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Wrongly Convicted Civil Rights-Era Group Wilmington Ten Pardoned

Wrongly Convicted Civil Rights-Era Group Wilmington Ten Pardoned

AFRICANGLOBE- Outgoing North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue issued pardons Monday to the Wilmington Ten, a group wrongly convicted 40 years ago in a notorious Civil Rights-era prosecution that led to accusations that the state was holding political prisoners.

United States: No Country for Young Black Men

AFRICANGLOBE – I’ll never understand how these token Negroes who surrounded themselves with nothing but White friends and decide to ignore the fact that their skin color does play a role in their future. When I say the token Negro I’m talkin about those who surround themselves with only White friends and act as if racism is a thing of the past due to it being 2012.

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Film Explores African-Americans’ Unhealthy “Soul Food” Diet

AFRICANGLOBE – After interviewing food historians, scholars, cooks, doctors, activists and consumers for his new film “Soul Food Junkies,” filmmaker Byron Hurt concluded that an addiction to soul food is killing African-Americans at an alarming rate.

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The Puzzle of Black Republicans

AFRICANGLOBE – The trope of the Black Republican has retained a man-bites-dog newsworthiness that is long past its shelf life. Clichés about fallen barriers are increasingly meaningless; symbols don’t make for coherent policies. Republicans will not gain significant Black support unless they take policy positions that advance Black interests

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Going to the Dogs: Morehouse to Offer Black LGBT History Course

AFRICANGLOBE – Dr. Michael Hodge of Morehouse College’s sociology department, has officially received the green light to launch a special topics course on Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history and culture to be offered for credit Spring 2013

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Newtown: Does Obama Have Tears to Spare for the Violence Black Youth Face Every Day?

AFRICANGLOBE – The tragedy in Newtown was truly horrific. But there is similar carnage carried out every day in the streets of America’s cities, especially in the President’s hometown of Chicago, Oakland, Philadelphia, and many other cities across the nation. In 2010, nearly 700 Chicago school children were shot and 66 of them died. Last year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel attended a memorial for 260 school children who had been killed in just the previous three years

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Black Students Failing Because They are Raised by Single Mothers?

AFRICANGLOBE – A professor at the University of Texas has sparked outrage by claiming Black students are failing academically because they have been raised in single parent homes usually by females. Law professor Lino Graglia was talking to the BBC when he said he could ‘hardly imagine a less beneficial or more deleterious experience than […]

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In School and Workforce, Black Kids Falling Behind Fast

AFRICANGLOBE – Nearly 6.5 million U.S. teens and young adults—disproportionately Black and other ethnic minorities—are neither working nor in school, the very things they need to guarantee they would have the experience needed for the higher-skilled jobs in the marketplace, according to a new report released last week from the Annie E.  Casey Foundation. Sixteen […]

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Brazil Finally Embracing, Celebrating Its Rich African Heritage

AFRICANGLOBE – In Brazil a Nigerian diviner dances and sings next to a Brazilian priest of the Candomblé religion, brought to this South American country by enslaved Africans, that is now being rescued from oblivion in school texts on national history and culture. He is Jokotoye Awolade Bankole, a 55-year-old tribal prince from Onpeu-Ogbomoso in […]

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