From ABC News: Wes Craven had died. The horror legend had been battling brain cancer, according to a statement from his family. He was 76. “It is with deep sadness we inform you that Wes Craven passed away at 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 30th,” the statement began. “Craven was surrounded by love, in the […]Read More R.I.P. Wes Craven
From the NY Times: Frank E. Petersen Jr., who suffered bruising racial indignities as a military enlistee in the 1950s and was even arrested at an officers’ club on suspicion of impersonating a lieutenant, but who endured to become the first black aviator and the first black general in the Marine Corps, died on Tuesday […]Read More R.I.P. Frank E. Petersen, Jr.
From Pix11: NBA great Darryl Dawkins died Thursday at the age of 58, a spokesperson at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest hospital in Pennsylvania confirmed. A fantastic dunker known for his flash both on the court and off, Dawkins will be remembered as a great entertainer with an eye-popping fashion sense. Click here to read the […]Read More R.I.P. Darryl Dawkins
From Raw Story: At about 6:45 a.m. local time, WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were shot point-blank, allegedly by Vester Flanagan who goes by the broadcast pseudonym Bryce Williams. Williams apparently filmed the attack and tweeted his confession. “RACE MURDER IN VIRGINIA: BLACK REPORTER SUSPECTED OF EXECUTING WHITE COLLEAGUES,” a Breitbart headline […]Read More Your Thoughts: The Virginia Shooting: Racists Emerge
By Lavern Merriweather: Recently Brotha was lamenting in one of his posts that he wished there was a famous white male celebrity/athlete/politician accused of something or in trouble with the law. I had to remind him that there is such a white male and his name is Patrick Kane. Kane is a starting forward for […]Read More Vern’s Venting: Double Standards DO Exist
Crimes committed by black males are newsworthy in today’s mainstream media circle. They are especially trendy when the culprit is a famous black male. Not only that, they become the face of a social problem that is regularly not exclusive to one race. Soon after the release of the hit movie ‘Straight Outta Compton’, Dr. […]Read More Black Men: The Face of Domestic Violence
By Lavern Merriweather: It always gets me whenever there is high profile racially charged case like Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin or Mike Brown where white people will say why don’t black folks get just as bent out of shape over all the black on black violence. Well, talk about the pot calling the fucking kettle! […]Read More Vern’s Venting: My Outrage