8 PM EST - “The last four or five hundred years of European contact with Africa produced a body of literature that presented Africa in a very bad light and Africans in very lurid terms. The reason for this had to do with the need to justify the slave trade and slavery.” - Chinua Achebe
BTR News 6/19/2019 – A media firestorm has erupted over Donald Trump saying he may or may not accept information on an opponent even if it came from a foreign source and he may or may not contact the FBI about it. The Steele Dossier was oppositional research that used foreign sources to dig up dirt on Trump and was paid for by the Clinton campaign.
24 cops were reportedly injured in Memphis during protests arising from the US Marshalls service shooting and killing a young Black man in a predominately Black community.
2 cases of Ebola discovered in Uganda which neighbors the DRC which has been suffering an Ebola crisis the past few months.
There will be a slavery reparations hearing in Congress next week.
Scotty Reid is the founder of the non-profit media organization Black Talk Media Project which is in its 11th year. He is the host and producer of the BTR News podcast and New Abolitionists Radio which he has co-hosted for several years. He is a free-thinking Christian prison slavery abolitionist who can’t be put in a box politically, socially or otherwise.