Daily Archives: February 14, 2017

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Man Shot Five Times By Chicago Cops After Calling 911 To Report Police Harassment

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AFRICANGLOBE – A man shot fives times by Chicago police officers after he angered them by calling 911 sued the city for excessive force, claiming the officers weren’t disciplined until months after a police oversight board found his shooting unjustified. Continue reading

Black History Month: The Son of a Slave Who Ran for President

George Edwin Taylor was the first African American to be nominated to run for president

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Almost a century before Barack Obama made history as the first African American to become president of the United States in 2008, a black man by the name of George Edwin Taylor set his eyes on the White House in 1904. Continue reading

Solange on Grammys: Only 2 Black Album of the Year Winners in Last 20 Yrs

By: Tone Are

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Beyonce’s Grammys snub did not go unaddressed by her protective younger sister. In a couple of tweets that were deleted at some point on Monday afternoon, February 13, Solange called out the prestigious awards show for continuing to favor the work of White artists over their Black contemporaries. Continue reading

Donald Trump Makes Good on His Promise to Send Feds to Chicago

By: Dane Gebauer

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Last month, Donald Trump made a startling pronouncement via Twitter regarding the city of Chicago, promising to “send in the Feds,” if the city “doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage,'” referencing the city’s high rate of murder and gun violence.

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