Ray Rice Cut by Baltimore Ravens, Suspended Indefinitely by NFL After Video of him Punching Wife in Elevator is Leaked

September 8th, 2014
In this May 23, 2014, file photo, Janay Rice, left, looks on as her husband, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, speaks to the media during an news conference in Owings Mills, Md. (Photo: Patrick Semansky, AP)

In this May 23, 2014, file photo, Janay Rice, left, looks on as her husband, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, speaks to the media during an news conference in Owings Mills, Md. (Photo: Patrick Semansky, AP)

The Baltimore Ravens terminated running back Ray Rice’s contract Monday after a graphic video emerged of him punching his former fiancée, who is now his wife, in a hotel elevator in Atlantic City in February. Read the rest of this entry »

Losing Weight May Be Good for Your Business

September 8th, 2014

Losing Weight May Be Good for Your Business

Your health impacts your team and the success of your business as a whole. Here are a few ways getting healthy can positively affect you and your organization. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Redlining May be Holding Some African-American Business Owners Back

September 8th, 2014
The illegal practice of bank redlining is happening in cities across the U.S.

The illegal practice of bank redlining is happening in cities across the U.S.

As New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman files suit against Evans Bank, a reminder that redlining is bad for business too. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Aren’t Black People Equally as Outraged by Black-on-Black Crime?

September 8th, 2014
Dozens came together at Linn Park in downtown Birmingham, Ala., Thursday evening, Aug. 14, 2014, to mourn the Saturday death of Michael Brown, 18, who was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Mo. The vigil was one of two held Thursday night for the National Moment of Silence, a national campaign to remember victims of police brutality. (Jon Reed/jreed@al.com)

Dozens came together at Linn Park in downtown Birmingham, Ala., Thursday evening, Aug. 14, 2014, to mourn the Saturday death of Michael Brown, 18, who was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Mo. The vigil was one of two held Thursday night for the National Moment of Silence, a national campaign to remember victims of police brutality. (Jon Reed/jreed@al.com)

An unarmed black teenager was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and passions erupted into several days of protests, multiple investigations and a running series of rallies and speeches by civil rights leaders and other dignitaries.  Read the rest of this entry »

WATCH: Elevator Video of Ray Rice Hitting his Wife-to-be Like he Would Hit a Man with a Vicious Left-Hook is Inexcusable and Probably Will End his Career in the NFL
(We know some women will not like this, but let this be a warning that will make you think twice before your 90-pound self starts hitting on and getting in the face of a man who is 220 pounds and all-muscle.)

September 8th, 2014
Ray Rice and Janay Palmer

Ray Rice and Janay Palmer

Newly-surfaced video shows the vicious punch Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice delivered to his then fiancee, earning him a two-game suspension that prompted critics to accuse the NFL of taking a weak stance on domestic violence.

In the video, obtained by TMZ, the 5-foot, 8-inch, 220-pound  athlete delivers a left-handed blow to the face of Janay Palmer, appearing to knock her out cold. The video is shot from inside the Revel Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, and is the footage shot before the previously circulated video that showed Rice dragging his unconscious wife-to-be out of the elevator on Feb. 15.

The NFL suspended Rice for two games during the season, including Sunday’s opening day loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The pair married on March 28, one day after a grand jury indicted Rice on an aggravated assault charge. But the suspension, considerably shorter than other penalties doled out by the league for such transgressions as smoking marijuana, drew sharp criticism from advocates for victims of domestic abuse.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has since announced harsher penalties for domestic abuse, telling league owners in a letter last month that he “didn’t get it right” in Rice’s case.

The new video shows the pair in the elevators engaged in an apparent argument. When Palmer steps forward toward Rice, he drops her with a brutal roundhouse punch. An employee of the hotel, which has since closed, told the website the NFL saw the elevator footage before meting out the suspension.

SOURCE: FoxNews.com

Norman B. Anderson, President and CEO of the American Psychological Association, on How Psychology Can Be Used to Help Ferguson and Other Racially Tense Areas Heal

September 8th, 2014
Norman B. Anderson, President and CEO of the American Psychological Association

Norman B. Anderson, President and CEO of the American Psychological Association

Watching events unfolding in Ferguson, we have shared the pain, anger and sadness of so many in our country. The judicial system will determine exactly what transpired between Michael Brown and the police officer. What we do know is this: Michael Brown, an unarmed young African-American man, was shot and killed by police, and a community is grieving, in crisis and in need of support.  Read the rest of this entry »

Having a Narrow Mindset About Black Culture Often Hinders Progress

September 8th, 2014

Having a Narrow Mindset About Black Culture Often Hinders Progress

Regarding “Liberal Democratic policies haven’t helped African-Americans” (Aug. 31):  Read the rest of this entry »

New Jersey Scholar Dr. James E. Johnson Studies the Lives of Black Civil War Veterans

September 8th, 2014
James E. Johnson looks at a plaque placed off of Broad Street in Woodbury where the city's African American cemetery once stood, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Johnson researched 10 African American Civil War soldiers and a sailor that were originally buried there. (Staff Photo by Calista Condo | South Jersey Times)

James E. Johnson looks at a plaque placed off of Broad Street in Woodbury where the city’s African American cemetery once stood, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Johnson researched 10 African American Civil War soldiers and a sailor that were originally buried there. (Staff Photo by Calista Condo | South Jersey Times)

Thanks to local efforts led by the Woodbury African American Oral History Project, an historical marker honoring 11 Civil War veterans was recently unveiled in WoodburyRead the rest of this entry »

Karen Smith-Bonilla becomes First Black Woman Promoted to Sergeant in Hialeah, Florida’s Police Department

September 8th, 2014
MOVING UP: Hialeah police officer Karen Smith-Bonilla made history on Aug. 17 when she became the first African-American woman in the department’s 89-year history to be promoted to sergeant. THEO KARANTSALIS / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

MOVING UP: Hialeah police officer Karen Smith-Bonilla made history on Aug. 17 when she became the first African-American woman in the department’s 89-year history to be promoted to sergeant. THEO KARANTSALIS / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

Hialeah police officer Karen Smith-Bonilla made history on last month when she became the first African-American woman in the department’s 89-year history to be promoted to sergeant.  Read the rest of this entry »

Another Mysterious Pestilence Breaks Out Across the U.S. — Human Enterovirus D68

September 8th, 2014
Cornego was on a breathing tube for 24 hours to get through the worst of it. (Photo: Courtesy of Will Cornejo)

Cornego was on a breathing tube for 24 hours to get through the worst of it. (Photo: Courtesy of Will Cornejo)

Officials in several states, including Missouri, are reporting cases of respiratory illness, some severe enough to send kids to hospitals. Read the rest of this entry »


 

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