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Colorism: The Development Of Black Identity In A Country That Encourages One Not To Be Black

Colorism: The Development Of Black Identity In A Country That Encourages One Not To Be Black

AFRICANGLOBE – To self-affirm oneself as Black is, in addition to a political posture, a cry of resistance. There is no way to fight oppression without recognizing it first and without knowing your roots.

White Father Makes Plea Against Racist Bullies Harassing His Black Daughter

AFRICANGLOBE – A father in Minnesota has reached his limit with the racist bullying his daughter has been subject at the hands of some schoolmates. Having tried to resolve the issue through the school system but finding the father of the children committing the bullying to be ignorant and racist like his children, he is desperate for some resolution to the issue.

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New Jersey Police Shooting Leads To Renewed Call For Body Cameras

AFRICANGLOBE – The fatal police shooting of Jerame Reid, a 36 year-old Black New Jersey man, has thrown the issue of police body cameras back into the spotlight, as experts say recently released dashboard footage raises as many questions as it answers.

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Rikers Island Officers Fired For Hog-Tying And Beating Inmate

AFRICANGLOBE – New York City Corrections Commissioner Joseph Ponte announced Wednesday that he would fire a captain and five prison guards for hog-tying and beating Rikers Island inmate Robert Hinton in April 2012.

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12 Worst Ideas Religion Has Unleashed On The World

AFRICANGLOBE – Religions tend to invent ideas or concepts rather than technologies, but like every other creative human enterprise, they produce some really bad ones along with the good. These twelve dubious concepts promote conflict, cruelty, suffering and death rather than love and peace. To paraphrase Christopher Hitchens, they belong in the dustbin of history just as soon as we can get them there.

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An Open Letter To Black People

AFRICANGLOBE – Black people . . . who are you? What exactly is it that makes you African now that you have denounced everything African? You wear white people’s hair; you bleach your skin; you wear European clothing; take your kids to white schools; you don’t know your languages, customs and traditions.

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Protests Continue In Haiti Against UN-Backed Dictator

AFRICANGLOBE – Anti-government demonstrators again took to the streets of the capital to demand the resignation of President Martelly, accusing him of trying to be a dictator and dragging his feet on elections. Mr Martelly denies the accusations.

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Greater Israel: Netanyahu Seeks To Turn US Congress Against Obama

AFRICANGLOBE – The current Congress follows the agenda of AIPAC – the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. AIPAC, in turn, is controlled and financed by pro-Israel supporters and they take their lead from the Likud policy agenda of Israel’s Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu.

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Military Hardware Still Flowing To American Police After Ferguson

AFRICANGLOBE – The federal government shipped nearly 4,000 more assault rifles to local law enforcement agencies in the three months following the Ferguson protests, marking a huge surge in the amount of lethal firearms being doled out to police and sheriff’s offices.

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