Black Men

Benjamin Dixon: Judge Olu Stevens and his “Racism” (Podcast)

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download What follows is a conversation for mature adults capable of thinking on multiple levels of analysis, cogent reasoning, and who posses a penchant for equity. If that is not you, prepare to be pissed. If that is you, “let us reason together.” It begins with a story out of Kentucky. Recently, Judge Olu ...

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Dr Roosevelt Mitchell III: School-to-prison pipeline now includes teachers too


Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this video, Roosevelt Mitchell III (aka The Disability Scholar) expresses his personal outrage over the punishment given to the Atlanta public school teachers who were sent to prison for cheating on a standardized test.  According to Dr. Mitchell, this incident serves as an ugly and dangerous precedent in which the school-to-prison pipeline ...

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A Staggering 78 Percent of Former NFL Athletes Are Facing Financial Ruin


Reported by Victor Ochieng Apart from the numerous cases of injuries associated with football, many people admire the lives of NFL players. During their prime, they have all the glamour, enough cash to purchase sleek cars, and homes that are out of reach for many Americans. However, in retirement, most of the players find their luxury lives elusive due to ...

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Who Is Jean-Michel Basquiat?


by Raveen Johnson Jean-Michel Basquiat was one of the most influential artists in our history. His artistic touch came from various events that happened in his life and, though his time on Earth was cut short, he still left a legacy that is still relevant in this day and age—so relevant that the Brooklyn Museum is featuring an exhibit of ...

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Floyd Mayweather flaunts his wealth, is it to hide his insecurities?

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By Simi Afroza Mira Floyd Mayweather, according to Forbes magazine, was the highest paid athlete last year, topping the list at over $100 million dollars. He beat out the likes of Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, LeBron James, and Cristiano Ronaldo. He enjoys flaunting what his money can buy and uses social media to help him brag. Mayweather’s most recent social ...

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White Supremacists Preparing Kids for Race War in South Africa


By Nigel Boys The far-right Afrikaner Resistance Movement, Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB), is preparing for the day when South Africa will return to an apartheid era where Whites will once again be separate from Blacks, according to the Daily Mail. The White supremacist movement is preparing to destroy all that Nelson Mandela fought hard to establish by brainwashing thousands of teenagers ...

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Dr Ben Carson spoke to a black audience at NAN, and they loved him


Reported by Liku Zelleke Renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson is deemed by many to be a possible contender for the presidential seat in the Republicans’ bid for 2016. But that didn’t stop him from attending Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference, where anyone who had expected it would turn out to be uncomfortable for him found it to be ...

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Meet the Man Who Has Been Leading the Call For Reparations On Capitol Hill


by Doshon Farad Often regarded as the “Dean of the Congressional Black Caucus” and recognized as the longest serving member of the House of Representatives, Congressman John Conyers Jr. has certainly made a name for himself during his five decades on Capitol Hill. He is perhaps best known as being one of the thirteen founding members of the Congressional Black ...

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Innocent Black Man Wins $8M Lawsuit After Spending 17 Years In Prison


Reported by Stephen Kanyi A Los Angeles, California man will be paid a sum of $8 million after winning a lawsuit against the LAPD.  Obie Anthony (pictured) spent 17 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Anthony and his friend, Reggie Cole, were convicted to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of ...

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