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
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
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
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
An internal investigation into a traffic stop shooting that left a motorist dead and a University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder found that the shooting didn’t have to happen. Read the report here: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/09/report-dubose-shooting-entirely.html