Archive | January, 2015

Marissa Alexander freed!

28 Jan

Marissa Alexander, a Florida woman who says she fired a warning shot at her abusive husband was released from a Jacksonville jail on Tuesday under a plea deal that capped her sentence to the three years she had already served. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/01/marissa-alexander-freed.html

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Would free community college hurt HBCUs?

28 Jan

Black college educators and supporters are sharply split over whether President Obama’s proposal to offer a free two-year community college education to students making progress toward earning an associate or bachelor’s degree would hurt are harm Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/01/would-free-community-college-hurt-hbcus.html

Ben Carson speech at Iowa Freedom Summit

25 Jan

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Dr Ben Carson addressed the Iowa Freedom Summit Saturday. He spoke on Obamacare, the right to life, economy, foreign policy and more. What he did best was prove that he has no business running for president let alone being president. Carson spoke in generalities and showed little to no substance. He gave the crowd the usual conservative talking points to get cheap applause and nothing more. In the twenty or so minutes ( Yes, twenty minutes of his nasally voice, my ears are still bleeding) are so that he spoke we learned nothing about how he would actually implement any of his ideas. To be fair he never does say talk on the how to part of things. Watch his entire speech at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/01/ben-carson-speech-at-iowa-freedom-summit.html

Forbes top 10 cities for African American Economic Success

22 Jan

Here are the top 10 cities for African American economic success according to Forbes Magazine. One thing that jumps out at you immediately is the majority of the cities are in the southern region of the United States. Cities like Atlanta being #1, and Washington DC being on the top 10 list are no surprise but some of the other cities may actually surprise you. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/01/forbes-top-10-cities-for-african.html

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Was Selma’s best picture nomination a makeup call?

16 Jan

If you have ever watched a basketball game you know there’s something known as a “makeup” call. That’s when the referees make a bad or questionable call on one team and then make it up to that team by making a bad call the other way. No referee will admit this happens, but we all know that it does. I think that’s what happened with Selma getting a besat picture nomination. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/01/was-selmas-best-picture-nomination-make.html

Upcoming BET mini-series: Book of Negroes

12 Jan

Book of Negroes” is BET’s first scripted miniseries, and is one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken by the cable network, which targets African American viewers. It will air over the course of three consecutive nights in two-hour installments starting Feb. 16. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/01/upcoming-bet-mini-series-book-of-negroes.html

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President Obama proposes making first two years of community college free

9 Jan

Community-CollegesPresident Obama proposes making first two years of community college free – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/01/president-obama-proposes-making-first.html