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Kimetto Sets World Record in Berlin Marathon

Kenyan marathoner Dennis Kipruto Kimetto broke the world record on Sunday in Berlin, covering the 26.2 mile course in a flame-throwing 2:02:57. Berlin’s flat course is the place to set marathon records. A year ago almost to the day, Wilson Kipsong, also of Kenya, set a world record of 2:03:23. Six of the last men’s marathon records have been set[Read More…]

The “Mainstream” Press Protects Chicken Hawks

by A. Peter Bailey ( Once again the American press is allowing chicken hawks and armchair warriors to rant about the U.S. going to war in the Middle East without asking them one very basic question. That question is whether a single son, grandson, brother, sister, niece, or nephew of the trash-talking warmongers will actually fight to defend the national security[Read More…]

Want Black Bucks? Use Social Media

by Burney Simpson Staff Writer The buying power of African Americans has reached $1 trillion, and could grow to $1.3 trillion in the next few years, according to the The African American Consumer 2014 Report, which was recently released by Nielsen and Essence magazine at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. The survey found[Read More…]

Blackphone is Considered One of the Top Trends of 2014

by Frederick H. Lowe Staff Writer One of the 10 top trends for 2014 is not the Apple iPhone 6, but the Blackphone which encrypts email messages among other things, according to the recently completed Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet in Chicago. The Blackphone, which was discussed during a standing-room-only presentation titled “10 Tech Trends in Journalism” enables[Read More…]

Uncle Tom Was No Tom

  Although Uncle Tom is one of the worst names one black person can call another, you will change your mind after visiting the Uncle Tom’s Historic Site in Dresden, Ontario, Canada, near Detroit. Josiah Henson, the model for Uncle Tom in Harriet Beecher’s Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” was a conductor on the Underground Railroad. He also led the building[Read More…]

Hans J. Massaquoi Dies

  Former Ebony magazine managing editor wrote about growing up black in Nazi Germany by Frederick H. Lowe Hans J. Massaquoi, retired managing editor of Ebony magazine, who wrote one of the groundbreaking books of the decade, has died. Massquoi was author of Destined To Witness: Growing Up Black In Nazi Germany, a memoir that explored an ignored subject associated[Read More…]

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