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Did Reagan, Bush, and Obama Turn America Into A Militarized Police State?

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April V. Taylor The militarized response of police to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown at the hands of a police officer was the first time some Americans became aware of just how militarized local police departments have become.  While Americans have long been aware of how police terrorize Black neighborhoods, a lot ... Read More »

Yvette Carnell: Charles Barkley Isn’t Revealing the Black Community’s Problem. He IS the Problem

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by Yvette Carnell “The oppressed will always believe the worst about themselves,” said acclaimed writer and thinker Frantz Fanon. If you require a modern example of that truth, look no further than Charles Barkley. During a discussion on whether Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is “black enough”, Charles Barkley ranted on what he views as a “dirty secret” within the black ... Read More »

Bill Maher says that Michael Brown was “acting like a thug”

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by Ashley Naples Bill Maher is known for being a respected liberal comedian. Typically, he sides with the African American community on a variety of social justice issues.  But there are a few times when he strikes out on his own, and this is when he receives the backlash. During a segment on his HBO show, “Real Time with Bill ... Read More »

Morehouse football players dissed for not supporting gay scenes in “Dear White People”

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by David Miller Since President Barack Obama was elected, America has been in the midst of a battle over homosexuality.  The push to get Americans to accept gay relationships, gay marriage and gay love scenes clashes against the backdrop of traditional Christian values, and those who are not comfortable with homosexuality. Some feel that the liberal establishment has shoved gay ... Read More »

Number of Ebola cases has now topped 10,000

Liberia Races To Expand Ebola Treatment Facilities, As U.S. Troops Arrive

One of the scariest medical nightmares in history is the Ebola virus.  According to the World Health Organization, the virus is spreading faster than ever, and it’s also mutating.  What’s worse is that experts are not in agreement about whether the virus can be airborne or how long it lies dormant inside the body before showing symptoms or appearing on ... Read More »

Risky? Obama hugs the nurse who had Ebola

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The Ebola epidemic has the entire United States on edge for three reasons.  For starters, this is the first time the virus has come to American soil.  Second, there are questions about how the virus is spread.  Some say that it can’t be airborne, but there are scientists who disagree.  Also, people are wondering how nurses with full protective gear are ... Read More »

Amnesty International Declares Michael Brown’s Death A Human Rights Abuse

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April V. Taylor For the first time in the history of the United States, Amnesty International has documented human rights abuses on American soil.  The report entitled, “On The Streets of America: Human Rights Abuses In Ferguson,” declares Michael Brown’s death a human rights abuse and also highlights abuses that include police reactions to protesters and racist policing tactics across ... Read More »

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