Lost his house because he owed $134 in property taxes

On the day Bennie Coleman lost his house, the day armed U.S. marshals came to his door and ordered him off the property, he slumped in a folding chair across the street and watched the vestiges of his 76 years hauled to the curb. Movers carted out his easy chair, his clothes, his television. Next came […]

Barack Obama and Xi Jinping

Obama and Xi discuss cyber hacking, climate change and North Korea. By News Wires (text) With a stroll under the California desert sun, President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a second day of talks at a “get to know you” summit featuring a high-stakes agenda for the leaders of the world’s largest […]

Miss America 2003, Erika Harold, runs for House seat in Illinois

Erika Harold has jumped into the Republican primary race for Illinois’s 13th Congressional District. She calls her opponent, an incumbent freshman, a “good person,” insists there’s no need for attacks, and says let the judges, no, make that the voters, decide. Continue reading Politico article… Source: Politico  

Billionaires dumping stocks

Despite the 6.5% stock market rally over the last three months, a handful of billionaires are quietly dumping their American stocks . . . and fast. Warren Buffett, who has been a cheerleader for U.S. stocks for quite some time, is dumping shares at an alarming rate. He recently complained of “disappointing performance” in dyed-in-the-wool […]

Louis Farrakhan: Blacks need to invest and buy property in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) – Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan urged Detroit’s pastors and majority black population Friday to join him in an effort to buy neglected properties and take other steps to help revitalize the struggling city where the movement started more than 80 years ago. The fiery orator offered few specifics in a speech […]

VA GOP candidate: Planned Parenthood “more lethal” for blacks than KKK

“Slavish devotion to the Democrat party” E.W. Jackson, the new Republican nominee for Virginia lieutenant governor, railed against Planned Parenthood in a 2012 video maligning the Democratic party, comparing the women’s health organization to the Ku Klux Klan, and decrying what he cast as black voters’ “slavish devotion to the Democrat party.” Continue reading…

President Obama gives Morehouse commencement speech

“We’ve got no time for excuses.” President Obama on Sunday summoned the graduates of historically black Morehouse College to “transform the way we think about manhood,” urging the young men to avoid the temptation to make excuses and to take responsibility for their families and their communities. Delivering a commencement address at the all-male private […]