Rev. Jamal H. Bryant Announces Run for Congress


(The Belle Report) – While there has been a buzz about the Rev. Jamal H. Bryant running for Mayor of Baltimore, his announcement Monday took just about everyone by surprised when he announced he would be running for the House of Representatives seat currently held by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings. Bryant said, he has yet [...]

Congressman John Lewis, Dr. Joseph Lowery, Ambassador Young, Mayor Kasim Reed, and Rev. Jesse Jackson Discuss Fight for VRA


Atlanta, GA – Sitting alongside three generations of civil rights leaders, the dean of the civil rights movement, Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, told an intergenerational crowd at historic Wheat Street Baptist Church that “the black spirit” was the key factor to their success in getting the Voting Rights Act (VRA) passed in 1965. The [...]

U.S. Representative Marcia L. Fudge Endorses Hillary Clinton for President


Cleveland, OH – Today, U.S. Representative Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) officially endorsed former U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, as the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. “I am proud to stand with Hillary! She understands that America is only as strong as its people. She has proven time and time again [...]

President Obama Closes the Eulogy for Clementa Pinckney Paying Tribute to All of the Charleston Shooting Victims


President Barack Obama delivered eulogy on Friday for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the South Carolina state senator and pastor among those killed June 17 in the shooting at Charleston’s historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. President Obama closed out his speech singing the spiritual, Amazing Grace, and paying homage to all of the victims who were [...]

NABJ Congratulates Member Lester Holt on his Appointment as Anchor of NBC Nightly News


Washington – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) congratulates member Lester Holt on his appointment as anchor of the “NBC Nightly News.” “In a more than 30-year career Lester Holt has become one of the finest journalists of his generation. He is an engaging storyteller, an agile field reporter, and a commanding figure behind [...]

Video Interview with Hosts of Pool Party in McKinney, Tx Busted Up by a Gun Wielding Cop in a Frenzy


E Johnson (@ejohnsoniv on instagram @ejcreoleboy on twitter) interviews 19-year-old Tatiana and her mother — hosts of the now infamous pool party in McKinney, Tx — about what started the incident that led to the melee between teens attending the party and police responding to a call. Here’s the video of the melee that ensued [...]

Statement from Dr. Joseph Lowery on the Sentencing of the Atlanta School Teachers


A Pound of Flesh by @JosepheLowery – In Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice” a prosecutorial team demanded a pound of flesh from a man who owed a debt he seemed unable to pay. But, before they could secure the ‘pound of flesh’, a lawyer named Portia came forward and in beautiful and eloquent words, proclaimed, “The [...]

Urgent Action Alert: Tell Your Senators to Swiftly Confirm Loretta Lynch as the First African American Woman U.S. Attorney General


By Marc Morial – U.S. Attorney Lynch has distinguished herself as a highly experienced, independent lawyer dedicated to equal justice under the law. In addition, Ms. Lynch would represent major progress by becoming the nation’s first African American woman to serve as U.S. Attorney General. Loretta Lynch’s credentials speak for themselves. She holds a powerful [...]

NABJ Mourns the Loss of Diversity Champion Dori J. Maynard


Washington, DC –The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) mourns the loss of Dori J. Maynard, President, The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. Earlier in her career Ms. Maynard was a reporter at the The Bakersfield Californian, The Patriot Ledger, and the Detroit Free Press. She had led the institute since 2001. The [...]

Will Brian Williams Keep his Job?

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From Brian Williams is being severely criticized for exaggerating a story about riding in a helicopter that was hit by an RPG in Iraq. It turns out that he was in a helicopter that arrived an hour later, but he has gone a decade telling people very precise details of his fake ordeal. Read [...]

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