Category Archives: National

#BlackLivesMatter activist on the complexity of being black and gay

By Jorge Rivas for Black Lives Matter activist Deray Mckesson took the stage at a San Francisco gala on Saturday and opened up about the complexities of being black and gay.

When will Black elected officials come out the closet

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled same-sex marriage is guaranteed under the United States Constitution.  The nation celebrated as the ruling came down in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, making same-sex marriage legal in all fifty states.  Some states continue to defy the Supreme Court’s ruling, by not issuing marriage licenses, to […]


Isadore Hall finally has a viable opponent for Congress

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Isadore Hall III has maneuvered up the political ladder by not facing any viable candidates. Starting his political career as a board trustee for Compton Unified School District (CUSD) he then went on to represent the area in various elected seats. The City of Compton even honored him with a street named after him.


Flags don’t kill people, guns do

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Everyone and their mama are up in arms over the Confederate Flag flying over the capitol in Columbia, South Carolina.  The Civil War began in South Carolina and whether African-Americans like it or not, the flag is a strong part of the state’s history.  In a gesture, to appease the African-American community and activists, companies […]

Why Malcolm X called Blacks ‘Political Chumps’

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The history of the Democrat party is rooted in racism.  It was southern democrats who were slave owners, with a strong desire to maintain the premise of free labor via slavery.  Between 1861-1865, many states called themselves withdrawing from the union and formed the Confederate States of America (CSA).  The eleven states of the CSA, […]


Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas votes in favor of keeping Confederate Flag off Texas License Plates

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The Sons of Confederate Veterans submitted an application to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to sponsor a vanity plate bearing the confederate battle flag.  When their application was denied, they sued on grounds of infringement of their free speech.  After winning in a lower Texas court, their case made it to the docket of […]


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