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Dave Chappelle To Turn Ohio Firehouse Into Comedy Club

December 30, 2020

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio (AP) — Comedian Dave Chappelle is set to buy a former fire station near his Ohio hometown with plans to turn it into a comedy club.  The Miami Twp. Fire Station in Yellow Springs, not far from […]

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‘Lean on Me’ Principal, Joe Clark, Dies At Age 82

December 30, 2020

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Louis Clark, the baseball bat and bullhorn-wielding principal whose unwavering commitment to his students and uncompromising disciplinary methods inspired the 1989 film “Lean on Me,” died at his Florida home on Tuesday after a long […]

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It’s Official! Joe Biden Won

December 15, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Electoral College decisively confirmed Joe Biden on Monday as the nation’s next president, ratifying his November victory in an authoritative state-by-state repudiation of President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede he had lost. The presidential electors gave […]

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Afro Comicon 2020

December 10, 2020

By Noah Washington, NNPA Newswire Contributor The Blerd Binder covers nerdy news for the Black nerds of the world. We welcome you to take the journey with us as we talk about subjects ranging from movies to music to tech […]

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African Health Official Blasts ‘Terrible’ Vaccine Inequality

December 10, 2020

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — “It will be extremely terrible to see” rich countries receiving COVID-19 vaccines while African countries go without, especially as a new surge in cases begins on the continent of 1.3 billion people, Africa’s top public health […]

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Mother of Man Killed By Ohio Deputy: ‘I Want Answers’

December 9, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a Black man shot by an Ohio sheriff’s deputy demanded answers Wednesday to her son’s death, saying he’d done nothing wrong and was returning from the dentist with sandwiches for his family when […]

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Biden Picks Austin For SOD

December 7, 2020

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 […]

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OpEd : My Message To Black America

October 30, 2020

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, […]

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

October 9, 2020

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 […]

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Court Reinstates S. Carolina Ballot Witness Requirement

October 5, 2020

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 […]

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