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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 […]

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 […]

Officers fired for being secretly involved with the Klan

Officers fired for being secretly involved with the Klan

April V. Taylor Two police officers from Fruitland Park, Florida are no longer with the department after it was determined that they were affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan.  WFTV news is reporting that investigations by the FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement found that Deputy Police Chief David Borst and Cpl. George […]

In Chicago Over 60 People Wounded, 9 Kιlled Over Holiday Weekend

In Chicago Over 60 People Wounded, 9 Kιlled Over Holiday Weekend

While people across the U.S. were celebrating Independence Day, the city of Chicago was witnessing an extreme spike in viοlence.  Over the holiday weekend, shοotings left at least 60 people injured and 9 deαd. Local affiliate WLS-TV reports that three people were fatally wounded on the Fourth of July after the first fatal shoοting was […]

Radio Host Involved in Scuffle Rants About Viοlent Black “Savages”

Radio Host Involved in Scuffle Rants About Viοlent Black “Savages”

SiriusXM radio host Anthony Cumia says he was trying to take photographs of Times Square when a black woman attαcked him for capturing her in his photo. To make matters worse, Cumia says the woman’s friends joined her in the a*sαult against him. If Cumia was in fact attαcked, it is understandable that he would […]

Dr. Samori Swygert: Hidden Colors 3 is an outstanding film!

Dr. Samori Swygert:  Hidden Colors 3 is an outstanding film!

Movie Review: Hidden Colors 3 a smash hit must see! By: Dr. Samori Swygert The ground breaking documentary series, Hidden Colors, debuted its’ 3rd installment (Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism) last night (6/26/2014) in select theaters across the country. Hidden Colors 3 was a masterful production, and I consider it to be mandatory […]

College graduate killed by police draws controversy

Rodney Mitchell was a 23 year old Florida man whose family affectionately called him “Hot Rod.”  He earned the name both for his good looks and his “unending appreciation of life, children, and those who loved him..”  According to the Herald Tribune, he “added great joy to the world.”  He had earned a full scholarship […]

Director Steve McQueen Floored That 20% of Black Kids View Race as an Obstacle

Director Steve McQueen Floored That 20% of Black Kids View Race as an Obstacle

Americans have such a long and muddled history with racism that we sometimes forget that racism isn’t intrinsic to the U.S. Even though racists in America have willfully marginalized blacks, America is certainly not the only area of the world where blacks face discrimination. A recent study on how British children feel about their plight […]

Chris Brown’s lawyers still battling over exactly what happened that day

Chris Brown’s lawyers still battling over exactly what happened that day

Reported by Liku Zelleke Singer Chris Brown can’t seem to catch a break. On Wednesday, he was close to settling his assault case in a deal that would have let him walk away a free man. Unfortunately, the negotiations fell apart when the lawyers couldn’t agree on what Brown would admit happened on that fateful […]

Several people shot at BET Awards Party

Several people shot at BET Awards Party

ABC News recently claimed that a “shadow has been placed over the BET Awards.”  A person was killed right before the show, and four others were injured during an incident that has embarrassed the company that has been often criticized for promoting violent music at the expense of the black community. An overnight party held early […]

Ice-T Has Yet to Make a Statement About His Grandson’s Arrest

Ice-T Has Yet to Make a Statement About His Grandson’s Arrest

Reported by Kacie Whaley The grandson of rapper/”Law & Order: SVU” star Ice-T has been detained by police for accidentally shooting and killing his roommate. On Tuesday afternoon, 19-year-old Elyjah Marrow was in his Marietta, Georgia apartment playing around with a hand gun when it unexpectedly went off.  The stray bullet hit Marrow’s roommate, 19-year-old […]

63% of Americans Believe Blacks Are Mostly Responsible for Their Own Condition

63% of Americans Believe Blacks Are Mostly Responsible for Their Own Condition

Blacks were property during slavery, then there was Jim Crow, and blacks weren’t initially even included in the New Deal. We could go on to list the ways in which blacks have been systematically disenfranchised in America, including redlining, but somehow, a majority of Americans still believe that blacks who can’t get ahead are mostly […]

Chicago Public Schools Announces Over 1,000 Layoffs

Chicago Public Schools Announces Over 1,000 Layoffs

The Chicago Public School system has already overseen a record number of school closings and on Thursday the system announced that it would be laying off over 1,000 staff members. In total CPS is sending approximately 1,150 employees to the unemployment line due to a drop in enrollment. About double that number were let go […]

Black Miss. Preachers Persuade Congregation to Vote for Anti-Affirmative Action Republican

Black Miss. Preachers Persuade Congregation to Vote for Anti-Affirmative Action Republican

If Mississippi U.S. Senator Thad Cochran makes it past tomorrow’s primary, he may owe his win to black pastors who have been working behind the scenes to get him elected. The New York Times reports that a dozen black pastors met in a store front church to devise a plan for convincing their members to […]

BOSS Sports | A criminologist explains: 90% of black men falsely accused of rape are accused by white women

BOSS Sports | A criminologist explains: 90% of black men falsely accused of rape are accused by white women

A few weeks ago, there was an extensive debate which occurred online over black men being falsely accused of crime, particularly rape.  Some are under the mistaken impression that the number of false accusations are so low that they are not worth mentioning without the risk of insulting those who make legitimate allegations.  Clearly, those […]

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