“I like being at The Atlantic,” said former ESPN journalist and commentator Jemele Hill. “I’m a lot less apologetic. I’m sort of all out of apologies.” (Photo: Harlan McCarthy)
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Jemele Hill: ‘I’m sort of all out of apologies.’

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Jemele Hill was featured at this year’s Annual Norm Brewer First Amendment Lecture. She had famously tested the limits of the First Amendment while at ESPN when she tweeted that President Trump was “a white supremacist who surrounded himself with other white supremacists.” The White House called for her immediate dismissal. […read more]

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COMMENTARY: The Black Women Jailed for ‘Stealing’ an Education

NNPA NEWSWIRE — She wanted a better life for her son, so she enrolled him in the Norwalk public schools despite having no real ties to the city. When the city found out that it was spending its money educating her boy, it demanded that Ms. McDowell be charged with a crime. Norwalk prosecutors, known statewide for an unreasoning mean-streak, obliged. She was charged with first-degree larceny, said Norm Pattis, a trial lawyer who is fighting for freedom “one client at a time. […read more]

Community

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – October

OKLAHOMA EAGLE — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organisations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month we aim to get as many people as possible involved in raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research. […read more]

Chicago Defender

Here’s Why Black Unemployment Fell In September and (Hint) Trump Has Nothing To Do With It

CHICAGO DEFENDER — The African-American unemployment rate went from 6.3 percent to 6 percent, the second lowest on record behind 5.9 percent in May, according to the U.S. Labor Department who released the report on Friday. The decline suggests that Blacks had a less tough time with finding work. However, the change was little compared to August’s job report. […read more]

Entertainment

CBS: Rihanna Out of NFL Telecast

David Bauder, ASSOCIATED PRESS   NEW YORK (AP) — CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL. The network said Tuesday it was permanently editing a song featuring Rihanna’s voice out of its Read More

Business

Twitter Now Lets Marketers Target Audience Using Email Addresses, User IDs

[Techie News] Twitter, on Wednesday, announced the introduction of new capabilities including email addresses and user ID based targeting under its recently launched Tailored Audiences programme for ad retargeting. Kelton Lynn, Revenue Product Manager, in a blog post explained that the new new additions will help advertisers to target Read More

Technology

Twitter, Internet Increasingly Popular for Blacks

STACY A. ANDERSON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Young, college-educated and higher-income African Americans are just as likely as their white counterparts to use the Internet, and Twitter seems to be a favorite place in cyberspace, according to a new report by the Pew Research Read More

Technology

Facebook, Other Banned Sites to be Open in China Free Trade Zone: Report

[Reuters] Facebook, Twitter and other websites deemed sensitive and blocked by the Chinese government will be accessible in a planned free-trade zone (FTZ) in Shanghai, the SouthChina Morning Post reported on Tuesday. Citing unidentified government sources, the Hong Kong newspaper also said authorities would welcome bids Read More

Technology

Twitter’s ‘tailored ads’ know more about you

[CNET] Twitter will soon show its U.S. users ads based on the Web sites they’ve previously visited. Wednesday, the information network formally announced that it is experimenting with a new ad type it calls “tailored ads.” With the units, advertisers can upload browser cookie IDs Read More

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Op-Ed

Onion’s Apology is Not Accepted

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   In the midst of the Academy Awards drama on Sunday, February 24, one of the Onion’s writers (we don’t know who he is – I doubt a “she” would have stooped so low), described the lovely and talented child Read More

Op-Ed

How Social Are You?

By Cheryl Pearson-McNeil NNPA Columnist   Channel surfing over the weekend, I stopped on a favorite old romantic comedy that was centered on a relationship that blossomed over emails. The movie isn’t even all that old, yet its premise now seems almost ancient. Because as Read More