Yvette Carnell: Al Sharpton’s role in the Comcast debacle reminds us of why he needs to go

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In this video, Yvette Carnell explains why the $20 billion dollar lawsuit against Al Sharpton is yet another reminder that the black community needs to let him go. Sharpton was sued this week by Byron Allen and others who were concerned that Sharpton may have been bribed by Comcast to remain silent about the racial implications of the company’s merge ...

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VIDEO: Eric Garner’s Daughter Slams Al Sharpton, Says He’s ‘All About’ The Money

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April V. Taylor Right-wing filmmaker James O’Keefe of Project Veritas secretly recorded Erica Garner, the oldest daughter of NYPD chokehold victim Eric Garner, during a protest at the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island. One of O’Keefe’s investigators posed as a Garner supporter with a hidden camera. Snipes, who is 24, is asked by the investigator if she thinks ...

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Jesse Jackson Joins Fight To Keep South Carolina’s Only Public HBCU Open

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April V. Taylor Jesse Jackson has joined the fight to keep South Carolina State University, the states only public HBCU, from closing its doors.  Jackson wrote an article along with Janice Mathis for Greenville Online. The South Carolina House budget-writing panel has proposed temporarily closing the schools doors due to ongoing financial issues.  The proposal has sent shockwaves through the ...

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VIDEO: Fox Affiliate ‘Accidentally’ Labels Obama Picture As Rαpe Suspect, No Correction Issued

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April V. Taylor The Times of San Diego is reporting that San Diego Fox News 5 used a mislabeled picture of President Obama, airing with the caption “No charges,” during a news segment broadcasted by anchor Kathleen Bade regarding the San Diego District Attorney’s Office decision to not file charges against 20-year-old rαpe suspect Francisco Sousa because of a lack ...

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Bill Clinton Apologizes To Mexico For ‘War On Drugs’ Backfiring

April V. Taylor During a speech at the Laureate Summit on Youth and Productivity in Mexico, Former President Bill Clinton apologized for the way the U.S. War On Drugs backfired against the country by providing fuel for and escalating violence that has crippled the country. The audience included business leaders, students and politicians, and Clinton began the apology by stating, ...

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Where Are The Black Panthers Today?

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April V. Taylor At a time when people all over the country are taking to the streets to protest police brutality and officer misconduct against people of color, it is important to take a look back the Black Panther Party, a revolutionary Black nationalist and socialist organization whose original core practice was armed citizens’ patrols that monitored police behavior and ...

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Ferguson Residents May Be Able To Make Historic Overhaul Of Town Government

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April V. Taylor The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson became the focus of national attention this summer when the death of Black unarmed teenager Michael Brown at the hands of white police officer Darren Wilson laid bare the deeply rooted racial tension and apartheid system of underrepresentation of the town’s Black residents within local government and power structures. After months ...

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Obama Wants $50 Million To Restore Civil Rights Landmarks

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April V. Taylor As the country prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and pivotal moments in the Civil Rights Movement such as Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery march, the turmoil of the country coming to the realization that things are not as post-racial as many hoped for has given a new generation of ...

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Irony: Iran Issues Report On US Criminal Justice System Human Rights Violations


April V. Taylor American mainstream media has conveniently not reported on the release of a report by the Iranian organization Global Centre to Support Human Rights. The 115-page document was unveiled at Tehran University, and it details human rights abuses perpetrated by Washington and the criminal justice system. The irony of the report coming out of Iran, a country former ...

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Police Union Fuming Over Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Photo


April V. Taylor Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is facing backlash from a local police union as well as local constituents over a December photograph Reed took where he posed with a few celebrities including actor Chris Rock and rapper Ludacris.  The picture was taken at a ball the Mayor held. The controversy is stemming from the fact that the men ...

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