Politics

Tavis Smiley: ‘Black People Lost Ground’ During Obama’s Presidency

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Tavis Smiley is probably one of President Barack Obama’s most vocal critics. In a recent interview with HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill, Smiley insist he is only holding the nation’s leader accountable. During the interview, which aired Sept. 11, the New York Times bestselling...

Black LGBT Activist Ty Turner Arrested For Distributing Voting Rights Information

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Former North Carolina State Senate candidate Ty Turner was arrested on Monday night. Turner, who is also a LGBT activist, was detained for violating a Charlotte ordinance that states: “It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, deposit, place or distribute any handbills, advertisements,...

Cornel West Slams Obama’s Presidency

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Cornel West never minces his words, and in a recent interview with Salon, he keeps it real when it comes to his opinion on Barack Obama’s presidency. West called Obama another neoliberal “counterfeit” after posing as a progressive in his initial campaign for the White House...

John Legend Got His “New Black” Wakeup Call From a Conservative Pundit on Twitter

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John Legend has always been vocal about his political beliefs but some conservative pundits would rather he sit down, shut up and just provide their entertainment. John shared his thoughts on the Isreali/Palestine conflict on Twitter and elicited quite the disparaging remark from New York Post...

Five African American Women Will Be on Georgia’s Statewide Ballot For The First Time

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This November, Georgia will make history, or herstory.  For the first time in Georgia and the U.S.,  five African-American women will be on a statewide ballot. These candidates include Doreen Carter for secretary of state, Liz Johnson for insurance commissioner, Robbin Shipp for labor commissioner, Connie Stokes...