Henhouse Prowlers have agreed to share occasional reports from the band’s African adventure, touring with the American Voices program on behalf of the US Department of State. Here’s their third dispatch, from banjo player Ben Wright. Chances are you’ve never heard of or thought much about Mauritania. We […]
Kobe Bryant took to Twitter on Thursday to fire back at Jim Brown after the legendary NFL player and civil rights activist slighted him on The Arsenio Hall Show this week Bryant is African American but spent several years as a kid living in Italy, where his father played after his NBA career ended. Show More Summary
For some American journalists of color, covering the South African liberation struggle was a career marker, especially if they could be present for Nelson Mandela's release from 27 years in prison in 1990 or for the first all-race elections in 1994, when Mandela was chosen president. Show More Summary
Remember the Obama Commemorative Victory Plate of 2008 "honoring the election of the 44th president - America's first African American Commander in Chief?" Who can forget the voice-over saying, “his confident smile and his kind eyes are an inspiration to us all…” The President elect had an approval rating of 79% in December of 2012. Show More Summary
A recent Fox commentary on African Americans and Christmas gives Tod Kelly hope that the GOP has finally decided to be grownups, even as it offers a clue as to how far they have to go.
NBC late night show Saturday Night Live held an audition of African American comediennes at The Groundlings in Los Angeles this month. SNL holds showcase/auditions for potential new talent with some regularity in various locations. But this one attracted more media attention than usual because it was set up for black female hopefuls. Show More Summary
Democracy Now! ended its special coverage of Nelson Mandela’s funeral this week with a poem written by Maya Angelou, dedicated to the late South African civil rights leader. AMY GOODMAN: We end today’s show with a video message delivered by the renowned poet and author Dr. Maya Angelou in memory of Nelson Mandela. They first [...]
The unfortunate reality is there are a lot of single men with children, especially in the African American community. It’s unfortunate because every child could benefit from being in the house with the two parents who cared enough to bring them into this world. Regardless, the society we live in has many single men who Keep Reading ?
arXiv:1312.2675 [q-bio.PE] Genome-wide scan of 29,141 African Americans finds no evidence of selection since admixture Gaurav Bhatia et al. We scanned through the genomes of 29,141 African Americans, searching for loci where the average proportion of African ancestry deviates significantly from the genome-wide average. Show More Summary
(KAMPALA, Uganda) — An advocacy group says 19 members of the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, have defected in the Central African Republic where the rebels are being pursued by African Union forces backed by American advisers. Invisible...Show More Summary
On the long list of health disparities that vex and disproportionately affect the lives of African Americans—diabetes, cancer and obesity among them—one of the earliest and, it turns out, most significant, may be just when a black child is born.
Nelson Mandela's memorial service brought together world leaders of all political stripes, and unified Democratic and Republican politicians in remembrance of the South African leader. Nevertheless, members of the American media andShow More Summary
A countless number of tributes in honor of ex-South African president Nelson Mandela have come from around the world since he passed away last Thursday. Latin American leaders and Nobel Laureates such as Adolfo Pérez Esquivel and Oscar Arias praised the iconic anti-apartheid campaigner who died at the age of 95. Show More Summary
Brandi Glanville didn’t want to apologize for her racist remark against Joyce Giraud but now that she’s been pressured by a slew of online comments she has announced that she… READ ON
In 2013 we have Barack Obama, a two-term African American President, hundreds of other black men and women elected to state and local offices, and a country that officially celebrates Black History Month. Even more, no white official would dare publicly use a racist slur. Show More Summary
YouTube The Republican Party's Great White Hope, the guy who said he would have voted against the Civil Rights Act, is being sent on an outreach mission to African Americans, and no, you can't make this stuff up. In Detroit today, promoting his latest ridiculous scam ("economic freedom zones"), Sen. Show More Summary
Former President George W. Bush, as the American left gleefully observed, was booed by some in the audience at the memorial for Nelson Mandela at the First National Bank in Soweto, Johannesburg on Tuesday. President Barack Obama, in contrast, received a standing ovation--in which, Twitchy notes, Bush joined enthusiastically. Show More Summary
Oxford Street in London shortly before the launching of the D-Day invasion of France during WWII. Old village water pump during WWII. Pair of American servicemen walking w. civilian woman in a bucolic park during WWII. African American...Show More Summary
An unnamed American official has told CNN that U.S. military planes will be used to transport French and African peacekeepers to the Central African Republic. From CNN: Troops will be flown from Burundi to the Central African Republic...Show More Summary
It seems that the Republican Party’s latest attempt to embrace African Americans is off to a shaky start. The audience at a Detroit event celebrating the opening of an African-American Engagement Office appeared to consist mainly of white people, a video snippet shows.