Category Archives: Racial Inequality

Racial Inequality

As nation mourns racist murders, Confederate Flag of hate still flies over South Carolina

Donald Trump’s support among African-American voters has plunged to a new low — and the New York Daily News wanted to make sure the Republican presidential candidate knew it: Tomorrow’s front page ORANGE IS NOT THE NEW BLACK: Only 1% of African-Americans back Trump https://t.co/0RiPTLK1rI pic.twitter.com/42uuBuwpFY – New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 30, 2016 According to the Quinnipiac University poll, just 1 percent of African-American voters supported Trump. That was well behind

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Who Was Malcom X and Why Was He Assassinated – An Insider’s View

This Sunday’s highly anticipated BET Awards boasted lots of fantastic performances from the likes of BeyoncĂ©, Erykah Badu and Desiigner. But the stars for this year’s show were bringing heat not just to the stage, but to the red carpet, too. Everyone from Gabrielle Union to host Tracee Ellis Ross came out with looks that were sleek, chic and just a little daring. Perhaps the best look of the night came from Janelle Monae in a striped black-and-white suit which she told red carpet host Llyod

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Innovative citizen initiatives open access to police data

As outrage mounts over fatal police shootings of unarmed civilians, a growing number of police departments nationwide are releasing data on officer-involved shootings, use of force, and traffic stops. In North Carolina, where Charlotte and Fayetteville are participating in the White House initiative, a related effort is underway to make accessible policing data statewide. The nonprofit Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ) last month launched a searchable database of all stop, search,

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Reparations Movement Grows – Caribbean-Americas-Africa-Europe

At the Four Seasons Westlake Village in California, professionals and celebrities came out for the… http://www.blackenterprise.com/lifestyle/nbc-universal-debuts-its-2016-spring-summer-lineup/

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South Sudan’s leaders took the first tangible step toward peace in two and a half years on Tuesday, raising hopes the young country’s nightmarish civil war could finally end. Opposition leader Riek Machar landed in the capital Juba on Tuesday and was sworn in as vice president, a major boost for the peace deal signed by Machar and President Salva Kiir last year. “It’s the best hope that South Sudan has had in a very long time,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said of

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Denmark Vesey Monument Dedication – Unveiling Moment

The father of a 22-year-old Louisiana man who authorities claim fatally shot himself while handcuffed in a patrol car is angry that the district attorney’s office has declined to pursue criminal charges. “It’s disappointing, disheartening, baffling and disgusting all at the same time,” Victor White Sr. told The Huffington Post. Prosecutors had been investigating whether charges were appropriate in Victor White III’s shooting death, but found no “evidence to suggest a violation of a criminal
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