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Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Shooting of 5 Black Lives Matter Protesters

  A White Minnesota man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting five Black Lives Matter protesters. According to CBS News, the shooting occurred at a police

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Democrats Just Gave Donald Trump a Win

Donald Trump is gleeful at the prospect of getting reelected, and it’s all because of a choice made by Democrats. The election of the Democratic National Committee’s chair was constructed

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Immigrants Are “Stealing Our 14th Amendment Rights” Says Black Activist

The Fourteenth Amendment, written as a Reconstruction amendment after the Civil War, was intended to benefit recently freed slaves who were being denied their rights in the South. The first

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Black Lawmakers Shouldn’t Be Out Here Calling Trump Illegitimate. Here’s Why.

by Yvette Carnell It’s only so long that you can call an elected official a traitor before uttering the word impeachment. That’s the evolution that we are watching in real

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Was Obama the First African-American President?

by Yvette Carnell In 2010 I wrote an editorial for the Huffington Post  declaring unequivocally that President Obama was not the first African-American president: In classic Obama style, he’s adorned

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Hard Work and Education Aren’t Enough to Close Wealth Gap, Says Duke Professor

Last week I discussed the findings of Duke University Professor William Darity, one of the leading economists in the country, during my Breaking Brown Live broadcast. Darity’s work is significant in

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For Donna Brazile and Roland Martin, Why Was Cheating for Hillary More Important Than the African-American Community?

by Yvette Carnell In a blistering rebuke, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile was forced to resign her position as CNN political analyst. Brazile’s departures came only days after Wikileaks

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Police Officer Gives Thumbs Up in Photo With Deceased Man

A St. Louis mother is demanding answers after a photo emerged showing an officer posing with her dead son. Kim Staton’s son, 28-year-old Omar Rahman, died of an accidental drug

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Your Black Leaders: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Confuses Wikipedia With Wikileaks

The notoriously disgruntled Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee made news last week by mixing up Wikipedia with Wikileaks. Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, while Wikileaks is the organization, run by

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66 Year-Old Schizophrenic Black Woman Shot Dead by Police

The last time police were called to the home of 66-year-old Deborah Danner, she left in a straight jacket, recalled a neighbor who witnessed the incident. Danner was schizophrenic and

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