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Dontrelle Inman Returns to the Chargers
August 23, 2019
The Los Angeles Chargers brought back WR Dontrelle Inman, the organization announced on Thursday. Inman appeared in 41 career games for the Bolts over the course of four seasons. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: August 14, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 14, 2019
On this day, August 14, 1883, biologist, Howard professor and Omega Psi Phi founder Dr. Ernest Everett Just was born in Charleston, South Carolina. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Undiscussed Dimensions of Mass Killings: Transforming A Profoundly Sick Society
August 8, 2019
We don’t have to be familiar with Frantz Fanon to concede that social conditions create, shape and even determine social consciousness. Nor do we have to be conversant with Kawaida philosophy to realize that ideas do not drop from the sky, grow from the ground or float in from the sea. They come from the society in which we live and learn to be and become the persons and peoples we are. Moreover, although there are numerous ideas which exist in society from which we may choose, the ruling ideas of any society are the ideas of those races, ethnicities, classes and elites which rule. And if we find them oppressive and unacceptable, we have the right and responsibility to resist and radically change them. ... read more »
Black Religious Groups, Non-Profits Can Apply for Security Grants as Gov Prioritizes Hate Crimes With $15M Emergency Fund
May 2, 2019
African American churches, mosques and other religious organizations are among vulnerable non-profits in California eligible to apply for security grants after Gov. Gavin Newsom approved $15 million in emergency funds this week to help religious and community-based groups protect themselves against hate crimes.  ... read more »
New App Brings Fashion Expertise to You
March 28, 2019
The Styled by Love E app is going to make looking good a little easier. ... read more »
Why Georgia is the Place for Black Migration and Politics
March 22, 2019
The midterms revealed that the margin for victory in Georgia is within reach. Abrams lost to Republican Brian Kemp by about 55,000 votes out of nearly 4 million votes cast. Clearly, a surge in the size of the Black voter base could close such a gap and end a drought in state representation dating to Reconstruction.  ... read more »
Democrats Focus on Voting Rights Ahead of 2020 Primary
January 3, 2019
Multiple potential contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are elevating the issue of voting rights as they prepare to launch campaigns. They’re vowing to oppose Republican-backed efforts to require identification to vote, reinstate protections eliminated by a 2013 Supreme Court ruling and frequently highlight the necessity of counting every vote. ... read more »
South Carolina’s African American Museum Needs More Money
December 27, 2018
Organizers for the International African American Museum planned in South Carolina say they'll need an additional $10 million for the project. ... read more »
The Black Death: Black Deaths Matter?
November 8, 2018
It has been four days since the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. It is Halloween, and the funerals began yesterday for the 11 victims. It has been called “the worst attack on Jews in American history.” The coverage has been relentless throughout the media, and touching vignettes of the lives of the victims have been ubiquitous. President Donald Trump has ordered flags at federal buildings throughout the United States to be flown at half-staff in "solemn respect" for the victims. Grotesque irony notwithstanding, United States President Donald Trump also visited the site of the massacre yesterday and met with victims and/or their families. ... read more »
New South Carolina Museum to Have Rapid Response Exhibits
August 2, 2018
A planned museum in South Carolina tracing African American history in America from slavery to today has hired a woman who creates exhibits based on current events. ... read more »
 Dylann Roof Sentenced to Death after Senseless Church Shooting in Charleston 
November 16, 2017
In June of 2015, Dylann Roof opened fire during a prayer meeting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina.   ... read more »
FBI moves to dismiss lawsuit over Charleston church shooting 
October 19, 2016
The FBI wants a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the agency of negligence in last summer's South Carolina church massacre, arguing that the agency was stymied by state and federal limits on background checks and local errors in record-keeping as it reviewed Dylann Roof's handgun purchase. ... read more »
Friend of Charleston church massacre suspect pleads guilty
May 5, 2016
friend of the white man accused of killing nine black parishioners during a Bible study at a Charleston church last year pleaded guilty Friday to lying to federal authorities. ... read more »
Mourners recall SC shooting victim in funeral at church
July 2, 2015
The day she was killed along with eight others during Bible study at a South Carolina church, Myra Thompson achieved her goal of becoming a minister. ... read more »
Neutralizing the Right Wing Political Agenda
July 1, 2015
There’s a lesson to be learned from the Confederate flag quickly and unexpectedly falling into disfavor following the murder of nine Bible-studying African Americans, including the pastor, at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. The lesson is that the economic clout of African Americans and their progressive allies can be used to pressure businesses to do the right thing, which in turn can keep the far right wing in check. ... read more »
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