Author Archives: Jesse J. Holland

  • Powerful Union Pulls UNCF Support after Koch Gift

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful government workers’ union will end its support for the United Negro College Fund after the group accepted $25 million from the conservative powerhouse Koch brothers and the college fund’s president appeared at a Koch event. In a letter made public ...

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  • White House Reporters Honor a Black Journalist

    (Updated 5/3/2014) WASHINGTON (AP) — Harry McAlpin was standing outside the Oval Office, moments away from becoming the first Black reporter to attend a presidential press conference, when one of his contemporaries approached with a deal. Stay out here, the reporter told McAlpin. The ...

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  • Black Twitter Flexing Muscles on and Offline

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Dunn's conviction of attempted murder — but not actual murder — in the shooting death of Black teenager Jordan Davis prompted the creation of hashtag #dangerousblackkids on Twitter. Users posted photos of Black babies and toddlers, spoofing the ...

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