Category : Black Local and National News

by Staff - 3 days ago

Melinda’s story

Melinda Garret holds her picket sign high, protesting at the March for Family Rights in San Francisco on July 9, 2018. by Michelle Chan It was 3:30 in the afternoon on May 23, 2019. Melinda Garret’s cell phone rang. It was her 10-year-old daug...

by Staff - 3 days ago

Telling Fort Monroe’s Full Black History

By Sheri Bailey and Steven T. Corneliussen August will bring national attention to slavery’s Virginia beginnings at Point Comfort, now called Fort Monroe where “20 and odd negars” came ashore in August 1619.   But just after the Civil War started, in...

by Staff - 3 days ago

Manhattan DA, Vance, Condemns Trump's Planned ICE Raids

[Immigration News] Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance: "The real threat to our public safety isn’t coming from undocumented New Yorkers – it’s coming from Washington, D.C." Photo: Facebook Tags:& Black Star NewsMANHATTAN DA CYRUS VANCEICEACTION...

by Staff - 4 days ago

Three Broward sheriff’s deputies face criminal charges

      FORT LAUDERDALE – Three Broward sheriff’s deputies are facing criminal charges for their roles in an incident involving a 15-year-old student in April, Broward State Attorney Mike Satz announced. Charges were filed today in Broward County Court...

by Staff - 4 days ago

Florida hasn’t set up statewide census committee

By Hannah Morse The Palm Beach Post       WEST PALM BEACH — The woman who oversaw Florida’s far-reaching effort to educate residents on the 2000 census said she was “really surprised” the state has not yet established the committee for next year’s ce...

by Staff - 4 days ago

Ignorance Is NOT Bliss When It Comes to Your Vote

Technically Speaking Commentary By Perry Busby For the past few months I have had the privilege of engaging voters and elected officials in conversations about voting, particularly the elevated warnings regarding foreign interference in our next pres...

by Staff - 4 days ago

Shadow Over Substance: The Art of Deceiving African-Americans

By Wornie Reed, Ph.D In politics, African-Americans are often asked to take the shadow for the substance. They are led to believe impressions over actions and appearance over facts. Practitioners of this art play friendly with Black folks, while at t...