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How Black America Rallied to Stop the Racist Film Birth of a Nation

After New York, the film sailed into Boston in April. “The center of the fight has been Boston,” The Crisis reported in June. There, William Monroe Trotter, editor of the Boston Guardian, met the Hollywood machine head-on. His brief arrest following … Continue reading

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Watch: Obama, Aretha Franklin Deliver Emotional Farewell to Eric Holder

“I think about all the young people out there who have seen you work and have been able to get just an innate sense, without knowing you personally, that you’re a good man,” Obama said at the event, which marked … Continue reading

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Fla. Police Chief Fired After Arrest in Prostitution Sting

Johnson, who formerly served as police chief and city manager of North Miami, arrived in Miami Gardens in May to help the city overhaul the department, which was under fire for accusations of racial profiling, the report notes. Article source: … Continue reading

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Facebook Fight in Birmingham Ends With Gunfire and One Dead

One of the girls, 14, died from gunshot wounds and two others are in the hospital, but expected to recover, authorities said.   Two male suspects, including one who was said to have been dating one of the girls involved … Continue reading

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Congress Averts Partial Shutdown of Homeland Security

Meanwhile, Democrats expressed optimism that a nearly $40 billion spending plan for the DHS, which already passed in the Senate, would advance in the House next week, the report says. The DHS was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks … Continue reading

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