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Attorney General Eric Holder issues statement about Ferguson

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WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement Monday following his briefing of President Obama on the latest developments in the federal civil rights investigation in Ferguson, Missouri: “As I informed the President this afternoon, the full resources of the Department of Justice are being committed to our federal civil rights investigation into the death of Michael Brown. “During the day today, more than 40 ... Read More »

Dr. Umar Johnson explains how hip-hop is killing black men

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Some people don’t like Dr. Umar Johnson, but it might be because his version of the truth is different from the mainstream.  But he’s not stupid, and he has quite a few theories that might help explain why black people are always found at the bottom of the barrel, even when Democrats and other so-called friendly organizations are lining up ... Read More »

Dr Boyce Watkins: Here’s where ESPN screwed up with Stephen A. Smith

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins ESPN, the “World-wide leader in Sports,” often prides itself on having tough conversations that often go outside the lines of standard sports commentary. But their commitment to generating intriguing conversations may have come back to bite them recently when Stephen A. Smith spoke about domestic violence on the air. Smith’s comments, which used the word “provoke,” ... Read More »

Yvette Carnell: How Negroes With Guns Saved the Civil Rights Movement

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If you read American history books, you’re led to believe that the Civil Rights movement was won by long suffering Christian blacks who turned the other cheek. But as writer Thaddeus Russell notes, the history of Jim Crow and the Civil Rights movement is actually a lot  more complicated than that. Russell hopes that in the future, schoolchildren will learn ... Read More »

Former Officer says NYPD was completely negligent when man lost his life

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The recent and unfortunate incident between the NYPD and Eric Garner has led to national outrage.  Garner lost his life when NYPD officers stopped him for allegedly selling illegal cigarettes.  This led to Garner being taken down in a chokehold and held until he stopped breathing earlier this week. The incident was captured on video and has led to accusations of ... Read More »

Meet The World’s First Black Actor: Ira Aldridge | The Reel Network

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Enter the life of Ira Aldridge – The world’s first African American actor.  Like all of the great black pioneers, he has paved the way for generations of aspiring black actors and actresses, and he will be remembered for such a feat for all time. He was born in New York City on July 24, 1807. Before migrating overseas to ... Read More »

Dr. Christopher Emdin | 5 Reasons Harlem Doesn’t Want You To Shake

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I am a writer, science advocate and education researcher, but at my core I am a New York City hip-hop kid. My life has been shaped by many beautiful moments in hip-hop culture and I’ve been inspired by the complex ways in which hip-hip navigates the world. New York has been a great teacher. It’s taught me lessons about love, ... Read More »