White Privilege Helps Hillary Clinton Overcome Controversy

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By Angela Wills For most people, especially white liberals, what they see when staring in the mirror makes them uncomfortable or immediately prone to have a sudden lapse in memory, in certain areas of life anyway. The idea of a Trump presidency bars self-reflection, and the fact that Donald Trump gave money to Hillary’s campaigns for Senate means nothing to those faithful to Clinton. What if Barack Obama had made…

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The Thirteenth Amendment Did Not Outlaw Slavery…Here’s Why

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By Shani Haifi For the sake of passing your history test, you most certainly do want to answer cooperatively that, yes, the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery. That way, educational institutions can confirm that you have been successfully programmed to regurgitate historical fallacies. However, that answer is not exactly true to say the least. Many also credit Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation with “freeing the slaves,”and for prompting the signing…

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What Black People Still Don’t Understand About Voting

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By Shani Haifi Many know that enslaved Africans were considered three-fifths human by the U.S. Constitution, but not many are aware of how the dehumanization of enslaved Africans set the stage for the institution that is currently used to elect the President and Vice President of the United States of America. It should be common knowledge that American citizens do not directly elect the President of the United States. Instead,…

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Alabama Commissioner Arrested For Attacking Local Reporter

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By: Bo Thornton Amos Newsome, Commissioner of Dothan, Alabama’s District 2, was arrested Tuesday after being caught on video hitting a local television reporter twice, causing injury. Commissioner Newsome was taken into custody and charged with third-degree assault, a Class A misdemeanor. WTVY reporter, Ken Curtis, asked Newsome about voter-fraud allegations related to his 2013 election, and apparently struck a nerve. The 82-year-old Newsome struck the reporter with cat like…

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Ben Carson Defends ‘All Lives Matter’ Stating People Died for Freedom of Speech

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By Shanieka Stanton In recent months, men and women of all walks of life have expressed polarizing views on the Black Lives Matter movement, placing police brutality at the forefront of American politics and bringing black strife to the attention of our country, due in large part to the persistent efforts of the Black Lives Matter organization. Churches with predominantly white congregations have proclaimed the mantra on marquees and have…

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Next Friday Set to Bring Ice Cube Box Office Millions Again

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By Shanieka Stanton History is repeating itself in more ways than one for rapper O’Shea Jackson, better known as Ice Cube. Jackson is expected to generate box office millions surpassing those of culture classic “Next Friday,” with the movie release of N.W.A’s “Straight Outta Compton,” in which Jackson’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr. will debut as his father on film. The groups 1988 hit ‘F—ck the Police’ has once again become…

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Protesters Burn Confederate Flag On Grill Near Essence Festival

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A crowd of about 100 demonstrators gathered just blocks away from the 2015 Essence Festival Saturday in New Orleans to express their desire to end the use of the Confederate flag and other remnants of Confederate pride. The group used a $22 flag bought at the Confederate Memorial Museum, placed it on a charcoal grill and watched it burn while chanting, “Down, down with the racist monuments. Up, up with…

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Minister Wants Black Americans to Fly Black Liberation Flag on Independence Day

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After the Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriages being legal all across the United States, LGBT supporters began using rainbow colors on their social media pictures to represent the movement. To counter that, many pro-Black social media users began placing red, black, and green on their profile pictures to represent the Black Liberation flag. Now, a minister in Duram, North Carolina wants Black Americans to proudly wave their…

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President Obama’s Brother Sells Letter He Wrote About Running for Senator to Deal with Black Issues

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President Barack Obama’s paternal half-brother, Malik Abongo “Roy” Obama, auctioned off a letter that the future U.S. leader wrote to him in 1995, when he was apparently considering running for senator of Illinois to help Black Americans. In the letter, President Obama, a 33-year-old lawyer at the time, updated Malik on his life, including the status of his wife, his mother, and his political career. “Some colleagues of mine here…

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Republicans Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush Want Confederate Flag Taken Down

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After pictures surfaced of Dylann Roof holding a Confederate flag and using the symbol on his license plate, there has been an outcry from people off all backgrounds in the country to take the flag down from South Carolina’s Capitol building flagpole. Roof killed nine Black people at a church in Charleston on Wednesday, and many worry that racially-charged incidents such as this could be sparked by holding onto racial…

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Larry Wilmore Upset About Fox News’ Refusal to Call Charleston Shooting a Racial Attack

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The reporting style of Fox News is often criticized by any group that doesn’t include staunch conservatives. So, it is no surprise that the network’s coverage of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shooting is not being well-received. On Thursday, Larry Wilmore of Comedy Central’s “The Nightly News” took some shots at how Fox News has avoided calling last Wednesday’s tragedy in which a White man shot and killed nine…

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High School Principal Fired for Defending McKinney Police Officer from Viral Pool Party Video

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Alberto Iber, principal of North Miami Senior High School, has just been fired because of a post he made over the Internet agreeing with the actions of the McKinney police officer who forcefully held a Black teen to the ground in a viral video. “He did nothing wrong. He was afraid for his life,” Iber wrote on a Miami Herald story, using his Facebook account. “I commend him for his…

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Malcolm X tells grand jury who is trying to murder his family

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Hear Malcolm X’s own words about his relationship with the Nation of Islam and how he ended up leaving the organization. After you watch the video, please tell us what you think. Can the black community move past this? In the video, Malcolm even says that he knows that he’s “a dead man already,” and that the kind of information he has about the Nation of Islam might lead to…

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Watch: Al Sharpton, Baltimore Mayor shove away Fox News Reporter

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Fox News reporter Leland Vittert ended up getting pushed aside by Al Sharpton earlier this afternoon when he confronted Sharpton and the mayor of Baltimore about whether she issued any stand-down orders to the police. Vittert reported yesterday that law enforcement sources told him Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ordered the police to stand down on Monday before the violence and rioting got out of hand. Vittert kept asking, “Why can’t we…

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In Response to Police Brutality, NAACP Leader Tells Blacks to Arm Themselves

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response to a number of high profile instances of police brutality committed against blacks, one local NAACP leader is calling on blacks to arm themselves. The president of an NAACP branch out of Memphis, Tennessee said blacks should be prepared to defend themselves, according to MyFoxMemphis. “They have a right to defend themselves,” said Crittenden Co. NAACP President Shabaka Afrika, “We’re not suggesting people go out and start shooting folks…

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