Browsing Archive: July, 2015

Post July 4th reflections

Posted by on Friday, July 24, 2015, In : Black Lives Matter 
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Frederick Douglass, Image Ownership: Public Domain

..I say it with a sad sense of the disparity between us. I am not included within the pale of this glorious anniversary! Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The blessings in which you, this day, rejoice, are not enjoyed in common. The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought light and healing to you...
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Black Press says McClaurin is "Best in the Nation" for Column Writing in 2015; Earns Insight News the Black Press, First Place, Emory O. Jackson National Column Writing Award

Posted by on Friday, July 24, 2015, In : Black Lives Matter 
Editor's note: McFarlane Media and Insight News salute Dr. Irma McClaurin, Insight's Culture and Education Editor. McClaurin's column entitled "A Black mother weeps for America: Stop killing our Black sons!" won highest honors for Insight News, 1st Place – Best in Nation for Column Writing – at last week's Black Press of America annual convention in Detroit. National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) celebrated its 75th Anniversary, and presented awards in 16 categories to member pu...
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The Charleston Nine: A Requiem

Posted by Irma McClaurin on Friday, July 24, 2015, In : Black Lives Matter 
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Nine victims of the Charleston church shooting. Top row: Cynthia Hurd, Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Middle row: Daniel Simmons, Rev. Depayne Middleton Doctor, Tywanza Sanders Bottom row: Myra Thompson, Ethel Lee Lance, Susie Jackson. Photos: Facebook / Getty Image  

Even as the flowers fade, the hurt and pain of the atrocities that occurred
 here in Charleston, SC on that bloody June Wednesday is very much
It is joined with the mixed emotions of those visiting ...

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Leading Millennials in the 21st Century: What will it take?

Posted by on Friday, July 24, 2015, In : Leadership 
1"Shallow," "multi-taskers," "spoiled," "entitled" and "No respect for the boss" are just a few of the adjectives and descriptive phrases some senior executives in the federal government attribute to the group dubbed the "Millennials," also known as "Gen Y." This cohort is generally represented by those born at the beginning of the 1980s and continue through the early part of the decade marking the millennial (2000), give or take a few years plus or minus on either side. They are the largest g...
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Justspeak: The origins of a police culture of bias in Ferguson

Posted by on Friday, July 24, 2015,
canstockphoto22610040The conclusion reached at the end of the recent federal probe on the Ferguson Police department should come as no surprise: a culture of bias exists in the Ferguson Police department. According to the Wall Street Journal, "...the Justice Department probe concluded...Police in Ferguson routinely violated the civil rights of the city's Black residents."
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