Black conservatives declare grand jury’s decision proves facts do matter

Darren Wilson shot and killed the unarmed Michael Brown.

After a grand jury chose not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death last August of local resident Michael Brown, members of the Project 21 black leadership network are speaking out about the ruling, what it means for the black community and how protesters might redirect their energies to find some […]

Faith Leaders: Lack of public trial of Darren Wilson is a moral failure


WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to grand jury decision against charging White Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting death of 18-year-old African-American youth Michael Brown, faith leaders with the PICO National Network, released the following statement: “Today’s decision is deeply disappointing, but it comes as no surprise. It is another unconscionable blow to […]

NEA: For kids sake grand jury decision cannot end social justice conversation

NEA President Lily Eskelsen García

WASHINGTON—A grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., failed to bring an indictment against Officer Darren Wilson who fatally shot Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed African-American man. The incident set off protests and sparked a national debate on civil rights. “For the sake of our children and the future generations to come we must not let today’s […]

Sen. Graham to House GOP: Shame on us for lack of action on immigration

lindsey graham

In the wake of the President’s immigration action, his message to Republicans has been pretty clear: pass a bill. In the more than 500 days since the Senate passed bipartisan immigration reform, House Republicans have failed to act. Even Republicans think that the House’s inaction is shameful. Here’s what Senator Lindsey Graham said on today’s State of […]

Gun sales increase as Ferguson awaits grand jury decision

Protesters brace for grand jury's verdict in the case against Mike Brown's shooter. (Peoples World via Flickr)

Businesses have boards on their windows. Some schools have cancelled classes in the days prior to the Thanksgiving weekend. Officials have set up layers of emergency plans. And the president has called for calm. The people of Ferguson can’t be sure when a grand jury responsible for determining whether or not to indict white police […]

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dead at 78


Marion Barry Jr., the Mississippi sharecropper’s son and civil rights activist who served three terms as mayor of the District of Columbia, survived a drug arrest and jail sentence, and then came back to win a fourth term as the city’s chief executive, has died. He was 78. To read more visit here.

Bill Cosby: Is he being treated fairly?


By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor It is really sad to see what has happened to the legacy of Bill Cosby. If he is guilty, I am sad to learn that about his character. If he is not guilty, his reputation is forever tarred over accusations so old they are not even eligible for prosecution. This […]

GOP already hyperventilating about immigration Executive Order


The White House said today that President Obama will be announcing his Executive Order on immigration tomorrow. Republicans haven’t even seen the details and they’re already issuing threats. Below is a statement from Pili Tobar, DNC Director of Hispanic Media: “The President hasn’t even announced his executive order on immigration and Republicans are already hyperventilating […]

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