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Yvette Carnell: Sharpton Visited White House 61 Times But Still Lacks Sway With Obama Administration

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by Yvette Carnell Rev. Al Sharpton, who has transformed himself from rabble rousing street preacher to MSNBC pundit/activist, held a march in Washington over the weekend to protest police violence. This symbolic spectacle, where Sharpton re-imagines himself as MLK, struck me as curious, especially since Rev. Sharpton worked so arduously to elbow his way to the coveted role of Obama’s ... Read More »

Man With No Use of His Arms Charged With Gun Possession

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A New Jersey man who does not have use of his arms due to a spinal chord injury has beencharged with possession of a firearm. In discussing the charge, the man’s attorney says it’s outrageous that her client would be charged and jailed for such a crime when he doesn’t even have the arms with which to use a gun. ... Read More »

Financial Juneteenth | The Highest Paid College President Is a Black Woman

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Reported by Victor Ochieng It’s no news that college school fees are increasing by the day. More students are accumulating huge debts, trying to cope with the constantly increasing school levies and educational requirements. In 2008, the total number of Americans with outstanding education loans was 29 million. This figure rose to 40 million in 2012. On the flipside, however, ... Read More »

Improving US-Cuba Relations Risks Assata Shakur’s Freedom

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April V. Taylor People have varying views about Assata Shakur.  Some see her as a Black militant, others a fugitive cop killer and terrorist threat, still others see her as an escaped slave who valiantly pursued and won her freedom.  Born JoAnne Chesimard, Shakur is the only woman to have been placed on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List.  While ... Read More »

Obama Mistaken For Waiter, Valet Due To Racial Bias

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have opened up about their experiences with race in an upcoming issue of People magazine.  The issue is set to hit newsstands Friday, and the Obamas address how they personally identify with the daily experiences of racial bias in America that have served as a catalyst for protests that have swept the ... Read More »

Eric Garner’s Stepdad: NYPD Killed Him Because He ‘Filed Charges Against Them’

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Reported by Kacie Whaley Much of the public has been told that Eric Garner’s death was racial and triggered either by his past of selling cigarettes illegally or possibly breaking up a fight.  But one source is revealing that Staten Island police killed Garner because they had a personal “vendetta” against him, not because of loosies or stopping a fight, ... Read More »

BOSS Sports | Georgetown’s players are first college team to wear “I can’t breathe” t-shirts

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Last week, Georgetown University’s men’s basketball team wore all black t-shirts with the words “I Can’t Breathe” during their warm-up on national television. The Georgetown players were the first college team to wear the t-shirt, which has the infamous last words rendered by Eric Garner, a black, unarmed New York man, who died after being put in a chokehold by ... Read More »

Obama Admits: I’ve Been Mistaken for a Valet

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In an interview with PEOPLE magazine, the Obamas opened up about their experiences with race. Although being the First Family has protected them from abuses, that wasn’t always the case, as the Obamas explained. “I think people forget that we’ve lived in the White House for six years,” the first lady told PEOPLE. “Before that, Barack Obama was a black ... Read More »

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