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North Carolina middle school students chant ‘KKK’ in viral video

By |March 19th, 2017|

(Screen capture)The Wake Country, North Carolina, school system is dealing with another controversy, this time over Leesville Road Middle School students caught on video chanting “KKK” and making racially derogatory remarks. In the video, the students can be heard chanting that “If you’re in America, we don’t accept” blacks, Jews, Arabs or Hispanics. “Go back to the [...]

Namibian Tribes Ready for Pre-Trial Conference in Quest to Make Germany Pay for Herero and Namaqua Genocide

By |March 18th, 2017|

Lawyers representing two indigenous Namibian tribes are meeting for a pre-trial conference in New York on Thursday following a lawsuit filed earlier this year that demands compensation for the descendants of people massacred in the 20th century’s first genocide. Between 1904 and 1908, about 100,000 Herero and Nama people were killed by German colonial leaders [...]

Government employee taunts black coworker with paper noose

By |March 17th, 2017|

(Photo: Juvenile Justice System/Macomb Daily)A white Michigan government employee was suspended after confessing to taunting a black coworker with a noose made out of toilet paper and tape, but the Michigan Advocacy Coalition is calling for the employee’s termination and prosecution. The woman who was the target of the racist taunting, Andrea Brown, had returned early from [...]

What I Just Learned About Black People In Early American History Blew My Mind

By |March 17th, 2017|

A friend just sent me a video that changed my view on American history. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inoWGGeqdmo.

Sierra Leone Pastor Uncovers 706-Carat Diamond, Gives It to President to ‘Help the Government and My People’

By |March 17th, 2017|

Diamonds can be found in about a quarter of Sierra Leone [File: Reuters] A pastor in Sierra Leone has unearthed a 706-carat diamond, according to the government, in one of the largest precious-stone finds ever made worldwide. The discovery was made by Pastor Emmanuel Momoh in an artisanal mine in the village of Koyadu in eastern [...]

Loreto Milford Bake Off Final

By |March 16th, 2017|

Our very different but brilliantly talented bakers arrived in the kitchen for the last time this morning, with barely anything to separate them except their workbench, ovens and a gigantic dollop of fate. Chloe Kerr (3rd year) and Cora Ferry (4th year) with their incredible imagination and baking skills were crowned the winners of the Loreto [...]

St. Lucia PM Urges Citizens to Support ‘Pearl of Caribbean’ Project In South of Island

By |March 16th, 2017|

St. Lucia Prime Minister Honorable Allen M. ChastanetWhile addressing a briefing on the “Pearl of the Caribbean” project on Thursday, March 9, Prime Minister Honorable Allen M. Chastanet called for Saint Lucians to be “bold and courageous” in the face of new opportunities. “There are always going to be the naysayers,” Chastanet said toward the [...]

Dancing NYPD cop who went viral dies of 9/11-related cancer

By |March 16th, 2017|

(YouTube)Officer Michael Hance became a viral sensation when he twerked with an LGBT Pride marcher during Manhattan’s Pride Week 2015. But now, the man who became a symbol of progress has died of brain cancer that he developed as a result of working at the site of the World Trade Center after September 11, 2001. In [...]

Why Is No One Talking About the Black, Latina Teens Missing from D.C.?

By |March 15th, 2017|

At least 10 Black and Latina youths have been reported missing in the Washington, D.C. area in the past two weeks. Images courtesy of Twitter user @BlackMarvelGirl.A series of viral tweets putting a spotlight on the 10 Black and Latina girls gone missing from the Washington, D.C., area in just two weeks has sparked major [...]

Schools Don’t Want to Teach Black History to Black Children Dr. Umar Johnson

By |March 14th, 2017|

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