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September 4, 2014

CNN’s Don Lemon Wants to Know Whether Islam Is Most Viοlent Religion

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CNN’s Don Lemon is back from reporting in Ferguson, MO and now he’s taking up the issue of religion. During a segment where Lemon discussed terror group ISIS, the reporter questioned how Islam stacks up against other religions. “Is Islam more violent than any other faith?” Lemon asked his panelists.  Author Tawfik Hamid said “other religions” also have verses that can lead to viοlence if interpreted literally. “Yes, it must…

UNCF Head Sits Through Obama Bashing at Koch Retreat

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As head of the United Negro College Fund, Michael Lomax has a hard job. The hardest part of that job is probably raising money, which is why Lomax recently faced a firestorm of criticism when he accepted a $25 million dollar gift from the conservative Koch brothers. While attending a panel at a Koch retreat, Lomax defended his decision not to be aligned with any political party or ideology. “So…

Sherri Shepherd Ex Rejects Offer, Wants $10K In Monthly Child Support

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There is yet another blow dealt in the divorce battle unfolding between Sherri Shepherd and her estranged husband Lamar Sally.  Sally has rejected a deal offered by Shepherd for him to receive a one time payment of $100,000 as part of a divorce settlement in addition to $3,000 a month in child support for the surrogate child the two agreed to have.  The child has been a source of contention and…

Black Celebrities Who Care More About ALS Than Dead Black Teenagers

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April V. Taylor There are a number of black celebrities who have joined the viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on social media but have failed to speak out about the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri surrounding the police killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.  As the Atlanta BlackStar points out, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge requires that those who participate respond within 24 hours of being challenged, but weeks have passed…

Black Man Stands Up to Police and Lives Through It [Video]

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YouTube is full of videos where young white men, often times armed, stand up to police and force the officers to back down. With African-Americans, however, the rules are often different and knowing your rights will get you Tasered or worse. One African-American man recorded an encounter with police where he avoided getting arrested or shοt while preserving his rights. When cops knocked on his door looking for a fugitive,…

Police In Texas Shoot Schizophrenic Man’s Face Off

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April V. Taylor The Daily Mail is reporting that Laredo Police Department officers have shot a schizophrenic man more than 80 times. Family members report that the incident left the man with “no face.” The incident occurred outside of a truck stop and was recorded on surveillance cameras. Video does show that 30-year-old Jose Walter Garza was carrying a pellet gun that was replica of a semiautomatic handgun but does…

Black Firefighter Claims Police Pulled Gun on Two Young Sons Outside Station

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An black Oakland firefighter claims that a white police officer pulled a gun on him and his two young sons outside of the fire station where he worked. Keith Jones says he and his two young sons, ages 9 and 12, were leaving the fire station after a Raiders game when he noticed that one of the garage doors had been left open. Jones said he was in the process…