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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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Ted Cruz: Obama “inflamed racial tensions… divided us”

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Reported by Robert Stitt Few things have been as polarizing in America during the past year as race relations. Granted, the issue has always been here, so it’s not completely accurate to say this is something new or that it has only surfaced due to recent events. Yet, with the highly-publicized police-involved deaths of Black men such as Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Freddy Gray, race relations surged past the…

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Michael Moore: “Disarm Police”, Release Blacks “incarcerated for drug ‘crimes’”

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By Evette D. Champion Filmmaker Michael Moore unleashed some interesting demands on Twitter on Thursday. He believes that America’s police should be disarmed and “every African-American currently incarcerated for drug ‘crimes’ or nonviolent offenses” should be released from prison. The controversial documentarian started his rant on social media early Thursday morning with a vague tweet: “Imprison u, shoot u, sever your spine, crush your larynx, send u to war, keep…

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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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Supreme Court ruling tells police they can’t make defendants wait for drug dogs

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court handed down a decision that said it was unconstitutional for police officers to hold suspects during traffic stops without probable cause. In a 6-3 ruling, the court made it very clear that police officers cannot hold a suspect for additional time in order to wait for a drug-sniffing dog to arrive. The court ruled that it was a…

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President Obama Slips On Air Force One Steps, Internet Goes Wild

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By Ryan Brennan President Barack Obama must be sick and tired of all the trips he has been making. After returning to Washington proceeding a weekend getaway in Florida, Obama was almost ready to take another trip. However, this one wouldn’t have been as fun as the last. Obama was ready to take the famous walk down the Air Force One steps. Perhaps he was a bit unfocused or was…

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Latinos Tell Democrats to “Slow Their Role” Over Kamala Harris Support

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As Washington Democrats are openly voicing support for California Attorney General Kamala Harris for Senate, Latino Democrats are expressing concern that high profile leaders within the party are acting prematurely. Prominent Democrats such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand have expressed their support for Harris, and Harris has always been a favorite of the Obama White House. This overwhelming support for Harris has some Latinos crying foul since they…

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White Republicans “Afraid of Black Americans” Says Bill O’Reilly

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April V. Taylor FOX News Bill O’Reilly is known to make comments that stir up controversy, and in a recent interview with PBS radio host Tavis Smiley, he left Smiley baffled as he alleged that Black people are to blame for their economic problems and admitted that Republicans are scared of Black people.  The conversation took place on an episode of “The O’Reilly Factor,”  where the two discussed the Black…

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Slave Homes Being Rebuilt At James Madison’s Estate

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The estate of former U.S. President and Founding Father James Madison has received a $10 million gift from philanthropist David Rubenstein to rebuild slave quarters and make other refurbishments on Madison’s Montpelier estate in Virginia.  The slave quarters are being rebuilt next to the mansion on the estate in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains.  They were cleared away approximately 165 years ago, and the site has been left…

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Zambians Protest White President Who Claims To Have Black Blood

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Zambian president Michael Sata died last week, and his country is now embroiled in controversy over the white vice-president, Guy Scott, who has stepped into the role of acting president.  Scott will remain as acting president for three months until emergency elections can be held to elect a new president.  Many are questioning whether or not he can legitimately hold the office of acting president because Zambia’s constitution require than…

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President Obama Hugged Ebola Survivor, While Reagan Wouldn’t Even Say the Word AIDS

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As citizens with different background and ideologies, we can all disagree on President Obama’s policies. What we can’t disagree on, however, is that, by hugging a nurse who’d been cured of Ebola, President Obama took an important step toward lessening the stigma of the disease. As Slate’s Laura Helmuth notes, whereas Obama took a courageous step, former President Reagan took the coward’s way out when he refused to even talk…

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Thousands March Against Police Killing, Imprisoning American Citizens on National Day of Action

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Ferguson Protestors Say Senator Nasheed Refused Breathalyzer, Had Gun During “Staged” Arrest

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April V Taylor Missouri state senator Jamilah Nasheed was arrested by Ferguson police for blocking traffic outside of the Ferguson police department.  It was also reported that Nasheed refused bond and spent the night in jail.  While it appears as though her act of civil disobedience was meant to show solidarity with peaceful protestors, many who have been on the front lines ridiculed Nasheed for the events surrounding her arrest….

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6 Specific Ways Blacks Are Financially Worse Off Under Obama

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Barack Obama’s election was hailed by many as the beginning of a post-racial America in which Black people were going to experience new-found equality. This hope for a post-racial America has been dashed by the fact that recent statistics show that Black Americans have not actually improved in many areas of inequality but instead have stayed the same or gotten worse since Obama’s election. One of the areas that has…

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North Carolina Republican Got Welfare While Making Six Figures

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The fact that Republicans are largely responsible for perpetuating the stereotype of the welfare queen who lives it up while receiving government benefits makes the case of North Carolina Republican Senator Wesley Meredith an interesting one.  According to ABC11, Meredith’s challenger for the 19th District Senate seat revealed that Meredith’s family received Medicaid benefits during the late-1990s when Meredith’s annual salary was more than six-figures.  Bill Richardson, the challenger, released…