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5 Groups Who Make Racism Worse

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April V. Taylor This year has been filled with events that have brought race and racism to the forefront of American consciousness.  From Donald Sterling to Eric Garner, the way racism permeates every facet of American life has been on full display.  There are those who help resolve issues of race and racism, and inevitably, there are those who make it worse.  A recent Huffington Post blog by award winning…

April V. Taylor: Are Companies Unjustly Profiting From Racism and Black Death?

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April V. Taylor Since the ongoing protests erupted in Ferguson, Missouri and across the country about the death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson, many people, companies and organizations have profited from the sale of t-shirts, wrist bands, and numerous other items, but is this ethical?  Many are beginning to speak out a say that it is not.  A recent article published…

“Hey White People”: Ferguson’s Black Kids Call Out White People Who Deny Racism

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April V. Taylor The for-profit activist t-shirt company FCKH8 has produced a video advertising their shirts about racism using statistics and children from the same block in Ferguson, Missouri where unarmed black teen Michael Brown was gunned down by white cop Darren Wilson.  In the most enduring way, the children featured in the video lampoon the excuses many white people give when avoiding conversations about race and the notion that…

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…

Officer Who Roughed Up CNN’s Don Lemon Investigated After Racist Tirade

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The St. Louis police officer who was seen pushing CNN anchor Don Lemon during a live segment in Ferguson has been relieved of duty over a racist rant. Lemon was reporting on the unrest in Ferguson when Officer Dan Page began to physically push the anchor back. Now video has surfaced of Page making racist and homοphobic comments at an Oath Keepers meeting a few months back. “It’s wide-ranging inflammatory…

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…

Spike Lee edits Radio Raheem footage to match Eric Garner’s death

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins The older I get, the more I appreciate Spike Lee.   Spike ruffles feathers with his raw commentary, but I’m firmly convinced that he cares about black people.  While most of the folks in Hollywood are too busy wondering if their overseers are going to give them approval to be outraged over the death of Eric Garner, Spike is making his voice heard almost instantaneously. Eric…

Dr. Boyce: What Black Athletes and KFC Chickens Have in Common

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In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins talks about the state of black athletes and why many of them are similar to KFC Chickens or cattle who are bred and raised for one purpose.  Do you agree?  Do too many athletes live in a state o bliss without the intellectual tools to be productive members of the black community?     [leadplayer_vid id=”52B124DE067E1″]

French Politician Told to Go Swing From Trees Like a Monkey

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Anne-Sophie Leclere was suspended by the National Front in France after calling Christiane Taubira a “monkey,” who she would “rather see in trees than in the government.” Anne Sophie Leclere is a mayoral candidate in Rethel, in the Ardennes. The mayoral candidate posted on her Facebook page an image of a baby monkey with a caption “at 18 months” and a picture of Taubira with a caption “now.” Envoye Special,…

Kamara Taylor: Black America and “Good Hair”

Kamara Taylor: Black America and “Good Hair”

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  By: Kamara Taylor It’s amazing to me how individuals are perceived and judged on different criteria.  As African Americans are still working diligently to assimilate into a country that we were unwillingly brought into, our skin tone is no longer a good enough factor to expand our possibilities of growth academically and in the workforce. When compared to my peers and colleagues, my hair is considered a “better” grade…

Old White Man Speaks On Trayvon Martin’s Case With Passion

Old White Man Speaks On Trayvon Martin’s Case With Passion

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 By: Madam Prezident This video had me buck eyed. The George Zimmerman case which left Trayvon Martin dead has been the talk of the entire United States. This elderly man decided to weigh in on the case and lets just say, “he’s very passionate about how he feels zimmerman should not have had a gun.”

What Does 100 Years of Delta Sigma Theta Really Mean?

What Does 100 Years of Delta Sigma Theta Really Mean?

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By: Dr. Kimberly Brown What Does 100 years of Delta Sigma Theta Really Mean? The District of Columbia should brace itself. The phrase, “paint the town red,” will take on a new and vibrantly literal meaning as immeasurable numbers of women of the illustrious Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated descend upon the city this weekend to celebrate the organization’s 100th anniversary. Yet, besides the grand convention assemblies; the sea of vendors…

White Company Gives “Real Ghetto” Tours To Foreign Tourist In The Bronx

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Apparently if foreigners are looking to witness a “real ghetto” from a safe distance, all they have to do is pay $45 per person to take a bus tour through the Bronx. Real Bronx Tours, so they are called, are taking mainly White Europeans and Australians on a tour of the Bronx. They are even being provided with stops at a food-pantry line, “pickpocket” park, and housing projects for photo opportunities . According to an…

Zimmerman should turn himself into the police

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In this video, I talk about why Zimmerman should turn himself into the police. With the way Zimmerman has been painted as a racist who hunted and slaughtered Trayvon Martin, he should help clear his name by turning himself in. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAcMWP2vls0&w=420&h=315]

Mississippi Teen Sentenced to Life for ‘Hate Crime’

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Jackson, Miss. Deryl Dedmon, 19, pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday in connection with the death of James Craig Anderson, who was run down by a pickup truck last year in what prosecutors had called a hate crime. Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Weill sentenced Dedmon to two life sentences under Mississippi’s hate crime statute. “You have admitted killing a man simply because of his race. Your prejudice has brought…