Category: The News

GOP Madness 2012, Round 1, Match 6

GOP Madness 2012, Round 1, Match 6

Here’s the bracket so far. I’m very fond of both of today’s contestants, so without further ado… Herman Cain was the GOP’s “it” guy, having taken the frontrunner mantle away from a fading Rick...

John Chase and the Legacy of A First

John Chase and the Legacy of A First

As the first or only African American in any role, it helps to remember that you are standing on the shoulders of giants.

Ghana pioneers new child vaccines

Ghana pioneers new child vaccines

Ghana is the first country in Africa to protect children against two of the deadliest infant diseases with simultaneous vaccinations.

Owens’ Anthology Spotlights African-American Art

Owens’ Anthology Spotlights African-American Art

Clifford Owens: Anthology (score by Saya Woolfalk). Performance still, August 2011. While recently exploring the bold/often controversial/always original genre of performance art, we came across artist Clifford Owens, who has burst onto the contemporary...

African-American Male Teachers Is Vanishing Phenomenon, Experts Say

African-American Male Teachers Is Vanishing Phenomenon, Experts Say

According to the National Education Department, African-American male teachers and administrators are becoming extinct.

Taylor war crimes verdict praised

Taylor war crimes verdict praised

Campaigners and human rights groups welcome a UN-backed special court’s guilty verdict against the former Liberian leader Charles Taylor.

Pregnant Woman Shot During LA Riots: 20 Years Later, She Shares Experience With Daughter

Pregnant Woman Shot During LA Riots: 20 Years Later, She Shares Experience With Daughter

  Perhaps the most innocent of all the innocent victims of the 1992 Los Angeles riots was Elvira Evers and the baby inside her womb. Elvira was seven and a half months pregnant when...

Sean Hannity Argues With Tavis Smiley And Cornel West About Poverty

Sean Hannity Argues With Tavis Smiley And Cornel West About Poverty

Sean Hannity welcomed Tavis Smiley and Cornel West onto his program by thanking them for all the times they criticize President Obama. “Welcome back,” Hannity said to his guests. “I don’t think that we...

NAACP Launches Media Campaign: Amendment One

NAACP Launches Media Campaign: Amendment One

According to a news release from the NAACP chapter in Durham, the campaign will place ads in African-American newspapers, statewide radio spots, mailers, brochures, and robocalls to tens of thousands of North Carolina voters.

City talks about JFRD discrimination lawsuit

City talks about JFRD discrimination lawsuit

Until Thursday, the city had been reluctant to talk about a federal discrimination lawsuit against the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department since the U.S. Department of Justice’s findings were revealed a week ago.

Baby Boomers divorcing at high rate

Baby Boomers divorcing at high rate

CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux reports on the high divorce rate among those 50 and older.

Students Make Sure War Vets Aren’t Forgotten

Students Make Sure War Vets Aren’t Forgotten

Students from an Ohio high school are trying to save history and honor the memories of black war veterans buried in a local cemetery.

Nigeria newspaper hit by blasts

Nigeria newspaper hit by blasts

At least six people are killed in bomb attacks on newspaper offices in two Nigerian cities, witnesses say.

10 Eligible Black Men ‘The Bachelor’ Should Cast

10 Eligible Black Men ‘The Bachelor’ Should Cast

Last week, news broke about two African American men, Christopher Johnson and Nathaniel Claybrooks, where filing a class action lawsuit against the producers of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.