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MARCHING TO THE BANK

MARCHING TO THE BANK

Following up on decades of community advocacy for Black financial institutions, the Black Lives Matter movement has energized a stream of Black Americans to open accounts in Black-owned banks. COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS Reacting to the most recent wave of shootings of Black men by police officers, thousands of African-American consumers across America […]

Former Fla. journalist uncovers Trump’s ‘stolen’ language

Former Fla. journalist uncovers Trump’s ‘stolen’ language

BY BRITTNY MEJIA LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS LOS ANGELES – Since he lost his TV reporting job last year, Jarrett Hill has been looking for his next opportunity. It presented itself in an unexpected way. Hill was sitting at a corner table Monday night in a Starbucks drinking iced coffee and watching the Republican […]

2016 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION / CLEVELAND, OHIO

2016 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION / CLEVELAND, OHIO

Is Hillary linked up with Satan? Dr. Ben Carson spoke on the second day of the GOP convention on Tuesday and asked delegates whether America is “willing to elect someone as president who has as their role model somebody who acknowledges Lucifer.” The Democratic National Convention kicks off Monday from Philadelphia. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/ABACA PRESS/TNS)

Seeking answers in Florida

Seeking answers in Florida

Cops, Black activists frustrated BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Race relations in Florida, where lynchings of Black men were once almost commonplace, have reached a low point as a result of a growing distrust – and outright fear – of law enforcement officers, Black activists told The News Service of Florida in […]

Grappling to understand killer’s bizarre claims

Grappling to understand killer’s bizarre claims

Gavin Long, who killed officers in Baton Rouge, claimed to be a life coach, spiritual leader. BY KANSAS CITY STAR/TNS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – He described his third self-published book as the one that would transform the reader’s life, as it had his own. “The Laws of the Cosmos,” Cosmo Setepenra boasted on his website, […]

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 280

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 280

#STRONG – Less than a month ago, I wrote this: It’s painful to know that for the foreseeable future, Orlando will be on the list of sites that bring mass murders to mind: Columbine, Sandy Springs, San Bernardino, etc. And anytime I see a #STRONG hashtag with a city’s name in it – #ORLANDOSTRONG, #BOSTONSTRONG, […]

Black skin, White words

Black skin, White words

Many people are celebrating the comments made by professional basketball players, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Chris Paul and Dwayne Wade about the state of race relations in America. The comments were made on a televised sports awards program. As always, most African-American reactions to the athletes’ comments parroted what the major, minor and social media […]

Sanders never had the Black vote and never asked why

Sanders never had the Black vote and never asked why

A Fusion article by Terrell Jermaine Starr titled, “How Bernie Sanders Lost Black Voters” purports to explain why the Sanders campaign and its Black operatives failed to make a dent in Hillary Clinton’s overwhelming Black vote. The article blames the Sanders campaign for not throwing enough financial resources at “Black outreach.” It also faults the […]

Black doctors stand against police violence

Black doctors stand against police violence

THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION GUEST COMMENTARY The National Medical Association (NMA), representing over 50,000 predominantly African-American physicians nationally, is deeply concerned by the recent and past incidents of police use of lethal force in the execution of their duties. The NMA is cognitive of the tremendous contributions of law enforcement officers in preserving communities at […]

Why we need Black anger

Why we need Black anger

The entire world witnessed American police murder, but time stopped for Black people when Alton Sterling and Philando Castille died on camera. Alton Sterling was killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, shot to death as he lay subdued and helpless. The trauma of that moment was still fresh when Philando Castille was shot after he told […]