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August 18, 2014

Witness Says Michael Brown Never Charged at Offcr. Wilson [Video]

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A person who only identified herself as Josie phoned into a radio program to give Officer Darren Wilson’s version of events that led up to the fatal shoοting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. According to her, Wilson fatally shot Brown after the teen “bum rushed” the officer, but a witness at the scene contradicted that story during an interview with CNN. Piaget Crenshaw, who witnessed the shoοting and recorded the…

Olympic Athlete Cited for Hunting Deer on Lexus Dealership

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An Olympic athlete who, according to a neighbor, has been down on his luck, was cited on Thursday for deer hunting at a Lexus dealership. Police in Colorado claim that they were called to the dealership after someone reported seeing a man hunting on the property with a crossbow. Soldier and former Olympian Dremiel Byers was taken to jail over the incident, but wasn’t booked because the charges were misdemeanors….

Why Were Freedom Riders Beaten and Arrested?

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The actions of the Freedom Riders over the course of 6 months in 1961 forever changed the way race was viewed in America.  More than 400 black and white Americans put their lives on the line, endured beatings and were imprisoned as they protested segregation by traveling together on buses and trains through the Deep South.  The actions were a direct result of black Americans continuing to endure Jim Crow…

William Patterson Explains Steps To Independently Gain Wealth, Power, and Success

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  William R. Patterson is a renowned executive coach, award-winning lecturer, and national best-selling author.  He is the CEO and co-founder of The Baron Solution Group; the company holds business and personal finance workshops in cities across the United States based on the strategies Patterson outlines in his book, “The Baron Son.”  The company is a Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise. Patterson co-founded and co-authored the company and book with…

1 in 4 Military Families In U.S. Need Helping Feeding Themselves

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April V. Taylor The United States is generally thought of as the country who hands out food aid to Third World countries across the globe, but what many fail to realize is the growing numbers of Americans who are forced to rely on food donations in order to avoid going hungry.  A recent USA Today article points out that a recent Feeding America study found that some 46 million families…

How Racist is American Policing?

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April V. Taylor As tensions regarding racialized policing have exploded across the country, many have tried to quantify the racism that exists in police practices, but there is one problem.  As Mother Jones reports, “Federal databases that track police use of force or arrest-related deaths paint only a partial picture.  Police department data is scattered and fragmented.  No agency appears to track the number of police shootings or killings of…

OJ Simpson: Freed by Kim Kardashian’s dad, but is now obsessed with Kim

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By Nigel Boys Although OJ Simpson was found not guilty in the murder of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson in 1994, he ended up being convicted of robbery and kidnapping in 2008 and now serves a 33-year prison sentence in Lovelock Correctional Center, Nevada. However, the former football Hall of Famer and recipient of the Heisman Award still does not respect the memory of Robert Kardashian, the man who got…