nas-dreamy-headshot.jpgNas: Barack Obama Is The ‘Face Of America’
“There’s no two ways to look at it, man. The man’s got what it takes. He’s serious,” the rapper told MTV. Obama is currently locked in a head-to-head battle with fellow Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Despite leading his opponent in the number of delegates won, Clinton’s experience is still seen as one of the biggest threats to Obama’s challenge to become the country’s first Black President. Nas said he believed that the US election was the best thing America could ask for following two terms of George W. Bush. “As a kid, you always think, ‘We’ll never see a black president,’ you know? ‘There’ll never be a black president.’ And you always feel that way. Everybody’s always grew up that way, black and white. (Continue Reading…)

Modern Black Church Shuns King’s Message
In a stinging passage from a “Letter from Birmingham City Jail,” the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. condemned white churches for rejecting his pleas for support. Popular pastors such as Bishop T.D. Jakes have built megachurches and empires with the prosperity message. “In the midst of blatant injustices inflicted upon the Negro, I have watched white churches stand on the sideline and merely mouth pious irrelevancies,” King wrote from jail during the 1963 Birmingham, Alabama, demonstrations. The contemporary white church has largely accepted King as a religious hero. Yet some observers say there is one religious community that continues to shun King — the largest black churches. (Continue Reading…)

NAACP Alleges Racial Bias in Barbie Bandits’ Sentences
The head of the state NAACP on Monday called for a state investigation into racial sentencing patterns in Cobb County. Edward DuBose said racial disparity in the recent sentencing of the four defendants in the so-called Barbie Bandits bank theft case prompted a request he intends to make to state Attorney General Thurbert Baker. “When four people are involved in the same crime and those who happen to be Caucasian receive much less time than those who are African American, this reflects a problem in the justice system that must be addressed,” DuBose said at a news conference at the Cobb NAACP headquarters in Marietta. (Continue Reading…)

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