Black Politics

Doshon Farad speaks with Roland Martin about Cleveland cop acquittal

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In this interview below, Doshon Farad from Your Black World speaks about the acquittal of Cleveland officer Michael Brelo for the shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. Thousands marched and rallied in protest after the acquittal, claiming that this decision by Judge John P. O’Donnell continues a prolonged pattern of racist abuse against the citizens of the city. ...

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8 Ways US Mayors Can Enhance Police Organizations

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A Mayor is a key figure in creating real change to policing a city or community!  It is time to stop the “business as usual” approach to policing not only because of recent police shooting incidents, but because of the new threat as indicated by the FBI Director in a recent US Today article when he stated that the Islamic ...

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Dr Samori Swygert: Politicians should have to take public polygraph tests

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Politicians are known for lying to the American public. There are some media outlets that try to hold them accountable, but does that actually work? Seriously. If a politician tells you something and knows that they are lying in advance, should that person even be allowed to hold elected office? Dr Samori Swygert ...

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50 years later, more and more people are celebrating Malcolm X

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By Doshon Farad Harlem, N.Y. — Nearly 50 years after his untimely death, El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, or Malcolm X, as he is commonly known, is still being honored and revered by many across the world. Nowhere, however, is the “Black Shining Prince,” as he is affectionately referred to, celebrated more than the place where he and other great ...

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Antwan Dobson: The inconsistencies of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

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By Antwan Dobson “…We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” —Declaration of Independence (US, 1776). The Founding Fathers’ commemorated independence from British rule on July 4, 1776, by signing the Declaration of Independence ...

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Dr. Samori Swygert: Black America Practices Group Economics Every Sunday, Where’s the ROI?

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by Dr. Samori Swygert How many times have you spoken with friends, colleagues, or family about forming an investment club, starting a business, purchasing real estate, or some other financial endeavor to generate alternative sources of income? Many times these dreams of group economics fail to launch because your potential business partners are fearful, lack desire, or lack the knowledge. Many times the ...

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Why did media ignore Malcolm X’s 90th birthday? YBW readers sound off

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One of the greatest leaders in American history, Malcolm X, had his 90th birthday on May 19th, 2015.  Unfortunately, most media outlets offered little-to-no coverage of Malcolm or what he gave to the African American community.  Malcolm’s message of black economic empowerment, self-education and political autonomy has been dwarfed by a broader message of assimilation as the cure for all ...

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Dr Wilmer Leon says Republicans are rewriting history on the Iraq War

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Jeb Bush the Echo Chamber and Revisionist History By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III   When asked by Megyn Kelly from Fox News, ”Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?” Jeb Bush replied, “I would have [authorized the invasion of Iraq], and so would have Hillary Clinton, just to remind everybody. And so would almost everybody ...

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