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August 15, 2014

Eddie Murphy and Kevin Hart In A Comic Battle

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Kevin Hart is an actor and comedian.  He grew up in Philadelphia and was raised by a single mom.  His father was a cocaine addict, and Hart’s experiences growing up as the son of an addict have served as material for some of his comedy. Comedy became a coping mechanism for dealing with the pain of his father being largely absent from his life. He started his comedy career appearing…

Why Are Many Black People Financially Illiterate?

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Dr. Umar Johnson is a 37-year old Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Nationally Certified School Psychologist, Certified K-12 School Principal, and political scientist. He practices psychology privately in Pennsylvania and also serves as a special education evaluator. One of the components of these jobs is evaluating children between the ages of 3 and 21 to determine if there are any educational disabilities or needs that can be met through special education…

“N*gger-Loving Atheist Bιtch!” Shouts Woman During Road Rage Incident

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To people who are mentally stable, traffic incidents are nothing to blow as gasket over, but to those who are already bubbling with rage, a minor traffic mishap can escalate rather quickly. This week a video showing a woman yelling at a Muslim man during a road rage incident is getting a lot of attention on social media. Although the details are unclear, it appears that the woman was enraged…

Almost Half of Black Americans Feel Police Brutality Worse Than 20 Years Ago

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April V. Taylor A new HuffPost/You Gov poll shows that nearly half of black Americans, four out of ten to be exact, feel that police relationships with the black community have worsened over the course of the last two decades.  Further underscoring the sad state of affairs between police and black people is the fact that only a third of blacks feel that the relationship has improved in the last…

Ferguson Police Release Name Of Officer, Criminalize Michael Brown

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April V. Taylor Ferguson police have finally held a press conference and released information related to the murder of Michael Brown, responding to a national demand for more transparency.  The press conference was held in front of the QuikTrip on W. Florissant Avenue, which has become Ground Zero for protests.   Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson identified Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force, as the officer who shot…

A Black Person Is Killed By Police Every 28 Hours: Here are 20 Victims

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April V. Taylor The names pile up, so many names that we become numb to the reality that nearly every day, one more human being dies at the hands of those who are meant to protect and serve, many times simply because he or she is black.  They become nameless faces, lost in a sea of unaccountability for those who snatch the breath from their bodies. The Malcolm X Grass…

California Husband and Father Tasered to Deαth by Police

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A California father and husband was Tasered to deαth by police when he was stopped after an attempted burglary. San Bernadino County Sheriff’s deputies said they had no choice but to Taser Dante Parker on Tuesday since the man became belligerent when deputies attempted to apprehend him. According to officers, Parker was suspected of trying to break into a home in the area, but when they encountered Parker, who was…