Black Politics

Activists Occupy Prosecutor’s office in support of Judge Olu Stevens


The story of Judge Olu Stevens has led to nation-wide conversation about the composition of American jury pools.  Judge Stevens, a graduate of Morehouse College, took on the system by granting a motion by a defense attorney to eliminate a jury pool for having just one black person out of 41. This led to a firestorm of controversy, especially after ...

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The Family of Malcolm X Launches for Official Merchandise


by Michael Imhotep, TheMichaelImhotepShow. Malcolm X is one of the greatest leaders that African Americans have had in the history of this country and one of my personal heroes who has had a tremendous influence on my life.  His influence is far spread and had a big influence on Hip Hop in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  When the ...

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Chicago Police Officer who shot Laquan McDonald 16 times charged with Murder


by Michael Imhotep, As the city of Chicago braces for the release of a dashcam video showing the killing of 17 year African American teenager Laquan McDonald by a White Chicago Police Officer, the Officer was charged today with first-degree murder according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office and USA Today. The Officer who killed Laquan McDonald on ...

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Gunmen with bulletproof vests gun down several Black Lives Matter activists

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A tragic shooting has taken place in Minneapolis, as a group of Black Lives Matter activists have been shot. According to, the activists were protesting the police killing of Jamar Clark. At approximately 10:45 pm, five people were gunned down when the men opened fire on a crowd. All five victims of the shooting have survived, and are being ...

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The Film “Black Friday” Focuses on Economic Empowerment for African Americans & Boycotts


by Michael Imhoptep, The documentary, “Black Friday”, takes an in depth look into the spending habits of African-Americans in America. The film chronicles the financial mis-education of many African-Americans and explores the economic pitfalls that continue to derail the progress of the community-at-large. In an effort to heighten the economic awareness and financial responsibility in the community, the film, ...

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(VIDEO) Kaba Kamene of “Hidden Colors” Interview – “Dr. Ben Carson, The Egyptian Pyramids and The African Origins of Star Wars”


By Michael Imhotep, November 9th, 2015, 12:31AM EST Dr. Ben Carson is coming under fire once again for a 1998 video of a commencement address he gave at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI which is a school associated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. During the address he stated that it was his theory that the Great Pyramids of ...

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Judge is in hot water for banning all-white jury, but he continues to fight


Justice Olu Stevens received national media attention when he dismissed a jury for being too white in recent months.  In the case, Justice Stevens made the seemingly logical argument that a city (Louisville, Ky), that is 20% black shouldn’t have juries that are not reflective of the racial composition of the community at large. This is an open letter sent ...

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Demetric Muhammad: How black life was criminalized in America


The Roots of Injustice: The American Slave Codes, Laws that Criminalized Black Life in America By Demetric Muhammad Can wicked rulers be allied with you, those who frame injustice by statute? They band together against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death. (Psalms 94:20-21) As the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan mobilizes the victims of the American ...

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Essence Magazine to Feature 29 African American Women of the White House


Reported by Liku Zelleke This November, Essence Magazine will feature the Black women who – every single day – help the President of the United States and his wife run the country: the Women of the White House. The youngest of them is 23-year-old Jordan Metoyer and she is the Assistant to the Deputy Director and Senior Advisor to the ...

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