NY Daily News – Civil rights leaders such as the Rev. Al Sharpton and retail executives have hammered out a list of rules that will be tacked up inside stores to ensure that black shoppers will not be racially profiled and targeted just for buying a pricey item.
ABC News – President Barack Obama will pay tribute this week to Nelson Mandela, making the long trip from Washington to South Africa Monday to attend a national memorial service for the anti-apartheid icon.
Daily Mail – A black female executive at British oil giant BP is suing the company, alleging she was told that the clothing she wore was inappropriate, and should only be worn ‘during ‘culture day,’ black history month or special diversity events.’
Salon – Black women experience socioeconomic inequity more than anyone else, yet they vote more than all others (and almost always in favor of the Democratic candidate). There are two important implications in this reality. First, their policy concerns have gone largely unaddressed.
CBS Sports – Kobe Bryant is back. But the question now is, will Kobe Bryant be back? At age 35 coming off a devastating injury, can Bryant return to the level he’s played at the last 15 years? Can he be one of the league’s best players again?
BBC News – People in South Africa are taking part in a day of prayer and reflection for Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday. At the Bryanston Methodist church in Johannesburg, President Jacob Zuma urged South Africans not to forget the values Mr Mandela stood for.
Fox News – Renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson inched closer to declaring a 2016 run for the White House on Thursday, saying that while he never expected to seek public office, “the good Lord had a different plan for me.”
USA Today – Not waiting for the formal services and ceremonies to begin, South Africans mourned Nelson Mandela’s passing with tributes around the nation Saturday, including at the foot of his statue in a modern commercial development here.
Detroit Free Press – The state Republican Party will open an African American Engagement Office as part of a nationwide effort to reach out to black voters. Then, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. — expected by many to run for president in 2016 — will outline a plan to the Detroit Economic Club to get the bankrupt city back on its feet by slashing taxes.