People of color being gentrified out of U.S. urban centers

first_imgA recently released census report indicates that white populations are starting to increase in U.S. urban areas.A slight growth in white people living in cities, from which many had fled decades ago, does not necessarily translate into the improvement of social conditions for the African-American and Latino/a communities now inhabiting municipalities. In fact, the numbers reflect a further lessening of commitment to the maintenance and well-being of people-of-color communities, which are being forced to relocate.This phenomenon was played up on Sept. 16 in the Detroit News, a daily publication which has been a major proponent of restructuring the city based upon the interests of the banks and multinational corporations. Detroit and other large urban areas fell victim to decades of job losses, predatory lending and hostile, racist public policies that have closed schools and forced greater numbers of people into poverty and political marginalization.Since Detroit was railroaded into the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history during 2013-14, the “rebuilding” of the city championed by the ruling-class media has been based on the notion, in part, of a reverse migration of whites, coupled with measures that force out African Americans, Latinos/as and poor people in general.Even the Washington Post on Sept. 24 took notice of corporate media articles related to the growth in the number of whites living in cities. In collaboration with William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, census data were analyzed in light of migration patterns over the last 60-plus years affecting major urban areas.The International Business Times of Sept. 25 said of this shift, “The media has covered white populations moving to cities individually in the past, often writing about the trends on an individual basis as certain neighborhoods change due to gentrification. Especially with the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in August, many outlets wrote about the changing demographics in New Orleans.”The report goes on to say, “But now that this looks like a broader trend, Frey told the Washington Post he doesn’t believe that means it will be a long-term pattern in the same way white flight was in the 1950s. ‘It’s not something to say we’re going to move 180 degrees in the other direction,’ Frey said. ‘And the white population isn’t growing as rapidly as it used to anyway. But it is an indicator that whatever kind of city revival — whether it’s short-term or long-term that we’re seeing — is involving whites.’”Poorest city being ‘revitalized’Frey cited the city of Detroit as an example, saying that 8,000 whites have recently moved into the municipality. However, just a week earlier, another report noted that the city, which is over 80 percent African American, is also the most economically underdeveloped and deprived through impoverishment of the people.The same Detroit News that on a daily basis cheers and advocates the disempowerment and exploitation of the majority population in the city was forced to report on Sept. 16 that, despite all the ruling-class propaganda of a revival, Detroit remains the poorest large city in the country. This follows the declarations of bankruptcy by two of the automakers in 2009 and the city itself over the last two years.The article noted, “Michigan is among 12 states that saw a decline in the percentage of people living in poverty in 2014, though the state’s poverty rate remained higher than the national average, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released Wednesday.”However, the article continued, “Detroit was the most impoverished major city in America with 39.3 percent living below a poverty line of $24,008 for a family of four. But Flint topped the list of Michigan’s poorest cities, with 40.1 percent of residents living in poverty.”Both Detroit and Flint were hubs of the automotive industry during the 20th century, when the United Auto Workers and various labor unions fought battles to win recognition for bargaining rightsFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Nouvelle traduction : Un animateur de radio dans le collimateur des proches de la présidence arrêté

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information RSF urges Liberian authorities to investigate threats against journalists Receive email alerts Reports March 28, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nouvelle traduction : Un animateur de radio dans le collimateur des proches de la présidence arrêté RSF_en LiberiaAfrica to go further La présidente Johnson Sirleaf avait pourtant signé la Déclaration de la Montagne de la Table, en XXX DATE, afin ” de souligner notre message fort et clair, pour faire avancer une presse libre et la liberté d’expression, et pas seulement au Libéria, mais l’ensemble du continent de l’Afrique ». Qu’est il advenu de ses engagements? « De plus les articles du code pénal utilisés (articles 14,24) pour justifier les accusations de terrorisme contre le journaliste ne sont pas applicable au cas d’espèce. En effet la loi prévoit qu’une accusation de terrorisme implique l’utilisation d’une arme, or, au contraire, le journaliste Costa, invitait le fils d el a présidente à un combat) à main nues… Sans même rentrer dans ce genre de détails, les procédures judiciaires engagées contre l’animateur de radio vont à l’encontre de l’engagement du gouvernement du Libéria de décriminaliser les délits d’expression. Selon le président de l’Union de la Presse du Libéria (PUL) Abdullai Kamara, cette action enlève toute crédibilité à la signature de la Déclaration de la Montagne de la Table, par la Présidente Sirleaf en juillet 2012 », ajoute-t-elle.Lors de la cérémonie de signature, la présidente Sirleaf avait déclaré : «Nous signons la afin Suite aux propos du présentateur Henry Costa qui s’en prenait directement au chef de la NSA, le programme avait été brutalement coupé par la direction de la radio sous pression et n’a pas été autorisé à diffuser à nouveau depuis. Le 21 mars 2014, un mandat d’arrêt émis par Fombah Sirleaf a été transmis à Henry Costa par des agents de la Cour, accompagnés, en violation des procédures habituelles, par un officier de la NSA l’accusant de « menaces terroristes, menaces et coercition criminelle ». L’animateur de radio a ensuite été emmené au tribunal municipal de Monrovia//Palais de justice de Monrovia, capitale du pays. Il a assuré que son arrestation était en lien avec ses critiques de la corruption et du népotisme au sein du gouvernement et parmi les leaders libériens. N’ayant pu payer le montant de la caution décidée par le juge, Henry Costa a ensuite été transféré à la prison centrale de Monrovia. En violation de la loi qui prévôt une caution maximale de 3 000 dollars libériens (environ 26 euros) le juge a demandé a fixé la caution à 3 000 dollars américains (soit 2,175.84 euros). A l’issue de tractations de plusieurs jours, l’avocat a réussi à lever les fonds et à finalement du payer 4500 USD de caution. Costa est sorti de prison lundi 24 mars et attend maintenant la date de son procès. Le talk show produit et animé//présenté par Henry Costa suscite de vives réactions car il se saisit de dossiers publics sensibles et sait se montrer critique vis à vis de certaines personnalités publiques, responsables politiques ainsi que des individus d’entités privées. Le Libéria se situe à la 89e position sur 180 pays dans le classement mondial de la liberté de la presse 2014 établi par Reporters sans frontières. December 16, 2020 Find out more Organisation Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom News Follow the news on Liberia November 27, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reporters sans frontières condamne le harcèlement dont fait l’objet le journaliste henry Costa, ancien animateur sur la radio Hott FM Henry Costa, dont l’émission a été suspendue à plusieurs reprise au cours des derniers XXXX et qui a récemment été arrêté le 21 mars 2014. Dans son émission de débat, the Costa Show, du 28 février 2014, Henry Costa avait ironiquemen engagé Fombah Sirleaf, fils de la présidente Ellen Johnson Sirleaf et chef de l’Agence nationale de sécurité (National Security Agency), à le rencontrer en un duel à main nues, afin de mettre à l’épreuve les menaces violentes que Sirleaf avait proféré à l’encontre du journaliste. Alors qu’il parlait, son émission avait été interrompue et par la suite suspendue, privant le journaliste d’accès à l’antenne. Ca n’est qu’un mois plus tard, alors que Costa se préparait à lancer sa propre radio Voice FM, qu’il a été arrêté et accusé de “menaces terroristes”. « Le harcèlement systématique dont fait l’objet SSS est anormal. Alors que la présidente Sirleaf accueillait avec bienveillance au début de son mandat les dénonciations de corruptiond de Costa, sa position a changé quand les accusations se sont mises à condamner son régime. Y aurait-il deux poids deux mesures et des personnes intouchables?” s’interroge CKS, resp. bureau Afrique RSF. LiberiaAfrica News June 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

48th NAACP Image Awards’ Winners Announced During Live Broadcast at Pasadena Civic Auditorium

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * The winners of the “48th NAACP Image Awards” were announced tonight during the live broadcast from Pasadena Civic Auditorium which aired on TV One.The two-hour live special was hosted by Anthony Anderson. There was a live pre-show from the red carpet hosted by Nischelle Turner and Terrence Jenkins including Tai Beauchamp and Chris Spencer as special correspondents.NAACP Chairwoman Roslyn Brock presented the NAACP Chairman’s Award to Harvard Law Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. NAACP President Cornell William Brooks presented the NAACP President’s Award to Lonnie G. Bunch, III.Some of the biggest names in film, television and music appeared including: Taraji P. Henson, Denzel Washington, Dwayne Johnson, Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross, Nate Parker, Niecy Nash, Omari Hardwick, Regina King, Mandy Moore, John Legend, Terrence Howard, Angela Bassett, Sterling K. Brown, Octavia Spencer, Trevor Noah, Janelle Monae, Issa Rae, Mike Colter, Mykelti Williamson, Adam Rodriguez, Rashida Jones, Bill Paxton, Brian White, Deon Cole, Jussie Smollett, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Justin Cornwell, Nick Kroll, Penny Johnson, Pooch Hall, Don Cheadle, Keesha Sharp, Andra Day, Kofi Siriboe, Rutina Wesley, Stephan James, Tika Sumpter and Uzo Aduba. Also appeared were cast members from Empire, This Is Us, Atlanta, The Carmichael Show, Power, black-ish, Queen Sugar, and more.The winners of the “48th NAACP Image Awards” in the non-televised categories were announced during a gala dinner celebration that took place Friday, February 10, 2017, at the Pasadena Civic Center Ballroom – the event was hosted by Erica Ash and Deon Cole.The NAACP Image Awards production team included Executive Producers Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin, Tony McCuin was the Director, Kimmie H. Kim and Byron Phillips were Co-Producers, and Robin Reinhardt was Talent Producer. Cree Summer was the in-show announcer.The NAACP Image Awards is the premiere multicultural awards show. It celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.Nominees for the NAACP Image Awards are determined by the number of entries received by the deadline. To be eligible, projects must have had a national distribution date between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016. From those entries, a nominating committee selects five nominees in each of the 56 categories. To determine the winners, the members of the NAACP vote via a secured online site. The results are tabulated by the Image Awards auditors, Bert Smith & Co., and the results are confidential until the envelope is opened LIVE on stage during the TV One telecast on Saturday, February 11, 2017.Below are all of the winners for the 48th NAACP Image Awards.Television CategoriesOutstanding Comedy Series“`black-ish” (ABC)Outstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesAnthony Anderson – “`black-ish” (ABC)Outstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesTracee Ellis Ross – “`black-ish” (ABC)Outstanding Drama Series“Queen Sugar” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)Outstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesSterling K. Brown – “This Is Us” (NBC)Outstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesTaraji P. Henson – “Empire” (FOX)Motion Picture CategoriesOutstanding Motion Picture“Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)Outstanding Actor in a Motion PictureDenzel Washington – “Fences” (Paramount Pictures)Outstanding Actress in a Motion PictureTaraji P. Henson – “Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)Entertainer of the YearDwayne JohnsonThe winners from last night’s “48th NAACP Image Awards Non-Televised Awards Dinner” are below.Special encore presentations of the show will air on TV One at: Tonight – 11:05 PM ET, Sun. Feb. 12 at 10am & 6:05PM ET, Wed. Feb. 15 at 9:30am ET, Thurs. Feb. 16 at 4pm & 12am ET.For additional information and the latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at http://www.naacpimageawards.net.About NAACPFounded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. Read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas at NAACP.org.About TV ONELaunched in January 2004, TV One serves more than 60 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Unsung, Rickey Smiley For Real, Fatal Attraction, Hollywood Divas and The NAACP Image Awards. In addition, TV One is the cable home of blockbuster drama Empire, and NewsOne Now, the only live daily news program dedicated to black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is solely owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK, www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners.For more information about TV One, viewers can join the conversation by visiting the network’s companion website at www.tvone.tv. TV One viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hash tag #REPRESENT and catch clips and promos on TV One’s YouTube Channel.The winners of the Non-Televised Categories for the 48th NAACP Image Awards are:Television CategoriesOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesLaurence Fishburne – “`black-ish” (ABC)Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesTichina Arnold – “Survivor’s Remorse” (Starz)Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesJussie Smollett – “Empire” (FOX)Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesNaturi Naughton – “Power” (Starz)Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic SpecialCourtney B. Vance – “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic SpecialRegina King – “American Crime” (ABC)Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)“BET Love and Happiness White House Special” (BET)Outstanding Talk Series“Steve Harvey” (Syndicated)Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series“Iyanla: Fix My Life” (OWN)Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)“2016 Black Girls Rock” (BET)Outstanding Children’s Program“An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win”(Amazon)Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series)Marsai Martin – “`black-ish” (ABC)Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety Program (Series or Special) – Individual or EnsembleRoland S. Martin – “NewsOne Now with Roland S. Martin”(TV One)Recording CategoriesOutstanding New ArtistChance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)Outstanding Male ArtistMaxwell (Columbia Records)Outstanding Female ArtistBeyoncé (Columbia Records)Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration“Freedom” – Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar (Columbia Records/Parkwood Entertainment)Outstanding Jazz Album“Latin American Songbook” – Edward Simon (Sunnyside)Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary)“One Way” – Tamela Mann (Tillymann, Inc.)Outstanding Music Video“Formation” – Beyoncé (Columbia Records/ParkwoodEntertainment)Outstanding Song – Traditional“I See A Victory” – Kim Burrell and Pharrell Williams (I Am Other/Columbia Records)Outstanding Album“Lemonade” – Beyoncé (Columbia Records/ParkwoodEntertainment)Outstanding Song – Contemporary“Freedom” – Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar (Columbia Records/Parkwood Entertainment)Literature CategoriesOutstanding Literary Work – Fiction“The Book of Harlan” – Bernice L. McFadden (AkashicBooks)Outstanding Literary Work – Nonfiction“Hidden Figures” – Margot Lee Shetterly (HarperCollinsPublishers/William Morrow)Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author“Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” –Trevor Noah (Random House)Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography“Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” –Trevor Noah (Random House)Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional“The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage” – Daymond John (Author), Daniel Paisner (With), (Crown Business/The Crown Publishing Group)Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry“Collected Poems: 1974-2004” – Rita Dove (W. W. Norton & Company)Outstanding Literary Work – Children“Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas” – Gwendolyn Hooks (Author), Colin Bootman(Illustrator) (Lee & Low Books)Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens“As Brave As You” – Jason Reynolds (Simon & Schuster (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books))Motion Picture CategoriesOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureMahershala Ali – “Moonlight” (A24)Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureViola Davis – “Fences” (Paramount Pictures)Outstanding Independent Motion Picture“Moonlight” (A24)Documentary CategoriesOutstanding Documentary – (Film)“13TH” (Netflix)Outstanding Documentary – (Television)“Roots: A New Vision” (History)Writing CategoriesOutstanding Writing in a Comedy SeriesKenya Barris – “`black-ish” – Hope (ABC)Outstanding Writing in a Drama SeriesAva DuVernay – “Queen Sugar” – First Things First (OWN)Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television)Charles Murray – “Roots” – Night 3 (History)Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film)Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” (A24)Directing CategoriesOutstanding Directing in a Comedy SeriesDonald Glover – “Atlanta” – Value (FX)Outstanding Directing in a Drama SeriesJohn Singleton – “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” – The Race Card (FX)Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television)Rick Famuyiwa – “Confirmation” (HBO)Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film)Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” (A24)Animated or Computer Generated Image (CGI) CategoryOutstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film)Idris Elba – “The Jungle Book” (Walt Disney Studios) More Cool Stuff Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Community News People 48th NAACP Image Awards’ Winners Announced During Live Broadcast at Pasadena Civic Auditorium Photography by EARL GIBSON III/WireImage Published on Monday, February 13, 2017 | 6:16 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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