No indictment in Sandra Bland case

22 Dec

A grand jury has decided not to indict anyone in the case of Sandra Bland: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/12/no-indictment-in-sandra-bland-case.html

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Conservatives think more blacks should support for Carson because his life story???

7 Nov

Many conservatives seem confounded by the fact that Ben Carson is not being received warmly by the African American voters. Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and like minded ilk seem to think that Carson’s great personal narrative should have blacks flocking to him to hear his message. By focusing on his narrative they are overlooking a lot of other issues that black voters have with Carson. check out my fictional conversation between a black voter and a conservative Carson supporter which may better help to get my message across. read it here: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/11/conservatives-think-more-blacks-should.html

Howard U. Marching Band goes silent after not receiving scholarship money

6 Nov

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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 releases rap ad to appeal to black voters

6 Nov

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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

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison endorses Bernie Sanders

13 Oct

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Rep. Keith Ellison has become the second member of congress to endorse Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders for the 2016 election. Read more here: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/10/minnesota-rep-keith-ellison-endorses.html

How one principal is trying to get more black men into the classroom

27 Sep

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Educators and policy wonks of many stripes pretty much agree that U.S. classrooms need more minority teachers.

But how to make that happen?

One Philadelphia principal is trying to do his part by launching a new organization that aims to bring together Philly’s black male educators and provide them with professional support to thrive in their jobs. Read more: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/09/how-one-principal-is-trying-to-get-more.html

BARBARA LEE NOMINATED AS REPRESENTATIVE TO U.N.

16 Sep

Congresswoman Barbara Lee of Oakland was nominated Tuesday by President Barack Obama to be a U.S. representative to the United Nations. Read more:   http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/09/barbara-lee-nominated-as-representative.html

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