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First Black Elected Senator Edward Brooke Dies At 95


In 1966, Edward W. Brooke became with first popularly elected Black United States Senator, and at the age of 95, Brooke has passed away at his Coral Gables, Florida home.  Brooke’s political contribution is so significant that he is one of only two Black senators to serve in the Senate during the 20th century and the first to serve since ... Read More »

Family of Black Man Shοt in the Back by Police Files Lawsuit


The family of a Utah man gunned down by police while running away filed a lawsuit Friday against the officers involved in the shooting as well as the city. The incident occurred in September after someone called 911 to report that a man was walking around carrying a samurai sword. Darrien Hunt, 22, was holding a samurai sword and engaged ... Read More »

Financial Juneteenth | Young Educated Blacks Face a Staggering 7.5 Percent Unemployment Gap


Reported by Simi Afroza Mira The advice of job experts pushed William Zonicle to go to college and take up a healthcare-related major, since healthcare is one of the fastest growing fields.  Zonicle worked hard and studied hard.  He even developed close relationships with his professors. The summer before his senior year, he did an internship in the human resources ... Read More »

Egypt bans whitewashed “Exodus: Gods and Kings”


By Angela L. Braden Egyptian officials have announced that the movie,”Exodus: Gods and Kings,” has been banned from being shown in their country.  Their culture ministry calls the movie inaccurate and disrespectful to Egyptian history and culture. The Egyptian government decided to issue the ban after archeologists and historians viewed the movie and agreed that it should and must be ... Read More »

Why Is Obama So Stingy With Pardons?


April V. Taylor While President Obama and his administration have consistently spoken up in support of reforming laws that require mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenses, Obama’s actions seem to have left many feeling like he is more talk than action.  Obama recently commuted the prison sentences of just eight federal inmates who had been convicted of drug crimes.  ... Read More »