Police also killed Tanisha Anderson

27 May

We have all seen the horrifying videos of what Cleveland Police did to Tamir Rice , but how many of us have heard the story of Tanisha Anderson who was killed by the Cleveland Police back in November 2014? Read more: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/05/cleveland-police-also-killed-tanisha.html

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Black Unemployment Rate Hits Seven Year Low

14 May

The unemployment rate for black Americans fell below 10 percent in April, for the first time since the economic downfall in 2008. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/05/black-unemployment-rate-hits-seven-year.html

Prince releases new protest song, BALTIMORE.

10 May

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Prince has released a new protest song entitled BALTIMORE in support of Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, the protesters, and the people of Baltimore. Check out the track here: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/05/prince-releases-new-protest-song.html

Negrotown by Key & Peele

10 May

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Check out Key and Peele’s already classic skit titled Negrotown, that tackles the issue of police abuse many African American men face in a funny and thought provoking. WARNING: Video does contain adult language. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/05/negrotown-by-key-peele.html

NAACP President: Great divide still exists in America

4 May

naacppresOn the CBS show Face The Nation NAACP President Cornell William Brooks discusses the fact that even though there has been progress on racial issues, many challenges remain for African Americans in the United States, such as racial profiling. Watch that interview here: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/05/naacp-president-great-divide-still.html

Toya Graham, Baltimore Mom Who Smacked Son For Rioting Speaks Out

30 Apr

982876-thumb-288xauto-848722Toya Graham, the mother who was caught on video smacking her son after witnessing him throwing objects at officers spoke to CBS News. Check out her interview – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/04/toya-graham-baltimore-mom-who-smacked.html

Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake press conference on riots

28 Apr

It took five hours but Baltimore Stephanie Rawlings-Blake finally held a press conference addressing the riots going on in her city. She announced a curfew and referred to the protesters as thugs. Watch her full press conference. watch the video: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/04/baltimore-mayor-rawlings-blake-press.html

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