Biden Picks Austin For SOD

Four Star Army General Lloyd J. Austin WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden will nominate retired four-star Army general Lloyd J. Austin to be secretary of defense, according to four people familiar with the decision. If confirmed by the Senate, Austin would be the first Black leader of the Pentagon. Biden selected Austin over the longtime front-runner candidate, Michele Flournoy, a former senior Pentagon official and Biden supporter who would

OpEd : My Message To Black America

By: President Donald J. Trump In 2016, I had a straightforward question for Black Americans: “What do you have to lose?” Black Americans don’t have to ask what they have to lose in 2020. Instead, the question should now be, “how much more do we have to gain?” As your President, I’ve done more for the Black community than Democrats like Joe Biden have done in 47 years, and we

This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed, A Book Review

BY KARL CAMERON, Staff Writer The events that Charles E. Cobb, Jr., former SNCC Field Secretary, writes about in his book titled, “This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible” is a story as old as America itself. Many notable names in the civil rights movement will jump out at the readers as he journeys through Mr. Cobb’s recollection of civil rights struggles of

Court Reinstates S. Carolina Ballot Witness Requirement

Voters wait in line outside the Richland County election office on the first day of in-person absentee voting in South Carolina WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday reinstated a requirement that South Carolina residents voting by mail in November’s election get a witness to sign their ballots. Democrats had sought to have the requirement put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, but Republicans had defended it as

Phase 3 Opening For NC

North Carolina will ease cautiously some restrictions while continuing safety measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 as the state’s metrics remained stable in September, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. “Our top priority remains getting children back to in-person learning. This month marks a major shift for many families now and in the coming months as schools open their doors, some for the first time since the pandemic,” said Governor

CA Governor Signs Corporate Boardroom Diversity Law

Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, watches as the votes are posted for a measure at the Assembly in Sacramento, Calif. Hundreds of California-based corporations must have directors from racial or sexual minorities on their boards under a first-in-the-nation bill signed Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, by Gov. Gavin Newsom, that Holden authored. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of California-based corporations must have directors from racial or sexual minorities on their boards under

Will We Survive This?

By Dani Ross, Staff Writer An Analysis Black people have been many things in America. We have been property, a fraction of a person, enslaved, marginalized, displaced, disregarded and disrespected. There has always been a certain hatred for dark skinned people in America, but today is something different. When the first enslaved people were brought to America, they were brought here against their will. They were used as human farm

He’s Black, British & F1’s Best Driver

Lewis Hamilton By Matt Maltby, MIRROR From the moment he breezed off the line from pole at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya, there was no stopping the Briton from romping to his 88th triumph. The Mercedes star led every lap and took the chequered flag a mighty 24.1 seconds ahead of Max Verstappen, with Valtteri Bottas in third. He even lapped the entire field up to third and this lights-to-flag precession

Why Aren’t Cigarette Co.’s Considered Drug Dealers?

By Dr. Kimberly Muktarian Staff Writer People of color have been on the wrong end of the tobacco trade since Sir Walter Raleigh introduced the drug to England in the 1500s. When Raleigh introduced this new leisure to England it created a cash crop that would later bail England out of debt, and make the first demands for labor to harvest tobacco in America.  Though Raleigh never ventured to North

National Leaders Share Recommendations For Addressing Racism

By Phyllis Boykin and Fredette West Director, African-American Health Alliance It is plain to see that there is a new movement afloat that has awakened the consciousness of not only American citizens, but also citizens around the world. The televised murder of George Floyd brought about unforeseen protests that have continued relentlessly for the past eight weeks, with no end in sight. Protesters of all ages, from different ethnic backgrounds, genders,