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Miss. Newspaper Announces ‘Gangbangers’ Rodeo’: ‘Bang, Bang, You’re Dead’

Peter Rinaldi, owner and publisher of Miss-Lou Magazine and the Natchez Sun, has caused wide-spread anger with a racist column calling for black youth in Natchez, Miss. who may be involved in gang activity to go to a local park and murder each other for the amusement of observers. In Miss-Lou Magazine’s January 11-24, 2017 print […]

The Art Speaks For Itself

Every year each congressional representative holds an art contest for students with the prize being a yearlong exhibition in the Capitol. It typically does not cause a murmur. This year’s unanimous winner in Missouri’s 1st district was my friend David Pulphus, a quiet, gentle, unassuming student. David’s painting hanged for six months in peace. In […]

Republicans Are Playing a Game of Jenga With Health Care Reform

As a majority of Americans await the inauguration of a president they didn’t vote for, even more Americans face an unclear future about their health care coverage. President-elect Donald Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress have pledged to repeal and eventually replace the Affordable Care Act, known to most as Obamacare. In fact, in the wee […]

Fla. High School Students Protest to Make African-American History a Full-Year Course

Students at Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville, Fla., staged a sit-in earlier this week demanding a change in the way African-American history is taught in Duval County Public Schools, Action News Jax reports. The organizer of the sit-in, Angelina Roque, said that she and her other classmates wanted to protest because they believed that […]

Trump Logic: Ben Carson Grew Up Poor, so He Understands Poorness

It’s Ben Carson’s turn in the hot seat as the former neurosurgeon and onetime opponent of President-elect Donald Trump sits before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on Thursday morning in hopes of being voted head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Carson’s nomination was a bit of a shock […]

2 Women Arrested for Helping Man Wanted in Orlando, Fla., Police Shooting

Two women were arrested in Florida on Wednesday for helping a man wanted in the fatal shooting of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando, Fla., police officer, officials announced, according to Reuters. The women reportedly helped the man on separate occasions over the last month. Jameis Slaughter, 25, an ex-girlfriend of murder suspect Markeith Loyd, […]

Spy Chief Tries to Make Peace With Trump Over Russian Dossier

President-elect Donald Trump held his first press conference since winning the presidency to less-than-stellar reviews. Trump was combative and elusive when questioned about Russia’s involvement in his bid to become president and compared the U.S. Show More Summary

Sen. Chuck Schumer Will Oppose Jeff Sessions’ Nomination for Attorney General

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has come out against President-elect Donald Trump’s attorney general pick Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), noting that he doesn’t believe Sessions will be willing to go against Trump should the law require he do so. Schumer released a strongly worded statement noting that the role of attorney general must ensure the rights […]

Fla. Teen Accused of Masquerading as Doctor Indicted in Separate Va. Fraud Case

The Florida teen who is already facing multiple charges for allegedly pretending to be a doctor is now facing even more charges in a separate Virginia fraud case, NBC News reports. According to the report, Malachi Love-Robinson was indicted by a Virginia grand jury for allegedly attempting to illegally buy a $35,000 Jaguar, authorities confirmed […]

La. Mom Says She’s Done Having Kids After Giving Birth to 14-Pound Son

LaQueena Hunter Grover, now a mother of four, is accustomed to big babies. Her first two children weighed just over 7 pounds and her third child was a whopping 11.9 pounds. However, WDSU reports, when she was pregnant with her fourth baby, she thought maybe she might have twins this time. “People would come up […]

Racial Justice Cannot Happen Without Gender Equality

For most of my adult life I’ve been a journalist and writer blessed, or possibly cursed, to witness some of the worst things imaginable done by human beings to one another­—particularly women—in places that most people can conjure only in their imaginations, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, post-genocide Rwanda, Colombia, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. […]

The Trouble With Jimmy Fallon

All in all, he wasn’t a bad choice to host the Golden Globes. He had the requisite clever and colorful opening number, an affable demeanor and the ability to improvise. He even started off strong with some postelection shade—though it didn’t erase our memory of his pre-election playfulness with the now-PEOTUS. And it certainly couldn’t […]

Report: Chelsea Manning on Obama’s Short List for Commutation

Former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, who is serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material, has been put on President Obama’s short list for a possible commutation. “I have more hope right now than I have the entire time since she was sentenced,” Manning’s aunt, Deborah Manning, told NBC News. “I do think […]

L.A. Rams Running Back Tre Mason Arrested in Florida on Felony Fleeing Charge 

Tre Mason, the LA Rams running back who never reported to the team this past season, was arrested in Florida on Tuesday morning on a felony fleeing charge stemming back to an incident in July, according to Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records. Mason was released from the county jail on $5,000 bond. ESPN reports […]

Roy Innis, Black Activist and Leader of Congress of Racial Equality, Dead at 82

Roy Innis, Black activist and national leader of the Congress of Racial Equality, died Sunday in New York at the age of 82. A statement from CORE said the cause of death was complications of Parkinson’s Disease. As the New York Times notes, Innis was a national leader of CORE since 1968, and his right-wing […]

U.S. Department of Justice, City of Baltimore Reach Agreement on Policing Reforms 

The city of Baltimore and the U.S. Department of Justice have come to terms on policing reforms that will be part of a formal consent decree pending approval by the city’s spending panel on Thursday. A U.S. District Court judge will also have to approve the consent decree before it becomes binding, the Baltimore Sun […]

Fla. Man Arrested for Allegedly Helping Suspect in Shooting Death of Orlando Police Officer Evade Capture

Authorities have arrested an employee at a fried chicken restaurant, accusing the worker of helping a murder suspect evade capture before the fatal shooting of an Orlando, Fla. police officer, the Associated Press reports. According to the report, Zarghee Mayan allegedly gave restaurant food to his former co-worker, drove the suspect around and offered him […]

Why I Won’t Cry Over or Celebrate the Dylann Roof Death Sentence

On Tuesday a unanimous jury sentenced Dylann Roof, a 22-year-old white supremacist who killed nine churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., to death. This sentence made Roof the first person in United States history to be given the death penalty in federal court for a hate crime. It only took three hours of deliberation for the jury […]

David J. Johns: Thanks for Making Me Feel All the Feels, President Obama

The illustrious poet Maya Angelou taught me that most often, people will forget what you say; they may struggle to recall what you did, but if you show up, on purpose, they will never forget how you made them feel. As I sat Tuesday night in a television studio in the middle of Times Square […]

Obama Makes Play for Chicago Cubs; He’ll Meet With World Series Champs Before He Leaves Office

President Obama is a Chicago White Sox’s fan, but during the World Series, the Chicago native found himself cheering for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs became America’s feel good team after their historic World Series championship win and on Monday, just four days before Obama leaves the White House, the team is scheduled to make […]

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