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October 15, 2014

Dr Boyce Watkins: 5 reasons every black man should own his own business

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Born to a 17-year old single mother and placed in special education as a child, Dr. Boyce Watkins has risen above the obstacles to become one of the leading black scholars in the world today. In college, he was the Wall Street Journal Outstanding Graduating Senior in Finance with a triple major in Finance, Economics and Business Management.  He went on to earn a Masters Degree in Mathematical Statistics and…

Why Are Black Men Killed By Police 21 Times More Often Than White Men?

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April V. Taylor Thanks to the terribly inadequate federal record keeping about the number of people killed by police, there is a lot we do not know about who cops kill, but what has been determined by a recent study completed by ProPublica is that Black men are 21 times more likely than white men to be killed by police.  ProPublica ia a non-profit that specializes in investigative journalism; they…

Tragic: Ebola Victim Thomas Duncan Begged for Diaper Prior to Deαth

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Last week the nephew of an Ebola victim who died accused the Dallas hospital that treated him of racism. If the allegations are true, then the loss of Thomas Duncan is even more tragic than originally thought, but the heart-wrenching story of the moments prior to Duncan’s deαth are so horrendous that they will probably do little to put his family’s mind at ease. In addition to losing his life,…

Young Ferguson Activist Calls NAACP President Uncle Tom

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April V. Taylor In a surprising turn of events during an event keynoted by Dr. Cornel West, a group of young activists who have been on the front lines in Ferguson, Missouri protested a speech given by NAACP President Cornell William Brooks at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis.  Activist and journalist Rosa Clemente describes what happened as follows, at “a gathering of over 3,000 people…at some point the young people…