Federal judge says Florida’s new election law is unconstitutional and racially motivated

Obama appointee federal judge says Florida’s new election law is unconstitutional and racially motivated and orders state to go to the government before changing its rules again The judge placed the state under a 10-year order forcing it to get approval from the federal government before changing key parts of its voting laws again  Florida was … Read more

Kamala Harris needles her husband to pick up the pace at food pantry service event for MLK Day

Vice President Kamala Harris tried to cajole first gentleman Douglas Emhoff into stepping up his efficiency at an event at a local food pantry Monday as the couple marked MLK Day in Washington.  ‘Come on – we have a lot of bags to bag!’ she quipped as her husband stumbled at the start of an … Read more

Winter storm could bring rare snow to Arkansas, Mississippi and Georgia

A rare winter storm could bring snow and icy conditions to the South before moving into the Northeast over the MLK weekend.  The storm is currently located in the Pacific Ocean and will move to Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia and into the Northeast. In the Appalachian and Eastern Seaboard, it will most … Read more

Missouri science teacher is fired over claims he used the n-word

Fired Missouri science teacher denies he used the N-word and called MLK Day ‘Black Privilege Day’ John Magoffin was fired last week from Harrisonville High School following claims from students he used the n-word in class The school board voted 4-3 to fire him for using ‘inappropriate language’ Maffogin, who had been at the school … Read more

Martin Luther King Jr statue is vandalized with swastika and SS bolts in Long Beach

‘This hate and desecration has no place in our city’: Mayor responds after Martin Luther King Jr statue is vandalized with swastika and SS bolts in Long Beach Police responded to call on Friday and are investigating graffiti as a hate crime A photo on social media showed the statue of civil rights icon Martin … Read more

Martin Luther King Day is honored by Reese Witherspoon, Taraji Henson

The annual holiday Martin Luther King Jr Day fell on Monday, January 18 this year.  And celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon, Taraji P Henson, Vanessa Hudgens and Camila Cabello woke up early to honor the civil rights leader on social media. Martin Luther King Jr was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the leader … Read more

BLM protesters shout ‘burn it down’ as they start fires in the street near Portland police precinct

BLM protesters shout ‘burn it down’ as they start fires in the street near Portland police precinct on 101st night of demonstrations in the city Crowds gathered outside North Precinct shortly before 10pm on Sunday as they continued demonstrations Firefighters were called to the scene a short time later to put out raging fires at … Read more

Queen Latifah set to host Change Together: From the March on Washington to Today on Facebook Watch

Queen Latifah is helping Facebook Watch commemorate the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington with a new Facebook Watch special. Latifah, 50, will host Queen Latifah set to host Change Together: From the March on Washington to Today, a one-hour special that will stream on Facebook Watch Thursday, August 27. The singer … Read more

Frank Sinatra hated Donald Trump, the late singer’s daughter tells her former stepmother Mia Farrow

Frank Sinatra’s eldest daughter has claimed the late singer ‘loathed’ Donald Trump after the president declared he wanted to honor Ol’ Blue Eyes with a monument alongside other American icons. Nancy Sinatra made the claim on Friday in response to a tweet from her former stepmother, actress Mia Farrow. Farrow, who was briefly married to … Read more

Historians weigh in on Trump’s picks for new ‘Garden of Heroes’

Historians have weighed in on Trump’s rather bizarre picks for his new National Garden of American Heroes, slamming the president’s choices as ‘odd’ and ‘inappropriate’, while highlighting the lack of diversity.   During a rabble-rousing speech at Mount Rushmore on Friday, Trump announced an executive order to create the new monument honoring ‘the greatest Americans who … Read more

You cannot equate racism in America with the experience of being black and British

The horrific murder of George Floyd, a black man killed by the knee of Officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, has not only shocked America, but enraged the world. Floyd is the latest addition to a gallery of victims of US police brutality, most of them men, most of them black: Eric Garner, Walter Scott, Tamir … Read more

Jay-Z’s Team ROC take out full-page ad dedicated to George Floyd in various major newspapers 

Jay-Z and his activist group Team ROC took out a full-page ad ‘in dedication to George Floyd’ that appeared in major newspapers across the nation on Tuesday. Team Roc also published the ad on their official Instagram page, which featured a poignant excerpt from a speech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave in Selma, Alabama in 1965. … Read more

Two gunmen open fire on cops at bodega in Jersey City sending nearby school into lockdown

SWAT team swoops in as ‘male and female’ active shooters with long guns open fire in a Jersey City bodega after starting a shooting spree in a cemetery where they ‘shot at least one officer in the head’ At least one police officer has been injured in the active shooter situation at a bodega in … Read more