The photo was included in a mass email to staff sent by Principal Linda Brandt. (FOX 11 / video screenshot)
Defender News Network

Parents Demand Firing of Principal After She Shares Photo of Teachers Posing With Noose

DEFENDER NEWS NETWORK — A California principal is suspended amid backlash over a photo showing a few teachers posing and smiling with a noose — an image she shared with the school staff. […read more]

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib
Politics

Rep. Rashida Tlaib: Republicans ‘Twisting and Turning’ My Words Into Anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON INFORMER — Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s words are being twisted into racism and anti-Semitism by House Republicans. Tlaib is one of the first two Muslim women in Congress and is a Palestinian refugee. In an interview with Yahoo News’s “Skullduggery” podcast published on Saturday, Tlaib was asked about her support for a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Tlaib went on to say that she felt “humbled by the fact that it was my ancestors that had to suffer” for Jews to be safe from the Holocaust. […read more]

Two White students from Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda posted a picture wearing black makeup on their faces and using the N-word in their caption. (By EnLorax G. Edward Johnson – Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5685643)
Afro

Students Post Blackface Pictures

THE AFRO — With brazen disregard for their African American peers, two White students at a Montgomery County high school posted images of themselves in blackface to social media under a disparaging caption. The caption starts with, “We’re Ni—-ers” and concludes with “Y’all got problems.” […read more]

New research has revealed that 78 percent of African Americans believe the country has not gone far enough on the issue of making sure blacks have equal rights with whites
#NNPA BlackPress

In Black and White: Key Findings of American’s View on Race in 2019

NNPA NEWSWIRE — According to a recent study by Pew Research, 84 percent of black respondents said people not seeing racial discrimination where it exists is a bigger problem than people seeing racism where it doesn’t exist. Whites were the only group where a majority, 52 percent, said the opposite was true – that the bigger problem is people seeing racism where it really does not exist. […read more]

“Members of Congress have a duty to respond to the President’s explicit attack today. @IihanMN’s life is in danger. For our colleagues to be silent is to be complicit in the outright, dangerous targeting of a member of Congress. We must speak out,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY).
#NNPA BlackPress

COMMENTARY: Omar Faces Rightwing Backlash as She Forces Uncomfortable Conversations About Israel, Palestine

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Trump, the New York Post and Fox News, each owned by media magnate and Trump friend Rupert Murdoch, and the Republican National Committee’s Ronna Romney McDonald, have led the way in the criticism, smears and deceptive coverage and which has triggered pushback and calls to cease this dangerous behavior from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris, Women’s March creators Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory and a range of other women and activists, including Rashad Robinson of Color of Change, journalist and activist Shaun King and others.” […read more]

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#NNPA BlackPress

OPINION: Trump, racism and low IQs

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “What I did not factor, was that Satan’s Jesus (Trump) had his own John the Baptist in the form of Rush Limbaugh. Rush had a prophecy too. He fed the sheep a hearty diet of White superiority and American Exceptionalism. All they needed was a personality to fill that empty wool suit. Donald John Trump was tailored made for Rush Limbaugh’s counter-cultural Couture.” […read more]

As Cosby sits in prison pending appeal, unanswered questions remain.
#NNPA BlackPress

COMMENTARY: One Year Later Experts Still Concerned Bill Cosby Didn’t Receive Fair Trial

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Specifically, the trial court abused its discretion, erred and materially infringed on Cosby’s constitutional rights to Due Process of Law under the Constitution of the United States. The judge should not have allowed the admittance of five prior ‘bad act witnesses,’” said attorney David Reischer, CEO of LegalAdvice.com. “The witnesses’ allegations were too far remote in time and too dissimilar to the Plaintiff’s allegations.” […read more]

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Business

Black UPS Employees in Ohio Subjected to Racist Company Culture for Decades: Lawsuit

WASHINGTON INFORMER — A lawsuit filed March 13 in the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas in Toledo states that 19 Black employees at a Maumee location have been subjected to racial harassment and discrimination from white co-workers. This lawsuit included allegations of being passed over for promotions, use of the N-word, and a lack of accountability and disciplinary actions taken by the USP upper management team at the Maumee branch. […read more]

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, W.Va. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
Commentary

COMMENTARY: President Trump: Destroying the American idea

WESTSIDE GAZETTE — “It is clear that it does not matter how many people are assassinated, how many buildings are invaded by some deranged person who believes he is doing the will of the President or how many letter bombs are put into our mail delivery system. He has shown the ranting and lies will continue. Simply put, President Trump does not care what he looks and sounds like…” — Rasheed Z. Baaith […read more]

“All African Americans, regardless of their educational and economic accomplishments, have been — and are — at risk in America, simply because of their skin color,” Camille Cosby said.
Chicago Crusader

EXCLUSIVE: Camille Cosby Speaks to the Black Press About Hate Groups, Racism, History and Voting Rights

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Following the murder of her only son, Ennis Cosby, more than 20 years ago in Los Angeles, Mrs. Cosby wrote an essay in which she spoke fiercely about America’s hate and racism. She blamed America for teaching her son’s killer, Mikail Markhasev, to hate black people because of the various and pervasive forms of racism in our society. […read more]

Race was also a factor in the first debate, when Tallahassee Mayor, Andrew Gillum confronted Representative Ron DeSantis about his earlier “monkey it up” comment.
Miami Times

Race issues big part of Florida governor’s race

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “…race became a theme throughout the contest between the two candidates, reflecting a national tone of intolerance between Americans with ideological and obvious differences such as skin color and place of origin. The bitter battle between Gillum and DeSantis was overshadowed last week when intolerance manifested itself on Oct. 24, the day of the scheduled, second debate.” […read more]

Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead (Courtesy Photo)
Afro

COMMENTARY: Baltimore City Schools, Throwback to Jim Crow Era

AFRO — During the era of Jim Crow it was not unheard of to have Black children sitting in hot classrooms with no regard for their health. It was not unheard of for a system to intentionally work to poorly educate Black children and force them to endure the type of conditions that were designed to break their spirit. It was not unheard of to expect Black parents to quietly complain but publicly comply with the law. It was not unheard of to have overcrowded classrooms, dark and dingy hallways, dust and asbestos, and very few resources and innovative designs. […read more]

Op-Ed

The GOP’s Enemies’ List

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   It’s getting more and more difficult to keep up with the lengthening list of people, groups, and nations the Republican Party’s presidency-seekers are designating as targets. Undocumented Latino immigrants – and their American-citizen children? Check. Gays and lesbians? Read More

Op-Ed

Our White Liberal Conundrum

By Walter L. Fields NNPA Columnist   One of the enduring debates since the enslavement of Africans in the American colonies has been the extent to which well-meaning Whites can appropriate Black suffering and be a true participant in our liberation. From the roots of Read More

Op-Ed

America is Still a Lie

By Oscar Blayton NNPA Guest Columnist   In the depths of the Cold War that raged in the early 1960s, the USSR was scoring points against the United States in the court of world opinion because the world could witness how hollow and hypocritical was Read More

National

Symbols are Important to Black America

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Five days after South Carolina retired the Confederate flag with much fanfare, a small group of protesters in Oklahoma City greeted President Barack Obama with Confederate flags. The following weekend, Ku Klux Klan members in Charleston, Read More