NAACP Monitoring Black Biker Discrimination In Wake Of Waco

The Atlantic Beach Bikefest, otherwise known as Black Bike Week, is the largest African-American motorcycle rally event in the nation and one of the largest such events overall. Thousands of Black motorcycle enthusiasts flock to Myrtle Beach, S.C. yearly, turning the beach town into an epicenter of fashion and entertainment for the Memorial Day holiday […]

African-American executives and leaders call for national reforms to combat police misconduct and strengthen accountability

The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the preeminent membership organization for the development of global Black business leaders, has announced its support for The Legal Defense Fund’s call for the federal government to enact nationwide policing reforms. At a minimum, such reform must include federal legislation related to increasing Department of Justice (DOJ) oversight of funding […]

Group barred from changing segregated war monument sues SC

Members of an American Legion Post in Greenwood are suing South Carolina because the state won’t allow them to replace plaques on a war memorial that segregate the list of dead soldiers in two world wars to “white” and “colored.” The state law that moved the Confederate flag from the Statehouse dome to a pole […]

Virginia Politician Who Denied Baby With Teen Staffer Stages Antebellum Family Photo

Former Virginia delegate Joe Morrissey served six months in jail for contributing to the delinquency of a minor after being accused of having an affair with his then 17-year-old African American secretary. The 57-year-old was accused of having an affair with and impregnating his teenage secretary, charges he’d always unconvincingly denied, reports pop culture site, […]

How Sidney Poitier paved the way for Barack Obama

The year of 1967 was one of love and hate in the US. In San Francisco, 100,000 hippies gathered during the Summer of Love, while 165 race riots blazed through the nation’s cities, leaving 83 dead. It was also the year when Sidney Poitier released three films that would make him a megastar. Poitier, who […]