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College Student Dies in Georgia Jail Cell, his family wants Answers

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The brutality that many Americans face in the criminal justice system has become an embarrassment to the US.  Black males endure the brunt of this harsh treatment, mainly because they are the ones most likely to spend time in jail.  Sometimes, it’s not because black men are more criminal than whites, but because they are more likely to be profiled and pre-judged. The ... Read More »

Professor and husband join fighters for Michael Brown and Lt. Gov kicks them out

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Dr. Leah Gunning Francis and her husband Rodney are two black parents who know their purpose.  As graduates from Northwestern and Princeton University, they are not only highly educated, but are also living with the expectation that this education will be applied toward helping those who are struggling in the African American community. Dr Gunning-Francis, in a recent interview with ... Read More »

NAACP President Responds To Bombing

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National NAACP President Cornell Brooks is speaking out about the intentional bombing of the Colorado Springs NAACP chapter headquarters on Tuesday.  Brooks states that the bombing is “concerning. What we know is that a crime was committed. What we do not know is the names and identities of any criminals or their intentions. We don’t know what kind of crime, ... Read More »

Atheist t-shirt says, “I met God, she’s black”

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By Michal Ortner Jewish atheist Dylan Chenfield has caused quite a stir with something as simple as a piece of apparel. In an attempt to challenge religious norms, Chenfield designed a sweatshirt that said, “I Met God, She’s Black.” He also posted several signs throughout Manhattan with the same slogan. Chenfield does not claim to be the author of this ... Read More »

Dr Boyce & Yvette: Is Al Sharpton helping black people or just himself?

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download From Dr Boyce Watkins: In this video, Yvette Carnell and I discuss Rev. Al Sharpton and allegations that he takes money from corporations in exchange for his silence. Without attacking Sharpton or protecting him, we do an honest analysis of what Sharpton represents for the African American community and whether his business model ... Read More »

Yvette Carnell: Al Sharpton’s Shakedown Revenue Model is Bad for Black People

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by Yvette Carnell Over the weekend, the New York Post published an article detailing Rev. Al Sharpton’s shakedown revenue model: Sharpton targeted American Honda in 2003 for not hiring enough African-Americans in management positions.   “We support those that support us,” Sharpton wrote to the company. “We cannot be silent while African-Americans spend hard-earned dollars with a company that does ... Read More »