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Black Lives Matter Racism Means Afrikan/Black People - “Can’t Breathe” In Boston!!!! 2014 marked the year wherein the assassination of Afrikan/Black men by police became a major topic of public conversation all across [...]
Source: Lee Celano / Getty Football icon O.J. Simpson may be getting out prison earlier than we may have thought. He is up for parole later this year. Since 2008, Orenthal James “O.J.” Simpson, 70, has been in a Nevada prison after he was convicted on several Las Vegas hotel room. As Sports Illustrated pointed out, Simpson ... Read more >>
Tue, Feb 21, 2017 2:58:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
FILE In this file photo taken on Thursday, March 27, 2014, Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin returns to his seat after speaking at United Nations headquarters. Russian officials said their ambassador to United Nations, Churkin, has died in New York City on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, file)
NEW YORK (AP) — Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent, savvy yet personable voice for his country’s interests who could both spar and get along with his Western counterparts, died suddenly Monday after falling ill in his office at Russia’s U.N. mission. Vitaly Churkin ... Read more >>
Tue, Feb 21, 2017 2:42:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
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The routine is familiar. The president makes a few bad jokes. The championship-winning team presents the leader of the free world with a personalized jersey. Everyone smiles for the cameras. Nothing political about that, right? Not exactly. In a divided nation, everything is political. While presidents have been snubbed before, six players from the ... Read more >>
Mon, Feb 20, 2017 2:59:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
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In an example of what happens if you don’t go along to get along with Donald Trump‘s program, a young black conservative has fired from his job at HUD and was literally shown the door. Shermichael Singleton, a political appointee at the Department of Housing and Urban Development was fired for an ... Read more >>
Mon, Feb 20, 2017 4:55:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Trauma is usually associated with violence. But for many of the young people in our lives, like these two sisters, it can be far more than bullets on the streets — poverty, war, health issues, family incarceration or even “smaller” events like parents fighting over money — trauma relates to ... Read more >>
Fri, Feb 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Sheila A. Hubbard was appointed Commissioner for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. ... Read more >>
Fri, Feb 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The Cambridge Jazz Festival will feature vocalist Gabrielle Goodman with saxophonist Walter Beasley in a tribute to Cambridge native Johnny Hodges. The tribute is a nod not only to black artists but to the history of African American art in Boston. ... Read more >>
Thu, Feb 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The Ujamaa Bazaar, a pop-up market organized by the Black Economic Justice Institute, Inc., will be open every Saturday this month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the large hall at 61 Columbia Road in Dorchester. BEJI recently moved its headquarters into the lower floor of the building, which ... Read more >>
Thu, Feb 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Although African-Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database. Cases involving African-Americans also tend to receive less media coverage than missing Whites, with missing men of color getting even less attention. NewsOne has partnered ... Read more >>
Sun, Feb 05, 2017 4:09:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Although African-Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database. Cases involving African-Americans also tend to receive less media coverage than missing Whites, with missing men of color getting even less attention. NewsOne has partnered ... Read more >>
Mon, Jan 23, 2017 8:37:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
In a trenchant and heart-rending opinion piece at ColorLines, Jamilah Lemieux, Vice President of News and Men’s Programming at Interactive One, maps out her decision to not participate in the Women’s March on Washington, which was initially organized by mostly White women.  Lemieux, a journalist and longtime activist who recently joined Interactive ... Read more >>
Thu, Jan 19, 2017 10:34:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Director Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro documentary on legendary American writer James Baldwin will hit theaters on February 3. Before he died of stomach cancer in 1987 at the age of 63, Baldwin was working on the book, “Remember This House,” a story about American race relations told through the ... Read more >>
Thu, Jan 19, 2017 9:39:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

 

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