Maryland wants to add abolitionist to the halls of Congress
The state of Maryland is moving closer to having a statue of abolitionist Harriet Tubman built for display in the United States Capitol.
The state’s junior senator, Democrat Chris Van ...
Posted Thursday, June 15th 2017 at 12:12PM
Before Columbus: How Africans Brought Civilization to America
Global Research, December 30, 2015
Global Research 12 October 2014
Editor’s note: This article was originally published in 2014.
On Monday , America’s government off ...
Posted Thursday, June 15th 2017 at 12:00PM
Three of four African-American boys in California classrooms failed to meet reading and writing standards on the most recent round of testing, according to data obtained from the state Department of Education and analyzed by CALmatters.
More than ...
Posted Thursday, June 15th 2017 at 11:50AM
Yussuf Awadir Abdi, a Salt Lake City imam and American citizen, is stranded in Kenya after being denied entry to the United States, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Abdi was barred from boarding a flight from Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airp ...
Posted Thursday, June 15th 2017 at 11:36AM
AP--Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette charged five officials with involuntary manslaughter Wednesday over their handling of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
The officials presided over a failure to maintain the safety of the city’s wate ...
Posted Thursday, June 15th 2017 at 11:24AM
Bronx mom dies after botched plastic surgery procedures she received in the Dominican Republic
KERRY BURKE, ELLEN MOYNIHAN, THOMAS TRACY JUN 10, 2017 8:00 AM
The never-ending search for beauty ended tragically for a Bronx mother who died of compl ...
Posted Thursday, June 15th 2017 at 11:19AM
From Huffington Post South Africa
07/06/2017 10:28 SAST | Updated 08/06/2017 09:22 SAST
Former anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela says she doesn't recognise the African National Congress (ANC) anymore.
In an exclusive interview ...
Posted Thursday, June 15th 2017 at 11:09AM
A black man, that was found not guilty of armed robbery, will still serve up to ten years in prison after a judge ruled he had breached the rules of his probation terms for another crime.
According to NBC 11 Live in Atlanta, Ramad Chatman turn ...
Posted Tuesday, June 6th 2017 at 9:18PM
While, in the mid-1960s, the Black Panthers – the famous, American, shotgun-toting ones – were scaring the crap out of white America, the British Black Panthers (BBP) were educating their communities and fighting discrimination. Outrightly racist law ...
Posted Monday, April 3rd 2017 at 5:20PM
More than 40 years after Leonard Brown and Denver Smith were shot dead on the Southern University campus, they will receive posthumous degrees.
The Southern University System board's academic affairs committee voted in favor unanimously Friday (Ma ...
Posted Monday, April 3rd 2017 at 5:03PM
OHIO--A fight at a Cleveland nail salon went viral on Facebook and now the owner of Fantasy Nails on West 25th Street has released the surveillance video from the salon.
The incident happened around 4 p.m. March 28.
According to a Cleveland ...
Posted Monday, April 3rd 2017 at 12:46PM
The sister of a South Carolina man who was killed by police after a high-speed car chase claims in a lawsuit that three officers shot her unarmed brother 17 times in the back — as he lay on the ground.
Waltki Cermoun Williams "did not have a w ...
Posted Friday, March 31st 2017 at 6:05PM
March 22, 2017
By this time next year, the documentary Tell Them We Are Rising may have already aired on PBS, but even now there’s plenty of buzz around this eagerly awaited film.
Scheduled to broadcast nationally ...
Posted Friday, March 31st 2017 at 5:56PM
HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia Randolph was an African American educator in Henrico in the late 1800’s.
Randolph taught her students woodworking, sewing, cooking, gardening and academics. Two schools were named in her honor.
Charles Ande ...
Posted Friday, March 31st 2017 at 5:48PM
Earlene Campbell-Coleman opened an email earlier this month and discovered a grainy old picture of "a very distinguished looking elderly gentleman with white hair and familiar facial features."
It was of her great-great-great grandfather, Frank Ca ...
Posted Friday, March 31st 2017 at 5:38PM
MARCH 22, 2017 —The creators of a new Fox TV series, “Shots Fired,” hope to explore topics including race and the justice system with their program, the latest broadcast series to look at contemporary issues following the critical success of, for one ...
Posted Friday, March 24th 2017 at 1:35PM
As over a dozen teens have gone missing in Washington D.C. since the beginning of the year, community leaders have become concerned that some of these girls may be victims of human trafficking.
Reports on the exact number of missing teens has vari ...
Posted Friday, March 24th 2017 at 12:42PM
Jordan Peele is a horror fanatic. That may come as a shock to some who only know him as half of the duo behind the Comedy Central series "Key & Peele," alongside Keegan-Michael Key, but Peele is showing off his darker side in his directorial debu ...
Posted Friday, March 24th 2017 at 12:15PM
A new study conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles, says that the city’s black community is in decline as a direct result of the lack of jobs available to black workers, who are more likely to remain unemployed or drop out of the work ...
Posted Friday, March 24th 2017 at 12:04PM
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations is currently probing the shooting of Rodney James Hess by sheriff's deputies in Crockett County, Tennessee, on Thursday afternoon, CNN reported.
Hess, a 36-year-old New Orleans resident and father of ...
Posted Thursday, March 23rd 2017 at 2:36PM
NPR--Prosecutors in Miami-Dade County said that they found no evidence of a crime in the death of a prison inmate who was left for two hours in a hot shower.
Four years after Darren Rainey died at the Dade Correctional Institution, the state's inv ...
Posted Thursday, March 23rd 2017 at 2:24PM
Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it is awarding a $100 million emergency grant to Michigan to fund infrastructure upgrades in Flint, where lead-contaminated water damaged service lines.
The state of Michigan is cont ...
Posted Thursday, March 23rd 2017 at 2:08PM
From Time Magazine
March 20, 2017
Dear President Trump,
Representing the United States in the Olympic Games was the greatest honor of my life. I will never forget walking into Opening Ceremonies behind our American flag that I revere surrounde ...
Posted Tuesday, March 21st 2017 at 12:26PM