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Category Archive: Editorial

PROSECUTORS PLAY BIG ROLE IN “JAMES CROW” PROSECUTIONS

By Sherwood Ross Allowing prosecutors to jam our prisons with five times the number of inmates as 1970, largely with young brown and black males, is the signature of America’s new, slick...

OBAMA PLEDGED GOVERNMENT “TRANSPARENCY” BUT THREATENS INVESTIGATIVE REPORTERS

By Sherwood Ross President Obama, who pledged to run a “transparent” White House, instead is threatening reporters with trial and imprisonment if they don’t reveal the identities of...

THE ILLUSION OF INCLUSION: RAVEN-SYMONÉ AND THE POLITICS OF RACIAL DIS-IDENTIFICATION

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — Recent comments made by Raven-Symoné may have been ignorant and self-depreciating, but were not, by any stretch of the imagination, uncommon. On national...

Contagious Racism

By Jeremy Bamidele Race matters. According to longitudinal studies published in the 2010 article, “Racial Disparities in Job Findings and Offered Wages,” by Harvard professor Roland G....

Losing the Ebola War

By Jeremy Bamidele Amid the crisis of epidemic proportions, nurses in Liberia’s largest hospital, John F. Kennedy Hospital, are declaring a strike.  Among their demands is safety equipment to...

The Grass Isn’t Greener

By William Spriggs News last month showed that the Eurozone countries had a bad second quarter of economic growth. For the three-month period that ended in June, the Eurozone economies grew at 0.0...

Minorities and Women in STEM: Part 2

By Jeremy Bamidele STEM jobs are increasing at staggering rates, meanwhile the amount of minorities and women graduating with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics remains...

HOW WE CAN HONOR MICHAEL BROWN IN A MEANINGFUL, CONSTRUCTIVE WAY

By Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson Founder and Executive Director, Be Someone Inc. Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — My heart aches for the people of Ferguson, MO and I cry when I think of the...

Statement on Ferguson, Missouri From La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN -The Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has once again focused attention on an unarmed person of color losing his life in a situation that certainly appears should...

An open Letter to President Obama and America, regarding Michael Brown

By Attorney Roy Miller If you know what is good for you, look the other way. But, I don’t think people are looking the other way. Probable Cause: We are convinced that a crime was committed with...