BreakingBlacknews.com has learned that a MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry has tearfully apologized once again to former Massachusetts governor and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his family for jokes made during her weekend show about his adoptive African-American grandson named “Kieran” last week.
BreakingBlackNews.com has learned that a Fairfield, Ohio teacher named Gil Voigt has been suspended from his job after he told an African-American student, who has ambitions to be president of the United States one day, “the country doesn’t “need another black president,” according to Superintendent Paul Otten.
On a recent segment on MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” guest host Angela Rye and the panel dug into the issue of “white privilege,” and why so many white Americans reject or cannot recognize this concept.
In a discussion about the need for an extension of long-term unemployment benefits and how that issue resonates more with minorities than white people, the panel insisted that majority privilege contrasts greatly with America’s debate over the “value of black life,” “with bullets.
In case you missed it last night…
CNN’s Anderson Cooper hosted a very informative, open discussion, town hall meeting show titled, “Race and Justice in America II,” which takes an up close look at the racism against African-Americans and hidden bias that often goes unspoken in America, and surfaces in unexpected ways.
The open discussion panel guest are: with Grammy nominated hip-hop artist Nas; BET’s Michaela Angela Davis; David Webb, co-founder of Tea Party 365; New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Charles Blow; and Andre Perry, founding Dean of Urban Education at Davenport University.
Watch the 50 minute full discussion below:
In a recent interview with ‘Democracy Now‘s Amy Goodman, Dr. Cornel West compared President Obama to a “global George Zimmerman” for his unethical drone war attacks on innocent children in Muslim countries.
Watch the interview below: