Black Politics

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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Candidate asks: Why did Bill Clinton put so many black men in prison?

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April V. Taylor Presidential candidate Rand Paul is determined to make criminal justice reform a key issue in the 2016 campaign, and in his most recent move, Paul slammed Hillary Clinton for the laws her husband enacted while in office that ‘put a generation of Black men in prison.’ In recent weeks, Paul has called out Hillary for running away ...

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Dr Boyce Watkins: Bill O’Reilly is a racist – why do we legitimize him?

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this video, I ask a very simple question: Given that most of us know that Fox News tells lies and half-truths on a regular basis, bashes black people without apology and fans the fire of racial hatred, why do black public figures, scholars and commentators continue to legitimize the network at all? ...

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Duke Professor Who Said Blacks Riot Because They’re Lazier Than Asians and Have “Strange” Names Won’t Apologize

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A Duke University professor who ignited a firestorm after making a racist comment in response to a New York Times editorial is refusing to apologize, Syracuse.com reports. In the offending comment, Professor Jerry Hough compared Asian-Americans to African-Americans, claiming that while Asians had thrived in spite of discrimination against them by working “doubly hard”, “the blacks” just “feel sorry for ...

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Presidential Hopeful Ben Carson Loses Teeth at Event in South Carolina

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Reported by Victor Kam Dr. Ben Carson, who hopes to be the next President of the United States, lost teeth while enjoying a meal in South Carolina. He did not appear to be eating any hard foods, as his meal at Tommy’s Country Ham House in Greenville consisted of scrambled eggs, grits and ham biscuits. He became aware of the ...

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Dr Roosevelt Mitchell III: Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill is disrespectful

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Some people are voting that Harriet Tubman should be on the $20 bill instead of Andrew Jackson. But not everyone agrees. Roosevelt Mitchell, aka “The Disability Scholar,” says that putting Tubman on the twenty disrespects her legacy and fails to represent the scope of her contribution to the black community and to the world. Check out his video and tell ...

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Dr Sinclair Gray: Let’s focus on holding politicians accountable

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You’ve heard it before — “GET OUT AND VOTE!” At the beginning of every election year, there’s a call for people to get registered to vote and cast their vote. However, what many people oftentimes fail to do is follow up and hold their political officials accountable. Whenever people are so “party-loyal” that they overlook issues, something wrong is bound ...

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