Author: Black Voices

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg said anyone who votes to reelect President Donald Trump in 2020 is “looking the other way on racism.” The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, also railed against Trump’s comments at his rally in New Hampshire on Thursday, in which he told […]

PORTLAND, Ore. ― A few hundred fascists once again invaded Portland for a much-anticipated rally Saturday, but this time were mostly deprived of the violent spectacle they crave, as a much larger group of anti-fascists made them know they weren’t welcome in this city.  The fascists belonged to far-right groups including the Proud Boys, Patriot […]

Rashida Tlaib’s grandmother said she’s “so proud” of the Democratic lawmaker, who recently canceled her trip to visit her family in the occupied West Bank, after the Israeli government reversed its prior decision barring her from visiting, but left some restrictive conditions in place. The progressive first-term congresswoman from Michigan announced the decision to cancel […]

People are honoring the life of Aretha Franklin by sharing photos and video clips of the “Queen of Soul” on social media on Friday, which marks the anniversary of her death.  Franklin, who died last year on Aug. 16 at age 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer, was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock & […]

For women of color running for Congress in 2020, President Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on the “Squad” of freshman congresswomen have only added more fuel to their determination to seek office.    “To see him attacking women of color like me, it’s disgusting but not surprising at all,” Jessica Cisneros, a candidate for Congress out of […]

PORTLAND, Ore. — The more fascists that turn up in Portland this weekend, the more money they’ll end up raising for an anti-fascist cause. Members of the neofascist Proud Boys gang and other militant far-right groups are set to invade the City of Roses this Saturday for yet another rally along the riverfront. But for […]

In her latest film, “Otherhood,” Angela Bassett plays a mother trying to reconnect with her grown son. But offscreen, the actress has at least a few more years before she reaches empty-nester status. Bassett and her husband, Courtney B. Vance, have teen boy and girl twins, Slater and Bronwyn. Since becoming a mother in 2006, […]

Model and actress Lauren London honored her late partner, rapper Nipsey Hussle, in a beautiful way on what would have been his 34th birthday. London, who started dating Hussle in 2013 and shares son Kross Asghedom with him, posted two images of Hussle on her Instagram on Thursday. Born Aug. 15, 1985, Hussle never made […]

Colin Kaepernick shared his appreciation for his supporters and his “brother,” Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid, on Twitter on Thursday. His message came amid the recent announcement that Jay-Z’s Roc Nation has entered a long-term partnership with the NFL.  “You never turned your back on me or the people, even when the nfl tried to silence […]

A correctional officer at an immigrant detention center in Rhode Island drove a pickup truck into a crowd of protesters late Wednesday night, injuring several people, the protesters said. Videos of the confrontation show a truck turning toward a line of seated protesters who were blocking the entrance to a parking lot at the Donald […]

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