Politics

Enough Lip Service About Dylann Roof, Time For Some Action

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III By now, I’ve had enough time to gather my thoughts and ease my emotions about the horrific, heinous act of violence committed by Dylann Roof on Wednesday, June 17 towards those who were at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. An act of terrorism reared its ugly head, ending innocent ...

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Head Of Group Who Influenced Charleston Shooter Donated To Republican Presidential Candidates

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April V. Taylor Both the Guardian and the New York Times have reported that the leader of the white supremacist group Council of Conservative Citizens, that heavily influenced Charleston shooter Dylan Roof, has been found to have made thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to Republican presidential candidates. According to records, these candidates include Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum and Rand ...

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Racial profiling is a problem in Canada too

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III When it comes to racial profiling and racial discrimination, men and women of color know all too well how it feels. Being followed in stores by security officers is an all too familiar scenario. Even being stopped by law enforcement officers for no reason except for being perceived as suspicious based on skin color is ...

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Carl Dix: Charleston blood is on the hands of our politicians

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by Carl Dix Carl Dix is the co-founder of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network and a representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA Outrageous! A white supremacist motivated by racist venom enters Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, during a Bible study class. He sits down with people there for a while and then starts shooting them, ...

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Court Officials In NC Can Refuse To Give Gay Couples Marriage Licenses

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By Nigel Boys When North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory vetoed a bill in May that would stop court officials from refusing to perform marriages that went against their religious convictions, the Republican-controlled legislature decided to do something about it. Although McCrory is also a Republican and believes that marriage should only be between a man and a woman, he said ...

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Could Hillary Clinton’s Push For $15 Minimum Wage Get Her More Votes?

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By Victor Ochieng The campaign for a $15 minimum wage received a major boost on Sunday when Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton voiced her support, claiming that she’s on the side of the workers who have been lobbying for a wage raise. More than 1,200 fast food employees have been part of the “Fight for $15″ campaign. “I want ...

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This Man Says Ben Carson is Unfairly Covered By Media as “minstrel show”

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By Nigel Boys The reason Dr. Ben Carson appears to be getting a raw deal in the media, especially from fellow African-Americans, is because he speaks his mind about what’s good for the nation without worrying if he is being politically correct, according to Armstrong Williams. The radio talk show host, friend, business manager and confidant of the retired Johns ...

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Gun Lobbyist Appears To Encourage Followers To Kill Obama

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April V. Taylor Larry Pratt is a preacher and the executive director of Gun Owners of America, and while it is not unusual for right wing gun lobbyists to voice their discontent about President Obama, Pratt recently took things a step further by proposing a Second Amendment solution for law makers in which he seems to suggest that the Second ...

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Police Department Disbanded In Majority Black Town Amid FBI Raid, Arrest Of City Official

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April V. Taylor The city of Wellston, a small town of just 2,000 people in St. Louis County, has made headlines over recent years for a series of municipal embarrassments that include officer misconduct, an FBI raid on city hall, and the arrest of a city council member. The impoverished town, which is 95 percent Black, is back in the ...

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USA Freedom Act Finally Limits NSA Spying Power

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April V. Taylor After allowing the Patriot Act to lapse, the Senate has significantly scaled back the national security policy that was formed following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  The new USA Freedom Act curtails the federal government’s broad surveillance of American phone records that was made known to the public through leaks made by NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The new ...

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