Black Politics

Reporter tries to Jam Marilyn Mosby: She goes Michelle Obama on her

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In the interview below, Baltimore City States Attorney Marilyn Mosby is being charged by a reporter who is asking her questions that might cause her an ethical conflict.  We love the way she handled the question, powerful.   If you can’t see the video below (it should populate in about two seconds), you can watch it at this link.    ...

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Antonio Moore: The failure of the race to erase racism; from Harvard to Baltimore and Beyond

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Freddie Gray; courtesy of the Baltimore Police Department Race in America has a deep, and dark history. Over the last year we have seen several attacks on the concept of race by those that appear to be uninformed on the systems designed purpose. These criticisms show a clear failure by our nation in educating its own population on our country’s ...

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Dr Boyce Watkins: Browder suicide shows effects of prison torture

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download by Dr Boyce Watkins In this short video commentary, I discuss the death of Kalief Browder.  Browder was forced to spend three years in Rikers Island for a crime he did not commit.  Because he didn’t confess to the false accusation, he was forced to endure some of the worst torture imaginable, which ...

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Yvette Carnell: Texas incident shows they see us as animals

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this video, I speak with Yvette Carnell from BreakingBrown.com and Benjamin Dixon from TheBenjaminDixonShow.com about Eric Casebolt, the officer seen in the video shown beating, cursing and pulling his gun out on black youth in Texas. The conversation is a compelling one, and Yvette Carnell breaks things down eloquently by explaining that ...

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Benjamin Dixon: If Hillary Clinton Really Wants the Black Vote, Then…

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By Benjamin Dixon Hillary Clinton is keenly aware of the reality that she is facing an uphill battle to win a fraction of the energetic support that African Americans gave to President Obama in 2008 and 2012. This is evident by the direct attention she is giving to issues that are important to black communities. In her first campaign policy speech, ...

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Hillary Clinton Knows She Can’t Win Without the Black Vote

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According to the National Journal, “Hillary Clinton will need to pull out all the stops to score just a fraction” of the support President Obama received from African-American voters. Present Obama enjoyed record turnout from African American voters in 2008 and 2012. Black leaders across the nation agree that Clinton cannot expect that level of turnout. Missouri representative, Emanuel Cleaver, ...

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Republican Politician Claimed Single Mothers Are Breeding Criminals

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Republican Presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, stated during his 1994 senatorial campaign that single mothers were destroying the “fabric of the country” and were “breeding criminals.” According to an exclusive released by Mother Jones, Santorum referred to single mothers as a threat that could destroy the very fabric of America. “Most people agree a continuation of the current [welfare] system will ...

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White Employees Suing HBCU For Reverse Discrimination

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April V. Taylor Three former employees of HBCU North Carolina Central University have filed lawsuits accusing prominent Chancellor Debra Saunders-White of widely discriminating against non-Blacks at the school and spending taxpayer money on personal expenses. Two of the plaintiffs are Marianne Murphy, who is a former professor at NCCU’s business school, and Francis Smiht, who is a former director of ...

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Marine prosecuted for putting bible verses on her desktop

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By Michal Ortner Lance Corporal (LCpl) Monifa Sterling was criminally prosecuted at a court-martial for displaying a Bible verse on her desktop while serving at Camp Lejune in North Carolina. While representing herself in court, Sterling referenced her First Amendment right for religious expression and the protection that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) offers her. Both the trial and ...

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