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    Cleo Manago: Bill Cosby — Guilty Until Proven Guilty. Ask A Black Man

    *People tend to view reality through the lens of their personal experience or biases, even when completely irrelevant to a particular issue or incident. Yet, sometimes one’s personal experience and knowledge – with investigation – can bring relevant insight or contemplation to a given situation. I raise this inspired by increasingly disturbing developments in the […]

    Black Women’s Roundtable Statement on NFL’s New Personal Conduct Policy

    *Washington, DC – In response to the National Football League’s (NFL) recently released revamped Personal Conduct Policy for players and other employees that was ratified unanimously by 32 league owners, Melanie L. Campbell, convener of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR), issued the following statement: “The Black Women’s Roundtable is […]

    Operation Gratitude Announces ‘New Recruit’ Care Package Program

    Los Angeles, CA  – Operation Gratitude is excited to announce the launch of its “New Recruit” Care Package program to thank our newest members of the Military for stepping forward and devoting the next several years of their lives in service to our nation. Upon Graduation from “Boot Camp,” each New Recruit is handed a […]

    David Oyelowo on Parallels Between Selma and Ferguson

    *The Christmas Day release of “Selma” caps off a year in which protests over the shooting deaths of unarmed black males by white police officers harkened back to the civil rights protests of the 60s. “Selma” follows the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by Martin Luther King, Jr., including the violent state […]

    Sony Cancels Planned Dec. 25 Release of ‘The Interview’

    Sony just announced that it would not release the controversial film “The Interview” as planned on Dec. 25, citing theater chains’ plans not to show the movie. “We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the […]

    Bobby Shmurda Arrested in Gun And Narcotics Sting

    *Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda is among several people arrested in an investigation into a series of gang-related shootings and drug trafficking in New York City, reports the NY Daily News. Authorities said Wednesday that Shmurda, real name Ackquille Pollard, was taken into custody shortly after he left a recording studio near Radio City Music Hall […]