NORTH CAROLINA (BP) -- The Batchelor Pad Radio Network Dot Com is pleased to announced that they are teaming up with Global Internet Radio Network Dot Com.
The Batchelor Pad radio show will now be heard on Gospelisgolden.com every weeknight from 8-10 pm ET beginning on Monday, October 21st, 2013.
In addition, L.A. Batchelor will program a 60-minute local public affairs show on Saturday mornings on Gospelisgolden.com and will do some on-air personality work from 11 pm-2 am on Bluesjazzradio.
MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin schools that have Indian team names may see
light at the end of the tunnel of the 2010 mascot bill if the
Republican-controlled Legislature votes in favor of reversing the requirement that
school districts must drop any nicknames that are viewed as offensive and
racist in nature.
As of January of last year, 32 high schools are still using
race-based Indian nicknames and logos.
The current bill that Democrats voted
for requires only one person to file a complaint with the state Department of
Public Instruction and request a hearing, putting the burden on the school
receiving the complaint to prove that the use of an Indian nickname isn’t
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The US House of Representatives applauded
the death of Miriam Carey before they knew who she was.
They didn’t know about her postpartum depression, or that she talked about “wack men” on Facebook, or that she had been fired from a job last year, or that she lived in Connecticut or that she had been called a great mother.
They simply applauded the unpaid work of the DC police in shooting and killing her.
Carey caused a panic
last Thursday when she allegedly attempted to ram her vehicle through the White House barricades.
NEW YORK -- The sisters of the woman fatally shot after a high-speed car chase last week in Washington said Miriam Carey simply feared for her life when she led authorities through the heart of the nation’s capital.
“If you hear gun shots, it’s like, ‘I’m afraid. I don’t want to be here. I want to get out of here. I have a baby in a car,’” Valarie Carey told Matt Lauer Monday on TODAY.
“My sister was fleeing. She was trying to figure out how to get out of there.”
Miriam Carey, a dental hygienist from Stamford, Conn.
NEW YORK -- A New York Times
analysis today showed that more than 60 percent of African-Americans live in states that will not expand Medicaid under “Obamacare,” meaning that tens of thousands of low-income blacks will not benefit from the new health care law.
Twenty-six states, including nearly all of the South, where a disproportionate number of blacks live, are opting against expanding Medicaid to all of their low-income residents, as the law originally called for. (A Supreme Court decision last year allowed states to opt out of the Medicaid program if they like.
RAMSEUR, N.C. -- The Randolph County School Board has voted to take Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man" from its library shelves after a parent complained.
The Asheboro Courier-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1dpXuZz ) the board voted 5-2 at its meeting this week to remove all copies of the book.
Committees at both the school and district levels recommended that the book remain in the libraries.
A motion to keep the book on the shelves was defeated.
Board members took the action on Monday in response to a complaint from the mother of a Randleman student who said the book was "too much for teenagers.
NEW YORK -- An executive at a firm hired to provide security for the U.S. Open is being sued for discrimination after reportedly sending racist emails where he referred to African-Americans using the “N” word.
According to The New York Post,
a Contemporary Services Corp. Vice President was caught red handed using his work email to send
Vice President for Special Events, Scott Dennison, 56, allegedly used his email to describe African-Americans as “worthless” and “scum suckers.
ATLANTA -- The leadership of Morris Brown College was back in bankruptcy court on Monday in an effort to save the school. Morris Brown alumni
Chuck Barlow, who has rallied to save the school, said the hearing freed up some much needed money for the school, according to CBS Atlanta.
“Morris Brown has a good plan in place to be able emerge from bankruptcy and to be strong again,” said Barlow. Morris Brown College suffered years of mismanagement and is reportedly $30 million dollars in debt.
NEW YORK -- On Saturday evening, Min. Louis Farrakhan showcased the 34th video of his “The Time And What Must Be Done
” weekly series. He deviated from his preplanned subject matter to discuss the danger of America’s brewing War On Syria.
Questioning the nation’s interest in attαcking the Middle Eastern country, Min. Farrakhan says: ”…Given America’s false flag operations, great doubt exists as to the truth of whether the Syrian government is, in fact, responsible for the use of chemical weapons.
NEW YORK -- At the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, speakers continually reminded us of how far we’ve come since the original march, but judging from just a few stories in the last 30 days, we haven’t come nearly as far as some seem to think.
Here’s a quick run down of the most galling racial discrimination news stories from August:
1.) Last month, Merrill Lynch settled a $160 million dollar racial discrimination suit brought against the firm by African-American brokers. According to
FLORIDA -- Sunday marked a day of return for one of the most electrifying bands on earth.
It’s been two years since the last time the famous band of Florida A&M University, graced a football stadium.
In 2011, the band was put to an end after the death of one of its drum majors, Robert Champion, in a set of hazing allegations that rocked the campus and exposed it to numerous lawsuits.
Right before kickoff, the band appeared in Orlando’s Citrus Bowl Stadium for the University’s season-opening football game against Mississippi Valley State.
LOS ANGELES -- Authorities released new details Monday about two teenage boys who are charged with the murder of Delbert Belton, an 88-year-old World War II veteran, in Spokane, Wash., saying the motive of the attack was robbery, and that family members helped lead police to their second suspect.
Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub, at a news conference Monday that was streamed live online, said suspects Demetrius Glenn and Kenan Adams-Kinard, both 16, have been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree robbery.
NEW YORK -- Tuesday’s Atlanta-area school shooting could have gone terribly wrong if it had not been for school clerk Antoinette Huff.
Just a week into the new school year at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, a 20 year old man entered the Decatur school and opened fire.
Visitors to the school have to be buzzed in by administrators but the suspect, who has now been identified as Michael Brandon Hill, entered the school perhaps on the heels of someone who had already been granted access.
RALEIGH -- The state’s agricultural industry is pushing for an override of the governor’s veto of an immigration bill that would have made it easier to use seasonal laborers.
The N.C. Farm Bureau said Friday it is working with legislative leaders to persuade members of the General Assembly to reconvene in less than two weeks for override votes.
They say the matter is urgent because without an override there will be a shortage of workers, which will lead to rotting crops and then less produce in grocery stores.
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Negotiations between Penn State and young men who claim they were abused by Jerry Sandusky (pictured) have begun to bear fruit, with lawyers involved saying there will be more announcements of settlements in the coming days.
The school's trustees have set aside some $60 million to pay claims, and on Monday a lawyer working for Penn State said the one settlement so far should be followed by 24 more this week. Thirty-one young men have come forward to Penn State.
Attorney Michael Rozen said the pending agreements include most of the eight young men who testified last year against Sandusky, the school's former assistant football coach now serving a prison sentence for child molestation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States still puts more
children and teenagers in juvenile detention than any other developed
nations in the world, with about 70,000 detained on any given day in
And as it turns out, this is very likely a bad idea.
Anna Aizer and Joseph J. Doyle, Jr. offers strong evidence that
juvenile detention is a really counterproductive strategy for many
youths under the age of 19.
Not only does throwing a kid in detention
often reduce the chance that he or she will graduate high school, but it
also raises the chance that the youth will commit more crimes later on
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Just Monday, it was reported that a
UCLA professor felt that the Supreme Court might be preparing to strike
down affirmative action.
Well, he was wrong.
In the case challenging
affirmative action, the Supreme Court has punted, sending the case back
to a lower court.
“Strict scrutiny,” read the
opinion, “does not permit a court to accept a school’s assertion that
its admissions process uses race in a permissible way without closely
examining how the process works in practice.
BIRMINGHAM - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was only in the state of Alabama for 24-hours, but in that short amount of time, history was made.
He joined political leaders, community activists and members of the community under the banner of the “Never Forget, Never Again Pilgrimage” to save Section Five of the Voting Rights Act.
It was a sweltering hot day June 14 with high levels of humidity and temperatures reaching into the mid-90s, but that did not matter. The spirit and legacy of the Freedom Riders of the civil rights era and modern demands to protect the Black right to vote were front and center during four back to back rallies.
NORTH CAROLINA -- A record 40% of households with children include "breadwinner moms," according to a new report released Wednesday.
The analysis looked at data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
of households with children where there is a mother who is the sole or primary breadwinner is up about fourfold from 1960, when it was only 11%," says report co-author Kim Parker, associate director of Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends project.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Right after the devastation of the tornado that hit Oklahoma City, President Barack Obama promised that he would do all that he could to ensure that disaster relief was sent to the storm victims as soon as possible.
“As a nation, our full focus is on the urgent work of rescue and the hard work of recovery and rebuilding that lies ahead,” and said, “You face a long road ahead, but you will not travel it alone. Your country will travel it with you.”
But Senator Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, is under fire for standing in the way of getting disaster relief to the victims of this terrible storm.