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May 2013 Blog Posts (28)


NYMetro
The Priority Must be Creating Jobs; Not Balancing the Budget

Bill Spriggs

William Spriggs

The Priority…

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Added by TheBlackList-Publisher on May 31, 2013 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Rev. Joseph Lowery: The State of Equality and Justice in America

The State of Equality and Justice in America" is a 20-part series of columns written by an all star list of contributors to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

The contributors include: U. S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) LCCRUL 50th Anniversary Grand Marshal; Ms. Barbara Arnwine, President and…
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Added by SendMeYourNews on May 31, 2013 at 1:03pm — 1 Comment


Chicago-Midwest
The Civil Rights Movement and The U S Constitution

A Constitutional Amendment is purposefully a hard thing to bring into existence. It requires an unambiguous statement from the American People that they want to make a fundamental change in society. They want to make an addition to the Constitution of the United States of America. It requires two-thirds of the House and Senate to approve of the proposal and send it to the states for a vote. Then, three-fourths of the states must affirm the proposed Amendment. It has only been done 27 times…

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Added by Paul Norrington on May 28, 2013 at 10:45am — No Comments

The Creators of Blacks Without Borders: Chasing the American Dream in South Africa Team Up with Samad Davis to Produce Blacks Without Borders – the Series

 

 

 

Award-winning filmmakers Stafford and Judy Bailey, who created, produced and

directed the wildly popular film Blacks Without Borders: chasing the American

Dream in South Africa that premiered on Showtime teams up with Samad Davis a celebrated

filmmaker and co-creator/producer of the new international, competitive reality

series The Spirited Actor – The search for Africa’s Next Hollywood Star to

produce the highly anticipated new…

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Added by SendMeYourNews on May 24, 2013 at 7:45pm — No Comments


NYMetro
Rev Al Sharpton: The State of Equality and Justice in America, "We are Dangerously Close to Regressing"

 

 

 

The State of Equality and Justice in America" is a 20-part series of columns written by an all star list of contributors to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

The contributors include: U. S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) LCCRUL 50th Anniversary Grand Marshal;…
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Added by TheBlackList-Publisher on May 24, 2013 at 3:07pm — No Comments


NYMetro
Conservatives challenge companies to explain lobbying against limiting (SNAP) "food stamp" purchases of some food & beverage items

 

 

 

 

Kraft and Mondelez Questioned Over Food Stamp Lobbying

Conservative, Free-Market Group Questions Corporate Leaders Over Lobbying Against Efforts to…
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Added by TheBlackList-Publisher on May 24, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments


NYMetro
Black Conservatives say, NAACP Violates the Principles of its Boycotts

 

 

 

NAACP Holds Convention in County Under Federal Scrutiny for Voter Intimidation

Black Conservatives Question Civil Rights Lobby for Boycotting Some Places it Finds Offensive While Relaxing in Another

 

  • As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to rule on what could constitute major reform of how the…

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Added by TheBlackList News on May 23, 2013 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment


DMV
Blacks Schooled to Stay in a Daze

I was flipping through the TV channels last week and came across one of Spike Lee’s best movies, "School Daze."  This was a 1988 film written and directed by Lee.  The movie took an inside look at some of the internal issues that go on within the Black community—issues like dark skinned Blacks versus light skinned Blacks; Blacks that have “good”  hair versus Blacks with “nappy” hair; Blacks from wealthy families versus Blacks from poor families.   The movie was funny and serious at the same…

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Added by Raynard Jackson on May 22, 2013 at 4:35pm — No Comments

My Tea Party 'Taliban' Comment...What is the Lesson Here? by Julian Bond

 

 

Julian Bond…

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Added by SendMeYourNews on May 22, 2013 at 10:31am — No Comments


Chicago-Midwest
SAINT SABINA's PEACE BASKETBALL LEAGUE PROMOTES RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

Saint Sabina’s Peace Basketball League promotes relationship building

 

 

By Chinta Strausberg

 

Saint Sabina’s Peacemaker’s Monday night basketball games are not so much about who wins but how much love, peace and relationship building evolve from the bonding of youth who were once arch enemies in the neighborhood.

 

Last Monday, area youth wore either red or orange, blue or green, but when asked what do the colors stand for, without…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on May 17, 2013 at 12:16pm — No Comments


Chicago-Midwest
KENWOOD ACADEMY HANDCUFFED BY CPS RULES--SEEKS FUNDS TO AID STAR STUDENT

Kenwood Academy handcuffed by CPS rules

 

Accepting checks to help student compete in academic showdown

 

By Chinta Strausberg

 

Handcuffed by CPS rules banning the paying of out-of-state travel for students, Kenwood Academy business manager, Tanya Towns Thursday said 8th grader Eva Lewis is short $1,950.00 of her $2,000 goal but the school is accepting checks on her behalf.

 

In an interview with this reporter, Towns…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on May 17, 2013 at 12:14pm — No Comments


Chicago-Midwest
Are Public Schools Better Off Nearly 60 Years After Brown V. Board Of Education?

Before the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and 50th year since the 1964 Civil Rights Act, we need a think tank Are we in better shape 60-years later?

By Chinta Strausberg

In just a year, America will celebrate the 60th anniversary of two key U.S. Supreme Court decisions—Brown v. the Board of Education that legally struck down segregated schools and the laws that sanctioned that racist and unequal system and the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act made…

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Added by Chinta Strausberg on May 17, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments


NYMetro
National Black Church Initiative: Racial Indifference Prompted Poor Police Work and sluggish rescue of Cleveland Four

 

 

NBCI Identifies Race as the Culprit for 
Cleveland Four Sluggish Rescue
Racial Indifference Prompted Poor Police Work
 
 • The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a coalition of 34,000 churches…
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Added by KWASI Akyeampong on May 16, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

NAACP: A Message to the USDA, Continue to Respect Black Farmers

 

 

 

Ben Jealous…

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Added by SendMeYourNews on May 15, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments


NYMetro
The Documentary "Fear Of A Black Republican" primieres in NYC today, coming soon to a city near you.

 

 

Fear of a Black Republican Gets New York City Premiere - Wednesday, May 15th; Documentary Looks at Lack of Black Republicans in Two-Party System
FEAR OF A BLACK REPUBLICAN, will have its "New York City Premiere" on…
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Added by TheBlackList News on May 15, 2013 at 9:59am — 1 Comment

Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) scholarships for needy students, deadline May 31st.

 

RAPPER JAY-Z LAUNCHES 2013 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR NEEDY STUDENTS

-- The deadline to apply is May 31, 2013. --

  • Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) provides individual grants ranging from $1,500 to $2,500 to every student who qualifies and reapplies yearly, from admission to graduation. The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel and select costs of…

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Added by SendMeYourNews on May 14, 2013 at 4:15pm — No Comments


Georgia
Are YOU Prepared For A Natural Disaster?

 

Preparing the public for natural disasters is what we are all about.  Building emergency evacuation (ARK) centers  is our goal.

Thank you in advance for your contributions.

Although tornadoes occur in many parts of the world, these destructive forces of nature are found most frequently in the United States east of the Rocky…

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Added by Delores Vickers on May 14, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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2017 African American Home Ownership Report Issued With Cautious Optimism

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National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) issues the 2017 State of Housing in Black America report with a view to push for a more equitable mortgage lending landscape.African Americans are returning to the homebuying marketplace in numbers…Continue

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                                                        From The…Continue

CASTING CALL: Anti-Opioid Music Video, "FLIPPIN" Seeks Community People To Appear

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SKL is producing a music video for the Anti-Opioid Anthem "FLIPPIN" and is seeking community members to appear in the video for a national campaign.MASHPEE - SKL is seeking volunteers from the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe as well asother First Nations…Continue

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Mashpee Wampanoag Hip-Hop Artists Create Anti-Opioids Anthem with The GroovaLottos

Started by Mwalim *7) DaPhunkeeProfessor in CURRENT EVENTS AND TOPICAL ISSUES Sep 14. 0 Replies

Photos Courtesy of SKL  Hip-hop/Spoken-word collective Soul Poet's…Continue

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The GroovaLottos launch Down Streeters, LLC

Started by Mwalim *7) DaPhunkeeProfessor in The Arts Sep 12. 0 Replies

MASHPEE, Mass. - This year has been one of amazing trajectory for…Continue

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