NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER TO BEGIN USING BLACK SOUNDING NAMES WHEN NAMING FUTURE HURRICANES

After receiving complaints from a number of black activists including Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson and Jeremiah Wright, the National Hurricane Center has agreed to begin using more “black sounding” names when naming Atlantic Hurricanes.    The agency has been criticized for using too many Caucasian sounding names,  This criticism comes after the agency only recently introduced Hispanic names to their lists. 

The center has promised to follow a specific naming pattern for all future hurricanes which would include: a white male name, followed by a black male name, then a Hispanic male name, followed by the same three using women’s names.  The first black name will be selected from choices of  DeAndre, Jaquell,  or Dontelle, followed by a women’s list of Monesha, Chantrelle, and De’schwanda. 

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