Archive | February, 2015

Joe “The Black Eagle” Madison does 52 straight hours of talk radio!

28 Feb

SIRIUSXM’s JOE MADISON achieved the historic goal of a 52-hour marathon broadcast, which raised more than $150,000 for the construction of the SMITHSONIAN’s NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/joe-black-eagle-madison-does-52.html

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Pres. Obama marks 3rd anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death

27 Feb

obamabarack_022615gettyPresident Obama on Thursday commemorated the third anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old black high school student shot dead in Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer. Read more – http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/res-obama-marks-3rd-anniversary-of.html

George Zimmerman Will Not Face Federal Charges in Death of Trayvon Martin

25 Feb

Justice Department officials met with Martin’s family today, and were told that they will not be filing charges against George Zimmerman, who shot the 17-year-old after a confrontation in 2012. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/george-zimmerman-will-not-face-federal.html

Lawsuit alleges Al Sharpton paid to keep quiet about lack of black TV programming

24 Feb

alsharpton_vertical.grid-4x2Lawsuit alleges Al Sharpton paid to keep quiet about lack of black TV programming – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/lawsuit-alleges-al-sharpton-paid-to.html#sthash.BFETDh8y.dpuf

Country’s black-owned banks are in a fight for their survival

22 Feb

bankThe Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. counted 25 black-owned banks remaining in the country last year, down from 48 in 2001. Read more: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/countrys-black-owned-banks-are-in-fight.html

Why I will be rooting against Floyd Mayweather in his fight with Manny Pacquiao

22 Feb

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It has finally been announced that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will finally be fighting on May 2, 2015. I will be rooting hard for Manny Pacquiao. Why you ask? Because I can’t cheer for a woman beater. See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/why-i-will-be-rooting-against-floyd.html

Black republicans response to Guiliani’s outrageous Obama comments

21 Feb

Former NYC mayor Rudolph (I used to be relevant) Guiliani made some very negative comments about President Obama. Now I have been waiting for republicans and especially black republicans to step forward and admonish Guiliani for his comments. Well through my crack investigative reporting I have come up with a statement by black republicans on Guiliani’s ridiculous remarks and that video is posted – at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/black-republicans-response-to-guilianis.html

Mo’Nique: I Was “Blackballed” After Winning My Oscar

20 Feb

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The 2010 best supporting actress winner for ‘Precious’ — who refused to campaign for her award — says she was told by her director Lee Daniels that the perception is she’s “difficult” and “tacky,” and she’s lost out on several roles as a result. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/monique-i-was-blackballed-after-winning.html

Mississippi lawmaker says that blacks get welfare crazy checks

17 Feb

Republican Gene Alday, a Mississippi lawmaker made some racist comments to a reporter while discussing education funding in the state. The former mayor of Walls (population 1,248) said, “I come from a town where all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call ‘welfare crazy checks.’ They don’t work.” – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/mississippi-lawmaker-says-that-blacks.html

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You know the Tuskegee Airmen but do you know these other black military heroes?

15 Feb

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If you are like me you have a great respect for the Tuskegee Airmen. You can make the argument that without them there is no Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, they broke down barriers and showed the true strength and courage of black men.

But they are not the only black military heroes we should know of. There were others such as The Harlem Hellfighters, The Montford Point Marines, Benjamin O. Davis, and The Golden 13. Learn a little more about them through test and video and get links to books about them at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/you-know-tuskegee-airmen-but-do-you.html