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Russell Simmons Aiding Digital Diversity

by Lisa Respers France - CNN on

"All Def Digital is going to have a social justice platform and it won't be a news platform, it will be a social justice platform," said Simmons. "I'm an occupier. I run a network and the All Def Network is a progressive network. . ."... Read full article

Detroit Teachers Deserve Our Support Statement from Detroit Branch NAACP

by Roz Edward, Michigan Chronicle on

"Our teachers should be applauded, not condemned. They should be supported, not deported to a system of retribution and punishment for actions designed to shine a light on a very socially dim and politically ugly situation." Detroit NAACP... Read full article

Bernie Sanders Names Young, Black Organizer as Campaign Press Secretary

by Courtney Connley - Black Enterprise on

Taking the stage to introduce the 73-year-old senator before a crowd of 12,000 people at the University of Washington, Symone Sanders made her first public appearance as the new national press secretary for Sanders’ campaign. ... Read full article

Texas Elects Its First Black Female Sheriff

by Roz Edward, Michigan Chronicle Managing Editor on

“You know I love this community. I grew up here,” Stephens added. “I have experience both in a municipal police setting and the sheriff’s department, but I’m also still a police officer today.”... Read full article

Candid Conversations with Cookie Johnson

by Zon D’Amour - L.A. Watts Times on

“I had a choice, to leave and let him die or stay and help him live” recalled Cookie during an intimate conversation and book signing at Valencia Christian Center. ... Read full article

Roland Martin Launches Daily Digital Show on Sept. 4th

by Roland Martin on

Over the last six months, so many of you have stopped me in airports, train stations, on the streets, in barbershops, and at numerous events to tell me you miss TV One’s NewsOneNow, and what we did every morning for four years mattered.... Read full article

The Million Man March Reaches A Milestone Anniversary

by Black Enterprise on

“Twenty years ago, we witnessed a historic gathering of African American men in the nation’s capital that brought worldwide attention to the plight of Black men in America."... Read full article

Unarmed Michigan Man Captured Being Brutally Beaten & Tasered By Three Cops

by Lindsey India on

A Michigan man was pulled over in Inkster, Michigan by two cops, when he was taken out of his vehicle, brutally beaten, and even tasered by multiple officers.... Read full article

New Minimum Wage Is a Victory, But Challenges Remain

by Erick Johnson - Atlanta Daily World on

“It phases in over time to provide flexibility for employers to adjust and minimize any impact on their bottom line. At $13 an hour, no one will get rich. But that pay will help people pay their bills.” Preckwinkle said. ... Read full article

How Theaster Gates Is Revitalizing Chicago's South Side, One Vacant Building at a Time

by Natalie Moore - Smithsonian Magazine on

“There was no grand ambition. When you root in a place, you start making things better. I wasn’t on some divine mission,” he says. Two years later he bought the building next door for $16,000. That became the Archive House, ... Read full article

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