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Ed Gordon talks interviewing Nate Parker and O.J.
Veteran journalist Ed Gordon returns to TV Sept. 13 with “Ed Gordon,” a quarterly newsmagazine airing on Bounce TV, which features programming targeted to an African-American audience. [“Ed Gordon” will mix newsy stories with features, including a chat with Grammy-winning R&B singer Maxwell.] Gordon, 56, is a veteran of BET, CBS (“60 Minutes II”), NBC,...
86 points by New York Post | Talk radio African American Mass media Black people White American O. J. Simpson murder case White people Race
South Sudan faces 'unprecedented' level of hunger, UN says
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The United Nations says hunger in South Sudan has reached "unprecedented" levels, with nearly 5 million people suffering from severe food insecurity.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Africa African American American Civil War Sudan Civil war United States Politics of Sudan Southern United States
Vandals begone, Main Line church raises 'Black Lives Matter' banner
On Saturday, members of Main Line Unitarian Church in Devon will hoist a yellow-and-black banner at South Valley Forge Road and Maplewood Avenue, in a jewel-green neighborhood of expansive homes and decorous sensibilities.
650 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Unitarian Universalism Unitarian Universalist Association Universalist Church of America African Methodist Episcopal Church Unitarianism International Council of Unitarians and Universalists African American Christian Universalism
Letters: Readers respond to Trump’s Detroit visit
Some Detroit churchmen seem to think Donald Trump would be “bad” for them, a reader writes        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Republican Party Democratic Party African American Donald Trump Barack Obama Midwestern United States President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt
Erica Garner blasts de Blasio for withholding cop’s record
The daughter of Eric Garner blasted Mayor de Blasio for withholding disciplinary info on the cop whose chokehold led to her father’s death.
6863 points by Daily News | Release Law African American Civil and political rights Black people Race New York City Racial segregation
Vogue's Yeezy Season 4 review begs the question: Do fashion and politics mix?
Fashion reviews can be mean, mundane and sometimes even glowing — but rarely are they vehicles to make political statements. In its review of Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 4 show, which took place Wednesday afternoon at Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, went there when it said Donald...
3 points by Los Angeles Times | Franklin D. Roosevelt African American Harry S. Truman Democratic Party MTV Video Music Awards Howard Hughes Racism Kim Kardashian
Primer for politicians: How to talk to black people in 8 easy lessons
The urgent need for this has been painfully obvious for many years and never more so than today.        
74 points by Detroit Free Press | Barack Obama African American Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton Joe Biden Donald Trump Republican Party The Miami Herald
Hillary Clinton gives spirited address on spirituality
Hillary Clinton refuses to lose this election, and on Thursday, she said she wouldn’t be losing her religion either.
158 points by Daily News | Barack Obama Democratic Party African American Hillary Rodham Clinton Racism 2008 Democratic National Convention Bill Clinton United States presidential election 2008
Voting restrictions echo Jim Crow laws, Hillary Clinton says
Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump plans another visit to Capitol Hill Sept. 8, 2016, 4:34 p.m. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaign in swing states after their town hall on military issues. Donald Trump talks with members of Congress, plans another visit to Capitol Hill Libertarian nominee...
32 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Elections Democracy Voting African American Race Donald Trump President of the United States
Pols blame HUD for leaving black homeowners open to foreclosure
An HUD's mortgage program that’s supposed to help struggling homeowners is actually leaving many of them vulnerable to foreclosure.
80 points by Daily News | Real estate Private equity fund Federal Housing Administration Mortgage Private equity Private equity firm Foreclosure African American
2 street collapses above sewer line to cost about $10M
BALTIMORE (AP) - Officials say two street collapses above a century-old Baltimore sewer line near downtown earlier this year are expected to cost the city at least a combined $10 million in repairs. The Department of Public Works said Tuesday that a portion of West Centre Street will be resurfaced, ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | English-language films Chinatown Manhattan Los Angeles Washington D.C. African American The Washington Times City The Road
Nashville woman upset over Obama spits on black transit officer
The transit security guard had asked Angela Fiume, 63, to leave Riverfront Station when she blew up over not finding clear directions to a bus or train on Tuesday.
2959 points by Daily News | African American United States Race Barack Obama Democratic Party Week-day names Black people Amtrak
Sherman J. Polley, longtime affordable-housing advocate, dies
Sherman Polley, a retired affordable-housing official who was also active in the National Negro Golf Association, died of complications from dementia Aug. 18 at the Lorien Columbia nursing home. The longtime Columbia resident was 97. Born in Huntington, W.Va., and raised in Indianapolis, Ind.,...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | African American Vice president Omega Psi Phi Academic degree Grocery store Baltimore Vice President of the United States Golf
Seahawks plan ‘demonstration of unity’ for anthem during opener
The Seahawks have discussed a team-wide protest in the vein of Colin Kaepernick, but it seems they've decided on a demonstration of unity.
1616 points by Daily News | Seattle The Star-Spangled Banner Human African American Race Thought National Football League The Seattle Times
Atlanta looking at ways to increase minimum wage for city workers

68 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Minimum wage Employment Barack Obama United States Wage Kasim Reed Atlanta African American
Baltimore officials reach deal on 'historic' development
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials have reached a deal with a firm owned by UnderArmour's CEO to develop a swath of south Baltimore industrial waterfront in a plan that promises to include affordable housing and local jobs.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Real estate Plan English-language films United Kingdom Management African American Project American films
Ga. Southern investigates alleged racial attacks against cheerleaders

-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Savannah Georgia Georgia Cheerleading University System of Georgia African American Historically black universities and colleges in the United States Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Georgia Southern University
Police: Man exposed himself twice in Chicago Lawn
Police are searching for a man who exposed himself to a female two days in a row this week in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Police Chicago Transport United Kingdom Hispanic and Latino Americans African American Race White people
15 years after 9/11, spotlight returns to Islam
That sense of dread has returned 15 years after al-Qaida dramatically changed American culture and politics.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | United States Islam in the United States Democratic Party African American
KING: NFL players, take a knee with Kaepernick to effect change
Commit to taking a knee for those families who have been failed by our country. Change starts with the first step.
17504 points by Daily News | Black people National Football League African American Police Protest United States White people Race
Bill Clinton’s racist appeal
Bill Clinton went full-out Bubba on Wednesday, declaring Donald Trump’s trademark slogan a racist code. But was it an attack — or a confession? Campaigning in Orlando, Fla., the ex-president had this to say about “Make America Great Again”: “If you’re a white Southerner, you know exactly what it means, don’t you? It means I’ll...
824 points by New York Post | Barack Obama Hillary Rodham Clinton Democratic Party Bill Clinton United States presidential election 2008 African American George W. Bush United States Senate
With 'Insecure,' 'Loosely Exactly Nicole' and 'Atlanta,' young black stars are taking charge of their own destiny
An African American woman from a community outreach nonprofit group is addressing a grade-school class when one student interrupts: “Why you talk like a white girl?” CLICK! A plus-sized African American woman is seducing her white on-and-off boyfriend, promising a night of carnal delight: “Come...
45 points by Los Angeles Times | African American Black people White people Race Colored Race Racism White American
Air China removes magazine criticized as racist
BEIJING — Chinese flag-carrier Air China said Thursday that it had removed copies of its inflight magazine containing an article criticized as racist for telling visitors to take precautions when visiting areas of London with large ethnic-minority populations. The state-owned airline said in an e-mail to The Associated Press that the September issue of “Wings...
14 points by New York Post | Race Black people Ethnic group Miscegenation Racism White people China African American
15 years after 9/11, unwelcome spotlight returns to Islam
That sense of dread has returned 15 years after al-Qaida dramatically changed American culture and politics.       
156 points by USA Today | United States Islam in the United States Democratic Party African American
Pastor wrong to invite Trump
Bishop Wayne Jackson adhered to one of the most important principles of the African-American church by inviting Donald Trump to speak before his congregation. He also illustrated how faith is almost always diminished when it is used for crass political purposes.
4957 points by CNN | African American Black people Martin Luther King Jr. Racism Race United Kingdom Slavery Haiti
Baltimore has some of the country's worst health outcomes, disparities
Whether you're looking at chronic conditions, sexually transmitted diseases or other maladies, Baltimore has some of the worse health outcomes in the state and the nation.City data shows 19 percent of Baltimore residents have asthma, while statewide it's 14 percent; 30 percent of children are obese,...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Sexually transmitted disease Medicine Epidemiology African American City Metropolitan area Human sexual behavior Urban area
Police warn of Back of the Yards robberies
Chicago Police are cautioning Back of the Yards residents after three robberies were reported in the neighborhood in recent weeks.
1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Police African American 6th millennium Male
Carson: Trump should apologize for pushing 'birther' conspiracy
"I think that would be a good idea, absolutely," Carson said on CNN Tuesday.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | President of the United States African American Barack Obama Democratic Party Hillary Rodham Clinton Conspiracy theory Donald Trump Republican Party
Burkett girds for reelection battle in volatile year
Texas House District 113 represented by Republican Rep. Cindy Burkett spans eight cities, including some of the county's largest, like Dallas and Garland, and smallest, like Sunnyvale, which Burkett calls home. It's also one of the county's most ethnically diverse districts. This presidential year poses an opportunity for Democrats seeking potential swing seats like this one. Rep. Burkett's ready for battle.
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | George W. Bush African American Republican Party Democratic Party President of the United States Alaska John McCain United States
How change came to Ferguson, Mo., and a community 'willing to answer the call'
“The reason Ferguson happened the way it happened had a lot to do with people not being a part of the process,” said Ferguson Police Chief Delrish Moss, who was sworn in earlier this year.
923 points by The Washington Post | Constable Police Police brutality Voter turnout African American Police officer Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution Black people
Don’t trust Donald Trump’s Detroit overtures
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump riled up many in the region with his visit to a church in Detroit. Here’s a sample of the reaction:        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Barack Obama Donald Trump African American Ivana Trump Fred Trump Trump Entertainment Resorts The Apprentice
Alabama’s appellate courts system rigged to block minority judges - lawsuit
Alabama is going to court, over their courts. A lawsuit from the NAACP claims that Alabama’s election system for judges has blocked African-Americans from ever serving on the state's criminal and civil appellate courts. Read Full Article at
412 points by Russia Today | Appeal Supreme court Appellate court Supreme Court of the United States African American Judge United States Court
In every state, pessimism about Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the election
The presidential campaign has intensified long-standing political divisions, but there is one area of broad agreement among voters in both red states and blue states - a pervasive pessimism.
9 points by The Denver Post | Democratic Party United States Barack Obama Hillary Rodham Clinton Bill Clinton Republican Party United States presidential election 2008 African American
Why do white men love Donald Trump so much?
Stagnant incomes are key to the story.
4090 points by The Washington Post | White people African American Black people Household income in the United States Race White American Gender Sociology
National Briefs: Suspect has ties to white supremacists
Police said they do not know what started the deadly fight between Russell Courtier and Larnell Bruce Aug. 10 near Portland, Ore.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | President of the United States United States Barack Obama Democratic Party African American Prison gang Illinois United States Senate
Jesse Jackson to Detroit youth: Get out and vote
The Rev. Jesse Jackson visited Cass Tech High School in Detroit today to urge kids who are 18 to get out and vote        
123 points by Detroit Free Press | Elections Voter turnout Election President of the United States Democratic Party Barack Obama United States presidential election 2008 African American
Rachel Dolezal struggles to make a living after racial identity scandal
A woman who was once a black civil rights leader in Washington state, then lost her job after her parents exposed her as white struggles to make a living these days.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Black people White people African American White Race Eastern Washington University Washington Blackness
11 global hits that busted the myth that black films don't travel
In Hollywood, just four words are needed to end the prospects of a film with a predominantly African American cast: Black films don’t travel. Such a mantra has dead-ended countless scripts and limited diversity on and behind screens. The belief is that films with black casts will be seen only by...
2 points by Los Angeles Times | Box office Film Box Office Mojo African American Movie theater Black people Film theory Film criticism
White artist’s Emmett Till painting sparks protest at Whitney Museum
An abstract painting of lynching victim Emmett Till on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York was the subject of a weeklong protest by a black artist who decried the canvas as “an injustice to the black community” because it was painted by a white woman. Parker Bright spent several days...
-1 points by New York Post | White people Whitney Biennial Black people African American Emmett Till Whitney Museum of American Art Race
Black Lives Matter groups joining forces with wage activists
A cluster of Black Lives Matter groups and the organization leading the push for a $15-an-hour wage are joining forces to combine the struggle for racial justice with the fight for economic equality, just as the Rev. Martin Luther King…
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | African American Chicago United States Barack Obama Las Vegas Strip Martin Luther King Jr. Civil disobedience Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Rachel Dolezal struggles after racial identity scandal
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A woman who rose to prominence as a black civil rights leader then lost her job when her parents exposed her as white is struggling to make a living these days.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Associated Press Civil and political rights African American College football Law Bowl Championship Series Martin Luther King Jr. White people
Bel Air resident defends his use of a racial slur during County Council meeting
Bel Air resident John Mallamo, whose use of a racial slur during prior public comments before the Harford County Council last month drew a formal rebuke and threat of censure from the council president, expressed little remorse for his choice of word while speaking to the council Tuesday evening....
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | African American Black people Martin Luther King Jr. Civil rights and liberties Social movement Harford County Maryland COINTELPRO Race
This week in Columbia history: Fred Weaver becomes first African-American on Howard County board
In March 1969, Howard County Executive Omar Jones appointed Columbia resident Fred Weaver to the county personnel board. The first African-American to be named to a county board, Weaver, 78, said he dedicated his service to diversifying the county's employees. His 10-year tenure, Weaver said, was...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Affirmative action Columbia Maryland African American Frederick Douglass Howard County Maryland James Rouse Racism Maryland
Baltimore County school board members: Inequality persists but progress has been made
Members of the Baltimore County school board acknowledged that racial inequality persists in their schools and reaffirmed their ongoing work to make their schools diverse. "This county is still segregated, but we have done a very good, diligent job of addressing race and saying words like 'inequality,'"...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Racial segregation Chairman Board of directors Race Racism African American Corporate governance Management
Anna Curry, former Pratt Library director
Anna Curry, the former director of the Enoch Pratt Free Library who was the first woman and the first African-American to hold the post, died of kidney failure Sunday at her Ashburton home. She was 83."She was very committed to her profession and unfortunately headed the library at a time when...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | African American Enoch Pratt Free Library The Wire Johns Hopkins Hospital Morgan State University Baltimore Alexandria Washington D.C.
Trump silence on racist murder in NYC speaks volumes
In the time since a racist rode a bus from Baltimore to hunt down a random black man, not a single word has rolled off Trump's fingertips.
3618 points by Daily News | George W. Bush Supreme Court of the United States African American President of the United States Snoop Dogg Black people Afro-Latin American Bill Clinton
Black artist leads protest against Emmett Till painting
An abstract painting of lynching victim Emmett Till was the subject of a weeklong protest by a black artist.
-1 points by Daily News | Whitney Biennial White people Black people Emmett Till Whitney Museum of American Art African American Race
Racist killer planned to slay more black men in Times Square
James Harris Jackson, 28, learned of the new charge at a Manhattan hearing a after the acknowledged racist surrendered Wednesday morning.
-1 points by Daily News | Race African American White people Miscegenation Times Square United Kingdom Midtown Manhattan White supremacy
White supremacist wanted to recruit racists for Times Square slaughter
The sword-wielding white supremacist accused of killing a black man in Midtown traveled from Baltimore to the Big Apple to recruit racists for a slaughter in Times Square, police sources said Thursday. James Harris Jackson, 28, spent more than two days wandering Manhattan trying to gather fellow bigots to kill black men at the Crossroads...
-1 points by New York Post | Race Midtown Manhattan Black people Miscegenation Manhattan African American White people United Kingdom
Suspect: I stabbed black man as 'practice'
The white man accused of fatally stabbing a black man in New York on Monday night told police he targeted the victim because he was black and that he viewed the killing as "practice," according to a criminal complaint.
-1 points by CNN | New York City Black people White people United Kingdom Race South Africa African American Murder