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Remember those Black Agenda meetings with Obama? They yielded amost nothing


by Maria Lloyd As the chaos in Ferguson, MO continues to unfold leading up to the announcement of the grand jury’s decision concerning Darren Wilson, a white police officer who fatally shot and killed an African-American teen named Michael Brown, I couldn’t help but wonder if policies on Capitol Hill could’ve prevented the racial tension America is experiencing in Ferguson, MO ... Read More »

Former DC mayor Marion Barry dies at the age of 78


A controversial, yet beloved figure in the Washington DC community is no longer with us.   Former Washington DC mayor Marion Barry has died at the age of 78 years old. Barry’s death is the end of a very long and interesting ride in DC politics.   Barry is best-known throughout the country for an incident in 1990 involving an ... Read More »

CNN’s Don Lemon Roasted For Anti-Rαpe Advice


by April Taylor Twitter has erupted in a merciless roasting of Don Lemon after he told Bill Cosby rαpe accuser Jill Tarshis, “You know there are ways not to perform oral sεx if you didn’t want to do it.”  Tarshis is an actress who recently accused Bill Cosby of rαping her twice in 1969.  In response to Lemon’s question, Tarshis stated, ... Read More »

KY Fire Chief Refuses To Help Stranded Black Family


A Kentucky fire chief is receiving backlash for refusing to help a Black family who was stranded on an interstate and for also insinuating that an Asian-American reporter did not understand English.  The incident with the family was captured on a Bullitt County Sherriff’s body camera that was obtained by WDRB.  Julius Hatfield is the Southeast Bullitt County Fire Chief ... Read More »

Don Lemon asks Cosby accuser how she used her mouth


Don Lemon, being a conservative, might be considered a fan of Bill Cosby.  He has been one of the other black public figures who has embraced respectability politics into the conversation on race.  Observers wondered what sort of questions Lemon might ask Cosby accuser Joan Tarshis about what happened on the night that she says that Cosby drugged and assaulted her. ... Read More »

What US Schools Are Not Doing To Prevent School Shootings?


By Colonel Byron A. Freeman, USA, Retired Hopefully you are one of the millions of Americans who are tired of hearing about school shootings.  We can all see that the current approach to dealing with this epidemic is not working and it is not going to get any better if we continue with the “business as usual” mentality when we ... Read More »

Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline | Dr. Artika Tyner


By Dr. Artika Tyner For far too many students of color, entering the gateway to incarceration begins with a referral from the classroom to the courtroom. This phenomenon is referred to as the school-to-prison pipeline. The NAACP Legal Defense Fund described this pipeline as “funneling of students out of school and into the streets and the juvenile correction system perpetuates a ... Read More »

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