tavis_photo.jpgTavis Smiley Speaks on Decision to Leave Tom Joyner Show
As reported earlier today, Tavis Smiley is saying goodbye to the Tom Joyner Morning show. Speculation has been flying all over the internet that it was because of the negative reaction of the show’s audience to his so-called ‘Barack Bashing” commentaries. Because of the intense reaction to the announcement, Smiley sent this response to EURweb and other media outlets: (Continue Reading…)

Rape and Race: We Have to Talk About It
I witnessed something truly astonishing on Monday night: a public discussion of black women’s experiences of sexual violence at the hands of black men. It was an intergenerational group of black men and women, gay and straight, survivors and perpetrators, all grappling with the legacy of rape and race. The experience was unusual because black people rarely talk about sisters being raped. We talk about all kinds of things: trivial, critical, humorous, serious, political, painful and frivolous. But as we observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, I am reminded that there are things we don’t talk about. (Continue Reading…)

Haitian Prime Minister Ousted Over High Food Prices
Haiti’s Parliament has voted to dismiss Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis after deadly protests over rising food prices. Senator Gabriel Fortune said that 16 of Haiti’s 27 senators voted in favor of the dismissal in Saturday’s session. (Continue Reading…)

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