Daily Archive: June 5, 2013



The Greatest Story Never Told

LOS ANGELES—“Chosen By God: The Great Pharaohs of the 25th Dynasty” sets out to reinstate the powerful Black leaders of the Old Testament to Biblical history, scholarship and cultural discourse. This groundbreaking documentary, based on archeological evidence and historical authentication, tells the story of Egypt’s dynamic Black Pharaohs.



Jerome Stevenson Bible School graduation

PROUD GRADS—Students of the Class of 2013, the first graduating class of the Jerome Stevenson Bible School, stand with the newly installed school president Elaine Stevenson, in middle wearing black, and the new logo sign of the school. (Photos by J. L. Martello) The Morning Star Baptist Church in Clairton celebrated their first graduating class from the Jerome Stevenson Bible School on May 25.



Pittsburgh Justice Collaborative urges end to War on Drugs

City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Commander Rashall M. Brackney (Photo by Gail Manker) According to David Simon, creator of the television show “The Wire,” which portrayed drug culture in Baltimore, the War on Drugs is “a holocaust in slow motion.” This claim makes up part of the premise behind “The House I Live In,” a 2012 documentary film depicting how America’s drug policy has had a disproportionate impact on the poor and people of color.



Obama appellate court nominee behind ‘driving while Black’ case

Robert Wilkins listens as President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, June 3, where he announced his nomination of Wilkins, Patricia Ann Millet and Cornelia Pillard to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge President Barack Obama wants to promote to the appellate bench successfully sued the Maryland State Police for racial profiling after his family was pulled over and searched for drugs while driving back from a funeral.