The 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party Movement was honored at Morehouse College’s Crown Forum After Dark program, Sept 28, with former Black Panther Party leaders Bobby Seale, Kathleen Cleaver and Bob Brown.
The Bank of America Auditorium was filled well past its 350-seat capacity as the three iconic figures stood in front of students and faculty, vividly detailing their experiences during their time in the party.
The Party was co-founded by Seale, along with Huey P....Read more
When this election began, I was like millions of millennial men: a “Bernie bro” rooting hard for Sen. Sanders. Watching the candidate of my dreams get steam late and lose in the primary wasn’t so different from watching my favorite football team not have enough energy to complete a fourth quarter rally. Hopeful, exciting, but ultimately deflating and disappointing.
When Hillary Clinton became the presumptive Democratic nominee, I was distraught. Months before I had written about her...Read more
An analysis by the NYCLU revealed that innocent New Yorkers have been subjected to police stops and street interrogations more than 5 million times since 2002, and that black and Latino communities continue to be the overwhelming target of these tactics. Nearly nine out of 10 stopped-and-frisked New Yorkers have been completely innocent, according to the NYPD’s own reports:
In 2002, New Yorkers were stopped by the police 97,296 times.80,176 were totally innocent (82 percent).
In 2003, New...Read more
An unarmed black man has died after being shot by a police officer in El Cajon in southern California on Tuesday, the local police department said, appealing for calm as local media reported crowds had gathered at the scene of the shooting.
The death comes less than two weeks after black men in Charlotte, North Carolina and in Tulsa, Oklahoma, were shot dead by police, sparking protests. In Charlotte, rioting prompted the authorities to impose a...Read more
Monday night’s debate provided voters with a pretty accurate picture of the choice they face in November. One candidate, Democrat Hillary Clinton, has experience and a firm grasp of policy. She believes in studying and thinks very carefully before she speaks. She tries not to offend people.
The other candidate, Republican Donald Trump, is a political novice who doesn’t know much about policy. He doesn’t believe in homework and he says whatever pops into his mind. He offends people constantly.
Hillary Clinton's suggestion Monday that maybe Donald Trump doesn't pay income tax prompted the Republican candidate to interject: "That makes me smart."
The remark came in a segment about Trump's refusal to release his tax returns during Monday night's debate. The Democratic candidate seized on the controversial issue and offered a series of possible explanations for why the billionaire won't follow presidential-election precedent and release the returns.
"Maybe he's not as rich as he says he is," Clinton offered up....Read more
President Barack Obama on Saturday expressed hope that a new national museum showcasing the triumphs and tragedies of the African American experience will help to bring people together as the nation reels from recent racial upheaval.
Speaking at a dedication ceremony for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Obama said that the story of black America is the story of America.
“This national museum helps to tell a richer and fuller story of who...Read more