On October 16th, 1995 close to two million Black men answered the call of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to be present at the Million Man March in Washington D.C. The purpose of this monumental event was for Black men to:
1.Recommit themselv ...
Posted Thursday, September 11th 2014 at 11:37AM
Birmingham, Ala.--U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told a group of African-American students Tuesday that adults are letting them down and asked what he and President Barack Obama can do to provide better support systems and help them achieve ...
Posted Wednesday, September 10th 2014 at 10:47AM
At least one person seems to think Ray Rice is getting a raw deal.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. told reporters on Tuesday that the NFL should've stuck to the initial two-game ban that was announced after the Baltimore Ravens running back was arrest ...
Posted Wednesday, September 10th 2014 at 10:16AM
Excerpted from "The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism" by Edward E. Baptist:
A beautiful late April day, seventy-two years after slavery ended in the United States. Claude Anderson parks his car on the side o ...
Posted Sunday, September 7th 2014 at 6:22PM
MILWAUKEE - A local woman has accused Police Chief Ed Flynn of pushing her down to the ground, and causing injury to her arm. It's an allegation that stems from an ugly confrontation between police officers and supporters of Dontre Hamilton. But the ...
Posted Saturday, September 6th 2014 at 9:15PM
I am the greatest. I said that before I even knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali
Here’s your first look at the upcoming film, I AM ALI. From director Clare Lewins and the producers of the award-winning SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN comes an intimate and hear ...
Posted Friday, September 5th 2014 at 6:54PM
(Special to the NNPA from The Afro-American Newspaper) — The United States has never had a Black female as the governor of a state-level jurisdiction but that could change in the November general election. U.S. Virgin Islands Del. Donna Christensen ( ...
Posted Friday, September 5th 2014 at 6:42PM
The Tennessee woman who was on vacation with her five children, when she became the subject of a wild pursuit that ended with an officer firing upon her minivan, has broken her silence.
"I was just feeling more and more unsafe," Oriana Ferrell tol ...
Posted Friday, September 5th 2014 at 6:31PM
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police said a man was injured Thursday after being shot by an officer in Marcus Garvey Park in East Harlem.
A uniformed officer was on patrol in the park, at 120th Street and Fifth Avenue, when he shot Daniel Cabrerra, 28, ...
Posted Friday, September 5th 2014 at 6:19PM
DETROIT, MI -- Theodore Wafer, 55, of Dearborn Heights will learn his fate Wednesday when he is sentenced on a conviction of second-degree murder and felonious use of a firearm.
Wafer has been jailed since a jury unanimously convicted him Aug. 7 f ...
Posted Sunday, August 31st 2014 at 10:09PM
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Funeral services were held Saturday morning for Ezell Ford, the man who was fatally shot during a police encounter in South Los Angeles nearly three weeks ago.
Large crowds attended the services for Ford, which got under ...
Posted Sunday, August 31st 2014 at 10:04PM
Rob Neufeld, Visiting Our Past 6:50 p.m. EDT August 17, 2014
Every day we see and feel the beauty of the world and of humanity. But history sometimes shows us how wrong things can go, and we wonder why we are vulnerable to such aberrations.
Posted Sunday, August 31st 2014 at 5:47PM
NEW YORK--It has been exactly one year since the U.S. Department of Justice promised to launch an investigation into the death of Ramarley Graham, an unarmed Bronx teen who was gunned down in his grandmother’s bathroom in February 2012 by NYPD Office ...
Posted Sunday, August 31st 2014 at 5:14PM
AvaLynn, in photos taken by her mother after she was called to pick her child up at school following a reported playground incident. (Courtesy of the mother)
PASCAGOULA, Mississippi-- Many people are asking questions about what happened to litt ...
Posted Saturday, August 30th 2014 at 8:30PM
Cell phone footage of Minneapolis police tasing and arresting a Black man, Chris Lollie, for sitting in a skyway in January has gone viral on YouTube.
The clip shows Lollie walking with an inquiring officer in Downtown St. Paul’s First Nationa ...
Posted Friday, August 29th 2014 at 10:19PM
From The New Orleans Tribune
August 28, 2014
In what was supposed to be the first year of full implementation, legal wrangling and fighting in Baton Rouge between the governor, state education superintendent and the BESE Board over the Common Cor ...
Posted Friday, August 29th 2014 at 5:48PM
Police are scratching their heads trying to work out who donated a human skull to a thrift store in Austin, Texas.
Homicide Detective Derek Israel said Wednesday that foul play is not suspected and that he just wants to know how the adult skull ca ...
Posted Friday, August 29th 2014 at 11:13AM
In a very interesting and surprising revelation by Buzzsaw, who poses the question, was James Brown murdered? The question lies in why there was no autopsy done on the late Godfather of Soul and the connection between his manager, who was by the ...
Posted Friday, August 29th 2014 at 10:56AM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Thieves have struck the apartment complex where Rosa Parks lived when she made history by refusing to give up her seat to a white person on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, police said Tuesday.
Detectives are seeking suspects ...
Posted Thursday, August 28th 2014 at 11:45AM
BATON ROUGE--The ACLU of Louisiana has come to the defense of a Rastafarian boy who has been suspended from school and forbidden to return until he cuts his dreadlocks.
The boy was sent home from South Plaquemines High School when classes resumed ...
Posted Wednesday, August 27th 2014 at 11:58AM
FEMA is now going door to door in Detroit. The interesting thing about this was that Homeland Security was in Detroit, before the floods happened and were peering into people’s windows. Now they are coming door to door, what are they looking for ...
Posted Wednesday, August 27th 2014 at 11:39AM
August 26, 2014
Michael Brown is dead. Eighteen years old, a young man gunned down—not just shot–by police in his neighborhood in Ferguson, Missouri.
Brown’s experience earns international attention not because he is dead, ...
Posted Wednesday, August 27th 2014 at 11:27AM
By Dr. Boyce Watkins
Today on Hot 97, I think some people were seeking to pin me into some kind of “Uncle Tom” category for mentioning my concern about the glorification of black-on-black homicide by corporations that pay the bills for toxic rap ...
Posted Monday, August 25th 2014 at 11:00AM