The #BernieOrBust movement is is full swing even though Sander’s chances of winning the nomination are slim to none at this point. The Sanders supporters drone on about what they believe is Hillary’s dishonesty, her ties to Wall Street, things she said as First Lady and anything else they can pull out their butts as reasons that they can not now or ever vote for her.
Well I have four very good reasons why Sanders supporters should get over their disdain for Hillary Clinton, go in the voting booth, hold their noses, and vote for her. Read those reasons here: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2016/04/four-reasons-bernie-sanders-supporter.html
Baseball season has started, so that means that it’s time for the “Why don’t more black kids play baseball conversation”. One element of this conversation always bugged me because it plays right into stereotypes about black fathers. Listen to my thoughts here: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2016/04/my-issue-with-why-dont-more-black-kids.html
Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, a high school student from Long Island is celebrating the rare feat of being accepted to all eight Ivy League schools. Watch her story here: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2016/04/valadictorian-accepted-at-all-8-ivy.html
Howard University’s Showtime Marching Band has gone silent in protest because they say they haven’t received scholarship money from the school’s administration. It started at Saturday’s football game, when the band wore all black as they performed, staging a #SilentShowtime protest. Watch more on this story here: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/11/howard-u-marching-band-goes-silent.html
Ben Carson and his campaign are trying outreach to black voters by running a rap ad on black radio stations. Now I was immediately put off by it because I think Carson and his people think the only way to reach black voters in a way they can understand is to put the message to music. I find that condescending and would like to know who was in the room when the decision to create this ad campaign was made, because this ad is in my humble opinion is worse than the dumb sh*t that comes out of Carson’s mouth. Listen to the ad here: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/11/ben-carson-releases-rap-ad-to-appeal-to.html