Category : Black Local and National News

by Staff - 1 day ago

New felony murder rule results in justice 16 years later

Emmitt Lewis and his attorney, Public Defender Niki Solis, share a laugh at the great news he’ll soon be free. In San Francisco, because of the late Jeff Adachi’s persuasive and charismatic advocacy for the budget to strongly defend the poor, public...

by Staff - 1 day ago

Activists March Outside Court In Support of Vets’ Lawsuit

NORFOLK Veterans, Civil Rights Activists and Citizens held a demonstration against Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Physical Assault, Rape and Sexual Harassment on Friday, August 9, 2019, at the U.S. District Court in downtown Norfolk. DAV Roy Perry-Bey...

by Staff - 1 day ago

#HugosSoWhite: The literary convention diversity scandals

by Sumiko Saulson “I don’t attend many conventions nowadays because of the mistreatment of women, the lack of diversity and sticking us on just the ‘diversity’ panels,” said Afrofuturist author Balogun Ojetade. While most of America has b...

by Staff - 1 day ago

Pediatricians Warn Racism is Devastating to Black Children

By: Enola Aird, Esq. It’s amazing how often the news media give big play to an academic report that tells us something Black mothers already knew. Another example of the old wisdom nothing is real until White people discover or acknowledge it....

by Staff - 2 days ago

People’s Power stops a modern-day lynching

After a conciliatory reception at the hospital and learning MOVE member Delbert Orr Africa had been returned to prison, supporters went there, to SCI (State Correctional Institution) Dallas. Two MOVE members were allowed in to see him and found him...

by Staff - 2 days ago

Black August Resolution

On Aug. 1, the Black August Organizing Committee led a coalition of community groups to Sacramento City Hall to deliver a resolution recognizing the month as Black August. BAOC along with Anti-Police Terror Project Sacramento, Sacramento for Black L...

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Win tickets to see Mary J Blige and Nas in Dallas this month

Two of hip-hop and R&B’s most legendary artists – Mary J. Blige and Nas – are touring together for the first time ever across North America this summer. The duo will come to the Dos Equis Pavilion on Aug. 22. The hitmaking heavyweights will...

by Staff - 2 days ago

We still ain’t free!

by Keith ‘Comrade Malik’ Washington “These Northern Democrats are in cahoots with the Southern Democrats. They’re playing a giant con game, a political con game. You know how it goes. One of ‘em comes to you and makes you believe he’s for you...