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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks at a news conference at the Sheriff’s headquarters in Phoenix, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio has announced he plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Jeff Flake. The 85-year-old Arpaio is a Republican and close ally […]

  Oprah Winfrey’s best friend, Gayle King, is putting to rest the reports that Oprah Winfrey is planning a presidential run. The host of “CBS This Morning” said Tuesday, Jan. 9 Winfrey is “intrigued by the idea” of running for office in 2020, but King doesn’t think it’ll happen after having a conversation with O late […]

A Republican lawmaker in Kansas made an outwardly racist comment this week when he suggested that Black Americans “responded worst off” to pot because of their “genetics” and “character makeup.” The remark came during a “Legislative Coffee” session at St. Catherine Hospital Saturday, Jan. 6, as Rep. Steve Alford (R) cited Jim Crow-era drug policies […]

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 03: Attorney Angela Rye attends the Premiere Of Showtime’s “The Chi” at Downtown Independent on January 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Image) Angela Rye has time today. The CNN political commentator took to Instagram Jan. 8 to disclose her issue with an […]

by Wanda Sabir Bree, short for Brianna, 14, Wanda’s granddaughter, and Wilda, 16, her niece, at Kujichagulia 2017. – Photo: Wanda Sabir Congrats to new San Francisco Mayor London Breed! Happy Birthday to all the Capricorns and Aquarians, which includes my brother, mother and daughter, granddaughter and niece! Congrats to TheatreFirst for “Participants,” the kind […]

by Phillip Jackson Once and for all, let’s get this straight. America has gotten out of the Black people business! No help is coming from Washington, D.C. No help is coming from state government. No significant help is coming from city and county municipal governments. No useful help is coming from foundations and corporations. We, […]

On Tuesday, Jan. 9, 1:30 p.m., pack the Board of Supervisors chambers, Room 250, City Hall, with African American solidarity – allies welcome! by Melonie Green and Melorra Green London Breed – Photo: Johnnie Burrell With the tragic passing of Mayor Lee, San Francisco reached another milestone – the first African American woman mayor, London […]

John Crawford, was shot and killed by officer Sean Williams in a Ohio Walmart on Aug. 5, 2014. (Collage by Cop Block)   A white Ohio cop who shot and killed a Black man in a Walmart four years ago believed he faced an “imminent threat,” but admitted he never saw the man point a […]

(Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)   Oprah Winfrey has practically done it all. She’s worked in journalism, hosted her own talk show, had critically acclaimed turns in TV and film and launched her own network. But there’s one thing many people want O to check off her list: president of the United States. Despite previously telling CBS […]

Former Essex County College professor Lisa Durden was shortly after addressing the college community at an open forum. (Video screenshot from interview on Tucker Carlson Tonight”) A New Jersey college has ignored multiple open records requests about the firing of a local professor and is now in violation of the law, according to a recent […]

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