This past Friday, the world paid homage to the late, great former heavyweight champion of the world, Muhammad Ali. Although he didn’t speak at Ali’s memorial service, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan talked about what Muhammad meant to him and the Nation of Islam in Chicago. Min. Farrakhan explained the reason he loves Muhammad so […]
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An Ohio man was awarded $22 million after being beaten and locked in a storage closet by two East Cleveland police officers for four days. Arnold Black was arrested in 2012 for allegedly transporting cocaine in his pick-up truck while traveling through East Cleveland. One of the two arresting officers severely beat Black and took him […]
This past Friday, protesters tried to stop Donald Trump from speaking at the California GOP State Convention. Thousands of people blocked the entrance to the Hyatt Regency. Many threw bottles, jumped on police cars, and fought Trump supporters. Conditions on the ground got so bad, the GOP front-runner was escorted through the backdoor to avoid the crowds. Trump is no stranger to […]
Jonna Ivin, Founder of STIR Journal, explains why poor White voters are chanting ‘Trump, Trump Trump’ in a new article.
Michael Sam was the first openly gay player to be drafted by the National Football League in 2014. Though he never actually played in an official NFL regular season game after leaving the University of Missouri, Sam helped pave the way for the LGBT community in professional sports. In a soon-to-be released interview in Attitude Magazine, Michael Sam discussed his feelings about […]
Roland Martin reminded viewers that Cuban officials have stated they will not turn Assata Shakur over to their jurisdiction.
Huge racial disparities persist despite the drop in infant mortality rates in America. According to statistics, Black babies are dying at twice the rate of White babies in the United States. Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births, according to the CDC: Blacks 11.1% White 5.1% Hispanic 5% National Average 6% Pediatrician Dr. Marilyn McPherson-Corder joined Roland Martin […]
“Where are y’all? This is a moment where you have literally less than a year of a Black president in the White House. We’ve had two Black men appointed to the Supreme Court, the President has appointed a Hispanic woman and a White woman to the Supreme Court. Why won’t these organizations, all of you, publicly call on this President to appoint a Black woman? How hard is it to send a tweet?
Statistics from the CDC indicate that in the last ten years, “from 2005 to 2014, the number of new HIV diagnoses among African American gay and bisexual men increased 22%. But that number stabilized in recent years, increasing less than 1% between 2010 and 2014.”
Over the past year or so, professional and college athletes alike have come out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. This activism can be traced back to when Malcolm X pushed Muhammad Ali to change the way Black athletes engaged in civil rights politics. Their friendship was short-lived, powerful, and complex. Their bond is explored in […]