Black Politics

Black scholar explains her issues with Dr Boyce Watkins

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Dr Sheena Howard is a scholar who took issue with the objections that Dr Boyce Watkins has with the television show, “Empire.”  She wrote about her concerns in an op-ed in The Huffington Post, as she defined Dr Watkins’ issues with Lee Daniels to be homophic, partly because Daniels is gay.  Of course ...

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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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IRS Files $70k Tax Lien Against MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry

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According to the Winston Salem Journal, the IRS recently took out a $70,000 lien on the couple at Forsyth County Hall of Justice. Harris-Perry, who is a professor at Wake Forrest as well as a television host, released a statement confirming that she was aware of the tax debt, but not the lien. She said she and her husband paid ...

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

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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

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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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HBCU Alumni Call Out Obama for Being Just Like White Presidents

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The National Historically Black College and Universities Alumni Associations has released a scathing letter to President Obama. In the letter, Obama is called out for taking the “typical majority path” in his approach to HBCUs and for making a “flippant remark” about HBCUs. Here is the letter (emphasis added), posted first at HBCU Digest, in its entirety: Dear President Obama: ...

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Black Muslims create a Black Lives Matter campaign of their own

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By Stephen Kanyi Racism has been in focus over recent months, particularly with cases of racial profiling by the police seemingly increasing. The problem is heavily felt by the Black Muslim community, who face both religious intolerance and racism. Many Black Muslims are expressing the desire to engage in activism as a result. They want to be vocal about the ...

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Rep tells black people to record police misconduct

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By Stephen Kanyi U.S. Rep James Clyburn (D-SC) is encouraging the public to continue taking videos of police malpractice. He said, “I’ve advised young people, keep your cell phones tuned up. Keep the battery charged. And don’t hesitate to turn them on when you see things happening that’s unbecoming or you think may cross the line.” In an interview with ...

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Land Once Stolen by Colonialists In African Nations Is Allegedly Being Stolen by Africans

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Reported by Victor Ochieng Yes, there is land in Africa, but the question is: Who owns it? Well, apparently the wealthy in Zimbabwe, Uganda, and Kenya feel entitled to it and have resorted to land-grabbing. This aggressive act is fast rendering millions of African families homeless and landless. The political elite and affluent members of the continent are in an overdrive to grab ...

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Benjamin Dixon: Here’s what Facebook did to the white guy who spoke on racism

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Facebook has, yet again, taken down the video by “Dixin White” — the self proclaimed “redneck” that spoke out against racism and white supremacy. The sad irony is that Facebook has yet to remove videos with graphic violence, sexually explicit content, or hateful racist videos. But this video they remove. As if we didn’t know why. There is a serious ...

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