(left to right) Khadijah Dennis, Founder of The Conqueror Movement. (Top) Terrance Duren, Videographer for The Conqueror Movement, Greg Colleton, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Kendall Grant, Creative Director for The Conqueror Movement By Typhani Gray On April 21, a local nonprofit organization within the black community, The Conqueror Movement. hosted their second annual networking experience event titled, “Falling in Love With your Passion”. The Falling in Love with Your Passion event stands as a division of The Conqueror Movement for a space where millennial creatives can influence and inspire one another to better their artistic abilities. The social was a means of networking with other artists in hopes to inspire those who may just be beginning. For those who may already be in the game, it stood as a space where they could reflect to where it all began and why they should continue to do what they love. The Falling in Love With your Passion event also … [Read more...] about Black Creatives Share Knowledge and Words of Encouragement at Second Annual “Falling in Love With Your Passion”
Local black dating
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Business by Alex Horton by Alex Horton Email the author April 16 at 9:18 AM Email the author Starbucks, which once asked baristas to start a conversation about race with customers, faces fierce criticism — including calls for a companywide boycott — after two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia store, sparking accusations of racial profiling over what the company’s chief executive now calls a “reprehensible” incident. Chief executive Kevin Johnson apologized in a weekend statement to the two men who were taken out of the … [Read more...] about Two black men were arrested at Starbucks. Now the company and police are on the defensive.
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Business by Alex Horton by Alex Horton Email the author April 15 at 9:00 PM Email the author Starbucks, which once asked baristas to start a conversation about race with customers, faces fierce criticism after two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia store, sparking accusations of racial profiling over what the company’s chief executive now calls a “reprehensible” incident. In a statement, CEO Kevin Johnson offered “our deepest apologies” on Saturday to the two men who were taken out of the store in handcuffs by at least six … [Read more...] about Two black men were arrested waiting at a Starbucks. Now the company, police are on the defensive.
Celebrating 179 years of achievements in Madison's African-American community Each day for the last month, the Wisconsin State Journal has published excerpts from a study guide of significant achievements by black residents of Madison and the surrounding area.As we look back on Black History Month, which ends Wednesday, we are republishing the full timeline here. “Sometimes we focus so much on slavery and the civil rights movement that we forget to share accomplishments achieved by African Americans in our own backyard,” Michael Johnson, president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, wrote in a preface to the guide, distributed last month to area schools.The guide, a joint project by the Boys & Girls Club, The Capital Times and Madison365, is being offered to teachers, students and parents to help schools plan their black history curriculum.It comes with one significant — if obvious — caveat: “This is not a list of every Black … [Read more...] about Black History Month: Greater Madison edition
‘Black Panther’ inspires San Antonio fans with cultural pride and hope By René A. Guzman February 14, 2018 Updated: February 14, 2018 3:37pm Photo: Marvel Studios Image 1of/5 CaptionClose Image 1 of 5 “Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman, has many fans of the comic book character celebrating the new film as championing black culture. “Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman, has many fans of the comic book character celebrating the new film as championing black culture. Photo: Marvel Studios Image 2 of 5 Allen “Trey” Stepter III (center) attends an advance screening of “Black Panther” with his mother, Dee Stepter (left), and his wife, Racquel Gilford-Stepter. Allen “Trey” Stepter III (center) attends an advance screening of “Black Panther” … [Read more...] about ‘Black Panther’ inspires San Antonio fans with cultural pride and hope
Thursday-March 31: The 2018 Black American Art and History Exhibit, “The Black Boom! Explosion, We No Longer Have to Be Silent,” will be presented by Hamtramck Public Library and the Creative Spirits Art Collaborative. Featured will be work by a host of local black artists. Opening reception will be 5-8 p.m. Feb. 8. Call for exhibit hours. 2360 Caniff, Hamtramck. Call (313) 365-7050.Thursday: Rochelle Riley, Nikole Hannah-Jones and Leonard Pitts Jr. will be featured at “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery” at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Doors open at 6 p.m. The program is 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the General Motors Theater. A reception and book signing will follow from 7:45-9 p.m. in the Ford Motor Rotunda. $25 advance, $35 at-the-door. Tickets include book, program and light refreshments. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. Call (313) 494-5800 or visit thewright.org.Thursday, Monday, Feb. 12: National African American … [Read more...] about Black History Month events in Metro Detroit
Doug Jones couldn’t have won in Alabama without black voters. National and local Democratic groups knew that — and spent millions trying to turn those voters out.And even though the Alabama race may be an outlier, some of those groups now hope that the victory is a blueprint for the party in the South — where a few thousand votes could make a huge difference — as they try to pick up more House seats and governor’s mansions.In the weeks before Jones’ victory, there were preemptive concerns that Democrats had not done enough to turn out black voters, some of whom were, at best, unenthused about Jones. Those worries proved unfounded: While some white rural and suburban voters stayed home with the infamous Roy Moore on the ballot, black people in Alabama punched above their weight — comprising 29% of voters in the election despite only accounting for around 27% of the state’s population, according to exit poll data. Black women, in … [Read more...] about In The Lead-Up To Doug Jones’ Win, Groups Actually Spent Millions Trying To Mobilize Black Voters
In the early-morning hours of March 14 in Durham, N. C., a 27-year-old single mother of two was slumped in a car in the parking lot of a 24-hour supermarket, glassy-eyed, incoherent and seemingly passed-out drunk. A security guard called 911 and the events that would roil a town and even the country began to unfold: Two African-American women had been hired to strip at a Duke University men's lacrosse team party, a raucous gathering at a campus house, fueled by plenty of alcohol. One of the women claimed she was dragged into a bathroom and raped anally, vaginally and orally by three white players during a half-hour stretch. There was the divisive aftermath, with cries of the privileged against the poor, black versus white. Then three indictments, and critics from all corners of the country arguing the credibility of each side. But one possible element in the troubling case has received scant attention - whether the woman was slipped GHB (gamma hydroxy butyrate), or a similar … [Read more...] about FAILING THE TEST. Date rape drug issue overlooked in Duke case and others
AT LEAST TWO African-Americans will sit in judgment of accused Howard Beach racial bat-basher Nicholas (Fat Nick) Minucci. Minucci, 19, who is white and allegedly used racial epithets while beating a black man last year, sat quietly as lawyers questioned 18 Queens residents during the first day of jury selection. By the day's end, four jurors - including a white and a Hispanic panelist - had been picked.Scott Shifrel Daughter of actress Wiest guilty FORMER "Law & Order" actress Dianne Wiest was in a real Manhattan courtroom yesterday as her teenage daughter copped a plea. Wiest, 58, who played District Attorney Nora Lewin for two years on the hit legal drama, sat quietly in the rear of the courtroom as her daughter Emily 18, pleaded guilty to petty larceny. The girl was accused of beating up a classmate at the exclusive Beekman School on the upper East Side and taking his iPod and sunglasses. The teen will do two days' community service and pay $150 restitution. Helen … [Read more...] about NEW YORK MINUTE. AT LEAST 2 BLACK JURORS IN HOWARD BEACH CASE
A gunman was at large early Thursday after a prayer service became a massacre at a historic black church in South Carolina the night before. Nine people were shot dead inside Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston Wednesday night. Police are calling the attack a hate crime. EMANUEL AME CHURCH HAS LONG HISTORY, TIES TO SLAVE REBELLION The gunman — described as a white male between 21 and 25 — sat down at the service before standing and opening fire, the Post and Courierreported. He spared one woman so she could tell everyone what happened, Charleston NAACP President Dot Scott told the paper after speaking with her family. “This is a tragedy that no community should have to experience,” Charles Police Chief Gregory Mullen told media early Thursday while confirming the fatalitiesat the Mother Emanuel AME Church. “It is senseless and unfathomable that somebody in today’s society would walk into a church and take their lives.” … [Read more...] about Nine shot dead at black church in Charleston, South Carolina, in suspected hate crime; white suspect remains at large: cops