From February 21, 1965 to February 26th, 2012 to August 9th, 2014. #TrayvonMartin #MichaelBrown #MalcolmX50 pic.twitter.com/i7IErHTfPz — N.O.T.O.R.I.O.U.S.™ (@MrMilitantNegro) February 26, 2015 Trayvon Martin’s Parents ‘Heartbroken‘ Published on Feb 25, 2015 George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, will […]
Black History Month Series 2015: Ms. Ernesta G. Procope. From Storefront to Wall Street, Ernesta G. Procope Has Blazed Trails in Insurance and Real Estate Celebrating this year’s Black Enterprise A. G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award Winner From Cedric ‘BIG CED’ Thornton & BLACK ENTERPRISE History-makers seldom have an example to follow; […]
Black History Month Series 2015: Trayvon Benjamin Martin (February 5, 1995 – February 26, 2012) This Black History Moment will be a tad bit different. Today The Department Of Justice informed the world there will be no federal charges against George Zimmerman. Trayvon Martin: DOJ Announces No Charges Against […]
A Letter From An African American Dad To His Son. From BBCAmericanGal. By BBCAmericanGal · @BBCUSA173 A letter to my son Dear Son, It has been some time since we have talked about the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. As your father, even though you will soon be […]
Black History Month Series 2015: Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753 – December 5, 1784). Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753 – December 5, 1784) was the first published African-American woman and second published African-American poet. Born in West Africa, she was sold into slavery at the age of seven and transported to North America. […]
Black History Month Series 2015: The Black Cowboy’s. A cowboy is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches in North America, traditionally on horseback, and often performs a multitude of other ranch-related tasks. The historic American cowboy of the late 19th century arose from the vaquero traditions of […]
Black History Month Series 2015: Forgetting The Racist Past. I wonder how many Black Americans drink Jameson Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey? Why do I ask? From ModernNotion.com: James Jameson Bought a Slave to Watch Her Be Eaten by Cannibals By Josh Hrala James Jameson, heir to the Jameson Irish Whiskey company, once bought […]
The Assassination of Malcolm X Malcolm X (/ˈmælkəm ˈɛks/; May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Arabic: الحاجّ مالك الشباز), was an African-American Muslim minister and a human rights activist. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, […]
Black History Month Series 2015: James Nathaniel “Jim” Brown. James Nathaniel “Jim” Brown (born February 17, 1936) is an American former professional football player and actor. He is best known for his exceptional and record-setting nine year career as a fullback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football […]
Black History Month Series 2015: The Pullman Car Porter. Pullman porter Pullman porters were men hired to work on the railroads as porters on sleeping cars. Starting shortly after the American Civil War, George Pullman sought out former slaves to work on his sleeper cars. Pullman porters served American railroads […]
The Black History Month Series 2015: Doctor Charles Richard Drew (June 3, 1904 – April 1, 1950). Dr. Charles Drew Blood Bank Inventor It’s impossible to determine how many hundreds of thousands of people would have lost their lives without the contributions of African-American inventor Dr. Charles Drew. This physician, […]
The Oreo Black History Series 2015: Karl Anthony “The Mailman” Malone. This is the month we celebrate Black History. I have decided to do something a bit different. Each day this month I will publish an “Oreo Black History Series 2015″ as well as “The Black History Month Series […]
Black History Month Series 2015: Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones, African-American Soprano (January 5, 1868 or 1869 – June 24, 1933)
Black History Month Series 2015: Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones, known as Sissieretta Jones, (January 5, 1868 or 1869 – June 24, 1933) Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones Background information Birth name Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Also known as The Black Patti Born January 5, 1868 Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S. Died June 24, 1933 […]
Black History Month Series 2015: Lewis Howard Latimer (September 4, 1848 – December 11, 1928) Lewis Howard Latimer (September 4, 1848 – December 11, 1928) was an African-American inventor and draftsman. Lewis Latimer was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts in 1848. He was the son of George and Rebecca Latimer, escaped […]
Black History Month Series 2015: Robert Robinson Taylor (June 8, 1868 – December 13, 1942) Robert Robinson Taylor (June 8, 1868 – December 13, 1942) was an American architect; by some accounts the first accredited African-American architect. He was also the first African-American student enrolled at the Massachusetts Institute […]
The Black History Month Series 2015: The Atlantic/Transatlantic Slave Trade. The “African Holocaust.”
The Black History Month Series 2015: The Atlantic Slave Trade. Also Known As The Transatlantic Slave Trade Or The “African Holocaust” . The Atlantic slave trade or transatlantic slave trade took place across the Atlantic Ocean from the 16th through to the 19th centuries. The vast majority of those […]
GET EDUCATED ON BLACK HISTORY. FACTS 2 TRUTH 2 KNOWLEDGE 2 POWER 2 FREEDOM. CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2015. The Black History Month “2015 Series”: Dr. Benjamin Solomon “Ben” Carson, Sr. The Black History Month Series 2015: Happy 113th Birthday, Langston Hughes. The Black History Month […]
From The Root: 3 1/2 Minutes: How Gun Culture, Fear and Racial Bias Killed Jordan Davis The film 3 1/2 Minutes documents the trial of Davis’ killer, Michael Dunn, and captures the life of the young man through interviews with his parents and friends. BY: JULIE WALKER ne […]
Las Vegas Detective, Bobby Kinch, Keeps Job Despite Threatening The President & Calling For A ‘Race War’.
Speaker John Boehner was threatened by an ex bartender from his “Country Club”….and this ex bartender was arrested and thrown UNDER the jail. The President Of The United States is threatened in a Facebook post containing a pointed gun, NOTHING. Threatened by a Las Vegas Detective, who actually […]
Help the Family of Tamir Rice. New Official GoFundMe.com Memorial Fund On November 22, 2014, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot and killed by a Cleveland, OH police officer while playing with a toy gun near the Cudell Recreation Center. In a 9-1-1 call prior to the Rice’s shooting, […]
High School Basketball Player Speaks Out After School And Sheriff Try To Ban ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Shirts.
From TheAntiMedia.org & Justin King High School Basketball Player Speaks Out After School and Sheriff Try to Ban ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Shirts Most of America is familiar with the story. A High School Basketball team in California wore shirts that included the final words of Eric Garner, “I Can’t Breathe,” […]
12 year old Tamir Rice shot ‘within two seconds’ of police arrival Published on Nov 27, 2014 Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Video footage of the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old in Cleveland shows he was shot within two seconds of the police arriving. EXTENDED VIDEO: […]
An Open Letter To The New York City Police Department’s Guardians Association And The Hispanic Association.
From EBONY News & Views: An Open Letter to the New York City Police Department’s Guardians Association and the Hispanic Association Writers, activists, educators and other concerned community members call on Black and Latino cops to take a stand Dear Sisters and Brothers, First and foremost, please accept […]
# of days that Darren Wilson has remained free : 148 # of days that Kajieme Powell has been dead : 139 # of days that Vonderrit Myers Jr. has been dead : 86 Let’s Stay Connected So You Know Ferguson Ferguson, We Still Have a Long Way to Go In this on-air […]
Witness Says NJ Man Killed by Police During Traffic Stop Had Hands Up From The Free Thought Project.com: “I’m hurt. I’m disgusted. My biggest fear has come true. I lost my best friend, my soulmate. The man that promised to love me indefinitely and beyond is gone … […]
As a young adult one of my favorite TV shows was The Equalizer starring Edward Woodard. The Equalizer was an American crime drama television series, originally airing on CBS from fall 1985, until late-spring 1989. It starred Edward Woodward as a retired espionage/intelligence officer with a […]
Ezell Ford Autopsy Report Shows He Was Shot 3 Times (once in the right side, once in the right back and once in the right arm).
From KTLA 5: Ezell Ford Autopsy Report Shows He Was Shot 3 Times BY JOHN A. MORENO AND MELISSA PAMER An autopsy report for 25-year-old Ezell Ford, a mentally ill man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles Police Department officers in South L.A. in August, was […]
Shout-Out/Hat-Tip to Ms. Nolwandle Ntshiza @NoliNtshiza for bringing this to my attention. Charles Barkley responds to Kenny Smith’s open letter on Ferguson By: NATE SCOTT & USA TODAY SPORTS: TNT analyst Charles Barkley responded to his colleague Kenny Smith’s open letter to him on Ferguson, Mo. first on […]
Forest Whitaker Frisked Publicly for Shopping While Black in New York The store is afraid of celebrity shoplifters? Come on, Whittaker looks nothing like Winona Ryder. By Taylor Gordon Of Atlanta Black Star Forest Whitaker was publicly frisked in the middle of a New York deli […]
From The Associated Press By MATT CRENSON Roots of Human Family Tree Are Shallow Whoever it was probably lived a few thousand years ago, somewhere in East Asia _ Taiwan, Malaysia and Siberia all are likely locations. He _ or she _ did nothing more remarkable than […]
Racism AmeriKKKan Style: South Bend Uniform Co. Sells “Breath Easy” Shirts Supporting Choke-hold Murderers.
From The Grio: Indiana company selling ‘Breathe Easy’ t-shirts by Carrie Healey | December 16, 2014 An Indiana uniform company is responding to the “I Can’t Breathe” shirts that star athletes and protesters have been wearing following the death of Eric Garner by an NYPD officer with a […]
Samuel L Jackson Just Challenged Celebrities to Call Out the “Violence of the Racist Police” Samuel L. Jackson Just Challenged Celebrities to Call Out the “Violence of the Racist Police” In a bold move, heavyweight actor Samuel L. Jackson has issued a call to action, similar to that […]
Apache Leap an area that would be included in the Copper mining land grab that Sen McCain snuck into the recent defense bill. From The Daily Kos & One Pissed Off Liberal Our heroes in Congress are stealing Indian land (again) And it’s not even the 1800s. All […]