As a group of Tea Party activists are doing their part to help an independent salon owner in Ferguson, Missouri, rebuild her shop after looters in last year's riots caused thousands of dollars in damage, the store was robbed yet again on the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death.
After a Ferguson police officer shot and killed Brown, an unarmed black teenager who had just committed a theft at a convenience store last Aug. 9, rioters transcended on the town and damaged many buildings and businesses. As for the owner of the 911 Salon on West Florissant Avenue, Dellena Jones, looters busted into her store and left her tens of thousands of dollars in the hole.
But as Jones and other business owners in the area were left to clean up the mess, they were not alone in their quest to restore their businesses and the local Ferguson economy. more >>
Former pastor-turned-Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King painfully unveiled Thursday that the white man whose name appears on his birth certificate is not his biological father because he's the product of an affair between his mother and "a light-skinned black man."
Questions about King's racial identity exploded in the media this week after Breitbart News highlighted the name of the man listed on King's birth document as Jeffrey Wayne King — a white man. And it forced King to make his private life public in an op-ed for the Daily Kos on Thursday.
"The reports about my race, about my past, and about the pain I've endured are all lies. My mother is a senior citizen. I refuse to speak in detail about the nature of my mother's past, or her sexual partners, and I am gravely embarrassed to even be saying this now, but I have been told for most of my life that the white man on my birth certificate is not my biological father and that my actual biological father is a light-skinned black man," wrote King. more >>
Leading evangelist and humanitarian Franklin Graham has chastised Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton for saying last week in a meeting with Black Lives Matter activists that she doesn't believe changing hearts is the way to true racial reconciliation.
Earlier this week, CNN released video it had obtained showing a behind-the-scenes meeting between a group of leading Black Lives Matter activists and the former secretary of state after one of her campaign events in New Hampshire.
In the video, Clinton is seen arguing with Julius Jones, the founder of the Black Lives Matter chapter in Worcester, Massachusetts, about what should be done to help establish racial justice for African-Americans in the country. more >>
Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson on Sunday criticized the Black Lives Matter movement, saying they are politicizing issues and using disruptive methods while overlooking some critical issues like homicide by young black males.
"I would like them to start paying attention to the carnage rather than making it a political issue," Carson, the only African-American presidential candidate in the 2016 field, told told Fox News.
"The most common cause of death for young black males in cities is homicide," added Carson, a retired neurosurgeon. more >>
The largest African-American religious body in the nation will soon hold its annual convention in the largest city in the state of Tennessee.
Tens of thousands of attendees are expected at the National Baptist Convention USA's annual gathering scheduled to be held at Memphis' Cook Convention Center from Sept. 7-11.
"This will be the first convention for the new President Jerry Young. The numbers vary, but 20,000 registered and unregistered should converge on the city," said Caroline Stanfield, spokeswoman for the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, who told The Christian Post that the National Baptist Convention annual session has previously been held in the city in 2004 and 2009. more >>
A day before he was fatally shot "multiple times" by an Arlington police officer responding to a break-in report at the Classic Buick GMC dealership in Texas shortly after 1 a.m. last Friday, 19-year-old Angelo State University sophomore Christian Taylor tweeted: "Devil get up off me … forever."
Taylor, who was breaking into and vandalizing cars on the gated lot, was shot and killed by rookie Arlington Police Officer Brad Miller, 49, who was undergoing supervised field training when he fired four shots during an alleged confrontation with Taylor, who according to the Tarrant County medical examiner's office, died of gunshot wounds in the neck, chest and abdomen.
Reacting to Taylor's death, tennis star Serena Williams tweeted a message Friday, saying, "Really??????!!!!!!!!!!? are we all sleeping and this is one gigantic bad nightmare? #ChristianTaylor how many hashtags now?" more >>