Articles in Politics

NAACP Appoints Interim President And CEO

on

Derrick Johnson, the president of the organization’s Mississippi chapter, will take on the role. ... 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

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

Loretta Lynch Announces $20 Million Grant to Fund Body Cameras

by Taylor Lewis - Essence on

As one of her first acts as attorney general, Loretta Lynch has announced a pilot program that will devote $20 million to the purchasing and implementation of body cameras for police officers.... Read full article

Melissa Harris-Perry Speaks Out After MSNBC Severance Deal Crumbles

by Nigel Roberts, on

Melissa Harris-Perry turned down MSNBC’s severance package Tuesday over what she described to CNNMoney as a “gag order.”... Read full article

Oprah Sounds off on Trump Win, Faces Backlash

by Houston Defender on

“I could sense, maybe I’m wrong, but I could sense from Donald Trump’s body language even when he came out for the acceptance speech, that brotha has been humbled by this world thing,” said Oprah... Read full article

Lack of Venture Capital and Bankers Stifles Economic Growth in Communities of Color

by R. Donahue Peebles - NewsOne Now on

“The minority business community would have employed more than 16 million workers, generated more than $2.5 trillion in gross receipts, and expanded the tax base by more than $100 billion.” R. Donahue Peebles... Read full article

Don King has last word on Priebus

by Kenneth D. Miller on

“I’m not speaking because Reince Priebus is still thinking he don’t like black people,” King told reporters outside the Quicken Loans arena where the convention is being held.... Read full article

Over 100 People Killed by Police in March of 2015

by Ebony on

In March alone, 111 people died during police encounters. As in the past, numerous incidents were spurred by violent threats from suspects. However, the deaths follow a national pattern: suspects were mostly people of color, mentally ill, or both.... Read full article

Watch Ghana's President tell France's President that He Does Not Want Their Charity

on

[VIDEO] "We can no longer continue to make policy for ourselves, our country, our region and our continent on the basis of whatever support the western world or France or the European Union can give us. It will not work, It has not worked."... Read full article

Advertisement