Forty-seven years ago today, human rights activist Malcolm X, or as he renamed himself near the end of his life, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was assassinated at the age of 35 while addressing an audience at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan in 1965. (more…)
The 2012 Presidential Elections are drawing closer, and as important as it is for you to be informed on the key issues, it’s even more so that you are registered and know that you will be able to cast your vote. Many political groups are attempting to make it more and more difficult for people, especially minorities, to vote in important local and national elections by passing discriminatory legislation bills.
Color of Change is bringing attention to the growing issue and giving us all a way to prevent the disenfranchisement of millions of Americans. (more…)
A Los Angeles judge has just handed down a sentence of 4 years in prison for former doctor Conrad Murray. Earlier this month, Murray, who was the personal physician at the time of Michael Jackson’s death, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. (more…)
Twenty years ago today, then Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson shocked the world when he announced that he was HIV positive and had to retire from the NBA. The announcement, which will never be forgotten, brought the fairly unknown disease to the forefront of the media. (more…)
Are you wondering who’s funding the Occupy movement? Someone rich? Some radical group or non-profit organization? Who? Who? Who? Of course, many companies are donating supplies like food, tents, and water. The companies vary from state to state. The answer to the question is, everyday people are funding it. (more…)
Today, President Barack Obama announced that by the end of 2011, the remaining 39,000 U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq will be completely withdrawn from the country, ending America’s war in Iraq. During the press conference, the President promised that the troops will “definitely be home for the holidays” and that the withdrawal will happen over the next 2 months.
The President said that starting on January 1, the relationship between the United States and Iraq will move forward in an equal partnership, but the U.S. will continue to train Iraqi soldiers, as it does in other countries around the world. Watch the President’s full speech below. (more…)