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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 […]

Meet the Black Republican Who Doesn’t Think Poor People Are Lazy and Listens to Lil Wayne

Meet the Black Republican Who Doesn’t Think Poor People Are Lazy and Listens to Lil Wayne

Darius Foster is a Republican candidate currently running for a seat in the Alabama State House. What’s odd about that? Not much, until you listen to what Foster has to say about himself. The first thing he wants you to know is that he’s not your stereotypical black Republican. For example, Foster says the last […]

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 […]

The Hampton dropout who is now a department chair: Dr Carey Latimore

The Hampton dropout who is now a department chair: Dr Carey Latimore

In this video, Dr Boyce Watkins speaks with Dr. Carey Latimore, chair of the History Department at Trinity University. Dr. Latimore talks about how he went from being a dropout of Hampton University to later becoming a highly-respected scholar. Additionally, Dr. Latimore talks about intellectual freedom and the ability of scholars to disagree without becoming […]

Former Congressman Booted From Radio Show After Using the “N” Word

Former Congressman Booted From Radio Show After Using the “N” Word

Former Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh was recently booted from his own radio show for attempting to use the “N” word on air. During his show “The Answer”, Walsh tried to have a conversation about the “N” word as compared to the word Redskins. Apparently, his general manager took issue with the racial slur and […]

Detroit’s Reduced “Hybrid” Pension Plans Could Become Model for Cash Strapped States

Detroit’s Reduced “Hybrid” Pension Plans Could Become Model for Cash Strapped States

Detroit’s pension crisis may be at the beginning of a resolution now that unions have approved a reduced plan. If  all goes well, this plan could serve as a model for cash strapped states that can no long afford pensions. “The city and its labor partners have come up with what we think is the […]

Mother allegedly kidnaps daughter to avoid black history lesson

Mother allegedly kidnaps daughter to avoid black history lesson

By: Krystle Crossman Normally when people want to keep their children out of school to home-school them, it is because they want to bond with their child or because they feel that the schools aren’t up to the task. In these cases, the parent will fill out paperwork to have the child home-schooled and go through […]

White woman orchestrated her husband’s death and got just 10 months in prison

White woman orchestrated her husband’s death and got just 10 months in prison

There’s this thing called “white privilege” that they speak about at universities, but no one believes that it exists.  They don’t discuss it in mainstream media very much, since the media is owned by white people. So, maybe a big part of white privilege means not having to discuss white privilege.  This article from Yvette […]

Let’s put an end to the New Jim Crow

Let’s put an end to the New Jim Crow

  Dr. Boyce Watkins and Russell Simmons have gathered a coalition of supporters from various walks of life to stand together to correct the serious injustices of the prison industrial complex.  Rehabilitation and even punishment are acceptable in themselves, but when a nation builds an entire economy around the unjust incarceration of millions of its […]

Dr Boyce Watkins: What the OJ Trial taught me about white people, black people and America

Dr Boyce Watkins: What the OJ Trial taught me about white people, black people and America

by Dr. Boyce Watkins I remember 20 years ago, waking up from taking a nap.  I was dating a really horrible woman at the time who shall remain nameless.  But then again, I probably think she’s horrible because she dumped me for a better-looking man, so just chalk it up to my being a hater. […]

The UNCF takes money from men who can’t stand President Obama

The UNCF takes money from men who can’t stand President Obama

The United Negro College Fund has been under fire for taking money from any available source.  But the organization has struggled to find funding to support the many Historically Black Colleges and Universities in America that are under severe financial strain. UNCF President Michael Lomax has taken criticism for accepting a large donation from Charles […]

Romney advisor says Obama isn’t of the “right heritage”

Romney advisor says Obama isn’t of the “right heritage”

Reported by Liku Zelleke Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney has switched up gears and is making himself more visible. He has been making speeches left and right including his first one on foreign policy. That would have been OK if he had handled it all by himself. Romney’s advisors have been trying to help him […]

Six Iranians arrested for dancing to Pharell song “Happy”

Six Iranians arrested for dancing to Pharell song “Happy”

Reported by Liku Zelleke Pharell Williams released “Happy” and, quite literally, made people across the world happy. As of May this year, more than 1,500 videos honoring the song were made in almost every country across the globe. So, when six friends in Iran were seen dancing and goofing around in time to “Happy” in […]

All-Star Panel of black scholars speak up for black America

All-Star Panel of black scholars speak up for black America

The New Paradigm Tour was a huge success.  It wasn’t corporate sponsored.  We didn’t get political funding from either the Democrats or the Republicans.  We used our own money to go to several cities, gathering a collection of leading black intellectuals who care enough about the black community to give specific steps and information to […]

Uh-Oh: Ben Carson Says He’s Feeling Urge to Run for President

Uh-Oh: Ben Carson Says He’s Feeling Urge to Run for President

As speculation continues to grow that Hillary Clinton will run for president a second time, Republicans are searching for a contender of their own. The GOP doesn’t have a deep bench in so far as presidential hopefuls are concerned, so they are looking to newcomers to take the mantle. Among those newcomers is former neurosurgeon […]

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