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#BlackLivesMatter Movement is Fast Becoming a Waste of Time (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

BLACK LIVES MATTER Movement is Fast Becoming a Waste of Our Time

(OPINION) — The #BlackLivesMatter movement may have some legitimate beefs with various social issues, only they can’t seem to articulate it clearly. They are also missing the mark by targeting Democratic presidential candidates. Why not go at it from the local level? That’s where more change is effected. I never agree […]

by political diva· · Race in America
‘Freedom 2 Twerk’ Poster with Likeness of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is Just Offensive

‘Freedom 2 Twerk’ Poster with Likeness of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is Just Offensive

Portraying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a coon is offensive. Period. A poster advertising an upcoming event to be held at the Social Network Events Center in Flint, Mich., with an image of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wearing a gold medallion, and sporting either a ‘hood’ greeting or […]

by Janet Shan· · Race in America, Today's Headlines
Today in History: Rosa Parks Refused to Give Up Seat to White Passenger 58 Years Ago

Today in History: Rosa Parks Refused to Give Up Seat to White Passenger 58 Years Ago

Rosa Parks exercised a great deal of courage 58 years ago today, when she refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, en route home from a hard day’s work. Yes, on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks took a stand that […]

by Janet Shan· · Race in America
Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott Slams Florida Gulf Coast University President Over Planned Rap Concert

Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott Slams Florida Gulf Coast University President Over Planned Rap Concert

Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott claims Florida Gulf Coast University and its president Wilson Bradshaw are condoning the use of the “n-word, degradation of women, drug use and violence by sponsoring a concert with rappers Ludacris and Kendrick Lamar,” the News-Press reports. Ludacris and Lamar are slated to perform at the […]

by Janet Shan· · Latest News, Today's Headlines
Merrill Lynch Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit for $160 Million

Merrill Lynch Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit for $160 Million

Brokerage giant Merrill Lynch has settled a $160 million settlement in a racial discrimination lawsuit brought by hundreds of black financial advisers, making it the largest settlement in a racial discrimination case, the AP reports. Chicago attorney Suzanne E. Bish on Wednesday confirmed the settlement involving Merrill Lynch and some […]

by Janet Shan· · Latest News, Today's Headlines
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Call for Equality and Justice Still Haven’t Been Realized

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Call for Equality and Justice Still Haven’t Been Realized

The election of the nation’s first black president shows that we haven’t even begin to live up to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream. The current climate in the Republican Party, which is veering on extremism, makes a mockery of Dr. King’s dreams, from the gutting of the Voting Rights […]

by Janet Shan· · Race in America, Today's Headlines
George W. Bush On March on Washington Anniversary: “Our Journey to Justice Not Complete”

George W. Bush On March on Washington Anniversary: “Our Journey to Justice Not Complete”

Former president George W. Bush said “Laura and I are proud to join our fellow Americans in commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech’; “our journey to justice is not complete,” NBC News reports. Statement by President George […]

by Janet Shan· · Politics, Today's Headlines
Rep. Peter King: Rand Paul Comparing Edward Snowden to Martin Luther King Jr. ‘Madness’

Rep. Peter King: Rand Paul Comparing Edward Snowden to Martin Luther King Jr. ‘Madness’

Another prominent Republican is slamming Sen. Rand Paul and his stance on surveillance programs. Rep. Peter King (NY), who has 2016 presidential ambitions, said the libertarian wing of the Republican Party is damaging the party’s reputation on national security. He criticized Paul for supporting fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The […]

by Janet Shan· · Elections, NSA Spying
Actress Angela Bassett Says Racism Played Role in Trayvon Martin Murder

Actress Angela Bassett Says Racism Played Role in Trayvon Martin Murder

Actress Angela Bassett, who rarely lets her opinion on political matters heard, waded into the Trayvon Martin murder, charging racism played a role in the unarmed teenager’s death at the hands of a wannabe cop George Zimmerman. Bassett made the comments in Chicago last weekend during a speech  at the South […]

GOP Presidential Frontrunner Mitt Romney Says Obama “Divides us With the Bitter Politics of Envy”

GOP Presidential Frontrunner Mitt Romney Says Obama “Divides us With the Bitter Politics of Envy”

I watched the television coverage of the New Hampshire primary and I knew Mitt Romney would have won handily by double digits. I also listened to his speech and there were some key points that were a direct slap in the faces of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the […]

by Janet Shan· · Mitt Romney