Posts Tagged ‘Black’

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White Teacher Sorry for Binding Two Black Girls in Slavery Lesson

December 5, 2008

A white social studies teacher attempted to enliven a seventh-grade discussion of slavery by binding the hands and feet of two black girls, prompting outrage from one girl’s mother and the local chapter of the NAACP.

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Barbara Lee Named New Chairwoman of Congressional Black Caucus

November 22, 2008

barbara-lee.JPGRep. Barbara Lee was named chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday, giving the Oakland Democrat a high-profile platform to push her priorities, from increasing funding for HIV/AIDS to pushing for a speedy withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

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How to Avoid Domestic Violence by Daniel Whyte III, Essence National Bestselling Author of Letters to Young Black Men and #1 Amazon.com Bestselling Author of Letters to Young Black Women (African-American Category)

November 20, 2008
Dear Daughters & YBW:
I trust that you are doing well today. I hope that you are growing in the Lord and living a victorious life. Today, I want to write to you about domestic violence and how you can avoid it. 

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Black Caucus Says No Special Relationship to Obama

November 20, 2008

black-caucus.jpgThe Congressional Black Caucus announced its new leaders Wednesday without mentioning President-elect Barack Obama until asked. Members disputed the notion that his historic presidency would affect their profile or their role.

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Could “Black Friday” Be Turning Gray This Year?

November 14, 2008

On the day after Thanksgiving, customers en route to Macy’s Herald
Square in New York will be greeted by the oft-frenetic Richard Simmons,
handing out samples of Ocean Spray’s energy juice drink.

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Congregants at Predominantly Black Churches Celebrate Obama’s Victory

November 12, 2008

Congregants at predominantly black churches blew horns, waved American flags and raised their hands from Raleigh to Los Angeles to the Atlanta church where the dream was born on the Sunday after Barack Obama was elected president.

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Black Teen Beaten by Whites Shouting ‘Obama’; Incident on Staten Island Ruled a Hate Crime

November 11, 2008

The Staten Island African-American Political Association will host a town hall-style meeting in the wake of an election night beating of a black Muslim teenager by a group of white men, an attack that police confirmed is being treated as a hate crime.

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Our Biracial President: When the Starry Glow Around his Election Fades, Obama will Allow us to See Ourselves in Black and White by James Hannaham

November 10, 2008

barack-obama91.jpgVoters across the United States and citizens around the world are calling the election of Barack Obama a historic moment, and it is indeed groundbreaking in many important ways. We have elected a man unashamed of his African blood into the nation’s highest office. 

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Churches Across America Reflect on Obama Election Victory ‘God Has Vindicated the Black Folk’

November 10, 2008

shirley-caesar-williams.jpgJubilation, pride and relief permeated pews and pulpits at predominantly black churches across the country on the first Sunday after Barack Obama‘s election, with congregrants blowing horns, waving American flags and raising their hands to the heavens.

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Black and Latino Voters Critical to Same-Sex Marriage Ban

November 6, 2008

gay-marriage-protests.JPGEven as African-American and
Latino voters were a powerful force in boosting America’s first black
president to victory, in California they also were crucial to passing
Proposition 8, a ballot measure labeled, “Eliminates right of same-sex
couples to marry.”

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