -
  • newWest Africa: Ebola Vaccine - Reason to Be Hopeful?
    [IRIN] Dakar -News that an Ebola vaccine trialled in Guinea has proved 100 percent effective has elicited both excitement and caution from a range of actors closely involved in the outbreak, which also struck Liberia and Sierra Leone and has claimed…
    - 8 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 4:26am -
  • newZimbabwe: Unions Give Mugabe a 72-Hour Ultimatum to Stop Job Losses
    [New Zimbabwe] TRADE UNIONS have given President Robert Mugabe, employers and Parliament a 72-hour ultimatum for them to reverse the Supreme Court judgement which gave employers the right to terminate workers contracts on a three-month notice without…
    - 8 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 4:25am -
  • newLiberia: Ebola Effect Ripples On in Liberian Schools
    [IRIN] Monrovia -When pupils in Liberia returned to school in March after a six-month Ebola-enforced closure they thought they would be studying for the next eight months straight, making up for lost learning time.
    - 8 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 4:24am -
  • newSudan: New Militant Settlers Rape Farmers in East Jebel Marra
    [Radio Dabanga] Tabit / Dolma -Sexual violence against women who tend farms escalated this week, as nine were raped near Tabit and Dolma in East Jebel Marra. There were under-aged among the victims.
    - 8 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 4:22am -
  • newNigeria: Suicide Bomber Kills Eight, Injures 11 Others At Maiduguri Market
    [Guardian] A SUSPECTED Boko Haram female suicide bomber attacked Gambouru Market in Maiduguri metropolis of Borno State yesterday morning, by detonating a hidden Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in a tricycle. Eight people were killed while 11 other…
    - 8 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 4:14am -
  • newNigeria: Suicide Bomber Kills Many in Maiduguri Park
    [Leadership] A female suicide bomber riding on a commercial tricycle had detonated some explosives on her body at a crowded grocery market where early rising petty traders go to make wholesale purchase of vegetables in Maiduguri, capital of Borno sta…
    - 8 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 4:14am -
  • newSouth Africa: One Tune, Different Hymns - Tackling Climate Change in South Africa
    [IPS] Cape Town -Anti-nuclear energy activists are up in arms, and have taken to vigils outside South Africa's parliament in Cape Town to protest against President Jacob Zuma's push for nuclear development.
    - 9 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 3:15am -
  • newWest Africa: WHO Announces Possible 'Game Changer' Vaccine
    [UN News] Having achieved its "core objective" of scaling up global action to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response will officially wind down today, transferring its role to the World Health…
    - 10 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 2:12am -
  • newSierra Leone: Ebola Death in Sierra Leone Leads to Mass Quarantine
    [Deutsche Welle] A village in northern Sierra Leone has been placed under quarantine after a post-mortem test revealed a man had died from Ebola. Several hospitals failed to recognize him as a potential victim of the disease.
    - 10 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 2:10am -
  • newWest Africa: Call to Boost Use of New Ebola Vaccine
    [Ebola Deeply] As health experts hail the VSV-EBOV vaccine study a turning point, MSF's medical director Bertrand Draguez calls for accelerated use of the vaccine in the affected countries. The vaccine was found to be 100 percent effective in a study…
    - 10 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 2:08am -
  • newUganda: A Village School Struggling With Solar Energy to Ensure Good Education
    [Monitor] It is a global trend now with most developing countries focusing their plan on rural electrification in a bid for the rural communities to catch up in various developments just like their counterparts in urban areas.
    - 19 hours ago 31 Jul 15, 4:51pm -
  • newCameroon: IFC Supports Afriland to Provide Trade Finance Guarantees to Corporates in Cameroon
    [PR Newswire] Douala, Cameroon -IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has signed an agreement with Afriland First Bank Cameroon ("Afriland"), to enable it to expand its trade finance operations and extend more services to small and medium enterprise…
    - 22 hours ago 31 Jul 15, 2:06pm -
  • newAfrica: Classrooms of the E-Future Will Be Virtual With Life-Like Reality
    [The Conversation Africa] Groundbreaking 3D hologram technology will create a virtual classroom. The new hologram is a creative innovation that will transform electronic modes of teaching. It will give lecturers and students a semblance of the classr…
    - 22 hours ago 31 Jul 15, 1:42pm -
  • newZimbabwe: Govt Seeks Extradition of American Lion Hunter
    [Al Jazeera] Zimbabwe has called for the extradition of Walter Palmer, the trophy hunter from Minnesota who has gone into hiding amid a global outpouring of anger after he shot dead Cecil the lion.
    - 23 hours ago 31 Jul 15, 1:22pm -
  • newTunisia: Boosting Tunisian-French Co-Operation in Security Field
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -A letter of intent was signed at the end of the visit paid, July 2 to France, by Interior Minister Nejim Gharsalli, on the invitation of his opposite number François Bernard Cazeneuve, according to an Interior Ministry…
    - 24 hours ago 31 Jul 15, 12:38pm -
  • newGambia: More Developments
    [Daily Observer] To many people, when development is mentioned what comes to mind are roads, water supply, power grids, sewers, telecommunications, schools, hospitals etc. These aforementioned features of infrastructural development, anywhere, are re…
    - 24 hours ago 31 Jul 15, 12:35pm -
  • newLiberia: Churches Reject 'Christian State' Proposal
    [Inquirer] The Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) has for the first time officially spoken on the proposed Christian State proposition saying that Liberia was never founded as a Christian State.
    - 24 hours ago 31 Jul 15, 12:34pm -
  • newAlgeria: Algerian-Niger BBC Meeting - Three-Sub Committees Set Up to Boost Border Cooperation
    [Algerie Presse Service] Niamey -Three sub committees on issues of security of people and property, socio-economic affairs and administrative cooperation have been set up Thursday in Niamey, during the meeting of the Algerian-Niger Bilateral Border C…
    - 24 hours ago 31 Jul 15, 12:30pm -
  • Swaziland: Swazi King Snubs His Own Airport
    [Swazi Media] King Mswati III of Swaziland has so little faith in the new international airport that has his name that he does not use it.
    - 1 day ago 31 Jul 15, 12:02pm -
  • Mozambique: Rhino Horns Seized in Hong Kong
    [AIM] Maputo -The customs authorities at Hong Kong International Airport have seized two rhinoceros horns, cut into ten pieces, which were mailed from the northern Mozambican city of Pemba.
    - 1 day ago 31 Jul 15, 12:01pm -
  • Angola: Between Rhetoric and Reality
    [Africa In Fact] "Magnificent and Beggar Land: Angola Since the Civil War" is an expertly researched and simply told historical and political overview of one of sub- Saharan Africa's least understood countries.
    - 1 day ago 31 Jul 15, 11:52am -
  • Africa: Chinese Workers a Sign of Globalization
    [Africa In Fact] What exactly are we referring to when we talk about Chinese labour in Africa? Are we discussing the Asian men in overalls standing on the side of freshly paved roads in the continent's remotest crannies? Are we musing about the men a…
    - 1 day ago 31 Jul 15, 11:49am -
  • Egypt: History Repeats Itself
    [Africa In Fact] Labour Day in Egypt passed this year with little fanfare. Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square seemed empty without the usual crowd of workers demanding greater rights and chanting for social justice.
    - 1 day ago 31 Jul 15, 11:46am -
  • Mozambique: Unemployed Youths Live in 'Waithood'
    [Africa In Fact] Sugar cane juice with a dash of ginger and lemon is a favourite thirst quencher in Maputo. It is sold along a stretch of the capital's sea-facing Marginal promenade between the Maritimo and Naval clubs. Young men make this juice whil…
    - 1 day ago 31 Jul 15, 11:39am -
  • Guinea Bissau: Experiences of African People Across the World Brought to Life Through Film
    [The Conversation Africa] Creole is the language used daily by the majority of Guinea Bissau's population, but it has no official status. The film Lantanda, one of twenty-one short and long documentaries being shown at the Africa World Documentary Fi…
    - 1 day ago 31 Jul 15, 11:31am -

Richard Prince's Journal-isms

  • new"Visuals Matter" in Cincinnati Coverage
    July 31, 2015 Were media really out to make black people look bad?; black cop-white driver scenario said to miss the point; for Kenyan radio, an interview…
    - 14 hours ago 31 Jul 15, 10:29pm -
  • Body-Camera Footage Fuels Viewers' Outrage
    July 29, 2015 Networks show video of fatal Cincinnati encounter; Houston protesters denounce cartoon on Sandra Bland case; Philly anchor on leave after h…
    - 3 days ago 29 Jul 15, 11:27pm -
  • Another Slight Slide on Newsroom Diversity
    July 28, 2015 From ASNE: "Our industry isn't making progress" (7/28/15); Cosby cover sparks global conversation; Obama urges Ethiopia to curb crackdowns…
    - 4 days ago 28 Jul 15, 9:39am -
  • Cosby Cover Sparks Global Conversation
    July 27, 2015 New York magazine features 35 women, empty chair; Obama urges Ethiopia to curb crackdowns on press; Washington Post examines human cost of r…
    - 5 days ago 27 Jul 15, 10:55pm -
  • National Enquirer Draws Blood
    July 24, 2015 Hulk Hogan fired after reporters expose racist rant; ESPN drops Colin Cowherd over remarks about Dominicans; Obama urged to address press fr…
    - 8 days ago 24 Jul 15, 10:14pm -
  • Questions, Videos Fuel Sandra Bland Story
    July 22, 2015 Interaction in police stop, past suicide attempt at issue; NAHJ hires nonprofit veteran as executive director; Cosby mounts media campaign t…
    - 10 days ago 22 Jul 15, 11:33pm -
  • To Publisher, Southern White Man Is Real Victim
    July 20, 2015 "It was a ragged, besmirched flag, but it was his"; photo of black cop helping white racist goes viral; little progress, some retrenchment i…
    - 12 days ago 21 Jul 15, 12:05am -
  • Fox News Missing in Uproar Over Jail Death?
    July 17, 2015 Social media elevate tragic case of Sandra Bland; Cornel West blasts Ta-Nehisi Coates; Dyson serves it back; C. Ron Allen, Fred Hamilton:…
    - 15 days ago 17 Jul 15, 10:41pm -
  • "Shocked" by Obama's Answer About Cosby
    July 15, 2015 No timidity in president's condemnation of rape; art critic urges Smithsonian to remove Cosby collection; story on Serena Williams' body reb…
    - 17 days ago 15 Jul 15, 10:27pm -
  • "Time's Been Up for All These Slurs"
    July 13, 2015 Native journalists confident that the R-word will fall; Jason Begay elected to lead Native journalists association; Ta-Nehisi Coates gets th…
    - 19 days ago 13 Jul 15, 9:44am -
  • Emotions on Display as a Flag Comes Down
    July 10, 2015 Networks go live for South Carolina's historic move; New Orleans columnist backs mayor: Remove monuments; 5 bold moves that would make Nativ…
    - 22 days ago 10 Jul 15, 11:18pm -
  • Michel Martin Gets Weekend NPR Host Slot
    July 9, 2015 2 other black journalists rise in behind-the-scenes changes (7/9/15); who's prosecuting? Almost always, he's white and male; Dylann Roof's ra…
    - 23 days ago 9 Jul 15, 10:32am -
  • Who's Prosecuting? Almost Always, He's White and Male
    July 8, 2015 Women of color said to be especially vulnerable; Dylann Roof's racism will be nurtured in prison; "blacks in the South aren't submissive, b…
    - 24 days ago 8 Jul 15, 10:15pm -
  • AP Wins Release of Incriminating Cosby File
    July 6, 2015 "America's dad" admits giving women sedatives for sex; S.C. Senate votes to take down Confederate flag; ESPN moves celebrity tournament from…
    - 26 days ago 6 Jul 15, 10:16pm -
  • More Dump Trump
    July 1, 2015 Columnist sees irony in Univision's defense of Mexicans; another reporter quits — can't afford to live on her salary; Nigerian journalist s…
    - 31 days ago 1 Jul 15, 10:26pm -
  • Latinos Applaud NBCU's Trump Dump
    June 29, 2015 Company drops Miss Universe, Miss USA after protests; a Nashville editor tells readers of his same-sex wedding; Johnny and Jamal? This Jamaa…
    - 33 days ago 29 Jun 15, 11:24pm -
  • Praise for Obama, and Then a Dead Mic
    June 26, 2015 President's eulogy in Charleston made for riveting TV; mindset behind Confederate monuments mirrors that for flags; can't fault media for no…
    - 36 days ago 26 Jun 15, 11:31pm -
  • Lester Holt: "It's a Big Deal" to Be Able to Represent
    June 24, 2015 New NBC anchor sensitive to race, tech, Western issues; PBS suspends Gates series over Ben Affleck deletion; NABJ president rebukes Don Lemo…
    - 38 days ago 24 Jun 15, 7:41am -
  • S.C. Newspapers Play Role in Flag Debate
    June 22, 2015 The State out front — black paper most hardline; Obama's mention of N-word gets bleeps, headlines; "Meet the Press" blunders with all-blac…
    - 40 days ago 22 Jun 15, 11:29pm -
  • In Charleston, Massacre Is a Local Story
    June 19, 2015 Post and Courier has less diversity than 15 years ago; N.Y. Times is fine with calling shootings "terrorism"; does focusing on suspect detra…
    - 43 days ago 19 Jun 15, 11:27pm -
  • Cops Stop Black Journalist 50+ Times
    June 17, 2015 First-person story has Toronto poised to change policy; media scramble to cover fatal shooting of 9 in Charleston; states in U.S. said to v…
    - 45 days ago 17 Jun 15, 10:23pm -
  • A Journalists Service Corps?
    June 15, 2015 Media can affect a community's confidence in itself; Kierna Mayo, Kyra Kyles named to top Ebony jobs; Rachel Dolezal says she's identified a…
    - 47 days ago 16 Jun 15, 12:05am -
  • How a "Black" White Woman Became a Story
    June 12, 2015 Pacific Northwest outlets made public record requests; Whitlock ousted as editor before his site debuts; at issue: News diversity issues in…
    - 50 days ago 12 Jun 15, 10:54pm -
  • Barkley to Give $1 Million to Morehouse
    June 10, 2015 NBA Hall of Famer aids Journalism and Sports Program; . . . sports journalists get a "D" on diversity hiring; judge upholds firing of cop in…
    - 52 days ago 10 Jun 15, 10:20pm -
  • Warning on McKinney: "This Time We Got Lucky"

    - 54 days ago 8 Jun 15, 10:07pm -
  • Media "Negative" on Black, Arab, Latino Boys
    June 5, 2015 ASNE offers "community-based engagement" as remedy; journalists meet to discuss lack of access to Clinton; Baltimore's Mosby wants autopsy re…
    - 57 days ago 5 Jun 15, 10:18pm -
  • Half Billion Raised for Haiti; 6 Homes Result
    June 3, 2015 Red Cross slammed in NPR-ProPublica investigation; inmate to be freed after stories on "dirty cop"; journalists have proved fickle in reporti…
    - 59 days ago 3 Jun 15, 10:08pm -
  • Journalists Bear Down on Killings by Police
    June 1, 2015 Washington Post counts 385 fatally shot this year; new photo contradicts Fla. police account of shooting; "Wear Orange" honors teen who wante…
    - 61 days ago 1 Jun 15, 10:13pm -
  • Reporter Killed in Community She Loved
    May 29, 2015 Charnice Milton slain in D.C. while used as human shield; Bettinger to step down as director of Knight fellowships; N.C., Texas schools confr…
    - 64 days ago 29 May 15, 10:23pm -
  • NAHJ Parts With Executive Director, Board Member
    May 27, 2015 President taking leave of absence to fill staffing void; on L.A. TV news, not enough Latino victims, officers; N.Y. Times stakeout pays off i…
    - 66 days ago 27 May 15, 6:39am -

Sahara Reporters

Black Blue Dog

  • newDonald Trump Empire Sought Visas For At Least 1,100 Foreign Workers
    Donald Trump is staking his run for U.S. president in part on a vow to protect American jobs. But this month, one of his companies, the elite Mar-a-Lago Club resort in Florida, applied to import 70 foreign workers to serve as cooks, wait staff and cl…
    - 5 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 7:14am -
  • newJill Scott On Body Image: ‘People Are Drawn To Confidence’
    July marked 15 years since the release of Jill Scott’s debut album, “Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1.” The longevity of her career is, in today’s music industry, a true testament to her talent. During a recent interview with The H…
    - 5 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 7:12am -
  • newBlack Actor Lands Iconic Broadway Role In ‘Les Miz’ And Makes History
    Kyle Jean-Baptiste, 21, is the youngest and the first black actor to step into the iconic role of Jean Valjean in the Broadway production of “Les Misberables.” The musical adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel premiered on Broadway 30 years ago, an…
    - 5 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 7:09am -
  • newSuspect Arrested In Murder Of Transgender Woman India Clarke
    Police in Tampa, Florida, have arrested a man they believe murdered India Clarke, whose death put her on a growing list of transgender woman killed violently in the U.S. this year. DNA evidence linked 18-year-old Keith Lamayne Gaillard to Clarke’s…
    - 5 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 7:05am -
  • newNo Charges For 2 Cops At Scene Of Sam DuBose’s Killing
    CINCINNATI (AP) — Two University of Cincinnati police officers who were at the scene just after a fellow officer fatally shot a driver are not being charged, a prosecutor said Friday. The Hamilton County grand jury did not return indictments agains…
    - 6 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 6:39am -

News One

This Week In Blackness

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Politics 365

  • Rep. Frederica Wilson Keeps Attention on #TakeBackOurGirls as #MSM Disappears
    Wilson’s War to #TakeBackOurGirls Continues. Last week the President of Nigeria visited Washington.  As he did, Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) continued to apply constant pressure and social media attention on the Nigerian government to get them…
    - 7 days ago 25 Jul 15, 8:50pm -
  • Respectability won’t save you
    The events that preceded Sandra Bland’s death have revived an old conversation in black communities: how to make it home after an encounter with the police. Although Bland didn’t lose her life there on the highway where she was pulled over, it wa…
    - 8 days ago 24 Jul 15, 3:05pm -
  • New Report: Latinos are 4% of guests on Sunday shows
    Media Matters released a new report this week showing that in the first 18 weeks of 2015, Latinos were four percent of guests on the English-language Sunday shows, which is a decline from 42 percent during the last few months of 2014. 13 percent of t…
    - 9 days ago 23 Jul 15, 1:57pm -
  • Real Talk: MoveOn’s Anna Galland on the Bernie/Marty Netroots Nation Fail
    Anyone on the Democratic side running for the White House who wants to create some sort of Black voters crisis-fiasco should do what Martin O’Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders did this weekend at Netroots Nation.  Anyone looking to build the Obama co…
    - 11 days ago 21 Jul 15, 12:20am -
  • Louis Stokes: Ohio’s First Back Congressman Diagnosed with Cancer
    Today a spokesperson for former Congressman Louis Stokes, Ohio’s first Black Congressman, saying he has been diagnosed with brain and lung cancer.  Stokes in 90 and served in Congress for thirty years, from 1969 to 1999. “He has always stood up…
    - 12 days ago 20 Jul 15, 11:39pm -
  • Duncan Hunter Bill Would Cut Funding for Sanctuary Cities
    In reaction to the alleged murder of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco last month by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, Rep. Duncan Hunter (D-CA) has offer legislation to cut funding money for “sanctuary cities,” according to The Hill newspaper.  Lop…
    - 12 days ago 20 Jul 15, 10:43pm -
  • #BlackLivesMatter: Protest at Minute Twenty at a Netroots Nation Town Hall
    Today, during one of those all too typical and predictable discussions at a convention where no real hard hitting questions are being asked, there was a demonstration.  This week was filled with news of yet another mysterious death in custody at the…
    - 14 days ago 18 Jul 15, 7:33pm -
  • GOP Looking to Prove It’s #CommittedToCommunity with New Outreach Effort
    Earlier this week, the Republican National Committee launched a first of its kind effort to meet Black Americans (and would be voters) where they are by partnering with Radio One for #CommittedToCommunity: Engage, Empower, Uplift.  The four-week Ohi…
    - 15 days ago 17 Jul 15, 6:40pm -
  • Can You Hear Me Now: Cell Phone Video Is Powerful Tool to Address Police Brutality
    Sandra Bland had just relocated to Texas from Chicago to start a new job. She was stopped by police for her apparent failure to signal properly while changing lanes. After an arrest in which she ended up on the ground with a cop’s knees on her back…
    - 15 days ago 17 Jul 15, 11:18am -

The Root

Hinterland Gazette

Good Black News

EURweb

  • newJill Scott Talks New Album ‘Woman’, Motherhood and Longevity
    *Jill Scott’s fifth studio album “Woman”  is receiving rave reviews for being that familiar harmonious formula of spoken word and unapologetic soulful ballads that her fans have grown accustomed to. To support the album, Scott chatted with ESS…
    - 1 hour ago 1 Aug 15, 11:08am -
  • newKhloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom Officially End Their Marriage
    *Khloe Kardashian claims she tried everything to free Lamar Odom from drugs, but in the end, her efforts proved to be in vain. Khloe and Lam Lam have finally signed legal docs that will officially end their marriage. They have reached a property sett…
    - 3 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 9:08am -
  • newK. Michelle Performs at Sold Out Honey Jam Concert, Joined By ‘Rebels’
    *Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey foots the bill for five K. Michelle fans and their guest to an all expense paid trip to New Orleans. Plus, they won VIP tickets to the sold out Honey Jam concert at the House of Blues New Orleans. The awardees wer…
    - 5 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 6:58am -
  • newBrowns Suspicious Houstons Will Sneak Pic of Bobbi Kristina’s Body: Report
    *Oh Lord, here we go again. The Houstons and the Browns have found something else to squabble over. According to TMZ, the Brown family is extremely concerned that the Houstons will sneak a photo of her Bobbi Kristin Brown‘s dead body … and sell i…
    - 7 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 4:45am -
  • newDIY Zen Living: Make the Most of Whatever Outdoor Space You Have
    *Spending time soaking up a little fresh air is vital to any healthy lifestyle. Huffington Post confirms what naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts have known for years; being outside makes us better human beings. It slows aging, relieves stress, helps…
    - 8 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 4:41am -

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 -
  • REDEVELOPMENT MAY NOT BE DEAD AFTER ALL
    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 -
  • STATE LAWMAKERS QUIETLY PASS VOTER PROTECTION BILL
    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

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