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Entries by Danielle Cadet from 06/2013

Malian Tuareg Group Accused Of Expelling Dark-Skinned Inhabitants

Posted 06.03.2013 | Black Voices

BAMAKO, Mali — Black residents of the tense northern Malian city of Kidal say that rebels from the lighter-skinned Tuareg ethnic group, who curr...

Why Some Schools Want To Expel Suspensions

Posted 06.03.2013 | Black Voices

The effectiveness of school suspensions is up for debate. California is the most recent battleground, but a pattern of uneven application and negative...

North Carolina NAACP Protest: 140 Arrested During Demonstration

Posted 06.04.2013 | Black Voices

RALEIGH, N.C. -- About 140 people have been arrested during the latest weekly demonstration led by the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP against the...

New Survey Takes A Snapshot Of The View From Black America

Posted 06.04.2013 | Black Voices

You might think that African-Americans might be more pessimistic about their lives. The housing crisis decimated pockets of black wealth. The black un...

Sherri Shepherd Surrogate Search Over Host Tells 'Tom Joyner Morning Show'

Posted 06.04.2013 | Black Voices

Sherri Shepherd is pregnant...well, sort of. The host of "The View" told the Tom Joyner Morning Show that she and her husband Lamar Sally have found a...

George Zimmerman Lawyer Mark O'Mara Fabricated Evidence, Martin Family Lawyer Claims (UPDATE)

Posted 06.04.2013 | Black Voices

With less than a week left before the Trayvon Martin trial begins, an attorney for Martin's family now claims that George Zimmerman's lawyer Mark O'Ma...

Michael Jackson Lawsuit Is Extortion Attempt, AEG Live CEO Says

Posted 06.05.2013 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- The head of AEG Live told a jury on Tuesday that he believes a lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's mother against the concert promotion ...

Chokwe Lumumba, Jackson City Councilman And Former Civil Rights Activist, Wins Miss. Mayor Race

Posted 06.05.2013 | Black Voices

JACKSON, Miss. -- A Mississippi attorney and one-time civil rights activist who was involved in a black nationalist group decades ago has been elected...

Myrlie Evers-Williams Returns To Mississippi As More Than A Civil Rights Widow

Posted 06.05.2013 | Black Voices

Myrlie Evers-Williams moves gingerly about the crowd, slowed by her 80-year-old knees. The University of Mississippi chancellor, who has invited her t...

Black America Shouldn't Give Obama A Pass

Posted 06.05.2013 | Black Voices

I hope President Obama appreciates the grand bargain he’s getting from African Americans: unwavering support, stratospheric approval rating, muted e...

Billy Porter, 'Kinky Boots' Star, Prepares For Tony Awards

Posted 06.05.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- While all haircuts are important, the one Billy Porter got late last week was even more critical: It was his last one before Sunday's Tony...

Trayvon Martin Trial Jury Identity Will Be Kept Confidential, Judge Rules

Posted 06.05.2013 | Black Voices

ORLANDO, Fla. — The identities of potential jurors in the trial of the former neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing an unarmed teena...

Susan Rice Becomes Third African American To Lead National Security

Posted 06.05.2013 | Black Voices

This morning, President Obama announced that he would be assigning the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice to the role of national securi...

Medgar Evers Remembered As Pioneer In Civil Rights

Posted 06.05.2013 | Black Voices

ARLINGTON, Va. — Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday praised slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, saying that the black activist's visi...

President Obama Morehouse Speech Criticized As Condescending And Inappropriate (VIDEO)

Posted 06.05.2013 | Black Voices

President Obama's Morehouse commencement speech attracted a great deal of attention. The commander-in-chief's message to young black men of the presti...

George Zimmerman Has Final Hearing Before Trial Begins

Posted 06.06.2013 | Black Voices

SANFORD, Fla. — A Florida judge denied a defense request Thursday to let a handful of witnesses testify confidentially during George Zimmerman's...

Berry Gordy Memoir, 'To Be Loved,' Reissued As E-book

Posted 06.06.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- The Berry Gordy memoir which inspired the Broadway hit "Motown: The Musical" is being reissued as an e-book. Gordy's "To Be Loved," first...

George Zimmerman Defense Witnesses Denied Request To Testify Confidentially

Posted 06.06.2013 | Black Voices

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge denied a defense request Thursday to let a handful of witnesses testify confidentially during George Zimmerman'...

Jordan Davis Honorary Diploma: Slain Teen's Parents Receive His High School Diploma

Posted 06.06.2013 | Black Voices

For most parents, a graduation day is filled with the pride and excitement of seeing their child reach an academic milestone and advance onto a new ch...

Wade Robson, Michael Jackson Sexual Abuse Claim: Judge May Unseal Portions Of Filings

Posted 06.07.2013 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- A judge said Thursday he was inclined to unseal portions of a choreographer's court filings alleging he was abused by Michael Jackson. ...

AEG Live CEO, Randy Phillips, Testifies About Emails On Micheal Jackson's Condition

Posted 06.07.2013 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- The head of the company promoting Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts told jurors Thursday that he never consulted a mental h...

Trayvon Martin Voice Recording Obtained Exclusively By ABC Reveals What Teen Sounded Like (VIDEO)

Posted 06.07.2013 | Black Voices

With the Trayvon Martin trial set to begin on Monday, one question remains on the country's mind and simultaneously presents a monumental challenge to...

Young, Black And Buried In Debt: How For-Profit Colleges Prey On African-American Ambition

Posted 06.10.2013 | Black Voices

There are a few dictums that have enjoyed pride of place in black American families alongside “Honor your parents” and “Do unto others” since ...

The Art Of Being African-American

Posted 06.10.2013 | Black Voices

What does it mean to be a contemporary artist and an African-American today? What does it mean to ask such questions in Milwaukee in 2013? These ar...

Myrlie Evers-Williams, Medgar Evers' Widow, Works To Preserve His Civil Rights Legacy

Posted 06.11.2013 | Black Voices

JACKSON, Miss. — Myrlie Evers-Williams acknowledges it would be easy to remain mired in bitterness and anger, 50 years after a sniper's bullet m...