Chicago releases dash-cam video of fatal shooting after charging cop with murder

Hours after a Chicago police officer was ordered held without bond on a first-degree murder charge, the city released a shocking police dash-cam video that captured the white officer opening fire on an African American teen on a Southwest Side street, striking him 16 times and killing him. The video is about six minutes long […]

President Obama endorses Rep. Johnson for re-election

President Barack Obama endorsed Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson as she seeks her thirteenth term as the U.S. Representative to Texas’ 30th Congressional District. In his endorsement , the President praised Johnson’s commitment to her congressional district and her work to move Dallas and North Texas forward. “Eddie Bernice Johnson has demonstrated exemplary service in the U.S. Congress […]

GOP apparently don’t want to talk to Brown and Black Iowa voters

DES MOINES—Iowa Democratic Party Chair Dr. Andy McGuire today released the following statement in response to the cancellation of the Republican Brown and Black Forum, which had been scheduled for Dec. 3 in Des Moines. “It is disappointing that Republican voters in Iowa will be unable to see their candidates talk about issues important to minority […]

Study shows millennials work to live, not play

By Stefanie Ritoper UCLA senior Reyna Orellana spent much of this year with a clipboard in hand, waiting outside grocery stores and shops in the mall. Anytime she saw a young worker on their way in or out, it was an opportunity to make her pitch — her part in a research project on young […]

Standing in the Midst of Social Change

NDG’s View As we have recently witnessed, institutional racism is still very present in our society. Structures and strictures set in place to control, restrict or repress certain groups have revealed itself in our higher educational arenas. Our colleges and universities across our beloved county, alongside our American society, are yet crippled by the long […]

Depressed African Americans more likely to suffer heart attack or stroke

African Americans with major depressive symptoms – perceived stress, neuroticism, life dissatisfaction – had almost twice the increased risk of stroke and coronary heart disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Quality and Outcomes. While depression is recognized as a consequence of stroke and coronary heart disease, a common term for […]

Divers discover Tuskegee Airmen’s secrets in Lake Huron

By Michael Cottman, Urban News Service For Erik Denson, a NASA engineer at the Kennedy Space Center, descending 30 feet into the depths of Lake Huron to help preserve the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen was a cherished, unforgettable experience. “I embarked on a mission of a lifetime,” said Denson, a graduate of Howard University. […]

A Sad and Cautionary Tale on Prepaid Debit Cards

By Ken Goodgames According to the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, almost 43 million Americans are either “unbanked” or “underbanked,” meaning consumers who have little to no access to traditional lending institutions. Of these, over half – 56 percent – are minorities in our communities: African-American, Latino or American Indian.     A Prepaid Debit […]

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