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Bullying Weakens our Democracy

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By Shirley Franklin, former Atlanta Mayor – Dan Rather supposedly posted the following regarding Donald Trump’s distracting reaction to the Broadway play Hamilton cast member response to Mike Pence who attended a recent performance. “Bullies are often thin-skinned, quick to overreact when challenged, and undone when people are no longer afraid to speak truth to […]

Roland Martin Confronts White Nationalist Richard Spencer On NewsOne Now

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(NewsOne Now) – Members of the National Policy Institute held their national conference in Washington, D.C. this weekend. The group has been broadly referred to as part of the Alt-Right and the positions they embrace align with White Nationalism, White Supremacy, and downright racism. Members of their movement have been energized and emboldened by the […]

Who Moved The Norman Rockwell Painting In The Oval Office?

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By Abigail Rockwell, jazz singer & granddaughter of Norman Rockwell – A painting by Norman Rockwell was moved in the Oval Office for the first meeting between President Obama and Mr. Trump so it would hang over Mr. Trump’s shoulder. In the painting the torch of the Statue of Liberty is being repaired by five […]

Looking For Ways To Make Democracy More Democratic

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By Marc H. Morial (To Be Equal #41) – When the United States of America was born, emphasis was far greater on “States” than “United.” Citizens of the newly-formed nation identified first and foremost as “Pennsylvanians” or “Georgians,” for example, and as “Americans” only as a distant second. Our method for selecting a chief executive […]

Black Women Were the Only Ones Who Tried to Save the World Tuesday Night

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By Charles D. Ellison – With dust settling on the biggest political upset in U.S. history, the hazy day after is an atom-bomb-drop mess of circular firing squads, blame games and armchair quarterbacking analysis of what just happened. And while the top line analysis pretty much points to white America’s collective anti-black streak as the […]

The New Play Book

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By C. Dwayne West, MG Media -If black folks are ever gonna get any real form of reparation or what can look like that pay check that Dr. King spoke about, then blacks everywhere will have to operate their agenda the exact same way Donald Trump orchestrated his campaign by taking a strong stance and […]

Lil Wayne Flips Out During Interview When ABC News’ Linsey Davis Asks About His Lyrics & Black Lives Matter

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Rapper Lil Wayne tells ABC News’ Linsey Davis “I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me,” in reference to the Black Lives Matter movement. He eventually yells, “I’m connected, I’m a gangbanger.” Watch for yourself.

Emmy-Award Winning Director Stanley Nelson Announces New Film on the History of HBCUs with Launch of HBCURising.com

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New York, NY – Emmy-Award winning director Stanley Nelson, today announced his new film Tell Them We Are Rising:The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with the launch of HBCURising.com. This marks the first comprehensive film on the history of HBCUs and the director’s first multimedia, crowdsourced project accompanying the production and release […]

R&B Divas Shirley Murdoch and Cheryl Pepsii Riley Perform for Packed House at Birmingham Museum of Art

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Birmingham, AL – Earlier this week the Birmingham City Council treated over 600 guests to an electrifying concert featuring R&B divas Shirley Murdoch and Cheryl Pepsii Riley at the Birmingham Museum of Art to kick-off the 75th Annual McDonald’s Magic City Classic; one of the largest HBCU football games in the nation. Councilor Shelia Tyson […]