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Respected African American activist Herman McKinney dies at 75

Respected African American activist Herman McKinney dies at 75

Reported By Liku Zelleke The African American community has lost a champion of diversity in graduate education and equal opportunity in corporate hiring, with the death Herman McKinney, who passed away on April 11th, at the age of 75. McKinney, a civil rights activist and community leader, was born in Oklahoma. He arrived in Portland, […]

A 2004 investigative report shows that Al Sharpton was financed by the GOP

Roger Stone, the longtime Republican dirty-tricks operative who led the mob that shut down the Miami-Dade County recount and helped make George W. Bush president in 2000, is financing, staffing, and orchestrating the presidential campaign of Reverend Al Sharpton. Though Stone and Sharpton have tried to reduce their alliance to a curiosity, suggesting that all […]

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Charlie Rangel says many of Obama’s opponents are motivated by racism

Reported By Liku Zelleke Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) doesn’t hold back when speaking his mind and he has some truly strong opinions on most issues. While appearing MSNBC on Thursday, he was asked what his thoughts were regarding the comments Attorney General Eric Holder made before a National Action Network. On the occasion Holder had […]

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Senator Refers to Obamacare as a “Tar Baby”

By Liku Zelleke Politicians are expected to watch every word that comes out of their mouth. They are also expected, in an ideal world at least, to mean what they say and say what they mean. Sadly, we don’t live in an ideal world and testimony to that fact is Senator Frank Ruff of Virginia. […]

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Jordan Davis’ mother says guns are taking too many young lives

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III By now, everyone is familiar with the Stand Your Ground law in the state of Florida. It’s because of this law that two African-American boys have been killed – Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis. Oh, don’t you dare think these are the only two because there are many other victims, […]

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Does the Republican Party still disrespect minorities in 2014?

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III At the annual gathering of California Republicans in San Francisco, former Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice had a message for her colleagues – a message of inclusion. Rice brought to light the issue of immigration, but it revolved around a much deeper issue – minority inclusion. In her speech, […]

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Anita Hill says that since she stood up to Clarence Thomas, her life has been a nightmare

By Liku Zelleke In 1991, Anita Hill took on the powers that be when she alleged that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had made harassing s****l statements and passes at her when he was her supervisor at the U.S. Department of Education and also while they worked at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. It […]

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Senate reaches bipartisan deal on jobless benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators ended a long-running election-season standoff and struck a compromise that would extend jobless benefits for 2 million Americans who have been out of work the longest, the lawmakers said Thursday. Should the Senate approve the election-year measure — as seemed likely — it would throw the issue […]

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The Tuskegee Airmen Recieved 850 Medals:  A few other things you may not know

By Tiara Kj Williams Despite inconceivable discrimination, Jim crow segregation laws, and constant slander, The Tuskegee Airmen went on to become the first African American military pilots to serve in the United States Air Force. This was no easy feat, but they were able to accomplish what had been previously defined to be impossible. We’ve […]

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Jordan Davis’ father on Michael Dunn verdict: We do not accept a law that views our children as “collateral damage”

After four days of deliberation, the jury in the trial of Michael Dunn remained deadlocked on the first-degree murder charge related to Dunn’s shooting and killing of Jordan Davis, an unarmed teenager listening to music in a car with three friends. The judge declared a mistrial on the murder charge, but Dunn was found guilty […]

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