OAKLAND -- Sometimes it takes months, sometimes it take years, and sometimes it takes forever, for change to occur but in time change will transpire.
Individuals can embrace change or fight it. Some kick and scream, However it is their choice.
We now know which road Daniel Snyder has chosen by his latest statements to the American Sports Media.
So the battle begins.
The Washington Football Club and owner Mr. Daniel Snyder are currently looking at history's window and don't understand their legacies.
ATLANTA -- One must question the awkward silence coming from Black America regarding the case of Roy Brown. InDecember 2007, Brown robbed a Capital One Bank in Shreveport, LA. He walked up to the teller with one hand under his jacket and said it was a "stickup." The teller handed Brown three stacks of bills. Brown took a single $100 bill, told her he was homeless and left, police said.Guilt overcame Brown and he surrendered himself to
WASHINGTON -- As someone who has spent nearly a third of her life fighting the Washington Redskins
nickname, Suzan Shown Harjo had a good laugh when asked about the team's latest line of defense.
Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said last month that it is ''ludicrous'' to think that the team is ''trying to upset anybody'' with its nickname, which many Native Americans consider to be offensive.
That's beside the point, according to Harjo. She's never suggested that the Redskins deliberately set out to offend anyone.
ATLANTA -- An image of a brown Barbie doll has surfaced on the Internet, causing people to question whether or not it is supposed to be the next African-American Barbie.
The doll is sporting blonde hair, gold chains, cleavage, and two bags that are strikingly similar to the Louis Vuitton monogram multicolor collection.
Many African-Americans find the doll’s appearance offensive, stating that it does not exude the true beauty of African-American women.
The truth is, though, the doll strongly resembles imagery of African-American women that is seen in some of the most famous celebrities (e.
(Note: The following are responses by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to a few questions and statements posed to him via social media related to the Lifetime movie “Betty and Coretta”.) Question: “Why do you think Lifetime, and those who created this movie, is opening up the old wounds of The Malcolm X Murder at this time?”
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan (HMLF): It is because the murder of Malcolm X is still alive in the hearts and minds of many, and they wish to charge me with that crime in order to seek to destroy my reputation with the people that love and admire me.
NEW YORK -- Urban Outfitters-owned Anthropologie was slammed by consumers for
selling a 2-foot tall candle stick that featured a ‘mammy’ figurine.
The item, priced at a whopping $398.00, is ”an assortment of found
knickknacks, from antique animals to painted porcelain gentry and
filigree tin, stack tall to form Primitive Twig’s taper holder.
decorative elements vary from piece to piece; no two are alike,” as
described on the company’s website.
The store decided to stop selling the controversial item, and has
placed the words “We’re sorry.
NEW YORK -- President Obama’s healthcare bill has upset millions of Americans and
some of them are responding in ways that are downright disrespectful
A new t-shirt that is popular at the Tea Party convention
in South Carolina features President Obama with a bone through his nose.
The shirt says that Obama is “your new doctor, coming soon to a clinic
Bob Cramer, the man who created the t-shirt, says that the shirt
“isn’t racist, it’s political.”
Cramer says that decals he made of the
picture on the t-shirt sold out very quickly.
CALIFORNIA -- As Spike Lee stated many times "Do The Right Thing" The Kansas City Star is one of the first Major Newspapers in the United States that prohibits the use of the R-Word in Articles referring to the NFL's Washington Football Club.
This is just one step in the fight for racial healing in the United States of America.
President Obama residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave rekindled racial issues like the R-Word in our nation's capitol. This issue will not go away anytime soon with the staunch stance of the football ownership.
CALIFORNIA -- This self hated knock us out
Us as a Black community are unconscious
Time for us to wake up and come too
Do you all even realize the adversity she had to fight through?
Her mama facing bankruptcy, for her daughter's dream to come true
And you all are talking about, you all talking about her hair
Ain't up to par, ain't up to par for who
She took uneven bar and raised the bar for you
So what more could you ask for
She ran the barriers broke barricades took the Olympic Flame
Lead a path for little Black girls
VIRGINIA -- Richmond police officers allegedly made inappropriate, threatening
comments about the President.
The statements were made earlier laat month while Richmond police were preparing for the Commander-in-Chief
and Michelle Obama’s visit to VCU.
Richmond was one of two cities where
the President kicked off his re-election campaign.
An officer was there providing extra security to the
President on that day at the Siegel Center. Over the phone, the
supervisor said to that particular officer, “You’re down there, right?
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].
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.
ILLINOIS -- A white teacher feels that his rights have been violated after he was
suspended for using the n-word during a “teachable moment” on racism in
his sixth grade class.
The teacher has now filed a federal lawsuit,
alleging that his black principal violated his civil rights by
suspending him without pay for five days.
Lincoln Brown, 48, says that he used the n-word in front his mostly
black class at Murray Language Academy last year after one of his
students passed a note to a girl with rap lyrics that included the
-- For the second
time this month, a highly controversial homework assignment involving
slavery has led to stunned outrage, this time just outside of Detroit.
The assignment asked sixth grade students at Strong Middle School to
pretend that they were slaves as apart of a black history lesson.
Jessica Gibson, 27, said that her 11-year-old son Taylan brought the assignment home from school,which read
"Pretend that you are a slave in the southern United States. Write a
journal/diary memoir about your life.
Reuters-By Philip Pullela
ROME (Reuters) - The Coast Guard
officer who ordered the captain of the capsized Italian cruise ship to
go back aboard unwittingly became an instant hero on Wednesday, credited
with saving the national honor on one of its darkest nights.
Italy has become enthralled with the tale of two captains.
One is Coast Guard Captain Gregorio De Falco, who furiously ordered the skipper of the Costa Concordia to return to his ship and oversee the rescue operations.
The other is Captain Francesco Schettino
- whom newspapers have branded a coward for fleeing in the face of
adversity and who is now under house arrest, accused of multiple
manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship.
MIAMI -- When Martin Luther King Jr. said he had a dream, this likely wasn't what he meant.
A flyer promoting a Miami
strip club's "I Have a Dream Bash" featuring MLK holding wads of cash
next to scantily-clad women has its creator taking plenty of flack.
Miami Beach graphic
designer Jeffrey Darnell Paul says he didn't realize the flyer, made for
The Office strip club at 250 Northeast 183rd Street, would generate the
controversy it has.
"I wasn't trying to
disrespect anybody...it wasn't on my mind that it would escalate to
something like this," Paul told NBC Miami Monday.