Black Caucus Seeks to Dissolve Atlanta Cities | News

Georgia’s Legislative Black Caucus has filed suit seeking to dissolve the municipalities of Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Milton, Chattahoochee Hills and Johns Creek. The caucus said state lawmakers broke the 1965 Voting Rights Act to create majority white voting areas.  Officials from the cities mentioned in the lawsuit said that is not true. Wendell Willard, an … Continue reading

Student Unrest at University of Puerto Rico

Administrators prepare for walkouts and more protests as their students take civic action at the University of Puerto Rico . Get up, stand up! Students are demanding that university officials eliminate an $800 yearly fee that officials hope to impose this year, saying it will help to reduce the system’s budget deficit. Students already pay … Continue reading

Video: John Forte Speaks on Prison Release

Former Refugee Camp member, John Forte,  speaks with XXL on his sentence and presidential commutation. via XXL

Man Fired for Saying “N***er” Gets Day in Court

An age-old debate over who is allowed to say the “n” word will be decided in a federal courtroom. Tom Burlington, former news anchor at Philadelphia Fox29, who is white, was fired after using the “n” word during a June 2007 staff meeting at which reporters and producers were discussing reporter Robin Taylor’s story about … Continue reading

Clinton gave gift of clemency

Note: Kemba Smith Pradia has received awards for her efforts to educate the public about the social, economic and political consequences of drug policies. She received a Soros Justice Postgraduate Fellowship for advocates and is developing the Kemba Smith Foundation. Indianapolis (CNN) — Ten years ago, days before Christmas, President Bill Clinton changed my life … Continue reading

Ja Rule Takes Rap in ’07 Gun Case, Will Serve 2 Years

Article first published as Ja Rule Takes the Rap in 2007 Weapons Case on Technorati. In the video for his 2000 song, “Put It On Me,” rapper Ja Rule pledges his loyalty to his girlfriend, albeit from the confines of a jail cell. Life may soon imitate art as the Queens bred M.C. pleaded guilty … Continue reading

On Haynesworth

This article originally appeared at Many minds, from NFL insiders to armchair GMs, have an opinion on this Albert Haynesworth thing.  Here’s mine. Despite any acclaim Haynesworth has earned in the league with his play, my highlight reel for him contains two clips.  The first is him stomping on Andre Gurode’s face during a … Continue reading