Al Sharpton

Prosecutor overrules sheriff, charges Florida man in 'stand your ground' case

<b>(CNN) —</b> Michael Drejka, who fatally shot Markeis McGlockton after McGlockton shoved him in a Clearwater, Florida, convenience store parking lot, has been charged with manslaughter, officials said Monday.<p>"Consistent with the decision-making process established under Florida law in this case, the …

Justice

Aretha Franklin seriously ill, sources say

<b>NEW YORK —</b> Legendary singer Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close to the artist. The person, who spoke on the condition of …

Music

Aretha Franklin said to be 'seriously ill'

<b>Aretha Franklin is "seriously ill", according to a person close to the veteran soul singer.</b><p>The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed to the Associated Press that Franklin was gravely unwell.<p>The 76-year-old cancelled planned concerts earlier this year due to health concerns and was …

Aretha Franklin

Chicago Violence And Who Is Responsible.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Chicago crime is and remains out of control and yet there are hypocrites from every angle. Chicago crime today is a much more …

African-American News

Trump Bashes The "Lowlife" He Personally Hired

President Donald Trump let his tweeting fingers fly Monday morning to blast former Apprentice contestant turned short-lived Trump administration …

Donald Trump

Cheers to Omarosa for Coming in Out of Trump Cold

- Advertisement -<p>Omarosa Manigault has taken some of the biggest hits a writer can get for her tell-all about her dealings inside the Trump …

Donald Trump

Filmmaker Spike Lee delivers a masterclass on why no one should ever trust President Trump

Filmmaker Spike Lee on Sunday spoke briefly with Rev. Al Sharpton about Donald Trump and the premiere of his new film “BlacKkKlansman,” which Lee …

Donald Trump

Watch: Rev. Al Sharpton Corners Confederate-Loving Senate Candidate Who Calls Him a ‘Race-Hustler’

“Do you consider yourself the candidate for white nationalists in the state of Virginia?” Sharpton asked.Corey Stewart, the Virginia Republican …

Liberal View

VA-Sen: Corey Stewart calls Al Sharpton ‘race hustler,’ Americans are ‘sick and tired’ of race talk

Virginia Senate candidate Corey Stewart (R) called MSNBC’s Al Sharpton a “race hustler” and said that Americans are “sick and tired of talking about race all the time.”<p>The controversial candidate who has fought against the demolition of Confederate monuments said during an interview with Sharpton …

Conservative View

'Hell no': counterprotesters outnumber white supremacists at White House rally

A tiny group of white supremacists made their way to the White House on Sunday, surrounded by a double cordon of police officers and throngs of protesters shouting “Shame!” “Shame!”<p>In the center was 34-year-old Jason Kessler. His white supremacist rally last year in his hometown of Charlottesville, …

Rights & Freedoms

Kneeling NFL players should stand up and work with President Trump to achieve their goals

As a black woman, I am well aware that inequalities exist in America. I am well aware that the rate of poverty, imprisonment and unemployment of black Americans is higher than for white Americans. I don’t need NFL players who disrespectfully kneel when our national anthem is played to inform me of …

Opinion

Corey Stewart calls Al Sharpton 'a race hustler,' brings up his taxes

Republican Virginia Senate nominee Corey Stewart, who has alleged ties to white supremacists, condemned the Rev. Al Sharpton on Sunday for being "a …

U.S. Politics

This Is What DC Looks Like Right Now in Anticipation of Unite the Right Rally on Anniversary of Charlottesville

WASHINGTON - Washington was bracing for a white nationalist rally on Sunday organized to coincide with the anniversary of last year's racially …

Rights & Freedoms

Virginia White Supremacist Senate Candidate Attacks Al Sharpton Rather Than Answer Questions About Praising Secession

Trump-loving, racist, white supremacist Virginia senate candidate Corey Stewart made an appearance on MSNBC's <i>Politics Nation</i> this Sunday and was …

Rights & Freedoms

Michelle Obama's new push to get young people voting | The Resistance Now

<i>The Resistance Now is a weekly update on the people, action and ideas driving the protest movement in the US. If you’re not already receiving it by email, subscribe.</i><p><b>Michelle Obama touts voting drive</b><p>The former first lady launched a new initiative to get young people voting – When We All Vote – back …

Michelle Obama

The Real-Life Story Behind "BlacKkKlansman"

In the 1970s, detective Ron Stallworth infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan to gain important intel to help halt the hate group's activities.<p>Spike Lee’s latest film, <i>BlacKkKlansman</i>, focuses on the very real Ron Stallworth, the first African American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police …

African-American News

The View Has Its New Cohost — Here's What You Need to Know

After news arrived that Sara Haines would be leaving <i>The View</i> and heading over to <i>Good Morning America</i> to cohost the third hour with Michael Strahan, …

Donald Trump

Heather Heyer’s mom: Daughter’s death in Charlottesville forced white locals to reckon with racism

<b>Charlottesville, Virginia —</b> Susan Bro, 61, was greeted with hugs and well wishes from strangers Friday morning as she spoke to reporters from the …

Rights & Freedoms

How Tom Wolfe Made Clothing a Man’s Deepest Trait in “Bonfire of the Vanities”

In the Tom Wolfe classic, the superficial layer revealed everything you needed to know about a person.<p><i>Clothes Before Prose is a column that explores the use of fashion in some of our favorite novels. This week: the carnival of menswear in Tom Wolfe’s yuppie classic,</i> Bonfire of the Vanities.<p>By 1987, …

Tom Wolfe

E-mails show Cynthia Nixon was de Blasio's celebrity whisperer

“Sex and the City” character Carrie Bradshaw would have wondered — what is it about confident, progressive politicians that makes them such close …

Bill de Blasio

Stand Your Ground Law Is Back in Spotlight After Parking Lot Shooting

On August 6, several hundred people attended a rally at the St. John Primitive Baptist Church in Clearwater, Florida, for Markeis McGlockton, the …

Liberal View

Pastor John Gray Compares Photo-Op With Trump To A Meeting With Jesus

<b>Pastor John Gray</b> is one of the Black pastors who embarrassed himself by participating in a bizarre photo-op with <b>President Donald Trump</b>. Gray idly sat …

Donald Trump

Is Uber—and the Entire Sharing Economy—at the End of the Open Road?

In the fall of 2015, Travis Kalanick mused that the world would be a better place if every car were an Uber. Traffic would decrease. Parking …

Silicon Valley

Social Media Giants Shouldn't Be Arbiters of Appropriate Speech

Of course, Facebook, YouTube, and other media are free to ban conspiracy-mongers such as Alex Jones from their platforms. They have a right to …

Social Media

Lindsay Lohan Calls #MeToo Accusers 'Attention-Seekers'

Actress says she hasn’t experienced her own #MeToo moment<p>Lindsay Lohan has called #MeToo accusers “attention-seekers” and “weak” for speaking out …

Willie Nelson

‘This is one of my first steps’: Michael Brown’s mother plans to run for Ferguson city council

Lezley McSpadden, whose son Michael Brown’s killing by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014 set off months of protests and helped start the Black Lives Matter movement, on Friday announced her intention to run for the city council in 2019.<p>McSpadden made the announcement on Canfield Drive, NBC …

Justice

Whitney Houston Film Asks a Deeper Question About Addiction

Since the 2012 death of legendary singer Whitney Houston, truths about the singer’s personal life continue to be revealed. While much of the analysis …

Whitney Houston

Coalition that includes wrongly convicted urges Cuomo to sign law creating prosecutorial misconduct commission

ALBANY — A coalition of more than 100 groups and individuals—including 16 who were wrongfully convicted —are urging Gov. Cuomo to sign a bill that …

New York State

Adam Putnam, Ron DeSantis face off in 2nd debate

<b>JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --</b> The two republican front runners for governor – Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and Congressman Ron DeSantis – faced …

Florida

Sheriff finds himself at center of political stand your ground storm

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri has never been one to shy away from tough decisions.He's also not known to back off from explaining them …

Government