NEW ORLEANS (WLOX News)--Liryca Neville Branch, the daughter of Cyril Neville and niece of Aaron Neville of the famous Neville Brothers musical family, was enjoying her lunch hour with a few co-workers — Branch, 33, works in the field of market ...
Posted Saturday, May 23rd 2015 at 5:30PM
Excerpted from Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves by Ira Berlin. Out now from Harvard University Press.
This article supplements Episode 1 of The History of American Slavery, our inaugural Slate Academy. Please join Sla ...
Posted Saturday, May 23rd 2015 at 5:20PM
4/23/2015, 2:50 p.m. Amsterdam News
"The value of the Black woman is worth more than the value of the Earth." This was the message of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, the national minister for the Nation of Islam, who addresse ...
Posted Friday, April 24th 2015 at 11:00AM
For every 100 black women not in jail, there are only 83 black men. The remaining men – 1.5 million of them – are, in a sense, missing.
Among cities with sizable black populations, the largest single gap is in Ferguson, Mo.
Posted Friday, April 24th 2015 at 10:54AM
UPDATE: Beyonce's mom is indeed a newly married woman.
People magazine confirms that Tina Knowles tied the knot with Richard Lawson, and notes that Beyonce even posted an image of the newlyweds looking glam in head-to-toe white on her ...
Posted Monday, April 13th 2015 at 6:29PM
From The Final Call Newspaper
By Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Last updated: Apr 7, 2015 - 12:38:59 AM
“The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said, ‘Civilization is measured by the woman.’ If you want to ...
Posted Thursday, April 9th 2015 at 5:26PM
The bodies of Black people killed by police continue to pile up. This time, a Dekalb County, Georgia officer shot and killed Kevin Davis after he called them for help following an assault at his residence. Davis’s family, friends and colleagues ...
Posted Wednesday, April 8th 2015 at 9:54AM
COLLEGE PARK, GA (CBS46) - A 15-year-old boy shot by his mother in College Park has died. According to College Park police, the incident occurred in the 3100 block of Godby Road around 8 p.m.
Police said Latoya Tilson, 33, tried to break up a fight ...
Posted Wednesday, April 8th 2015 at 9:47AM
From The Louisiana Weekly
March 30, 2015
By Edmund Lewis
Wendell Allen, 20, is killed by a trigger-happy cop with a single bullet to his chest for getting out of bed shirtless to see what the racket was in his Gentilly home in New Orleans. ...
Posted Friday, April 3rd 2015 at 9:32AM
The pastor of the Des Moines Apostolic Temple allegedly made threats toward someone during a recent address to his congregation.
In a video excerpt circulating online, Bishop Jeremiah Reed speaks about a telephone call he says was received, from som ...
Posted Thursday, April 2nd 2015 at 10:52AM
Mar 19, 2015
By Marilyn Kai Jewett
Many of us who are students of history know about the thousands of Black men who were lynched in this nation. However, most don’t know about the many African American women who were also lynched.
Posted Thursday, April 2nd 2015 at 9:14AM
Earlier this week, comedian Chris Rock was pulled over by police for the third time in less than two months. And just as he had done the previous two times, he snapped a quick selfie and posted it to Twitter while he waited for the cop to approach hi ...
Posted Thursday, April 2nd 2015 at 8:56AM
So many black people lack pride and feel they have change who they are and how they go about everyday in order to make whites and others feel comfortable. Isaiah Washington clearly wrote on his Twitter page, "I'm not black I'm human." That state ...
Posted Thursday, April 2nd 2015 at 8:36AM
(CNN)Gunmen attacked Garissa University College in Kenya on Thursday morning, wounding two police officers and one student, CNN affiliate NTV reported. It's not clear how many gunmen were on campus. Heavy gunfire was reported as police engaged atta ...
Posted Thursday, April 2nd 2015 at 8:14AM
Hey no argument here...this man knows what he is talking about. This man really tells it like it is. And there are a lot of whites like him who will tell you--in no uncertain terms--that BLACKS are the chosen people of the Bible. Oh and don't be ...
Posted Tuesday, March 31st 2015 at 11:34AM
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - The Toledo Police Department is launching an internal investigation after an officer was caught on video slapping a man in handcuffs. TPD Chief George Kral says he is committed to playing everything out in the public e ...
Posted Tuesday, March 31st 2015 at 11:06AM
Like the Duggars and Kate Gosselin, people with lots of kids need a way to make money. A reality show can certainly help pay the bills.
When life coach extraordinaire Iyanla VanZant last year profiled an Atlanta music producer ...
Posted Tuesday, March 31st 2015 at 10:59AM
Jacksonville, FL - A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO) officer shot an unarmed Black man multiple times, at around 9:00 a.m., March 29, at the Cleveland Arms apartment complex. Neighbors say he is in his early 20s and was not at fault. The officer ...
Posted Tuesday, March 31st 2015 at 10:22AM
By Paul Street
March 11, 2015
Black Agenda Report
Image: Scene from 12 Years a Slave.
“The uncompensated crime and tragedy of racial oppression in before and after slavery continues to accumulate its blood and financ ...
Posted Monday, March 30th 2015 at 11:58AM
CLAIBORNE COUNTY, MS - A Port Gibson man found hanging from a tree was laid to rest on Friday afternoon.
A memorial service for Otis Byrd was held at Mt. Burner Baptist in rural Clairborne County.
A great deal of mystery still surrounds the death o ...
Posted Monday, March 30th 2015 at 11:19AM
NEW YORK (FinalCall.com) - Dr. Yosef A. A. ben-Jochannon, engineer, linguist, anthropologist and historian died in a New York City nursing home on March 19 at the age of 97.
“Dr. Ben” as he was affectionately referred to was born on Dece ...
Posted Saturday, March 28th 2015 at 4:29PM
INDIANA--The Assistant Fire Chief in Marion is being reprimanded after racist allegations involving a noose. It started off as a work exercise. Fire officials say Assistant Chief Rick Backs was practicing ropes and knots with his crew, when he tied ...
Posted Saturday, March 28th 2015 at 4:02PM
SOUTH CAROLINA--Upper Marlboro solo practitioner Jimmy Bell usually files documents alleging discrimination and harassment on behalf of of his clients, such as the lawsuit earlier this week by the lone female police officer in Morningside.
Posted Saturday, March 28th 2015 at 3:58PM