African-American Pulse

WATCH: LA Police Forcibly Remove Elderly Black Woman From Train Station Seat

WATCH: LA Police Forcibly Remove Elderly Black Woman From Train Station Seat

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is coming under fire after released cell phone footage shows them manhandling a seventy-six year old black woman from her seat in a train station. Although there is no evidence of the woman’s race being a factor, the microscope has been extremely focused on the police over the last […]

West Virginia Cop Sues For Being Fired Over Refusing To Shoot Mentally Ill Black Man (VIDEO)

West Virginia Cop Sues For Being Fired Over Refusing To Shoot Mentally Ill Black Man (VIDEO)

In America today, we sentence to prison people who chuckle at the Attorney General. We incarcerate more people than any other nation on the planet. And we fire police officers who refuse to shoot mentally ill Black men. Police officer Stephen Mader was dismissed from the Weirton, W. Va police department after rolling up on a scene […]

WATCH: Betsy DeVos Showered In Boos While Delivering Commencement Speech

WATCH: Betsy DeVos Showered In Boos While Delivering Commencement Speech

Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s completely unqualified Education Secretary, faced a tough crowd today. DeVos was invited to speak at the graduation ceremony for Bethune-Cookman University, an historically black university (HBCU) in Daytona Beach, FL. She was met with a chorus of boos as she tried to speak, prompting an attempted intervention from university president […]

White Privilege: Explaining A Perfectly Inconvenient Truth (VIDEO)

White Privilege: Explaining A Perfectly Inconvenient Truth (VIDEO)

‘White Privilege’ is a term that comes up often in regards to social justice, and therefore politics. Reading the different comments out there reveals that many people don’t understand what white privilege refers to. Consequently, those same people don’t understand the arguments against it (mostly by people of color) want from their society, their government. Put simply, White […]

A Third Black Ferguson Activist Is Found Dead Of A Gunshot Wound (VIDEO)

A Third Black Ferguson Activist Is Found Dead Of A Gunshot Wound (VIDEO)

Something is rotten in the state of Missouri. Edward Crawford, 27, is now the third young Black man connected to the 2014 police shooting uprisings in Ferguson, Mo. to be found dead in a car. Ferguson protester and activist Crawford succumbed to a gunshot wound Thursday night or Friday morning. Although still undetermined, police are […]

This Baseball Player Is Holding MLB’s Feet To The Fire On Racist Taunts From Fans (VIDEOS, TWEETS)

This Baseball Player Is Holding MLB’s Feet To The Fire On Racist Taunts From Fans (VIDEOS, TWEETS)

The presence of Donald Trump in the White House isn’t the only reminder of how far we have to go in snuffing out racism in this country. Monday night witnessed one of the most disgraceful moments ever seen at any sporting event in recent memory. During the Boston Red Sox’ game against the Baltimore Orioles […]

WATCH A Democratic Strategist’s Fiery Takedown Of Trump Aide Omarosa Manigault

WATCH A Democratic Strategist’s Fiery Takedown Of Trump Aide Omarosa Manigault

If you’ve ever seen Democratic strategist Angela Rye on CNN, then you know she isn’t afraid to speak her mind and call it the way she sees it. And that’s exactly what she did during a speech she gave to the National Action Network on Thursday afternoon. Speaking immediately after former Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault, […]

Actor James Woods Tweets Bizarre Take On Bill O’Reilly Dismissal (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Actor James Woods Tweets Bizarre Take On Bill O’Reilly Dismissal (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Right wing actor James Woods has established himself on Twitter as one of Hollywood’s most outspoken anti-liberals. When news broke of yet another of O’Reilly’s shameful sexual harassment accusations and his departure from Fox news, James Woods decided to cast doubt on the allegations. First of all he tweeted this article about O’Reilly being let go […]

Devos’ Pick To Head Civil Rights Division Once Claimed She Was Discriminated Against For Being White (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Devos’ Pick To Head Civil Rights Division Once Claimed She Was Discriminated Against For Being White (TWEETS/VIDEO)

As if this administration didn’t have enough white supremacists, another one is about to join. White Privilege Secretary of State Betsy DeVos informed the world about the dangers of grizzlies in school. After pandering to the NRA and getting sworn in, she’s now looking for someone to temporarily head the U.S. Department of Education’s Office […]

WATCH A Trump Supporter Compare Trump To MLK And Get Totally SHUT DOWN!

WATCH A Trump Supporter Compare Trump To MLK And Get Totally SHUT DOWN!

Donald Trump, some Republicans claim, is the second coming of Ronald Reagan. Of course, this is a massive insult to Ronald Reagan, who actually knew how to govern and had at least one son–Ron, Jr.–who turned out to be a decent human being. But now we have longtime Trump knob polisher Jeffrey Lord claiming on […]

Dylann Roof Cuts Deal For Lifetime Room And Board, Paid For By Taxpayers

Dylann Roof Cuts Deal For Lifetime Room And Board, Paid For By Taxpayers

A measure of sanity has finally prevailed in the case of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof. After almost two years of stonewalling, prosecutors in South Carolina reached a plea deal in which Roof will plead guilty and spend the rest of his life behind bars. Roof had wanted to plead guilty as early as the summer […]

Black and Latina Girls Going Missing In Washington DC Area – Why The Disturbing Trend? (TWEETS)

Black and Latina Girls Going Missing In Washington DC Area – Why The Disturbing Trend? (TWEETS)

Social media platforms have become the news source of the 21st century. There have been 501 missing child cases in the District of Columbia area since the beginning of the year. Although most of those cases are closed, many of them are for black and Latino juveniles. Out of those cases, 22 are still unsolved. What is alarming is that just in the last month alone, […]

Despicable Losers Tell Winners ‘Go Back To Mexico’ At Elementary School Robotics Challenge (VIDEO)

Despicable Losers Tell Winners ‘Go Back To Mexico’ At Elementary School Robotics Challenge (VIDEO)

What should have been a day of pride for five fourth-grade students in Indiana turned into an embarrassing one for all of Indiana. Students from Pleasant Run Elementary won a robotics competition for Indianapolis area schools, and the makeup of their team had their competitors whispering. The Pleasant Run PantherBots are comprised of two African American kids […]

Lollipop-Throwing Chiropractor Calls School Kids ‘N*****s’ (VIDEO)

Lollipop-Throwing Chiropractor Calls School Kids ‘N*****s’ (VIDEO)

A chiropractor has made racist threats against a cop, a crossing guard, and schoolchildren. She even threw lollipops at one. Danielle Serini Guardavaccarro is a chiropractor in Staten Island, New York. For the time being, at least. After some of her clients received tickets, she went after the cop who issued them and a crossing guard. […]

Why Police Reform Is About More Than Black Lives (VIDEO)

Why Police Reform Is About More Than Black Lives (VIDEO)

In 2014, Black Lives Matter used the wrongful death of Michael Brown to powerfully call the nation’s attention to a growing problem of police violence across America. Not only did it ask us if we believed the story that Michael Brown was a craven, dangerous suspect (many of us did), it asked us to reconsider […]

Samuel L. Jackson’s Response To Ben Carson’s Slavery Remark Is EVERYTHING RIGHTEOUS (VIDEO)

Samuel L. Jackson’s Response To Ben Carson’s Slavery Remark Is EVERYTHING RIGHTEOUS (VIDEO)

On Monday, while addressing people infinitely more qualified to be Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Dr. Ben Carson shared some “alternative” history of American slavery that drew the ire of one of Hollywood’s most famous black actors, Samuel L. Jackson, among others. Carson was speaking to a group of HUD staffers when he inexplicably called […]

HBCU President Realizes Con Man-In-Chief Trump Conned Him (VIDEO)

HBCU President Realizes Con Man-In-Chief Trump Conned Him (VIDEO)

Earlier this week, over 100 presidents and chancellors of historically black colleges and universities spent two days meeting with Donald Trump and congressional leaders. Trump made a big deal of the gathering, promising that he would “do more for HBCUs than any president has done before.” Well, the president of one of those schools now […]

FBI Suddenly Interested In Muslim Teen Death Formerly Ruled ‘Suicide’ (VIDEO)

FBI Suddenly Interested In Muslim Teen Death Formerly Ruled ‘Suicide’ (VIDEO)

A young, Muslim teen’s death was changed from “suicide” to “undetermined” by the medical examiner, prompting requests for an official FBI investigation. Ben Keita went missing November 26th but his body was found in January hanging from a tree near Lake Stevens, WA. Keita’s father, Ibrahima Keita, did not believe the suicide determination for even […]

Karmic Justice: Coretta Scott King’s Words Have Come Back To Visit Jeff Sessions

Karmic Justice: Coretta Scott King’s Words Have Come Back To Visit Jeff Sessions

When the Senate was debating the nomination of then-Alabama Senator to be Attorney General of the United States, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren attempted to read a letter from the late Coretta Scott King into the record. The letter was from 1986, when Sessions had been nominated to be a federal judge, and it included the […]

DeVos Uses HBCUs As Positive Example School Choice – There’s Just One TINY Problem (VIDEO)

DeVos Uses HBCUs As Positive Example School Choice – There’s Just One TINY Problem (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump’s new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has gotten more than she bargained for after buying her cabinet position. DeVos, a long-time advocate of charter schools and “school choice,” decided to use Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to score political points and make a case for her agenda. However, her plan (as is usually […]

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