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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…

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Federal Judge Forced To Decide If Texas Voter Law Is Racist

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April V. Taylor Texas has historically been a state with some of the most discriminatory and racist voting policies, and the state currently has a voter ID law that is on federal trial in Corpus Christi.  The law went into effect on January 1, 2012 and was then struck down by a federal court.  When the Supreme Court struck down Section 5 of the historic Voting Rights Act in 2013,…

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Did Obama’s Election Make Race Relations Worse?

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April V. Taylor For anyone who was holding out hope that the euphoria the country experienced after Barack Obama’s historic election would somehow magically improve centuries of racism, the reality has set in for many that this is just not the case.  As the nation watched Obama be inaugurated as the 44th President and the first President of color in 2012, many felt that he was ushering in a new…

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Farrakhan gives some strong words on Ferguson and Michael Brown

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Minister Louis Farrakhan is one of the most respected and appreciated voices in all of black America.  So, when the tragedy of Michael Brown’s shooting in Ferguson, Missouri took place, Farrakhan was one of the first to speak on the matter. Farrakhan gave a recent address in which he stated that the Michael Brown shooting was a mere microcosm of what’s been happening all throughout the United States. He says…

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Slimmed Down Al Sharpton Accused of Fat Shaming Supporters

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Rev. Al Sharpton was once overweight, but after changing his eating habits, the activist lost a considerable amount of weight. The Smoking Gun reports that even though Sharpton had his own struggle with weight, he’s quick to make obese people the bυtt of his jokes. According to TSG, Sharpton makes fun of his overweight followers during meetings at his Harlem headquarters. As the writer of the article notes, Sharpton lost…

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Yvette Carnell and Dr. Boyce Watkins Discuss Rev. Al Sharpton’s “Ghetto Pity Parties”

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In the following video, BreakingBrown founder & Your Black World contributor Yvette Carnell discusses Rev. Al Sharpton’s eulogy for Michael Brown with Dr. Boyce Watkins. If you missed the eulogy, Sharpton said black folks are “sitting around having ghetto pity parties rather than organizing and strategizing.” “Blackness was never about being a gangster or thug,” he said. “Blackness was about how no matter how low we was pushed down, we…

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April V. Taylor: What The Mainstream Media Is Hiding About Ferguson Part 1

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If people were not aware that the mainstream media presents a biased view of current events, the events that unfolded in Ferguson after Michael Brown’s death have revealed the bias to the masses.  Many of the images of protesters and the portrayal of the type of community Ferguson is have not told the whole story.  During my visit to Ferguson, I have witnessed multiple things that the mainstream media has…

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Fox Anchor Irate That Michael Brown Video Interrupted Coverage About “Deαth of an American”

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Michael Brown was black, and according to Fox News’ host Megyn Kelly, that made him less than American. During a Tuesday report, Kelly became upset at her own producers for breaking into a segment on the beheαding of American journalist James Foley with video from the continuing protests in Ferguson, Missouri. “Hold on,” she said. “I realize — just — I realize something’s happening in Ferguson, but we’re talking about…

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1 in 4 Military Families In U.S. Need Helping Feeding Themselves

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April V. Taylor The United States is generally thought of as the country who hands out food aid to Third World countries across the globe, but what many fail to realize is the growing numbers of Americans who are forced to rely on food donations in order to avoid going hungry.  A recent USA Today article points out that a recent Feeding America study found that some 46 million families…

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Texas governor Rick Perry may be on his way to prison

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By Nigel Boys According to Michael McCrum, Grand jurors in Travis County, Texas have indicted the Governor Rick Perry for allegedly abusing his official capacity by coercing a public servant into resignation with the threat of removing funding for the state’s public integrity unit. McCrum went on to say that Perry had publicly promised to veto $7.5 million of the state funds allotted to the office of Rosemary Lehmberg, district…

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

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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 responsible for their own condition. A Pew Research poll found that most Americans believe that…

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

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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 concert he attended was Lil Wayne, that he went without heat for half a winter…

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