Black Lives Matter / December 31, 2020 The Black Lives Matter Feud: Not All About the Benjamins

By Chrisleen Herard The former vice president had barely clinched the Democratic nomination for president, and George Floyd hadn’t been dead a month when Black conservative Candace Owens added her voice to a chorus of accusers. “They are using Breonna Taylor’s face and George Floyd’s death to funnel MILLIONS to support Joe Biden’s campaign. This...

Uncategorized / December 31, 2020 Empowering Black Women, with Poise and Grace

By Naomi Johnson Misty Copeland, the premier ballerina, sees some potential good in the not so good moments. “With George Floyd and with Black Lives Matter,” Copeland said in a recent online interview, “in 20 years as a professional, though I’ve been saying these things very openly and publicly for 20 years, this is the first...

Uncategorized / December 30, 2020 A Winter in the Red for Black-Owned Restaurants

By Kayla Hill Black Restaurant Week in the District of Columbia was supposed to give one more boost to businesses like Open Crumb, a West African-seasoned eatery in a resurgent neighborhood that many in the nation’s capital might describe as, you know, the other side of town. Earlier, when the weather was warm, governments around...

MORE BLUE SKIES FOR BLACK DEMOCRATS IN VIRGINIA?
Election 2020

MORE BLUE SKIES FOR BLACK DEMOCRATS IN VIRGINIA?

By Paapa Ewool The Republican candidate’s email was alarming: America is “under assault,” it read. The rule of law is “under siege,” and “mobs of thugs” want to “abolish the police.” “We have seen what these rioters have done in America’s cities,” Bob Good proclaimed, including “right here in Virginia.” Indeed, there was rioting, law…

When Women Are Suburban—and Black, Too.
Election 2020

When Women Are Suburban—and Black, Too.

By Tia Lowe For weeks, President Trump has been predicting the end of an American dream if his Democratic challenger is elected. “The suburbs would be gone, and you’d see problems like you’ve never seen before,” he said during the Sept. 29 televised debate. The next day, Vice President Pence was in a suburb outside…

The Electoral College: Does voting really matter?
Election 2020

The Electoral College: Does voting really matter?

By Chrisleen Herard As America sits on the brink of another presidential election, some citizens are wondering whether their vote truly matters and if their voices will be heard. They may be remembering the last time around. On Nov. 8, 2016, television sets nationwide flashed the news of Donald Trump’s victory. Hillary Clinton had 65.8…

Boycotts don’t work the way you think.
Economics

Boycotts don’t work the way you think.

By Jeresa Anderson The Montgomery Bus Boycott started Dec. 5, 1955, after the arrest of Rosa Parks due to her refusal to move from her seat on a bus. The boycott is seen as the first large-scale demonstration against segregation in the U.S. Since then, boycotts have become a popular tactic for protesters fighting for…

Court Decision on Asylum Seekers Resonates with Washington Area Latinos
Immigration, News

Court Decision on Asylum Seekers Resonates with Washington Area Latinos

By Énoa Gibson A federal judge has ruled that the Trump administration cannot prevent Central American migrants from requesting asylum at the southwestern border of the United States, a limited victory for the Washington area’s Latino communities. The administration last year began requiring persons fleeing poverty and persecution, mostly in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala,…

But WHY Did They Kill George Floyd?
Civil Rights, Health

But WHY Did They Kill George Floyd?

By Alexis McCowan The medical evidence is definitive on how George Floyd died: asphyxiation, “the state or process of being deprived of oxygen.” And his death was a homicide, “the deliberate and unlawful killing of one person by another.” It is just as certain who killed him: prosecutors have filed murder charges against four Minneapolis…

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