Greatest Threat to Democracy: Police Violence Against Black Men?
By October 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Greatest Threat to Democracy: Police Violence Against Black Men?

According to Philly.com police violence and murders of mainly Black men is the greatest threat to American democracy. Certain events lend credence to this declaration. Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Florida by a neighborhood watchman. John Crawford was gunned down by local police in an Ohio Wal-Mart for holding a BB gun. Michael […]

U.S. Air Strikes on ISIS – Doomed To Fail?

U.S. Air Strikes on ISIS – Doomed To Fail?

Nearly 2 out of 3 Americans approve US airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, according to a poll released on October 2 by Associated Press – GFK.) Questions persist, however, about the effectiveness of this approach to degrade and destroy ISIS. Military Hawks in Washington argue for the deployment of ground troops, but only […]

More Babies Die in U.S. than Europe, Asia
By September 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

More Babies Die in U.S. than Europe, Asia

Washington, D.C. On September 24 the Centers for Disease Control released a report that infant mortality in the United States was higher than 25 nations in Western Europe and Eastern Asia. The CDC report investigated the causes of infant mortality. “Despite recent declines in infant mortality (4), the United States ranked 26th among the 29 OECD countries […]

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Video Shows Unarmed Man Gunned Down in Walmart
By September 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Video Shows Unarmed Man Gunned Down in Walmart

On August 5, 2014, police shot an unarmed man, 22 year old John Crawford III, in a Walmart in Dayton, Ohio. Recently released video footage shows the moment police killed him. A 911 call reported on August 5 that a black man was roaming Walmart waving what appeared to be a rifle. After the shooting […]

New Report Shows Bias Blocks Black Girls Success
By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

New Report Shows Bias Blocks Black Girls Success

Race and gender disparities in opportunity and academic achievement lead to high dropout rates, limited job opportunities, and increased risk of poverty     (Washington, D.C.)  A comprehensive report released today by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) reveals that African American girls are faring worse […]