In response to allegations of voter suppression by gubernatorial candidate and current Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the NAACP Georgia State Conference filed a lawsuit to protect the vote of 53,000 Black voters in Georgia on Oct. 11. https://trib.al/tLIvYVb
Black conservatives Ben Carson and Stacey Dash are doing their part to drum up African-American support for the current administration, as both are set to headline the Young Black Leadership Summit Oct. 25-28 in Washington, D.C. *Sips 🍵* https://trib.al/rPFbzZw
“The record will likely arrive into the world fully formed at some mysterious and unexpected moment, like a meteor cratering into the culture. But she will not be rushed” journalist Ayana Mathis https://trib.al/RFZbfeV
When asked for comment on these actions, Housley’s campaign spokesman, Jake Schneider responded, “It’s not surprising the Huffington Post—basically an extension of the Democratic Party—would do Tina Smith’s dirty work for her.” https://trib.al/rSWa2Gb
For those in the fight for those living with the sickle cell disease there has been many wins over the decades, including growing awareness, with numerous drugs under FDA review and no longer the fear that sickle cell disease is a terminal illness.
Kandi Burruss Hosts Risqué ‘Dungeon Party’ With Celebrity Friends -- Currently experiancing FOMO! Kandi Burruss not only threw an unforgettable event, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star also released her new single "Ready for this!" More photos here: https://trib.al/EdodiS5
Dr. Andemariam said that it’s only when two individuals with the sickle cell trait or another type of hemoglobin or red blood cell trait have a child that there is a 1 in 4 chance of having a baby with sickle cell disease.
“I said, ‘Robert, you’re going to kill me. I can’t breathe, I just thought, ‘Oh, my God. I’m going to die in the back of this Hummer.” Andrea Kelly. She claimed that anything would set him off including the temp. of the milk, he would...
Does everyone remember this story!? Video of the Rochester Hills, Michigan man who shot his gun at a 14-year-old Black teen asking for directions was shown at his trial on Wed & his claim that the shooting was an accident, doesn't add up...
Video of the Rochester Hills, Michigan man who shot his gun at a 14-year-old Black teen asking for directions was shown at his trial on Wednesday and may raise doubts with jurors over his claim that the shooting was an accident, The Oakland Press reports....
"I want to officially go on the record to say KANYE WEST does NOT SPEAK FOR ME or my son or my 4 grandsons or my great grandson or my father who was refused VA benefits or grandmother who cleaned houses and scrubbed toilets. I...
Shaun King, who served as Morehouse’s student government president when Okobi attended, said the man did poetry, rap and spoken word and was a “gentle soul” who was proud to be from the Bay area, despite originally being from Nigeria. https://trib.al/iWMB7Ts
On a smaller stage, but equally as powerful, the U.S. House of Representatives has 18 Black women on the ballot who seek to push America forward. Meet the 18 Black women vying for a congressional seat! https://trib.al/WdWUqxq
“I’m an American. I’m not African-American — I’m American…I don’t know what country in Africa I’m from, but I do know that my roots are in Louisiana. I’m an American. And that’s a colorless person.” Raven-Symoné https://trib.al/fCwzxOL
“The family hasn’t really gotten any information at all from the local sheriff’s office, One of the things that happen when someone is killed by police, their entire humanity is defined by what happened the moment we died.” @ShaunKinghttps://trib.al/3lb4XV8
His sister, Ebele Okobi, called her brother “smart, funny, hard-working and incredibly kind” in a heartfelt Facebook post on 10/8, also revealing that he suffered from mental health issues. https://trib.al/ixAiVqi
The 'Best of Enemies' is based on a true story of the unlikely bond between a civil rights activist, & a local Ku Klux Klan leader. The pair were co-chairs of a community summit in the summer of '71 after an elementary school for Black...
The San Mateo sheriff’s office confirmed that an investigation is ongoing and the case was handed to the district attorney’s office. The five deputies involved in the incident were placed on paid leave pending the results of the investigation. https://trib.al/pJy8CYk
Chance The Rapper “disguised” himself and drove passengers around Chicago explaining how easy it is to give back to Chicago Public Schools by rounding up their fares. Chance's SocialWorks org collects the fare difference to provide for his educational fund for Chi! #MCM...
“Unfortunately I think to have that conversation with him [Ye] right now would not be productive and a total distraction from the point of the convo which is to eradicate the stigma of mental health especially in the black community.” Charlamagne Tha God
Fresh off of their On The Run II tour, JAY-Z and Beyoncé were in attendance, with the Houston singer performing “Halo” for the star-studded crowd. She also shared photos from the night while congratulating Platt on the honor. https://trib.al/eOKRwI5
Dove and Shonda Rhimes have teamed up to launch the Girl Collective, a female initiative created to build confidence and challenge beauty stereotypes through honest and authentic conversations between older female mentors and young women. https://trib.al/q7N7WcY
'Caution' will be Mariah Carey’s 15th solo album. The album was originally slated to drop October 5, and will include features from Drake and R&B newcomer Daniel Caesar, the official release is 11/16! Bring us the vocals Mimi, we STAN! https://trib.al/v4CZTkf
*Again!?* Kanye West released several other videos while visiting Africa as well, sharing his thoughts on “mind control,” his Saturday Night Live experience and Sony refusing to sell him his publishing rights for a pre-agreed upon amount of $8-9 million. https://trib.al/2SIquOi
In comparison to A Seat at the Table, which Solange acknowledges as her “punk album,” the Columbia Records signee described the unnamed album as “warm,” “fluid,” and “more sensual. So ready for this new music, are you!? https://trib.al/PBh7mqi
OTD: October 15, 1966 The Birth of the Black Panther Party, originally known as the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense! To the founders, Bobby Seale and Huey Newton, may you Kings know the weight of your impact for our past, present & future.
Drafted by founders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in 1966, the Ten-Point Program and Platform (commonly referred to as “The Ten-Point Program”) was the governing document of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense and articulated what Seale described as “the 400-year-old crying demands of us...
“Is it possible that we judge the beautiful people in reverse? She’s attractive, therefore not smart? Would we rather have our women in politics look like Hillary Clinton?” Karin Housley. Reasons why we shouldn't just BOO, but VOTE! https://trib.al/SFaq8rq
“I do miss Nancy Reagan. Ronald even more. Speaking of Bedtime for Bonzo, I think even that chimp stood up straighter than Michelle, Uh-oh, someone is going to make a comment.” This is Karin Housley, she wants to be your Senator of Minnesota. *Canceled*