Kamala Harris’ Dad is Not Amused
Feb21

Kamala Harris’ Dad is Not Amused

Harris’s dad on her pot-smoking comment: Our family wants to ‘dissociate ourselves from this travesty Repost : SHAWNLANGLOIS Published: Feb 21, 2019 11:14 a.m. ET  262  U.S. Senator Kamala Harris. ‘My dear departed grandmothers … as well as my deceased parents, must be turning in their grave right now to see their family’s name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity being connected, in any way, jokingly or not, with the...

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The Preacher and Social Justice
Nov07

The Preacher and Social Justice

The Preacher and Social Justice EDITORIAL BY: ROBERT DION   While there are many trending topics in the media clamoring for our time and attention, the topic of social justice seems to tower above them all. The current contextual backdrop of our American society lends itself as a visible explanation why this topic is so important. Fresh off the hills of 8 years under our nation’s first African American President, Barack Obama, it...

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Pastor Darrell Scott’s Meeting in DC dubbed “Gang Summit”
May10

Pastor Darrell Scott’s Meeting in DC dubbed “Gang Summit”

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) After backpedaling from claims he made in February, that gang leaders committed to “lower the body count” in Chicago in exchange for “some social programs,” Pastor Darrell Scott recently hosted a meeting in Washington, D.C. to discuss a range of issues affecting the Black community. The “gang summit,” as it was dubbed by reporters, was held at the St. Regis hotel, a few blocks from...

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Betsy DeVos not Welcomed by 2017 Bethune Graduates
May10

Betsy DeVos not Welcomed by 2017 Bethune Graduates

REPOST:Daytona Beach, Florida (CNN) Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faced an auditorium of jeering Bethune-Cookman University graduates Wednesday as she gave a commencement address that many students and graduates said she was in no place to deliver. As she opened her remarks, some students stood and turned their backs to her. At times hecklers drowned out her remarks. Perhaps foreseeing the resistance she’d face during her...

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Rep. John Lewis ~ 56th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides
May05

Rep. John Lewis ~ 56th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) shared a photo on Twitter commemorating  the 56th anniversary of the start of the Freedom Rides. Lewis and 12 others left Washington, D.C., on May 4, 1961, to fight for civil rights in the Deep South: Lewis was attacked just eight days after leaving Washington, while trying to enter a whites-only waiting area in Rock Hill, South Carolina. In 2009, Lewis reunited with Elwin Wilson, one of the men who...

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Congressional Caucus on Black Women & Girls to Release Information Investigating Missing Black Children
Apr30

Congressional Caucus on Black Women & Girls to Release Information Investigating Missing Black Children

Relisha Rudd, still missing from Washington, D.C.  The Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls convened a town hall Wednesday at the Library of Congress to announce plans to investigate and report on the overlooked problem of trafficked and missing Black children, CNN reports. “We don’t want to just talk about the problems, we want to think about the solutions,” said Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill), a founding member of the...

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