NEW YORK -- Dr. Martin Luther King's
book, "A Stride Toward Freedom," was considered the handbook of the
Civil Rights movement of the fifties and sixties.
It was in this
writing Dr. King expressed the necessity for the Church to be engaged
and informed about the social injustices plaguing the country.
said, "It is not enough for the Church to be active in the realm of
ideas; it must move out to the area of social action."
As I have
related repeatedly, America is not at the crossroads, it has all ready
gone down the wrong road and it's all happened while the Church in
America has stood amicably by.
MILWAUKEE – Much has been said about gubernatorial candidates Scott Walker and Tom Barrett. Walker, the incumbent, is facing a recall election and would be the third governor in U.S. history to be recalled. Barrett, the Milwaukee mayor, is trying to unseat the sitting governor.
Barrett is attacking Walker from all angles. He said many times that Walker is trying to divide and conquer the state of Wisconsin. That division, according to the mayor, started when the governor decided to strip the public sector unions of their power to keep a tight ship on its members, taking union dues from their paychecks and giving the power back to employers.
NEW YORK -- The Coalition of African American Pastors announced Tuesday that it does not agree with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s decision to endorse the legalization of same-sex marriage.
CAAP launched a petition last week to oppose broadening the legal definition of marriage.
The coalition includes leaders of black churches and veteran civil rights leaders who marched with Martin Luther King Jr.
The NAACP voted to endorse same-sex marriage Saturday, and NAACP President Benjamin Jealous publicly endorsed gay marriage Monday.
NEW YORK -- Professional racecar driver Tia Norfleet has visions of giving to a community that supports her.
As the first, youngest and only African-American female driver on the NASCAR circuit, Tia Norfleet has set the stage to opening the doors of diversity in a highly controversial and predominately male oriented sport.
With lawsuits that have been filed as well by other minorities, which have accused NASCAR of racial discrimination, many people wonder why and how can Norfleet compete in this division of racing.
CALIFORNIA -- Africland is a social network that is meant for Africans, both in the continent and Diaspora.
This site offers a rare opportunity for people with African ancestry to link up, learn and networking with one another all over the globe.
Launched on April 7th, the site has seen an exponential growth of members who have had positive feedback. Founder and administrator, Lorenzo Were, candidly talks about the site and his objective.
According to Lorenzo, he came up with this idea after realize how out of touch African descendants were with each other, the misconceptions, misunderstandings and almost a near case of suspicion from one another.
NEW YORK -- There's no way to know what the parents were thinking. Maybe they were trying to scare their kid into good behavior.
Maybe they were just goofing around.
Maybe they thought it would be funny -- there's a large sign hanging above the machines, saying "Junior Wash: $2.95."
Whatever it was, it could have easily ended in tragedy.
In the silent footage from the laundromat's security camera, the dad scoops up the diaper-clad toddler, shoves him head first into the front-loading washer, and shuts the door.
WISCONSIN -- This drama between an incumbent governor who’s facing
a recall election and a mayor who wants to be governor will end on June 5.
This will be the second time the two men
face each other for the top job in Wisconsin.
Scott Walker is the governor of our state who with one
stroke of the pen all but destroyed the public employees unions of Wisconsin,
which started the whole ball of wax rolling with protests and Democratic
senators heading for the border state of Illinois for a while.
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida A&M University band member Aaron Golson, one of 11 people charged in the fatal beating of FAMU drum major Robert Champion in Orlando, will admit that he hazed a female clarinetist weeks earlier, his lawyer said Monday.
Defense lawyer Craig J. Brown said Golson, 19, will enter a plea to a misdemeanor hazing offense Thursday in Circuit Court in Tallahassee, although he will still deny that he struck Bria Hunter, 18, as campus police claim.
"He was there [when Hunter was injured].
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Once a bright spot for President Barack Obama, North Carolina is now more like a political migraine less than four months before Democrats open the party's national convention in Charlotte.The causes are plenty.Labor unions, a core Democratic constituency, are up in arms. Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue isn't running for re-election; Democrats say she was likely to lose. The state Democratic Party is in disarray over an explosive sexual harassment scandal.
MILWAUKEE - Eddie “The Bossman” Brooks sat at the table
on a recent Sunday afternoon ready to eat.
Brooks’ normal routine of eating every day around the same time at the
same restaurant was thrown off a bit.
The man with the dark brown complexion and wearing a
camouflaged military baseball cap invited a guest to his table, which meant
that satisfying his big appetite at an all-you-can-eat place took a back seat.
The guest glanced at Brooks’ big fists and
sat straight up to hear what he did to a boxing legend that many called “The
Greatest” and the “Champ.
TALLAHASSEE -- The parents of a Florida A&M drum major killed in a hazing incident said they will sue the company that owns the bus where the hazing took place, The Orlando Sentinel reported on Tuesday.
Robert and Pam Champion said they plan to file the lawsuit against Fabulous Coach Lines to force witnesses to testify under oath about what happened to their son, Robert Champion Jr., 26, on board the chartered bus last November, according to their lawyer, Christopher Chestnut.
The lawyer told The Associated Press that the bus company’s negligence contributed to Champion's death.