August 18, 2010
This is America, but you wouldn't think so in light of recent events wherein two high-profile, long serving African-American congress members have come under attack. They are being dragged through the mud in a r ...
Posted Thursday, August 19th 2010 at 11:59AM
NEW ORLEANS -- Ben Jaffe, the tuba player and creative director for the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, was sitting in his Faubourg Marigny house one spring morning, drinking fresh-brewed New Orleans chicory coffee and worrying about the oil spill.
Posted Sunday, August 1st 2010 at 1:32PM
July 28, 2010
In The Souls of Black Folks (1903), a classic text of the black experience in America from the Emancipation to the dawn of the 20th century, W. E. B. Du Bois writes--among other things--about the education of b ...
Posted Thursday, July 29th 2010 at 12:27PM
From Newsweek.com--The biggest crime in the U.S. criminal justice system is that it is a race-based institution where African-Americans are directly targeted and punished in a much more aggressive way than white people.
Saying the US criminal ...
Posted Monday, July 26th 2010 at 6:24PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (FinalCall.com) - Nearly 150 years after Emancipation, trapped by extreme poverty, isolation, fear and shame, some Blacks remain victims of neo-slavery in rural areas of the South, locked into work in fields, factories and assorted ind ...
Posted Sunday, July 25th 2010 at 2:55PM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott said today that race was one of the reasons to support local control of schools.
“If you’re 70 percent African-American, you’re going to deal with different issues,” Scott said.
“Yes, you are,” sa ...
Posted Friday, July 23rd 2010 at 2:54PM
When you and I set out on this journey three years ago, we knew that ours would be a lengthy struggle to build a new foundation for this country -- one that would require squaring off against the special interests who had spent decades stacking the d ...
Posted Thursday, July 22nd 2010 at 9:49AM
When you hear about the new health reform law these days, too much talk is focused on the political.
What I've found is that most Americans just want to know how this new law helps their families stay healthy -- and how it reduces their costs.
Posted Tuesday, July 20th 2010 at 9:32PM
July 19, 2010
To the Spiritual, Political, Educational, and Economic Leaders and to our Sports and Entertainment Giants:
May this open letter find you well and in good spirit as we search for a solution to the many problems that we face as a pe ...
Posted Tuesday, July 20th 2010 at 9:15PM
From The Huffington Post
July 19, 2010
The 22 statistics detailed here prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the middle class is being systematically wiped out of existence in America.
Once upon a time, the United States had the largest and m ...
Posted Tuesday, July 20th 2010 at 2:13PM
Two weeks after the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered his historic message in Atlanta, Georgia on June 26, 2010, asking, then answering, the question “Who Are The Real Children of Israel?” on July 11th, he returned to offer the absolute pr ...
Posted Thursday, July 15th 2010 at 4:34PM
The BBC reported on July 4 that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the US ballistic missile base in Poland was not directed at Russia. The purpose of the base, she said, is to protect Poland from the Iranian threat.
Why would Iran be ...
Posted Tuesday, July 13th 2010 at 4:27PM
FROM PEOPLE: Martin Lawrence and his longtime girlfriend, Shamicka Gibbs, were married in an intimate wedding on Saturday at the actor’s home in Beverly Hills, PEOPLE confirms.
Lawrence, 45, and Gibbs, 35, exchanged Christian vows in the backyard ...
Posted Monday, July 12th 2010 at 12:54PM
Police in the Detroit suburb of Eastpointe are trying to determine whether suspicious fires in a house are tied to letters sent earlier this week to black homeowners warning them to "move back" to the city or be killed "one by one."
The ominous le ...
Posted Sunday, July 11th 2010 at 5:30PM
A lawyer and a Jamaican are sitting next to each other on a long flight.
The lawyer is thinking that Jamaicans are so dumb that he can fool them easy...
So the lawyer asks if the Jamaican would like to play a fun game.
The Jamaican is tired and ju ...
Posted Sunday, July 11th 2010 at 5:06PM