NEW YORK -- Super conservative lackey the ReverendJesse Lee Peterson
not so surprisingly has expressed his distaste on CNN over the media coverage surrounding theTrayvon Martin
Peterson referred to Rev. Al Sharpton and others as “race hustlers” and told Piers Morgan how irresponsible he felt the media is for trying to paint Martin out to be an “innocent little kid” instead of, in his opinion, being honest about Martin being a young thug.
In his opinion, public figures such as Sharpton and President Obama have only involved themselves into this case to “incite the anger of black Americans and others,” adding that they’ve been “using black Americans by dividing the races” and “intimidating white people to get more power.
ATLANTA -- After George Zimmerman’s acquittal, the strategy that Republicans would use in order to mute outrage over the verdict reemerged:What about ‘black-on-black crime?’
On CNN’sState of the UnionSunday,Congressman Bobby Rush slammed former Republican Speaker Newt Gingrich for pretending to care about Chicago’s violence now, while ignoring it when he was Speaker.
The tense exchange came after Gingrich criticized Rush for wearing a hoodie on the House floor but not caring enough about Chicago’s high crime rate.
NEW YORK -- One of the nation's best-known charities is paying disabled workers as
little as 22 cents an hour, thanks to a 75-year-old legal loophole that
critics say needs to be closed.
Goodwill Industries, a multibillion-dollar company whose executives
make six-figure salaries, is among the nonprofit groups permitted to pay
thousands of disabled workers far less than minimum wage because of a
federal law known as Section 14 (c).
Labor Department records show that
some Goodwill workers in Pennsylvania earned wages as low as 22, 38 and
41 cents per hour in 2011.
CHICAGO - The statistics are frightening and stories heartbreaking as the crisis the envelopes Black youth seems to have no limit and very few willing or able to do anything about it.
Over a warm and relatively pleasant Father’s Day weekend, officials reported gun violence flared in Chicago with some 50 people shot and wounded, seven dead.
Among victims were a 16-year-old boy and a 24-year-old police said raised a weapon at officers.
But the plight of Black youth extends beyond violence and includes disproportionate encounters with police, arrest, and imprisonment alongside unemployment, staggering dropout rates and Black males portrayed as thugs and gangbangers.
ORLANDO, Fl. -- The fourth bi-annual edition of the Associated Press Sports Editors Racial and Gender Report Card, evaluating over 150 newspapers and websites, was released Friday.
This study is intended to measure the changes in racial and gender hiring practices from the 2010 study. The 2012 Report was published by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida and was requested by the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE).
This was the fourth time the APSE requested that TIDES review the data related to its current staff and employment practices.
ATLANTA -- Olympic gold medalist and former WNBA basketball player, Chamique Holdsclaw faces six criminal charges for her alleged role in chasing down her ex-girlfriend, 29-year-old Jennifer Lacy, on the streets of Atlanta, smashing the SUV’s windows, pouring gas inside and firing a shot in an apparent lovers quarrel.
The two women played together on the Atlanta Dream in 2009.
On Wednesday, a grand jury returned a six-count indictment against the 35-year-old Holdsclaw in connection with an attack on the former friend.
ATLANTA -- The fatal shooting of a Florida teenager who was listening to loud music in a car a week ago has drawn comparisons to the Trayvon Martin case, but the differences are significant.
Unlike the Martin case, several people witnessed this shooting and there was no scuffle before 17-year-old Jordan Davis was shot to death.
And notably, the man accused of firing into the car was arrested a day later.
Michael David Dunn is charged with murder and attempted murder in the Nov. 23 shooting at a Jacksonville, Fla.
NORTH CAROLINA -- As the murder trial of George Zimmerman finally gets underway for allegedly stalking and killing 17 yr old, Trayvon Martin, a similar case in Florida, has taken place in the city of Jacksonville.
Not far from Sanford is a city named Satellite Beach, Florida and that is where 45 yr old Michael Dunn is from and he stands accused of shooting and killing 17 yr old Jordan Davis who with a group of other teens were parked at a gas station in South Jacksonville on their way from the local mall.
Portland, OR. -- As America re-elected President Obama, it sent a comforting and positive message about our society, a message of progress in racial healing.
A majority of voters were willing to give the first African American President of the United States a second term, a second chance to complete his mission of bringing change to this country.
What's most striking is that this seems like a normal course of action.
President George W. Bush was sharply criticized, but he won two terms.
NEW YORK (BP) -- Hurricane safety is paramount with the hurricane season in full swing (beginning June 1).
The message for every person is the same: prepare, prepare, prepare. It's important that you have the information you need to keep yourself and your family safe.
It's That Time of Year: How Do You Protect Your Home and Family?Increase your awareness and protect yourself, your family, home and property from harmful hurricanes by taking note of important hurricane information the NOAA provides.
Lakewood, N.J. -- "ChessFest" is coming!
unique September Lakewood event, according to organizers, will inspire
young people to think ahead, plan, execute and utilize the components of
chess to sharpen the mind and motivate them to become someone special.
One of the driving forces behind the special event is former Alabama
State Trooper Orrin Hudson, who is the founder of "Be Someone," a Stone
Mountain, Georgia-based non-profit crime prevention program aimed at
the youth of America.
New York, N.Y. -- ND Publishing releasesWhy We Go Broke?,
a financial lecture that mixes music, humor and financial literacy.
audio CD looks at the financial decisions of a fictional basketball
The lecture takes the listener through his journey from
financial ignorance to knowledge.
According to FINRA’s Financial Capability Study, it was found that the
average American needed to improve their financial knowledge.
yielded the following:
* Making Ends Meet. 20% of individuals reported that over the past year, their household spent more than their income.
Washington, D.C.-- The Urban Financial Services
Coalition (UFSC) will hold its 39th Annual International Summit on June
13-14, 2013 in St. Louis, MO.
The summit will give hundreds of members
and constituents an opportunity to convene and discuss the ongoing
changes in the financial services industry that affect their personal
and professional lives.
The summit will be a collaborative initiative of the St. Louis and
Kansas City UFSC chapters and will include information sessions for
small businesses and business professionals, a CEO Symposium led by
leaders of major businesses and Intercollegiate Oratorical and Youth
Business Plan competitions.
Southfield, MI-- More than toys, dolls for
girls, are a reflection of how they look and see themselves.
At a very
early age, girls begin to shape their self image, and it is that image
that they hold on to throughout their lives.
Throughout the world, girls
learn what is positive through the messages taught to them not only by
their families and teachers but also through play.
educators who study doll play say dolls are among the most important
toys of childhood
Doll play provides an opportunity for children to
begin to see their own place in the world which is essential for
physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
WASHINGTON — Tens of
thousands of people around the world whose computers were infected with
malware last year may lose their Internet access when a US government
fix expires, security experts say.
The problem stems from
malware known as DNS Changer, which was created by cybercriminals to
redirect Internet traffic by hijacking the domain name systems of Web
The ring behind the DNS
Changer virus, discovered in 2007, was shut down last year by the US
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Estonian police and other law
FLORIDA --It's Trayvon Martin all over again except this time the victim is in jail for fighting back!
On June 12, a white mob led by Chris Milton came to the home of
18-year-old Eric Oliver and his family and demanded that they send out
16-year-old Mikey Vasquez so they could beat him up.
wheelchair-bound mother asked them to leave, they attacked young Mikey.
Eric jumped up to protect Mikey, his mother and the other children at
In the fight, the white men who came to take the 16-year-old got beat
NEW YORK-- When the U.S. economy
first entered a recession, millions of families were forced to take
advantage of low income housing programs.
And, according to federal
statistics, those numbers continue to increase every month.
Low income housing properties are defined as apartments or houses that
are a part of some kind of affordable housing initiative, usually
sponsored by the federal government, the state, the city, or a
Such properties offer either an income-based
rental rate or a flat rental rate designed to be affordable for needy
individuals and families.
CALIFORNIA -- Dr.Artemisia Stanberry
is a woman on a mission.
Her cousin,Rodney K. Stanberry
(pictured), began serving a prison sentence in 1997 for crimes that
extensive evidence indicates that he did not commit, and she will not
stop until justice prevails.
In 1992,Valerie Finleywas shot in the head during a home invasion. The purpose of the crime was allegedly to steal her husband,Mike Finley’s,
Valerie survived the shooting, but after awakening from
a coma three weeks later, she identified her husband’s best friend,
Rodney, as one of the men who broke into their home.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Jurors on Wednesday found former University
of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely V guilty of second-degree
murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend, NBC News reported.
Chevy Chase, Md., was charged in the death of 22-year-old Yeardley
Love, whose body was found battered, bleeding and bruised in the bedroom
of her Charlottesville apartment in the early hours of May 3, 2010.
jury of seven men and five women also found Huguely guilty of grand
larceny but not guilty on four other charges: felony murder in the
commission or attempted commission of a robbery; robbery; burglary -
breaking and entering with intent to commit larceny; and statutory
burglary - breaking and entering with intent to commit assault and
NEW YORK -- Third grade math is not normally the course where students are taught
about beating slaves and dehumanizing labor.
But two teachers at Beaver
Ridge Elementary School in Atlanta thought it was a perfectly normal
“Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?”
“How many baskets of cotton did Frederick fill?