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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 […]

Obama Blamed for Nearly 2 Million Deportations

Obama Blamed for Nearly 2 Million Deportations

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger The head of the National Council of La Raza denounced the American government for its continued deportation of Latinos and for Congress’s inability to pass immigration reform. Focusing on nearly two million immigrants deported during President Barack Obama’s time in office, Janet Marguia called Obama the “deporter in chief,” according to […]

Obama Fights For His Pick To Lead DOJ Civil RIghts Division Amid Opposition On Both SIdes

Obama Fights For His Pick To Lead DOJ Civil RIghts Division Amid Opposition On Both SIdes

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights division failed to gain a majority of voters in the Democratic-controlled Senate on Wednesday. Seven Democrats joined Republican opposition against the confirmation of Debo Adegbile in a 47-52 vote. Adegbile worked at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and helped represent […]

Man Speaks Out Against Prison Sentence Right As He Is About To Be Executed

Man Speaks Out Against Prison Sentence Right As He Is About To Be Executed

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III There are many opinions about prison. Some contend that prison is a correctional facility designed to transform the lives of individuals who’ve been convicted of criminal activity. Others may see prison as a warehouse that keeps violent men and women off the streets thereby protecting the community from criminals. And […]

Pres. Obama: Here Are The Real Reasons The Black Family Is Broken Down

Pres. Obama: Here Are The Real Reasons The Black Family Is Broken Down

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger President Barack Obama issued a signature, second-term, legacy-starting campaign called “My Brother’s Keeper” on Feb. 27, but the critics have not stood quietly by. Criticism has come from many segments of the population, including from within the African-American community itself. But a recent commentary in The Guardian puts that criticism in […]

Crystal M. Hayes: North Carolina Peace Action Opposes “Stand Your Ground”

Crystal M. Hayes: North Carolina Peace Action Opposes “Stand Your Ground”

North Carolina Peace Action is non-profit education and advocacy organization that envisions a world where all beings are free from the threat of war and oppression.  We stand together as one human family to resolve conflicts peacefully in all our endeavors and support human rights.  Our mission is the abolition of war and oppression around […]

Senator Wants To Put 18,000 Gangster Disciples In Prison

Senator Wants To Put 18,000 Gangster Disciples In Prison

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Despite rampant overcrowding and a federal push to end America’s massive incarceration build-up, Illinois Republican Sen. Mark Kirk’s push for a massive arrest of 18,000 members of Chicago’s Gangster Disciples continues. In 2013 Kirk sought out $30 million from the Senate Appropriations Committee to fund the arrests and incarcerations, according to […]