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Did You Know That Florida Has Never Executed A White Man For Killing A Black One?

Did You Know That Florida Has Never Executed A White Man For Killing A Black One?

by Barry Burch Jr. For some reason the state of Florida always seems to be in the media for its unfair treatment of minorities.  The state is now being looked at for the disproportionate amount of minorities it executes. There have been 84 people to lose their life at the hands of the state since […]

Black Congresswoman Outraged Over Paul Ryan’s Racist Words

Black Congresswoman Outraged Over Paul Ryan’s Racist Words

by Afiya J. Watkins Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) has angered more than a few people with his controversial rhetoric, but none more so than Barbara Lee (D-CA), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Incensed by his racially charged comments, she fired back at the budget chairman for claiming that poverty is caused by men […]

Lebron James Works With President Obama To Promote Obamacare

Lebron James Works With President Obama To Promote Obamacare

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Holding a sign that says simply “#getcovered” and flashing his trademark smile, NBA great LeBron James has joined the White House in its recruitment of young adults badly needed for the ongoing health of the Affordable Healthcare Act. President Barack Obama and his well-oiled machine are aggressively recruiting the youngest, healthiest […]

Northeastern University suspends palestinian justice student group

Northeastern University suspends palestinian justice student group

The Northeastern University chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine has become the latest student group to face reprimand for organizing around the Palestinian cause. Northeastern has suspended the group until 2015, barring it from meeting on campus and stripping it of any university funding. The move comes just weeks after student activists distributed mock […]

Mothers Fear For Their Children In Stand Your Ground States

Mothers Fear For Their Children In Stand Your Ground States

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Gathering at the state capitol in Tallahassee on Monday, residents of Florida gathered to denounce the state’s controversial Stand Your Ground law that has been the subject of two high-profile killings of black teens. Among the speakers who spoke to the crowd were Rev. Al Sharpton, attorney Ben Crump and the […]

Dr Boyce & Wilmer Leon: Have White men with guns become the new terrorists?

Dr Boyce & Wilmer Leon: Have White men with guns become the new terrorists?

In this video, Dr. Wilmer Leon explains the article he wrote explaining the historical context behind white men with guns being terrorists to the African American community.  The arguments seem to be a stretch at first, but once this scholar breaks it down using history, it all starts to make sense. If you want to […]

Caribbean Nations Prepare to Demand Reparations from Europe

Caribbean Nations Prepare to Demand Reparations from Europe

By Yolanda Spivey Caribbean nations are preparing to demand reparations from the European nations who once enslaved them. Sir Hilary Beckles, a historian who is pro-vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies in Barbados, is heading up the initiative.  Beckles and heads of 15 Caribbean nations,  will gather in St. Vincent to unveil […]

8 Things You Didn’t Know About President Abraham Lincoln

8 Things You Didn’t Know About President Abraham Lincoln

by Tiara Williams The legacy of Abraham Lincoln is very complex. At face value, most people revere him as a maverick and a trendsetter who was before his time. He’s a man that many people believe wanted to change the human condition of slaves. He’s thought to be a man of compassion and generosity. But, […]

10 Things You May Not Know about the Amazing Angela Davis

10 Things You May Not Know about the Amazing Angela Davis

Angela Davis Angela Davis was born on January 26, 1944, in Birmingham, Alabama. Davis is best known as a radical African-American educator and activist for civil rights and other social issues. She knew about racial prejudice from her experiences with discrimination growing up in Alabama. As a teenager, Davis organized interracial study groups, which were […]

Ghana’s President Urges Greater Push For Self-Sufficiency

Ghana’s President Urges Greater Push For Self-Sufficiency

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger On the 57th anniversary of Ghana’s independence, the African nation looks to move to greater self-sufficiency, the country’s president wrote in commentary to commemorate the event. John Dramani Mahama, delivered his state of the Union address in late February. Continuing on similar themes, the country’s president said his nation has come […]