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Monday, May 7th, 2018


Mom of Duke’s Wendell Carter says NCAA system resembles ‘slavery and the prison system’

© Joe Robbins/Getty Images Kylia Carter, mother of Duke’s Wendell Carter Jr., looks on during the Blue Devils’ game at Indiana on Nov. 29, 2017.WASHINGTON — Kylia Carter, the mother of recent Duke basketball player Wendell Carter, unloaded on the NCAA and the current system for big-time college sports on Monday, equating the economic arrangement for athletes to those of slavery and the prison system. USA Today Sports Carter made her remarks during a stunning opening statement as a panelist during a meeting of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate AthleticsRead More

University of Florida apologizes after black graduates were pulled off stage during graduation

msn news The University of Florida apologized Sunday after several black students complained about the behavior of a white faculty member who pulled them off the stage during a commencement ceremony. The students said they were celebrating their achievements by “strolling” – a cultural tradition among black fraternities and sororities – when the usher in question pulled them to move them along. University President W. Kent Fuchs acknowledged the staffer’s “inappropriately aggressive” conduct after videos of the incident went viral. “During one of this weekend’s commencement ceremonies, we were inappropriatelyRead More

Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival Announces 2018 Festival Date and Call for Sponsors and Vendors

Attendees at last year’s event MondayAttendees at last year’s event, April 30, 2018 Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival Announces 2018 Festival Date and Call for Sponsors and Vendors The 3nd Annual Event Continues to Grow and Will Feature More Than 50 Minority-Owned Wine, Beer, and Spirits… Brands and Vendors! Washington, DC — The Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival is pleased to announce its 3nd Annual event which will take place in Washington, DC on September 22, 2018 at Dock 5 at Union Market. This unique industrial space features 12,000 sqRead More

Restaurant Fined $10,000 For Asking Black Customers to Prepay Before Ordering

Emile Wickham won a discrimination case against Hong Shing Restaurant Toronto, Canada — The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has slapped the owners of a Chinese restaurant with a $10,000 fine after confirming that they discriminated against Emile Wickham and his friends, whom all are Black men, requiring them to pay upfront for their meal. In a decision released last month, Adjudicator Esi Codjoe ruled Hong Shing Chinese Restaurant violated the civil rights of Emile Wickham after its server “presumed [him] to be a potential thief in waiting despite any evidence toRead More

Michelle Obama: The 2016 election made me concerned for women

By Jennifer Hansler, CNN Updated 8:35 PM ET, Sun May 6, 2018 Michelle Obama reflects on 2016 election 01:30 (CNN)Former first lady Michelle Obama on Saturday again criticized the role of women in electing President Donald Trump, suggesting that his victory showed a lack of women’s empowerment. “In light of this last election, I’m concerned about us, as women, and what we think about ourselves and about each other,” Obama said at the United State of Women summit in Los Angeles. “What is going on in our heads where weRead More

Ex-Kentucky judge sentenced to 20 years in prison for human trafficking

BY AVERY ANAPOL – 05/06/18 09:14 PM EDT © YouTube: WCPO A former Kentucky judge has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on human trafficking charges. Timothy Nolan, a 71-year-old former Campbell County District Judge, pleaded guilty to human trafficking and other felony sex crimes involving minors, according to multiple reports. Nolan is also a conservative political activist and worked on President TrumpDONALD JOHN TRUMPParkland fathers protest NRA conventionMichelle Obama on 2016 election: ‘What is going on in our heads where we let that happen?’Giuliani: Mueller may be going after ManafortRead More

ESSENCE Festival 2018: Janet, Mary, Erykah, Jill, Snoop, The Roots, Fantasia, 112, Xscape, Miguel, Blackstreet And More!

2018 ESSENCE Festival Lineup Announcement Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and more headline an all-star lineup for the 2018 ESSENCE Festival. RACHAELL DAVIS Jan, 25, 2018 The 2018 ESSENCE Festival is bringing you the ultimate line up of performances to make your unique summer excursion with your squad one to remember! Taking place July 5-8 in New Orleans, LA, we’re excited to reveal the first round of performers who will be hitting the stage during ESSENCE Fest weekend —your ultimate ticket to 3 nights of unforgettable performances fromRead More