Black Lives Matter Activist, Erica Garner, Dies At 27

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Erica Garner, 27, passed away on December 30th following a medically induced coma. Garner, mother and activist, had become a prominent figure in the Black Lives Matter Movement after her father, Eric Garner, was killed by New York Police Officers, Daniel Pantaleo and Justin Damico. Eric Garner’s 2014 death incited numerous protests after a witness uploaded footage of Pantaleo and …

The Late and Great: Why Does Losing A Black Entertainment Legend Hit Us So Hard?

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Photo by Ann Althouse via Flickr On April 21, 2016, the world lost yet another music icon, Prince Rodgers Nelson. While people  around the world recognized the loss of a true legend, the African American community felt it as the lost of a treasured brother. Over the past 7 years, we have lost so many of our talented artists and …

Passing of Antonin Scalia Leads to U.S. Judiciary Committee Battle With Obama Over Replacement Justice

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The United States Senate Republicans established their firm declination of any nominee President Obama will suggest to replace the late Antonin Scalia in the U.S. Supreme Court. This political battle has raised tensions between the Republicans and Democrats in the Senate since the Republicans are so adamant about defying Obama in order to maintain majority.   Scalia, age 79, was …

Nelson Mandela Has Been Buried

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The world has endured the loss of a legend.  An illustrious symbol of South Afrika’s bold triumph over apartheid, Nelson Mandela passed away December 5, 2013 at the age of 95 after an extensive battle with lung infection. Known to his countrymen as Tata Madiba, he was considered the father of the Afrikan nation. “Our nation has lost its greatest …