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    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., started it by bringing cancel culture to Washington, D.C., but Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, vows to finish it. The Democratic Party must be renamed, Gohmert told Newsmax TV, because like those southern Democrat monuments coming down, it has stood and fought for slavery. "Once that Pelosi established this is where were going: Were gonna get rid of anybody that had anything to do with slavery, with Jim Crow, with the KKK — were taking this bold step — then OK, we want to be consistent," Gohmert told Wednesdays "The Chris Salcedo Show." "The only way to be consistent about what Pelosi has started is to go ahead and get rid of the name of the Democratic Party in the House, in the Senate. "They started down this road. I...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden selected Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate on Tuesday, reigniting public debate over her ethnicity. The Democratic National Committee called her “Black” and “Asian American.” But it also called her “African American.” [email protected] is the third woman in American history to hold the vice presidential nomination on a major party ticket. And she’s the first Black and Asian American woman to be nominated. It’s time to make even more history this November. — The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) August 12, 2020 pic.twitter.com/yz6lEA2AlG — The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) August 11, 2020 Harris was born in California to a Jamaican father and an Indian American mother. She was raised in Berkeley, California, and moved to Canada when she was...
    1. White men aren’t Black. 2. White men are white. 3. White men aren’t Kamala Harris.  Still, it didn’t even take a full 24-hour period after Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden announced Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate for the racist detractors to get to work. Fox News contributor Ari Fleischer tried to downplay what Harris brings to the Democratic ticket by maintaining she is “not that historically exciting to African Americans.” And Fox News host Mark Levin sought to make a distinction that if elected, Harris would be the “first vice president of color,” but not “African American.” "Kamala Harris is not an African American. She is Indian and Jamaican," Levin said Tuesday on conservative media’s BlazeTV. As if being a white...
    Fashion hits & misses from celebrities born in August Do you need a real estate agent to sell your home? Here are the pros and cons Kirk Triplett adds Black Lives Matter sticker to bag ahead of Champions major Kirk Triplett will have a Black Lives Matter sticker on his bag this week at the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship, becoming the first player on a PGA Tour-sanctioned circuit to openly support the movement via golf bag signage or clothing. © Provided by Golf Channel Triplett and his wife, Cathi, have an adopted son who is African-American. He explained that some of the difficult conversations he has had recently with his 18-year-old son, Kobe, prompted him to add a public...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of former US Senator Carol Moseley Braun.PersonalBirth date: August 16, 1947 Birth place: Chicago, IllinoisBirth name: Carol Elizabeth MoseleyRead MoreFather: Joseph Moseley, policemanMother: Edna (Davie) Moseley, medical assistantMarriage: Michael Braun (1973-1986, divorced)Children: Matthew, 1977Education: University of Illinois, B.A., 1969; University of Chicago, J.D., 1972Other FactsFirst African-American woman elected to the US Senate.As a US senator, Moseley Braun was the first woman to serve on the Senate Finance Committee.Timeline1973-1977 - Serves as assistant US attorney.1978-1988 - Member of the Illinois House of Representatives. Becomes the first African-American woman to serve as assistant majority leader.1988-1992 - Recorder of deeds for Cook County, Illinois. Is the first woman and first African-American to hold an executive office...
    As the pastor of two Catholic parishes in the East Bay — Christ the King in Pleasant Hill and St. Stephen in Walnut Creek — I have been disappointed in our church leaders who have the capacity to change minds and attitudes during this time of national reckoning over race. The Rev. Paulson Mundanmani  So many are not visible anywhere in the Black Lives Matter movement and fight for racial justice. Their silence is deafening, to say the least, and is a sign of fear of backlash and retaliation from certain congregants they value. An African-American religious leader in Oakland recently warned me that we definitely will lose our brothers and sisters in his community because of inaction and a...
    Joe Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his running mate does nothing to erase his years of anti-black slurs, friendships and policies. In recent weeks, the presumptive Democratic nominee thrice has said, essentially, blacks are all the same. On May 22, Biden told radio host Lenard “Charlamagne tha God” McKelvy: “I tell ya, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t Black.” DAVID BOSSIE: KAMALA HARRIS, BIDEN'S VP CHOICE, SHOWS DEM TICKET TOO LIBERAL FOR MOST AMERICANS Biden triggered an uproar. Even fellow Leftists complained that Biden sounded as if he took Black voters for granted and treated these citizens as his personal property. Hawk Newsome, Greater New York chairman of Black Lives Matter, said: “There is no place for a white man...
    Former Bush spokesperson Ari Fleischer weighed in on Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick Kamala Harris, dismissing her ability to attract minority and Black voters because, in his estimation, “she’s just not that historically exciting to African-Americans.” Appearing on a panel on Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle, Fleischer coolly brushed off the significance of Harris being the first Black and first Asian-American woman to appear on the major party’s presidential ticket. Instead, he noted that she failed to win over large numbers of Black voters during the presidential primary and, based on that, judged her addition to the Democratic ticket a dud. When host Laura Ingraham asked him to react to praise for the Harris pick from some Wall Street financial executives, Fleischer...
    CNN host Van Jones offered strong praise for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden‘s running mate, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) who he hailed as having inherited the “incredible legacy” of African-American women, adding that the finalized Democratic ticket will be “formidable.” CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, hosting the program, began by laying out the attacks that have been lobbed at Harris by President Donald Trump. “I thought it was notable, Van, that the president took a swipe at [Sen.] Elizabeth Warren, used the term “Pocahontas” again, which is obviously a racially offensive term, and is using that kind of racially offensive language on the same day that Joe Biden is making history in selecting an African-American woman to be on his...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of Kamala Harris, a US senator from California and former presidential candidate.PersonalBirth date: October 20, 1964 Birth place: Oakland, California Birth name: Kamala Devi HarrisRead MoreFather: Donald Harris, an economics professorMother: Shyamala Gopalan Harris, a physician Marriage: Douglas Emhoff (2014-present) Education: Howard University, B.A. political science and economics, 1986; University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1989 Religion: BaptistOther FactsFirst African-American, first woman and first Asian-American to become attorney general of California. First South Asian-American attorney general in the nation. First Indian-American and second African-American woman to serve as a senator.First African-American woman to represent California in the Senate.She is the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants. Grew up attending...
    The Duchess of Sussex felt Princess Michael of Kent's controversial 'blackamoor' brooch 'sent a message' after the royal wore the jewel to the Queen's Christmas lunch, according to new biography Finding Freedom. Princess Michael of Kent, 75, came under fire in for wearing the jewellery to the Queen’s event at Buckingham Palace in 2017, which was the first attended by Meghan Markle, 39.  The book, out today and co-authored by journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, claims that 'in the back of Meghan's mind, she wondered if there wasn't a message being sent in the pin of the torso of an African man wearing a gold turban and ornate clothing.' Finding Freedom provides an intimately detailed and personalised version of...
    More than 100 black male leaders, including prominent celebrities and athletes, are urging former Vice President Joe Biden to pick a black woman as his running mate or risk losing the election. In an open letter sent to the Biden campaign on Monday, more than 100 prominent male leaders from the black community urged the former vice president to tap a woman of color for his ticket. The leaders, in particular, argue that it has become urgent for Biden to recognize how pivotal, but yet unrecognized, black women have been to Democratic candidates and causes over the years. The letter reads: For too long black women have been asked to do everything from rally the troops to risk their lives...
    The Cotton Club in Harlem, Manhattan, New York. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Today marks a significant watershed moment in the history of American popular music. On Aug. 10,1920, a group of African-American musicians entered a New York recording studio and accompanied an African-American singer laying down a blues song written by an African American composer. This was the birth of the “race record” — records (mainly blues) recorded by African-American artists for African-American audiences. The early stars of these recordings were the “Blues Queens” and included “the Mother of the Blues,” Ma Rainey, Ida Cox, Sippie Wallace, Alberta Hunter, Bertha “Chippie” Hill, Clara Smith and the greatest of them all, the “Empress of the Blues,” Bessie Smith. As...
            by Debra Heines  Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden (or his staff) felt the need to “clarify” comments the candidate made  suggesting lack of diversity among “the African American community” – even after the corporate media worked valiantly to excuse the comments. “In no way did I mean to suggest the African-American community is a monolith — not by identity, not on issues, not at all,” Biden said in an series of tweets. Earlier today, I made some comments about diversity in the African American and Latino communities that I want to clarify. In no way did I mean to suggest the African American community is a monolith—not by identity, not on issues, not at all....
    A stand-up comedy routine from Robin Williams from over a decade ago is as accurate as ever. The late comedian's biting jokes about the presumptive Democratic nominee resurfaced following another week of Biden making gaffes. In Williams' 2009 HBO comedy special "Weapons of Self Destruction," the comedic legend pokes fun of the mental lapses of then-Vice President Joe Biden. "We still have comedy though, we still have great comedy out there. There's always rambling Joe Biden," Williams said in the resurfaced 30-second clip from 11 years ago. "What the f***? Joe says s*** that even people with Tourette's go, 'No, no. What is going on?'" "Joe is like your uncle who is on a new drug and...
    Alex Henderson August 9, 2020 4:30PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. President Donald Trump, recalling the law-and-order themes that President Richard Nixon and segregationist George Wallace used in their 1968 presidential campaigns, has been trying to frighten suburbanites into voting for him. In one of his tweets, Trump claimed that if former Vice President Joe Biden is elected president, he will use "low-income housing" to destroy suburbia as we know it. When Trump mentions "low-income housing," that's his way of warning white suburbanites that unless they want to see an influx of new African-American and Latino neighbors, they had better reelect him. But as the Rev. Al Sharpton has pointed out, Trump's claims about suburbia are not only blatantly racist —...
            by Anders Koskinen  Joe Biden is continuing to suffer from a terrible case of foot-in-mouth disease when it comes to discussing black Americans and their politics. The tone-deaf former vice president recently claimed “that the Latino community is ‘incredibly diverse,’ ‘unlike’ the black community.” “Unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly diverse attitudes about different things,” Politico reported Biden saying. “You go to Florida, you find a very different attitude about immigration than you do in Arizona. So it’s a very diverse community.” Even more stunning, Biden made these remarks not in some white majority area, nor on some wide-ranging interview on a cable news channel,...
    (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images) Joe Biden is once again facing backlash over comments about Black voters and is issuing a clarification about his poor choice of words. The questionable moment occurred Thursday during a video interview hosted by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists. During the teleconference, NPR reporter Lulu Garcia-Navarro inquired if the former vice president would “re-engage” with the Cuban government and extend Temporary Protective Status for Latino immigrants seeking asylum. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech at the William Hicks Anderson Community Center, on July 28, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images) Read More: Joe Biden launches new national ad aimed...
    Wilmington, we have a problem. It appears that this election is Joe Biden’s to lose. His last hurdle is a low one: demonstrating that he is, in fact, still alive and up to the task. All he has to do is show that this isn’t a “Weekend at Bernie’s” scenario, and he’s golden. But can he do it? The verdict is still out. On Thursday night, Biden was forced to issue an apology. “Earlier today, I made some comments about diversity in the African American and Latino communities that I want to clarify,” he tweeted. “In no way did I mean to suggest the African American community is a monolith—not by identity, not on issues, not at all.” Except, the...
    The mainstream media is again covering for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. What's the background? Biden ignited controversy this week for making insulting comments about the black community. During a virtual conference hosted by the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Biden complemented the Hispanic community — but, in the process, took what many thought was a needless shot at the black community. "Unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly diverse attitudes about different things," Biden said. "You go to Florida, you find a very different attitude about immigration than you do in Arizona. So it's a...
    Presumed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden apologized for insulting comments he made about the black community. The former vice president posted his apology to his social media account. "Earlier today, I made some comments about diversity in the African American and Latino communities that I want to clarify. In no way did I mean to suggest the African American community is a monolith—not by identity, not on issues, not at all," Biden tweeted. Earlier today, I made some comments about diversity in the African American and Latino communities that I want to c… https://t.co/woL8Guvx8E — Joe Biden (@Joe Biden)1596762227.0"Throughout my career I've witnessed the diversity of thought, background, and sentiment within the African American community....
    During a Thursday interview with the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Joint Virtual Convention, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden raised eyebrows after he compared the diversity of the African American community to that of the Latin American community. As reported by Breitbart, Biden’s comment came after he said he would be restoring the Barack Obama administration’s focus on mending relations with Communist Cuba. “And by the way, what you all know, but most people don’t know, unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community, with incredibly different attitudes about different things … it’s a very diverse community.” Biden continued to claimed that Latinos in...
    Donald Trump lambasted Joe Biden Thursday for 'totally disparaging' black people in a slip-up where the presumed Democratic nominee says the Latino American community is more diverse than the African American community. 'Wow! Joe Biden just lost the entire African American community. What a 'dumb' thing to say!' Trump tweeted along with a link to a right-wing news website with coverage of the gaffe. Before departing from the White House for a trip to Ohio, Trump ripped into Biden for the comments, which were aired Thursday during a pre-recorded interview with the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists. 'I just watched the clip, and Joe Biden, this morning, totally disparaged and insulted the black community,'...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpLincoln Project ad dubs Jared Kushner the 'Secretary of Failure' Pence: Chief Justice Roberts 'has been a disappointment to conservatives' Twitter bans Trump campaign until it deletes tweet with COVID-19 misinformation MORE took aim at presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenGOP chairmen hit back at accusation they are spreading disinformation with Biden probe Trump outraises Biden in July, surpasses billion for the cycle Duckworth: Republican coronavirus package would 'gut' Americans With Disabilities Act MORE on Thursday, targeting comments that the former vice president made the day before on the country's Black and Latino communities. Biden made the comments while being interviewed by teleconference as part of the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists joint virtual...
    WASHINGTON - Gen. Charles “C.Q.” Brown, Jr. has taken over as Air Force chief of staff, becoming the first Black chief of a military service branch in U.S. history.     “This is a very historic day for our nation, and I do not take this moment lightly,” Brown said Thursday at an Air Force transition ceremony at Joint Base Andrews just outside Washington.   Brown thanked African American airmen who served before him for inspiring him and other military service members, including the first Black military aviators known as the Tuskegee Airmen.   “It is due to their trials and tribulations in breaking barriers that I can address you today as the Air Force chief of staff,” he...
    Democratic nominee Joe Biden bizarrely suggested the African American community is not a group of diverse thinkers in the same car-crash interview where he asked a black reporter if he was a “junkie.” The former veep made the eyebrow-raising comments during a roundtable interview with black and Hispanic reporters on Wednesday when he was asked if he would “re-engage” with Cuba’s Communist government — something that could become an issue for Cuban American voters. “Yes,” Biden said, before claiming Latino Americans have far more diverse ideas and beliefs than African Americans. “By the way, what you all know, but most people don’t know, unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with...
    WASHINGTON - Gen. Charles “C.Q.” Brown, Jr. has taken over as Air Force chief of staff, becoming the first Black chief of a military service branch in U.S. history.     “This is a very historic day for our nation, and I do not take this moment lightly,” Brown said Thursday at an Air Force transition ceremony at Joint Base Andrews just outside Washington.   Brown thanked African American airmen who served before him for inspiring him and other military service members, including the first Black military aviators known as the Tuskegee Airmen.   “It is due to their trials and tribulations in breaking barriers that I can address you today as the Air Force chief of staff,” he...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden remarked in an interview released Thursday that “unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community.” Biden was addressing the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Joint Virtual Convention. Portions of the interview were aired Wednesday, and the full video was streamed Thursday. National Public Radio’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro asked Biden about whether he would stop the deportation of Cubans. “I’m going to look at every single country in the world … this guy [President Donald Trump] is sending them back,” Biden  said, promising to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program on his first day in office — one of several such...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden raised eyebrows Thursday with comments comparing the African American and Latino communities. During an interview that aired at the convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro pressed the presumptive Democratic nominee if he would "re-engage" with Cuba as president, something she suggested would have an impact on Cuban-American voters in Florida. "Yes, yes," Biden responded. "And by the way, what you all know, but most people don’t know, unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things.” BIDEN SNAPS AT QUESTION ON COGNITIVE TEST, LIKENS IT TO ASKING REPORTER IF HE'S 'A JUNKIE'...
    Viola Davis will be recognized as best actress at the African American Film Critics Association’s second-annual TV Honors on Aug. 22. The virtual event will include a special homage to Davis for her run on “How To Get Away With Murder.” Kenya Barris and Sterling K. Brown are also among the honorees. Aida Rodriguez will host an invite-only stream that will later be available on the AAFCA’s YouTube channel. A portion of any proceeds earned will go to the National Association of Black Journalists’ coronavirus relief fund.
    Viola Davis will probably be acknowledged as greatest actress on the African American Movie Critics Affiliation’s second-annual TV Honors on Aug. 22. The digital occasion will embrace a particular homage to Davis for her run on “How To Get Away With Homicide.” Kenya Barris and Sterling Okay. Brown are additionally among the many honorees. Aida Rodriguez will host an invite-only stream that can later be accessible on the AAFCA’s YouTube channel. A portion of any proceeds earned will go to the Nationwide Affiliation of Black Journalists’ coronavirus reduction fund.
    White House warns theres likely no deal with no agreement by Friday Best fantasy football names 2020: The 14 best (that we could print) African American Film Critics Association to Honor Viola Davis, Sterling K. Brown © Rachel Murray/Getty Images; Kevin Winter/Getty Images The African American Film Critics Association on Wednesday revealed it will honor Viola Davis, Sterling K. Brown, Kenya Barris and more at a virtual celebration in August, hosted by actress August Rodriguez.  Davis will receive the best actress award for her role in ABC's How to Get Away With Murder, while Brown will receive best actor for NBC's This is Us and Barris will be recognized as a TV icon.  Among the other recognitions, Insecure, For Life and Never...
    Savannah Rychcik August 4, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence held a swearing-in ceremony for Gen. Charles “C.Q.” Brown, the United States military’s first African American service chief. “It was my honor to formally swear-in General Charles Q. Brown, the first African-American military service chief in American History. President [Donald Trump] and I have every confidence our Air Force will only grow stronger under General Brown’s leadership!” Pence said. It was my honor to formally swear-in General Charles Q. Brown, the first African-American military service chief in American History. President @realDonaldTrump & I have every confidence our Air Force will only grow stronger under General Browns leadership! pic.twitter.com/nILcjhdqTX— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) August 4, 2020Trump offered...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House sued over lack of sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings Wife blames Trump, lack of masks for husband's coronavirus death in obit: 'May Karma find you all' Trump authorizes reduced funding for National Guard coronavirus response through 2020 MORE on Tuesday participated in a swearing-in ceremony for the U.S. military’s first African American service chief, Gen. Charles “C.Q.” Brown, who will serve as Air Force chief of staff.  “You’re family is very proud of you,” Trump said in the Oval Office ceremony Tuesday afternoon alongside Brown and his family. The president complemented Brown’s career, adding, “And I’m very proud.”  Brown said he was honored to have the opportunity and expressed gratitude to administration officials, military...
    Just before we ended our conversation, I asked professor Derrick White if there was anything we hadn’t covered that he wanted to be sure was discussed. His response began with, “There are other points in this request.” Indeed, when the faculty of the African American and Africana Studies department at the University of Kentucky wrote to president Eli Capiluoto, they made 10 suggestions designed to improve race relations and the experience for African-Americans on campus. Everyone involved surely had to be aware, though, that the other nine would be overwhelmed by their call to rename Rupp Arena. In a publicity battle between high-profile sports and significant educational concerns, sports wins every time. There is a legion of politicians that has...
    PETALUMA, Calif. (KGO) -- There appears to be a battle brewing after two Black educators were laid off from their positions at a North Bay High School. Those educators believe they were racially discriminated against but the school principal is defending the administration's actions saying they are two of four people laid off due to budget cuts."Our goal is not to bash the school in any way. The purpose is to better the school," said Kinyatta Reynolds who was recently laid off as the PE teacher at St. Vincent de Paul High School in Petaluma.RELATED: Santa Clara County supervisors unanimously approve proposal to declare racism a public health crisisHer lawyer says that she, along with former Dean of Counseling Joanna...
    During an interview aired on Friday’s broadcast of “PBS NewsHour,” House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) stated that he thinks having an African American woman on the Supreme Court is more important on substance than having one as vice president. Clyburn stated that this is because the Supreme Court is “where we determine how our democracy will be preserved” and because the court has “neutered the Voting Rights Act of 1965” he is “very concerned about the composition of the United States Supreme Court.” Clyburn said, “I long for an African American woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court. It’s a shame that we have had three women to sit on the United States Supreme Court, and no...
    "If we erase from the pages of American history the negro's presence... it would be a short, uninteresting story."— J.L. Edmonds, The Los Angeles Times (1909) As the sun rose behind Santa Monica’s typically foggy horizon, dozens of Angelenos across race, ethnicity, and generation gathered, dressed in all white carrying vibrantly colored daisies, roses and peonies. We silently filed down to the “Inkwell” beach to honor Black lives lost to state violence. It was only a week after George Floyd’s murder and the uprisings were in full swing, captivating hearts and minds around the globe. Curious locals asked what was going on; some smiled and wished for peace. Older white swimmers in wetsuits maneuvered through us as if we were...
    Incoming professor Jesse Goldberg, who will teach “African American & American Literature and Composition” at Auburn University, took to social media to proclaim, “fuck every single cop,” before urging police officers to “refuse to do their job and quit.” A university spokesperson told Breitbart News that “Goldberg’s comments inexcusable and completely counter to Auburn values.” Incoming professor Jesse A. Goldberg has not even begun teaching his first semester at Auburn University, but has already started inflicting controversy onto the institution, according to a report by Yellowhammer News. “Fuck every single cop. Every single one,” tweeted Goldberg on Wednesday. “The only ethical choice for any cop to make at this point is to refuse to do their job and quit.” “The police do...
    PAULIE MALIGNAGGI has been axed from his role at Showtime after refusing to apologise for his controversial views regarding race in boxing. The retired former champ, who held titles in two weight divisions, caused answer in response to a comment made by American fighter Devin Haney. 1NINTCHDBPICT000544485548-1Credit: Getty Images - Getty Haney, 21, had said in April that "he'd never let a white boy beat me." Malignaggi, who was employed as an analyst for Showtime at the time, responded to iFLTV: "When you’re in your early twenties, you probably don’t express that very well. "It’s not something that great to make racial (statements) in 2020, especially with so many racial tensions in the world. “Boxing has had...
    CLAYTON, Missouri – The St. Louis County District Attorney announced Thursday that he will not press charges against the former agent who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, a dramatic decision that could reopen old wounds amid intense and renewed conversation. on racial justice and the treatment of minorities in the United States by the police. Wesley Bell’s decision is the third time that the prosecution investigated the case and chose not to indict Darren Wilson, the white cop who shot Brown, an 18-year-old African-American on August 9, 2014. A St. Louis County investigating jury declined to indict Wilson in November 2014, the same decision the U.S. Department of Justice made in March 2015. Civil rights activists...
    CLAYTON, Missouri – The St. Louis County District Attorney announced Thursday that he will not press charges against the former agent who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, a dramatic decision that could reopen old wounds amid intense and renewed conversation. on racial justice and the treatment of minorities in the United States by the police. Wesley Bell’s decision is the third time that the prosecution investigated the case and chose not to indict Darren Wilson, the white cop who shot Brown, an 18-year-old African-American on August 9, 2014. A St. Louis County investigating jury declined to indict Wilson in November 2014, the same decision the U.S. Department of Justice made in March 2015. Civil rights activists...
    CLAYTON, Missouri – The St. Louis County District Attorney announced Thursday that he will not press charges against the former agent who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, a dramatic decision that could reopen old wounds amid intense and renewed conversation. on racial justice and the treatment of minorities in the United States by the police. Wesley Bell’s decision is the third time that the prosecution investigated the case and chose not to indict Darren Wilson, the white cop who shot Brown, an 18-year-old African-American on August 9, 2014. A St. Louis County investigating jury declined to indict Wilson in November 2014, the same decision the U.S. Department of Justice made in March 2015. Civil rights activists...
    Black, Indigenous and Latinx communities have been hit hardest by the coronavirus. Black Americans, according to the CDC, are 2.5 times more likely to die from COVID-19 compared to their White counterparts. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease doctor, sat down with BET to speak about why minority communities have such a high number of infections, hospitalizations and death rates and what can be done to fix the disparity. View the full interview with Dr. Fauci on BET.com. Marc Lamont Hill: The African American community has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus. Can you help me, first of all, make sense of why that's happening? Dr. Fauci: It's what I call a double whammy against the minority, but...
    LINDEN, New Jersey (WABC) -- A New Jersey fire department promoted its first African-American firefighter on Wednesday.Anthony Holland was promoted to the rank of lieutenant, becoming the first African-American officer to hold that rank in the Linden Fire Department's 104-year history.The socially distanced ceremony was held in front of family and friends, during which Holland took the oath for his new position.RELATED | 11 firefighters injured battling New Jersey house fireHolland, who has been in the department since 2013, says the promotion was an honor."It's a great opportunity for leadership, I'm just looking to be a role model for other young men and women growing up to see someone that looks like them and that they can do it too,...
    Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will be among those attending John Lewis's funeral, where former President Barack Obama will eulogize the late congressman and civil rights icon. CNN reports Clinton and Bush are also expected to participate in the funeral service on Thursday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. President Trump is not expected to attend. It comes after Trump said on Monday he would not visit the body of Lewis, who has been lying in state in the Dome of the Capitol, the first African American to be given that honor since Rosa Parks. John Lewis is the first African American to lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda since Rosa Parks 'I won't be...
            by Conrad Black  The showdown is coming over urban violence in America. The continuing rioting and destruction erupting in new cities every few days is almost certain to provide yet another profound demarcation of opinion over how to govern the United States and address the problems that have so stirred the country since the killing of African American George Floyd by a white Minneapolis policeman on May 25. America’s toleration of a completely unjustifiable level of general violence compared to anything in its past demonstrates considerable progress in civility and restraint in the past 50 years. In 1968, the legendary mayor of Chicago, Richard J. Daley, attracted great controversy but not majority disapproval when he...
    Getty Excalibur All-Elite Wrestling has been painted because the anti-WWE in some ways. It’s alleged to help minority teams, socially aware causes like Black Lives Matter, and extra, however it could be laborious to elucidate how the promotion’s colour commentator Marc Letzman aka Excalibur is on digicam and video utilizing the N-Phrase in reference to an African-American performer…a number of instances. Check out the video beneath.Excalibur Calls an African-American Performer The N-PhraseHe is mentioned it a number of instances.pic.twitter.com/40MOXxEARS — Último Tragón (@Serenil) July 29, 2020 It seems to be a clip from a match that came about below the Professional Wrestling Guerrilla promotion, and it’s seemingly part of the storyline, or Excalibur’s character....
    Getty Excalibur All-Elite Wrestling has been painted as the anti-WWE in many ways. It’s supposed to support minority groups, socially conscious causes like Black Lives Matter, and more, but it may be hard to explain how the promotion’s color commentator Marc Letzman aka Excalibur is on camera and video using the N-Word in reference to an African-American performer…multiple times. Take a look at the video below. Excalibur Calls an African-American Performer The N-Word Hes said it multiple times.pic.twitter.com/40MOXxEARS — Último Tragón (@Serenil) July 29, 2020 It appears to be a clip from a match that took place under the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla promotion, and it’s likely a part of the storyline, or Excalibur’s character. However, this is...
    In the midst of historic civil unrest over racial justice and police brutality against African Americans, Joe Biden on Tuesday offered up a dollars-and-cents approach, proposing a racial economic equity plan he said would get to the heart of the "systemic racism" Black Americans face. "For generations, Americans who are Black, brown, Native American, immigrant, haven't always been fully included in our democracy or our economy," Biden said in a speech at a community center gym in his home town of Wilmington, Delaware.Cartoons on the 2020 ElectionView All 213 ImagesRecalling conversations he had with faith leaders in that city last month, Biden said, "There's just that sense the deck is stacked. The common theme was how do we break the...
    Pastor Noah Hepler leads the Church of the Atonement in Fishtown but he was the one seeking help with a problem he was having in his mind. Step inside Hakim's Bookstore, Philly's first and oldest African-American bookstore He came out as gay in his 30s but said he never really felt comfortable saying he is gay or living his true life. Pastor Noah lacked confidence as a leader of his congregation and that congregation was dwindling.His congregation helped him connect with the Fab 5 from Netflix's "Queer Eye", and the episode is part of the new season of the hit show. Step inside Hakim's Bookstore, Philly's first and oldest African-American bookstore Pastor Noah says he's heard from so many...
    (Photo: Adobe Stock) American anti-Blackness is so pervasive that its impacts have devastated communities at home and abroad. The U.S. establishment of the West African nation of Liberia is a case in point. From the late 18th to early 19th centuries, the U.S. government was obsessed with what it called “The Negro Problem.” Namely, how to manage the presence of the free population of African Americans, whom it had no desire to integrate into society as equal citizens.   During this period, American leaders wrestled with the contradictions between the ideals of freedom, justice and equality — which drove the American Revolution — and the capitalist and white supremacist ideals that justified slavery and deemed Black people inferior, undesirable and...
    JOHN Lewis was the first black man to lie in the US Capitol Rotunda following his death. He received the highest American honor surrounded by distinguished lawmakers and family on Monday. 9Late Rep. Lewis lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonCredit: AFP The civil rights leader lost his fight against pancreatic cancer on July 17. Who was John Lewis? John Robert Lewis was an American politician and civil rights leader. He was born on 21 February, 1940, outside the town of Troy, in Pike County, Alabama. 9Selma Bloody Sunday 50th AnniversaryCredit: Getty Images - Getty While attending segregated schools in Alabama, Lewis was inspired by the peaceful protests of leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. Lewis...
    Hakim's Bookstore is the first and oldest African-American bookstore in Philadelphia, and one of the first on the East Coast.Founder Dawud Hakim opened the shop back in 1959 to educate people on the history and accomplishments of African Americans.Their stacks are rich in titles new and old, across genres like children's, biographies, religion and more.In the days following the death of George Floyd, current owner -- and daughter of the founder -- Yvonne Blake saw a surge in sales of books on African-American history and civil rights.She continues her father's legacy sixty-one years later and is proud of how his work has come full circle. Hear a daughter's memories of a trailblazing father, and how his work has come full...
    President Donald Trump said Monday he would not visit the body of John Lewis, who is lying in state in the Dome of the Capitol, the first African American to be given that honor since Rosa Parks. 'I won't be going. No,' President Trump told reporters at the White House before he left for North Carolina. Trump left as Lewis' body arrived at the U.S. Capitol building, where lawmakers honored his legacy as a member of Congress and Civil Rights icon. President Donald Trump said he would not visit the body of John Lewis, who is lying in state in the Dome of the Capitol John Lewis is the first African American to lay in state in the...
    By COURTNEY HESSLER, The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — There is an abundance of African American history waiting to be discovered in the Tri-State, and a new group of grassroots researchers in Huntington hope they will be the ones to uncover it. The newly forming group is a branch of the Washington, D.C.-based Association for the Study of African American Life and History, which was established in 1915 by Carter G. Woodson, the “father of black history,” who graduated from Douglass High School in Huntington and later ran it as principal. The organization was formed to collect, promote, study and disseminate African American history and culture while building a strong network among about 50 branches across the United States. David...
    During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump directly appealed to African American voters for their vote, asking them, "What do you have to lose?" Trump should have received more credit for this, as Republicans have often been criticized for not wooing African Americans from Democrats, who crucially depend on their overwhelming support yet take their votes for granted. Trump's message was that Blacks had entrusted their improvement exclusively to the Democratic Party, but it had failed to produce. He highlighted two critical areas in which Democrats had let them down: education and poverty. TRUMP SAYS BIDEN LISTENING TO BERNIE'S 'RADICALIZED PEOPLE,' DRIFTING 'FURTHER LEFT' He said that Blacks "are living in poverty" and their "schools are no good," and he...
    Michael Cohen to be released, storms threaten havoc, Taylor Swift: 5 things to know Friday An Unknown Salmonella Outbreak has Infected Over 100 People in 15 States Ebony’s Creditors Seek to Force Publisher Into Bankruptcy (Bloomberg) -- The owner of Ebony, one of nation’s top African-American publishers, is being sued by creditors who want the company pushed into bankruptcy to pay off its debts. © Photographer: Carl Court/Getty Images Europe LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Letters for a manual typesetting machine are arranged in a tray at Collis Bird and Withey Bookbinders on November 29, 2016 in London, England. The book binding and restoration workshop in north London has been in business for almost four decades. A team of...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The director of the Free Library of Philadelphia has resigned after 12 years at the helm. It comes after allegations of inequality from African American staffers. “We called on this last year, it was time for a change,” said Philadelphia Councilmember Cindy Bass. Bass grew tired of the excuses. Last week, she and a few other councilmembers had a phone meeting with Siobhan Reardon, the director of the Free Library of Philadelphia, to address years of concerns of racial inequality in the workplace and what councils called “a lack of action from Reardon.” “Essentially, she hadn’t done anything because she needed the last few years to really get an understanding of the issue of racism, which I...
    Against racism and inequality. That is the protest that is taking place today in different parts of South Florida, under the title: “strike for black lives”. It is also a strike designed to have an impact in some 25 cities across the country. María José Leira, organizer of the protest says that “Today is a national day where workers throughout the United States are going to take their time to say that black lives matter, right now or in their place of break at work.” This midday, one of the protests was in front of the Miami Beach City Hall, where a group of hotel workers protested for their rights and in solidarity with the African American community. Gilbert...
    Seemingly healthy African American children are more likely to face serious complications or die in the weeks after surgery than similar white kids, a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics indicates. It's long been known that Black patients are more likely to suffer poor outcomes after surgery than white patients – but the new study suggests the disparity also exists among healthy children. Among more than 172,500 apparently healthy kids who had inpatient operations between 2012 and 2017, 0.02% of children died within 30 days of surgery and 13.9% had postoperative complications. Yet African American children fared worse than their white peers. For example, about 16.9% of African American children developed postoperative complications, compared with 13.8% of white children....
    Roger Stone, a political ally and friend of Donald Trump whose 40-month prison sentence was recently commuted by the President, used a racist insult when arguing with a black interviewer on the radio. On the show aired on Saturday by Los Angeles-based presenter Morris O’Kelly, Stone called O’Kelly “black”, asking Stone about his jail sentence on charges of lying to Congress, interference with witnesses and obstruction of the Congressional investigation into relations between Russia and the Trump campaign. T ARIZONA On his website, O’Kelley said, “Stone could have chosen any insult, but unfortunately he chose that one.” Stone, he added, “offered an unmistakable and unfiltered expression of how he viewed the interviewer.” Stone’s attorney said Sunday that...
    Roger Stone, a political ally and friend of Donald Trump whose 40-month prison sentence was recently commuted by the President, used a racist insult when arguing with a black interviewer on the radio. On the show aired on Saturday by Los Angeles-based presenter Morris O’Kelly, Stone called O’Kelly “black”, asking Stone about his jail sentence on charges of lying to Congress, interference with witnesses and obstruction of the Congressional investigation into relations between Russia and the Trump campaign. T ARIZONA On his website, O’Kelley said, “Stone could have chosen any insult, but unfortunately he chose that one.” Stone, he added, “offered an unmistakable and unfiltered expression of how he viewed the interviewer.” Stone’s attorney said Sunday that...
    Roger Stone, a political ally and friend of Donald Trump whose 40-month prison sentence was recently commuted by the President, used a racist insult when arguing with a black interviewer on the radio. On the show aired on Saturday by Los Angeles-based presenter Morris O’Kelly, Stone called O’Kelly “black”, asking Stone about his jail sentence on charges of lying to Congress, interference with witnesses and obstruction of the Congressional investigation into relations between Russia and the Trump campaign. T ARIZONA On his website, O’Kelley said, “Stone could have chosen any insult, but unfortunately he chose that one.” Stone, he added, “offered an unmistakable and unfiltered expression of how he viewed the interviewer.” Stone’s attorney said Sunday that...
    All across America, African American children are trapped in failing schools that are teaching them nothing, held hostage by power-hungry teachers' unions that too often protect bad teachers and Democratic politicians who think that pumping endless streams of taxpayer money into these schools will turn around their dismal performance. Donald Trump can speak to the voting parents of these children with five words: School Choice For Black Kids. I’m an advocate for school choice because of my own experience attending underperforming schools in Akron, Ohio. My mother often recounts a story of discovering me sitting quietly in a kindergarten classroom while chaos went on all around me. NEWT GINGRICH: LEFT'S IDENTITY POLITICS OBSESSION — ROB SMITH DARES TO PAVE HIS OWN PATH Children...
    The National Museum Of African American History & Culture on January 11, 2020 in Washington, DC. Jared Siskin/Getty Images The National Museum for African American History and Culture removed a chart listing "whiteness" attributes after receiving criticism from Donald Trump Jr and conservative media. The chart listed "hard work," "respecting authority," and "objective, rational linear thinking" as some of the attributes of "white dominant culture, or whiteness." Donald Trump Jr. criticized the graphic earlier this week, tweeting: "These aren't 'white' values. They're American values that built the world's greatest civilization. They help you succeed here, no matter your color." Museum officials issued an apology on Thursday, saying they "need these types of frank and respectful interchanges as we...
    The National Museum for African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) has removed its controversial chart on whiteness from one of its webpages, telling people on Thursday that it didn't contribute to a "productive conversation" about racial issues. "Since yesterday, certain content in the 'Talking About Race' portal has been the subject of questions that we have taken seriously. We have listened to public sentiment and have removed a chart that does not contribute to the productive discussion we had intended," the museum said in a statement. Fox News reported yesterday that some described the chart as racist since it categorized things like "decision-making" and "delayed gratification" as part of whiteness. The museum's graphic broke the "aspects and assumptions of whiteness" into categories such...
    The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture has a little-known, but controversial section on “whiteness” that is creating a stir on Twitter. The museum’s online description of the exhibit was tweeted out on Wednesday by Byron York, Chief Political Correspondent for the Washington Examiner. “The National Museum of African American History & Culture wants to make you aware of certain signs of whiteness: Individualism, hard work, objectivity, the nuclear family, progress, respect for authority, delayed gratification, more.” York tweeted. In an Examiner opinion piece on Thursday, York pointed out the oddity of so many universally positive attributes being ascribed to “whiteness.” “Most of the attributes listed seem to be a recipe for success for anyone,” he wrote....
    The Chi, Season 3 (Showtime) Showtime has partnered with BET to launch a co-branded channel titled, SHOxBET. Showtime Networks chief exec David Nevins and BET Networks president Scott Mills met to discuss how to better reach the Black audience.  READ MORE: ‘Twenties’ centering masculine queer Black woman is ‘groundbreaking’ but not perfect According to Variety, Showtime and BET share the same popularity with African American viewers. “Both platforms really understand premium programming to African American viewers, and [understand] people who value content anchored in African American narratives and African American stories,” Mills told the outlet. The merger of Viacom, owner of BET, and CBS, owner of Showtime, created ViacomCBS Jan. 2020. This merger created room for Lena Waithe’s creativity...
    THE National Museum of African American History and Culture has been accused of "racism" after releasing a whiteness chart that links hard work and a nuclear family unit to white culture. The graphic, titled Aspects and Assumptions of Whiteness and white culture in the US, also mentions a focus on the scientific method and self-reliance are intrinsic to the "dominant" white culture. 3 The "Aspects and Assumptions of Whiteness" chart was shared on the National Museum of American American History & Culture's websiteCredit: Twitter 3 The chart includes entries like 'bland' food and 'Protestant work ethic'Credit: Twitter The chart is part of a larger "Talking About Race" section of the museum's website, which aims to explain white privilege and how...
    A man and woman are on the loose after stealing electronics from a Long Island Best Buy location and brandishing a knife at a security guard, police said. It is alleged that the pair took a laptop and camera from Best Buy on Old Country Road in Westbury without making an attempt to pay before walking out of the store. When they were approached by a security officer, the male suspect swung a black knife in his direction before the two suspects fled in a blue and gray GMC Yukon that took off west on Old Country Road. The stolen electronics had an estimated value of more than $1,700. No injuries were reported during the larceny. Police said that the...
    Literature from the National Museum of African American History & Culture says concepts like valuing hard word and time, and being polite and objective are all aspects of whiteness or white culture in the United States. “The National Museum of African American History & Culture wants to make you aware of certain signs of whiteness: Individualism, hard work, objectivity, the nuclear family, progress, respect for authority, delayed gratification, more,” reporter Byron York posted Wednesday. The National Museum of African American History & Culture wants to make you aware of certain signs of whiteness: Individualism, hard work, objectivity, the nuclear family, progress, respect for authority, delayed gratification, more. (via @RpwWilliams)https://t.co/k9X3u4Suas pic.twitter.com/gWYOeEh4vu — Byron York (@ByronYork) July 15, 2020 “Aspects &...
    The National Museum of African American History and Culture, part of the U.S. government-run Smithsonian Institution, includes a web page about “whiteness” in America that defines it to include individualism, science, and hard work. The web page on whiteness appears to have been live on the museum’s website for just over a month, according to a search of the Internet Archive. It offers definitions and educational materials for explaining “systemic racism.” One guide, drawn from “data” on a chart created in 1990, advises that features of “whiteness” include “rugged individualism,” the nuclear family, an “emphasis on the scientific method,” and a belief that “hard work is the key to success.” The National Museum of African American History & Culture wants to make...
    HOUSTON, Texas -- When you dine at Houston restaurant Lucille's, you're taking a walk through history. The eatery, housed in a 1923 bungalow in the city's Museum District, is famous for its southern-style comfort food.Owner and executive chef Chris Williams named Lucille's after his great-grandmother, a trailblazing African-American chef. Lucille Bishop-Smith also developed the first commercial culinary educational program in the country at Prairie View A&M University!
    The National African American History Museum suggests being on time, self-reliance, avoidance of conflict and intimacy, and rugged individualism are markers of “whiteness.” In an article titled “Whiteness” in the “Talking About Race” section of the museum’s website, the museum shared an infographic adapted from Judith Katz, the author of White Awareness: Handbook for Anti-Racism Training. Katz says that while individuals “might not practice or accept all of these traits, they are common characteristics of most U.S. White people most of the time.” The National Museum of African American History & Culture wants to make you aware of certain signs of whiteness: Individualism, hard work, objectivity, the nuclear family, progress, respect for authority, delayed gratification, more....
    WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — A historic African American-owned park in Westmoreland County is struggling this year. The coronavirus pandemic has meant that Fairview Park in Delmont cannot hold its major fundraising events. It is now having a hard time coming up with the money needed to maintain the more than 50-acre park. Fairview Park was established in 1945 when African Americans had no other park to go to as segregation kept them out of other parks. This year, they’re celebrating some major anniversaries, but the coronavirus has canceled fundraising events and put them in a money crunch. “This would have been the 20th anniversary of the Old Fashioned Picnic. We are in the midst of this year, actually, is...
    Ashlie D. Stevens July 11, 2020 7:30PM (UTC) A couple weeks ago, Lamont Collins started taking artifacts to Jefferson Square Park, the congregation point for Louisville protesters, many of whom have informally started calling it "Breonna Taylor Park" and "Injustice Square." He lays them out neatly on a small patch of lawn and encourages protesters to briefly put down their signs and handle the objects, shackles used to restrain enslaved African Americans and a "punishment collar," a heavy spiked iron collar often placed on enslaved people if they attempted escape.  "You can't know what your forefathers went through, just the sheer weight of the chains, the sun coming down and hitting them, getting hot in your hand," he said....
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Black Women's Expo in Chicago was canceled this year, but attendees are invited to a virtual event Saturday.It's a webinar open to anyone, but the emphasis is making sure African American women are counted in the 2020 census.The founder of the Black Women's Expo has partnered with Illinois Census 2020 for the virual "#WeMatter On the Frontline: A Black Women's Agenda" event."If that will have an impact on how we are represented and what dollars come into our community then we need to stand up and do that," said Merry Green, president of MGPG Events.The expo that draws up to 30,000 people annually was canceled this year but Green invites anyone to participate in #WeMatter to...
    It was after the horrific death of George Floyd on May 25 this year at the hands of Minneapolis Police officers that the Black Lives Matter rallies swept America and the world yet again after it first started in 2013. Back then it began as a hashtag (#BlackLivesMatter) after George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges even after he fatally shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African-American teenager in Florida in July 2013. It’s highly unfortunate that it took the death of yet another unarmed African-American man to spark a global outrage. In fact, Black people shouldn’t have to fight for racial equity in 2020. The sad reality is that they have to because of the systemic racism that they have...
    Attorney General William Barr weighed in on the current Black Lives Matter debate raging across the nation by agreeing that Black Americans have been policed differently than White Americans while rejecting the idea of systemic racism in law enforcement. Speaking with ABC News, Barr said this unjust policing was a “widespread phenomenon” that deserves further examination. “I do think that it is a widespread phenomenon that African American males, particularly, are treated with extra suspicion and maybe not given the benefit of the doubt,” Barr said. “I think it is wrong if people are not respected appropriately and given their due, and I think it’s something that we have to address.” On George Floyd, a black man killed after a...
    Photo by Bryan Edward Creative Last month a giant Black live Matter mural was painted on the street in front of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg, and now you can support the institution with a shirt or a print. The museum announced the new limited-run merch on their Facebook account, stating that the prints are $25, and the T-shirts are “free-sh,” which we’re guessing is a hint for a donation.  If you’re interested, email [email protected] Photo via Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum/Facebook Support local journalism in these crazy days. Our small but mighty team is working tirelessly to bring you up to the minute news on how Coronavirus is affecting Tampa...
    OSCAR WINNING superstar Mahershala Ali is to play Jack Johnson in an upcoming biopic series about the boxer's inspirational life. Johnson became the first African-American world heavyweight champion in 1908 - when he defeated Canadian Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia. And the upcoming six-part HBO series, titled "Unruly", will tell the full story of Johnson's amazing life. From his journey to boxing greatness, to the disgraceful discrimination and oppression he faced because of his skin colour - the show will bring Johnson's remarkable story to a modern audience. Ali, who has played Johnson before in a 2000 stage production about the great champion and has since won academy awards for his roles in Moonlight and Green Book, is not the...
    During an interview with ABC News released on Wednesday, Attorney General William Barr stated that there is “a widespread phenomenon” of African Americans, particularly black males being treated “with extra suspicion and maybe not given the benefit of the doubt” by law enforcement that must be addressed. And there is “work to do in addressing the distrust that exists in the African American community toward law enforcement.” Barr defended his past statements on systemic racism in law enforcement by saying that the definition of “systemic” is unclear. Because it’s unclear if “systemic” means that racism is inherent to the system, or is widespread within the system. He added, “I do think that it is a widespread phenomenon that African American,...
    When COVID-19 stormed America in March, Christine King Mitchell took a break from her job as a docent at the Old Slave Mart Museum in Charleston, S.C. Mitchell, 64, is an historian who has made education and research on the enslavement of African-Americans from 1619 to 1865 her life’s work. But how to keep going during a global pandemic, in a moment when the May 25 police killing of George Floyd and subsequent anti-racism protests have triggered a broad cultural push to acknowledge the longstanding oppression of Black Americans more fully? “ ‘It takes a village to tell a story.’ ” — Christine King Mitchell, author of the forthcoming book, ‘The Business of Slavery: Evidence of Control, Power,...
    THE birdwatcher who was targeted by "Central Park Karen" Amy Cooper will not cooperate with the district attorney after the white woman was charged. The decision to charge the woman with filing a false police report does not have support from the victim, according to the New York Times. 2 Christian Cooper is not cooperating with the district attorneyCredit: Facebook "On the one hand, she's already paid a steep price," birdwatcher Christan Cooper said in a statement on Tuesday. "That’s not enough of a deterrent to others? Bringing her more misery just seems like piling on." He continued: "So if the DA feels the need to pursue charges, he should pursue charges. But he can do that without me." His...
    The man at the center of the Central Park ‘Karen’ fiasco has said he will not cooperate with the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation, according to a new report. Christian Cooper, told the New York Times on Tuesday that Amy Cooper, 41, has suffered enough since the May encounter that destroyed her career and reputation. Amy Cooper was charged on Monday with falsely reporting an incident in the third degree. “On the one hand, she’s already paid a steep price,” Mr. Cooper, 57, told the paper, referring to the criminal charge. “That’s not enough of a deterrent to others?” The avid birdwatcher added, “Bringing her more misery just seems like piling on.” “So if the DA feels the need to pursue...
    The person on the heart of the Central Park ‘Karen’ fiasco has mentioned he won’t cooperate with the Manhattan District Legal professional’s investigation, in response to a brand new report. Christian Cooper, instructed the New York Instances on Tuesday that Amy Cooper, 41, has suffered sufficient for the reason that Might encounter that destroyed her profession and fame. Amy Cooper was charged on Monday with falsely reporting an incident within the third diploma. “On the one hand, she’s already paid a steep value,” Mr. Cooper, 57, instructed the paper, referring to the prison cost. “That’s not sufficient of a deterrent to others?” The avid birdwatcher added, “Bringing her extra distress simply looks as if piling on.” “So if the DA...