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Yvette Carnell: How Negroes With Guns Saved the Civil Rights Movement

Yvette Carnell: How Negroes With Guns Saved the Civil Rights Movement

by Yvette Carnell If you read American history books, you’re led to believe that the Civil Rights movement was won by long suffering Christian blacks who turned the other cheek. But as writer Thaddeus Russell notes, the history of Jim Crow and the Civil Rights movement is actually a lot  more complicated than that. Russell […]

Elderly Black Marine Called a “Fake” by Soldiers After Appearing in Photo With NFL Star

Elderly Black Marine Called a “Fake” by Soldiers After Appearing in Photo With NFL Star

The family of a 77 year old Marine say they are upset that their elderly relative was ridiculed as a “fake” and liar after appearing in a photo with an NFL player. Player D’Angelo Williams snapped a photo of James Wesley Bolden after Williams decide to give up his airline seat to the elderly man, […]

Teen Confesses to Rαping Children at African Orphanage

Teen Confesses to Rαping Children at African Orphanage

An Oklahoma teen who went on a missionary trip to Kenya is accused of rαping and mοlesting several children while there. The teenager now faces life in prison for alleged crimes he committed during his trip. Matthew Durham, 19, confessed to rαping several young girls and forcing young boys to perform οral sεx on him, […]

White Detroit Business Owners Owe Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Past Due Water Bills

White Detroit Business Owners Owe Hundreds of  Thousands of Dollars in Past Due Water Bills

After the recession hιt, the unemployment rate in Detroit skyrocketed to 50 percent. Currently, the mostly African-American city is undergoing a massive bankruptcy and restructuring, but that hasn’t stopped city officials from turning off water to past due citizens by the thousands. This has the NAACP Legal Defense Fund accusing city leaders of racism. “That […]

Sheriff Buys Black and White Prison Jumpsuits After Orange Ones Become “Cool”

Sheriff Buys Black and White Prison Jumpsuits After Orange Ones Become “Cool”

A Michigan sheriff decided to purchase black and white prison jumpsuits after he found that the orange jumpsuits were a little too popular among inmates. Saginaw County Sheriff William Federspiel says the orange jumpsuits are now viewed as “cool” by inmates, so he invested in jumpsuits with black and white horizontal stripes. According to mlive.com, […]

Spike Lee edits Radio Raheem footage to match Eric Garner’s death

Spike Lee edits Radio Raheem footage to match Eric Garner’s death

by Dr. Boyce Watkins The older I get, the more I appreciate Spike Lee.   Spike ruffles feathers with his raw commentary, but I’m firmly convinced that he cares about black people.  While most of the folks in Hollywood are too busy wondering if their overseers are going to give them approval to be outraged […]

EMS Workers Under Investigation for Ignoring Black Man Dying on Sidewalk

EMS Workers Under Investigation for Ignoring Black Man Dying on Sidewalk

Controversy erupted after a man dιed at the hands of a New York cop who administered an illegal chοke hold. Now there is new outrage over video showing that neither EMS nor police officers administered medical help to the dying man as he lay unconscious on the sidewalk. As husband and father Eric Garner lay […]

Police Attαck Teen, Put Mom in Chοke Hold, All for Recording Video

Police Attαck Teen, Put Mom in Chοke Hold, All for Recording Video

Recording cell phone video from your own front porch isn’t against the law, but a Petersberg, Va. teen claims that’s what led to his arrest. Witnesses say the teen was recording video of arrests outside his home when an officer approached the teen and threαtened him. JaQuan Fisher, 17, was on his porch recording the […]

Former Cop on Eric Garner Police killing: “They didn’t try to save him”

Former Cop on Eric Garner Police killing: “They didn’t try to save him”

by Dr. Boyce Watkins Former police officer Ken Williams gives direct and specific information about the police death of Eric Garner, who died in the hands of the NYPD. According to Williams, the officers involved in the incident, along with the medical personnel in involved in the case, were blatantly negligent in not administering CPR […]

First black Secret Service Agent discusses JFK assassination and how he was framed

First black Secret Service Agent discusses JFK assassination and how he was framed

This is from the Youtube channel of WeAllBeTV: “No More Secrets: The First Black Secret Service Agent, Abraham Bolden, Speaks Out On BEing Framed, JFK Assassination & Cover-up…” 1/19/2011 (Note: Bro. Abraham Celebrated His 76th Life Affirmation Day With Us On The Day Of This Interview!) From the first African American assigned to the presidential […]

Dr Boyce: NEVER assume that HBCUs are inferior

Dr Boyce:  NEVER assume that HBCUs are inferior

by Dr. Boyce Watkins When you think about leading HBCUs like Spelma, Morehouse, FAMU and Howard, do you put them in the same category as Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Princeton? Many black people, unfortunately, have been trained to believe that the institutions that educate black students are inferior to those that have mainstream acceptance and […]

Ex-Con Mounts Effort to Transform the Lives of Teenagers

Ex-Con Mounts Effort to Transform the Lives of Teenagers

A Florida man who was convicted of second degree mυrder is now dedicating time to preventing other teens from walking down the same path. Darrell Turner is only 22, but he’s already served time in prison for second degree mυrder. Turner, who lives in Jacksonville, Florida, served two years in jail stemming from a crime […]

Blacks Once Wore Turbans to Confuse White Racists

Blacks Once Wore Turbans to Confuse White Racists

They say necessity is the mother of invention, so in the 20th century when some blacks wanted to confuse and confound white racists, they got creative with their approach. Blacks during the 20th century needed to pass, not because they wanted to be white, but for survival’s sake. The problem is that most blacks can’t […]

Muhammad Ali gets in the face of an angry white kid

Muhammad Ali gets in the face of an angry white kid

Muhammad Ali wasn’t called “The Greatest” just because of what he could do in the ring.  He was also an extraordinary speaker and thinker in his own right.  He never went to college, but would debate anyone, anywhere without any fear. This video is rare footage of Ali speaking on a white college campus with […]

Texas Open Carry Fanatics Compare Gun Laws to Jim Crow

Texas Open Carry Fanatics Compare Gun Laws to Jim Crow

As of late, it seems that when people on the far right are all out of talking points, they just inject the civil rights movement into the conversation. Not long ago, former Republican governor Mike Huckabee said Martin Luther King Jr. would agree that gay marriage is sort of like the Holocaust. Now the Open […]

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