Archive for March 26th, 2009

A Dallas police officer pulled over NFL player Ryan Moats and his wife, who were rushing to see his dying mother-in-law in the hospital, for driving through a red light. The officer held Moats in the hospital parking lot on March 18 as his mother-in-law lay dying in her hospital bed, even though the 26-year-old professional athlete repeatedly […]


Although the Arab-dominated Sudanese government initially threatened a return to fundamental Islamist rule in the predominantly Black country if any “citizen” showed support for the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court for President Omar al-Bashir, who has ignored the warrant, it appears the government will allow its Black citizens in Darfur to starve […]


Pioneering African-American historian John Hope Franklin died yesterday morning of congestive heart failure at the age of 94 in Durham, NC, at Duke Hospital. Franklin’s 1947 book, From Slavery to Freedom, is considered a masterpiece in chronicling the Black experience in America. Born in 1915 in all-black Rentiesville, Okla., Franklin’s father was a lawyer and his mother, […]