Black Politics

Has the black church been castrated when it comes to civil rights? (Video)

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download In a really interesting and compelling debate, Yvette Carnell and Benjamin Dixon give varying perspectives on the role or lack thereof that the black church has taken in the push for equality. While the black church is certainly diverse, there are some who believe that the church has let go of it’s role ...

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Google Apologizes for Mixing Up Black People With Gorillas

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by Yvette Carnell Google has apologized after its photo application confused black people with gorillas. Over the weekend programmer Jacky Alciné tweeted a screenshot of photos he’d uploaded in which the app had labeled Alcine and a friend, both African American, as “gorillas.” “Google Photos, y’all f****d up. My friend’s not a gorilla.” Alcine tweeted. Another tweet read, “What kind ...

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Dr Samori Swygert: America chooses “gun control” over “hate control”

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By Samori Swygert This is the house that hate built. The nation will continue to ignore that there is a race problem.  We’d rather redirect our focus on “gun control” and not “hate control.”  We routinely and conveniently find a way to discuss “mental illness.” Time and time again, we see the targeting of African-Americans, Hispanics, and Muslims.  Heavy policing, ...

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Hillary Clinton Goes to Black Church and Says ‘All Lives Matter’ Instead of ‘Black Lives Matter’

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by Deborah Caldwell As one person on Twitter observed, saying #AllLivesMatter instead of #BlackLivesMatter is sort of like running through a cancer ward and alerting patients that other diseases are killing people, too. It’s not about other diseases, though. It’s about cancer. These people have cancer. So when Hillary Clinton showed up at a black church and substituted “All Lives ...

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Dr Boyce Watkins speaks with Michael Imhotep on Empowerment radio

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ONIGHT: Listen to The Michael Imhotep Show, Tues. June, 23rd, 10pm-12midnight EST with host Michael Imhotep of The African History Network.  CALL IN WITH Questions/Comments at 1-888-669-2281.  Our guest will be Dr. Boyce Watkins of Your Black World.  We’ll discuss some hot news stories. POST YOUR COMMENTS.  WE MAY READ THEM ON AIR.  Listen online here or by downloading the “TuneIn ...

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President Obama uses the n-word

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President Barack Obama is now speaking publicly about the state of race relations in America. In a recent appearance on WTF with Marc Maron, the president used a tough and forbidden term in order to make his point. First, the president started by describing his own experience in race relations and strongly believes that race relations have improved a great ...

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