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La. School Board Member: Naming Streets After MLK Same as Confederate Flag


by Yvette Carnell Louisiana school board member Vicki Bonvillain seems to believe that Martin Luther King Jr., who led the Civil Rights Movement on behalf of blacks, is equivalent to those who fought to continue slavery in this country. Bonvillain, a member of the Terrebonne Parish School Board, likened Martin Luther King Jr. to the Confederacy in a Facebook post. “Our ‘elected ...

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Oklahoma Republican Group Posts “Ropes for Welfare” Lynching Image

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by Deborah Caldwell A drawing of a black man hanging from a tree was posted on the Facebook page of the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women. “The KKK was formed by the Democrats to keep control over black Americans. The Democrats of today just traded ropes for welfare,” read the text alongside the disturbing image. After people began expressing outrage ...

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Officer Who Hit and Kicked Suspect After Allegedly Being Called Racial Slur Found Guilty in Federal Court

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A federal grand jury found that an Alabama police officer violated a suspect’s rights by hitting and kicking him while in custody. Huntsville Police Officer Brett Russell was found guilty on Thursday of not only beating a suspect, but also of trying to cover it up. According to, federal prosecutors objected to allowing Russell to remain free on bond ...

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Four confederate flags found around Historic Black Church: Your Black World News

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Police say that two men were caught on surveillance video putting four confederate flags around Ebenezer Baptist Church. Georgia civil rights leaders launched an effort to remove the confederate flag from state lands including Stone Mountain. This act is assumed to be one out of hate to send a message to the civil ...

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Africans to Obama: “Our Brothers and Sisters Are Suffering in the U.S.”


by Yvette Carnell During President Obama’s visit to East Africa, he pushed for gay rights and gave the same “tough love” speech he routinely reserves for African-Americans. And although most East Africans were excited at Obama’s visit, many young people couldn’t help but notice the hypocrisy in the president’s comments. In Nairobi, Obama compared the gay rights struggle to the ...

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Top Companies Flexible Enough For Employees to Work From Home


By Robert Stitt Imagine a job with no more dressing to impress, no more ironing, no more ties, or skirts, or uncomfortable items that keep the fat in so we appear slimmer than we really are. No more snide comments in the break room, nobody taking your yogurt from the fridge, no more boss peeking around the corner and above ...

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Can African Americans Use Buying Power To Fight Racism?


By Robert Stitt Black Americans comprise 13.7 percent of the United States’ population, making us the second largest racial minority group behind the Hispanic/Latino population. Of that percentage, nearly half are under 35 years old. So, many black people are in their peak earning years, contributing a great deal to the American economy. In addition to African-American population growth, consumer ...

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Jamal Jackson, JD|MBA: Is Your Letter of Intent Legally Binding?


Many complex business transactions, and 99% of M&A deals, will begin with the two parties entering into preliminary negotiations and drafting what is called a Letter of Intent (LOI). Why draft an LOI? Letters of intent provide a basis of understanding between the two parties and allows them to come to an initial agreement of some of the major terms ...

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