The 25 wealthiest dynasties on the planet control $1.4 trillion

The 25 wealthiest dynasties on the planet control $1.4 trillion

The numbers are mind-boggling: $70,000 per minute, $4 million per hour, $100 million per day. That’s how quickly the fortune of the Waltons, the clan behind Walmart Inc., has been growing since More »

Eritha “Akilé” Cainion: Florida’s 22 Year Old Political Challenge

Eritha “Akilé” Cainion: Florida’s 22 Year Old Political Challenge

Eritha “Akilé” Cainion, traditionally known as Akilé Anai, is a 22-year-old city council candidate, born and raised in southside St. Petersburg, Florida. More »

Eritha Akilé Cainion:  End the voter suppression of the black community

Eritha Akilé Cainion: End the voter suppression of the black community

St. Petersburg, FL: The struggle for the right of black people in the U.S. to participate in the electoral arena is one that is ongoing. In the 1960s, all throughout this country, More »

Woni Spotts: First Black Woman to Leave A Mark on Every Continent in the World

Woni Spotts: First Black Woman to Leave A Mark on Every Continent in the World

Many people dream of traveling around the world but only a few could really achieve that. But Woni Spotts has completed her goal of visiting every country and continent in the world, and More »

Teen Mom Graduates High School as Valedictorian With More Than $1M in Scholarships

Teen Mom Graduates High School as Valedictorian With More Than $1M in Scholarships

Lamyrical Harris, a teenage mother and a high school senior student in Tennessee, has recently graduated as the valedictorian of her class. She was also offered over $1 million in scholarships from More »

 

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MARION COUNTY NAACP BRANCH ANNOUNCES NEW BRANCH LEADERSHIP

The Marion County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is excited to announce TiAnna Greene, as the new President of the Branch.

​Last year, the new, national leadership of the NAACP challenged local units to re-imagine and to reawaken our commitment to advancing equality for all people by renewing our community

Black woman loses job over dreadlocks, petitions Supreme Court

An African American woman who was denied a job after she refused to cut her dreadlocks is trying to take her case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

THE CASE

Chastity Jones was offered a job at Catastrophe Management Solutions (CMS), an Alabama-based claim processing company, in 2010. CMS’ HR manager informed her that wearing dreadlocks

More than 1 million children were victims of identity theft in 2017

Kids are easy targets for identity thieves — and they’re becoming more common ones, as well.

A new report from Javelin Strategy & Research says that in 2017, more than 1 million children in the United States were victims of identity theft, resulting in $2.6 billion in losses. Families paid an

Black-owned vegan company uses Amazon to grow their business

 

Black Enterprise/Sequoia Blodgett

With studies showcasing that diseases in our bodies are caused by unhealthy eating habits, many health and fitness gurus are choosing to eat “clean,” which predominantly consists of plant-based dieting. Founders Claude Tellis and Kareem Cook took note

Cellphones Down Please

U.S. Court Upholds Most Of Texas Law To Punish ‘Sanctuary Cities’

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court panel on Tuesday upheld most of a Republican-backed Texas law to punish “sanctuary cities,” allowing it to remain in effect while the case is being fought in a lower court.

The law was the first of its kind since Republican Donald Trump became president in January 2017, promising to crack down on illegal immigration and communities that protect the immigrants.

The Housing Crisis Didn’t Just Happen, It Was Created

Affordable Housing Matters

We didn’t just end up in the housing crisis; we’ve always been there. Based on the lack of progress and widespread inequities when it comes to access to housing, we’ve actually been there far too long.

The type of housing that we stand in need of now, is practically the same housing we marched for in the 1960s. Back then, leaders and civil rights groups joined together to demand housing that was safe, decent and affordable. And, as a result of their efforts, in 1968 the Fair Housing Act was passed.

Lakeith Smith Got 65 Years For The Death of a 16-Year-Old Killed By Police

Much has been made of the fact that a black teenager laughed openly in court after being sentenced to 65 years in prison.
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Teen laughs, but unamused judge hands down 65-year sentence

An Alabama teen laughed at a judge’s comment during his sentencing hearing Thursday.
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Republicans in Congress Are So Eager to Slash Food Stamps

They’re About to Make a Big Mistake Wake Up Everybody

Teddy Pendergrass
Wake up everybody no more sleepin’ in bed
No more backward thinkin’ time for thinkin’ ahead
The world has changed so very much
From what it used to be
There is so much hatred war an’ poverty
Wake up all the teachers time to teach a new way
Maybe then they’ll listen to whatcha have to say
‘Cause they’re the ones who’s coming up and the world is in their hands