Post Tagged with: "race in America"

PBS Suspends "Finding Your Roots" After Henry Louis Gates Jr. Sellout to Ben Affleck (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

PBS Suspends “Finding Your Roots” After Henry Louis Gates Jr. Sellout to Ben Affleck

PBS suspends “Finding Your Roots” citing host Henry Louis Gates Jr. sellout to actor Ben Affleck, who didn’t want details about his slave-owning ancestor disclosed during a segment on him. New York Times:  “PBS said on Wednesday that it was postponing a future season of “Finding Your Roots” after an […]

by · June 25, 2015 · Black News, Today's Headlines
Judge James Gosnell Replaced After Soliciting Sympathy for Dylann Roof's Family

Judge James Gosnell Replaced After Soliciting Sympathy for Dylann Roof’s Family

Chief Magistrate James Gosnell, who solicited sympathy for the family of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, has been replaced by the SC Supreme Court. Gosnell has been replaced by Charleston County Magistrate Ellen S. Steinberg. The order was issued by Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal, the Post and Courier reports.  

by · June 24, 2015 · Breaking News
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Removed from Capitol Grounds

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Removed from Capitol Grounds

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R), ordered the “Confederate battle flag, which stands at the foot of the confederate memorial on the state Capitol grounds” be taken down, the Birmingham News reports. “Two workers came out of the Capitol building about 8:20 a.m. and with no fanfare quickly and quietly took the […]

by · June 24, 2015 · Today's Headlines
Black Twitter Freaks Out After Hillary Clinton Says "All Lives Matter" in Black Church

Black Twitter Freaks Out After Hillary Clinton Says “All Lives Matter” in Black Church

Black Twitter freaked out after Hillary Clinton said “All Lives Matter” during a speech at a black church near Ferguson, Mo. Many felt that she should have simply said “Black Lives Matter.” Huh? I get it, black lives matter, in the context of the police-involved shooting and the racist attack […]

by · June 23, 2015 · Elections
#BREAKING:  Amazon to Pull Confederate Flag Merchandise

#BREAKING: Amazon to Pull Confederate Flag Merchandise

#BREAKING NEWS:  Amazon announced that it will pull Confederate flag merchandise. This comes as retail giant Walmart announced that it would stop selling Confederate merchandise in its stores. Prominent flag maker Valley Forge Flag said it will stop producing and selling Confederate flags. This comes following the massacre of nine black […]

by · June 23, 2015 · Breaking News
Dear White Pastors, Bishops, Apostles and Leaders: Your Silence is Deafening [Pictured Andre Barnes]

Dear White Pastors, Bishops, Apostles and Leaders: Your Silence is Deafening

Ref: Silence Amongst Injustice Scripture Reference I Chronicles 12: 32; And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment. To My Brothers and […]

by · June 23, 2015 · Religious News, Today's Headlines
Jefferson Davis Statue at UT Defaced with Black Lives Matter Graffiti

Jefferson Davis Statue at UT Defaced with Black Lives Matter Graffiti

The Jefferson Davis statue on the campus of the University of Texas was defaced with “Black lives matter” graffiti, as there is a new push to have it removed from the college campus. Jefferson Davis and two other Confederate statues at UT have been tagged with graffiti. pic.twitter.com/ohNLiDsrlU — Ralph […]

by · June 23, 2015 · Today's Headlines
Hillary Clinton Talks About Racial Issues While GOP Candidates Run (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Hillary Clinton Talks About Race While GOP Candidates Run

While the Republican presidential candidates are running like Usain Bolt from dealing with race, Hillary Clinton is the only candidate with the guts to confront it head-on. Washington Post:  “The massacre last week at a church in Charleston, S.C., opened a leadership opportunity for the nearly two dozen politicians running […]

by · June 23, 2015 · Elections, Race in America
CNN's Sunny Hostin Blasted on Twitter After Criticizing Obama for Using Word N*gger (Photo Credit: Twitter via @SunnyHostin)

CNN’s Sunny Hostin Blasted on Twitter After Criticizing Obama for Using Word N*gger

CNN’s Sunny Hostin was pissed off at President Obama for using the word n*gger to prove a point about racism in America during an interview with Marc Maron. She sparred with Don Lemon, who is no stranger to using the word. Both Hostin and Lemon were wrong in their talking […]

by · June 22, 2015 · Today's Headlines
GOP Sen. Bob Corker: "I'd Vote to Take Down Confederate Flag"

GOP Sen. Bob Corker: “I’d Vote to Take Down Confederate Flag”

GOP Sen. Bob Corker (TN) says “I see no reason for it to continue, I would certainly vote against flying the flag and my sense is that’s what they are going to do,” The Hill reports. This comes as nine black church members were killed by 21-year-old Dylann Roof in a […]

by · June 22, 2015 · Black News, Politics