Entries by Madina Toure

(Raw Story) Andrea Mitchell rips Trump’s foreign policy scam: ‘He’s uneducated about any part of the world’

DAVID EDWARDS 27 MAR 2016 AT 15:14 ET MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell warned on Sunday GOP front-runner Donald Trump was hiding the fact that he was “completely uneducated about any part of the world.” “It is remarkable,” Mitchell told Meet the Press host Chuck Todd. “And when he doesn’t know something, he just changes the […]


(Shoppe Black) The Funky Diabetic – Why Phife Dawg’s Death should Spark a Conversation about Diabetes

Published on March 23, 2016 in Black Thought by ShoppeBlack Like many of you, I was greeted by sad news this morning. Phife Dawg of the legendary group, A Tribe Called Quest, had passed away from medical complications caused by diabetes. He was only 45 years old. Phife had been battling diabetes mellitus type 1 […]

(HuffPost) ‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Reminds Us That AIDS Isn’t A Problem Of The Past

03/21/2016 05:36 pm ET Rahel Gebreyes Editor, HuffPost Live With about 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States, there’s no reason the conversation about the issue should be slowing down. Actor Jussie Smollett, who has been an outspoken advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention, delivered that message loud and clear in a conversation with HuffPost Live […]

(TimesLedger) Youth to receive job training at new Starbucks in Jamaica

MARCH 11, 2016 / NEWS / BUSINESS / JAMAICA By Madina Toure Two Jamaica-raised baristas at the newly opened Starbucks in Jamaica, David Merrick and Nigel Armstrong, who met barely a month ago but have already branded themselves the “dynamic duo,” are excited the store will offer job training for youth in the community. Starbucks […]

(NYT) Carson Endorses the Demagogue

Charles M. Blow | MARCH 13, 2016 On Friday, I watched yet another bizarre scene from an already bizarre election cycle: The affable but hopelessly vacant Ben Carson endorsing the demagogic real estate developer who once said of Carson that he had a “pathological temper” as a child and compared him to a child molester. Carson said […]

(Raw Story) How Hillary Clinton cornered the black vote

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE 08 MAR 2016 AT 09:34 ET Hillary Clinton is on a roll. If her candidacy ever looked in doubt to an insurgent Bernie Sanders, she’s hurtling towards the Democratic nomination — thanks overwhelmingly to African Americans. A month after her bruising defeat in New Hampshire, where Sanders won every category of voter except […]

(Vox) 3 young Muslim Americans killed in mysterious ‘execution-style’ murders

Updated by Max Fisher on February 27, 2016, 11:30 a.m. ET @Max_Fisher max@vox.com A broadcast from the local Fort Wayne ABC affiliate, ABC21, announcing the murders ABC21 Early on Wednesday evening, as the sun began to set and the air cooled to just below freezing, police arrived at a unremarkable white home in Fort Wayne, Indiana, […]