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I hate headlines like this one. It is not that I don’t think black women should have the freedom to date or marry whoever they like, they should. What I dislike about these kind of stories is that black men are made out to be minstrel no-accounts. These stories never contextualize the despicable poverty and [...]
We urge you to follow ColorLines: The National Magazine of Newsmagazine on Race and Politics and Link TV. We think this is a solid piece of journalism and an informative documentary. We hope documentaries like this one cause you to act. We recommend that you write your local, state, and federal legislators about what you [...]
Ms. Kelley Robinson is a reproductive justice advocate responds to an op-ed in the Des Moines Register repeating anti-choice myths regarding African-American women and their reproductive choices. Ms.Robinson disputes in the Des Moines Register has also divided African Americans in the city of Atlanta over this billboard advertisement Here is Ms. Robinson’s rebuttal. [...]
We found this data on Ajax Magazine via the blog site The Black Informant. We think it is quite helpful and instructive
U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Black (African-American) History Month: February 2010
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian [...]
I saw this ABC piece on a friend’s facebook page, Senita Thompson-Lenear. This interview was conducted with several black professional women who speak out about their struggles to be married.These interviews were initiated by Dr. Vida Maralani’s working paper titled “Black-White Differences in the Process of Educational Reproduction” it can be found at Yale’s Center [...]
Malika Saada Saar is the Founder and Executive Director of the Rebecca Project for Human Rights. The Ford Foundation honored The Rebecca Project for Human Rights’ achievements with the “Leadership for Changing World” award. Ms. Saada Saar, and the Rebecca Project for Human Rights were also selected by Redbook Magazine for the Mothers and Shakers [...]
We find Blow’s column quite provocative and interesting, but way too pessimistic. Blow correctly reports the difficult data facing black Americans. However, his column does not ask his readership to engage in a social change movement to challenge many of the dire statistics he reports. We know many whites in the United States are fearful [...]
We thought that A.O. Scott’s article from the Art Section of Sunday’s NY Times was worth re-posting for our readers to discuss black impoverishment, a subject we believe is assiduously avoided especially by the embarrassed black middle class. It is a subject we believe that must not only be discussed, but tackled through political mobilization.
Here is Part 4:
“The people featured in this distinguished round panel discussion include: Al Roker (host), NFL great Tiki Barber, mayor of Newark NJ Cory Booker, CNN contributer Rev. Eugene Rivers, Princeton’s Melissa Harris-Lacewell, & principal Marni McKoy.”
Tiki Barber says “its more economic than racial”! I hate when black people buy into that notion. From [...]