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Deplorable In Chief

By Lucius Gantt (The Gantt Report) – It’s 2016, late October and only days before Americans go to the polls to elect a new Deplorable in Chief or the President of the United States! The names have changed and, in the case of the Democratic nominee, the gender has changed but the pre-election status and […]

President of Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, Russell Moore, Breaks the Silence on Donald Trump

Appropriations Committee Votes to Lower Wages for Exploitable Workforce

Washington, D.C. – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America –made the following statement today regarding the H-2B visa provision in the House FY 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Funding Bill: LIUNA is deeply disappointed that the House Appropriations Committee voted to make the flawed […]

CBCF Statement on This Week’s Shootings in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas

Washington, DC – A. Shuanise Washington, president and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), released the following statement in the aftermath of this week’s shootings in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas that resulted in the deaths of two African Americans and five police officers, with nine wounded including two private citizens. […]

Rev. Jamal H. Bryant Announces Run for Congress

Murder in Black and Blue

By Lucius Gantt (The Gantt Report) – The Gantt Report extends both sympathy and condolences to the civilians and policemen that were recent victims of murder in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas. It doesn’t matter how you were killed or who killed you, murder is murder and murder is wrong! When situations arise that involve race […]

#EricGarner and #MikeBrown: Deaths Without Indictments #ICantBreathe #HandsUpDontShoot

Saving Community Newspapers in the Age of Facebook

By Denise Rolark-Barnes, Chairperson, NNPA and Benjamin F. Chavis President/CEO, NNPA – Hundreds of newspapers have disappeared in the last 15 years and readership is on the decline. No newspaper is immune from the migration of readership to online platforms, dwindling ad revenues, fragmented audiences and even reduced attention spans. Even national-recognized newspapers with celebrated […]

Racism at CBS Television, Sony Entertainment and Bell Dramatic for 37 years

Barack Obama, the President of Black America?

By Michael Eric Dyson, New York Times – ….”In his first two years in office, President Obama performed herculean deeds in rescuing the banks, restoring the economy, bailing out the automobile industry and getting his signature health care legislation passed. It was an astonishing record of success despite bitter right-wing resistance to his presidency and […]

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Statement Supporting President Obama’s Nomination of Mayor Anthony R. Foxx as Secretary of Department of Transportation