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Black ‘Miss Japan’ Is Using Her Fame To Fight Racism

AFRICANGLOBE - Ariana Miyamoto entered the Miss Universe Japan beauty contest after a mixed-race friend committed suicide. And she endured abuse after winning the crown because of her skin colour. Far from being put off by the backlash, Miyamoto resolved to use her new-found fame to help fight racial prejudice -- in much the same way British supermodel Naomi Campbell broke down cultural barriers in the fashion industry a generation ago.

Yet A Stranger: Why Black Americans Still Don’t Feel At Home

AFRICANGLOBE - The publication of books about the race problem in America often seems as ceaseless as the problem itself. In a way that is a pity, since each new book has a harder time standing out from the pack than the last--and Deborah Mathis' book, Yet a Stranger: Why Black Americans Still Don't Feel at Home, should be read by a lot of people, as soon as possible.

How Did All This Military Hardware End Up In Police Hands?

AFRICANGLOBE - U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police. Great. Now can we have a review of the distribution of military influence throughout US society?

Black American From Gang Besieged Baltimore: ‘Where Can I Get Asylum?’

AFRICANGLOBE - As the White House plans to spend billions of taxpayer funds to take care of illegal immigrant children who are unlawfully entering the country, some Black Americans who live in some of the most dangerous neighborhoods are wondering where they and their children can get refugee status and aid.

Obama Betrays Black Americans With His Amnesty Stance

AFRICANGLOBE - It appears that President Obama and the Democrat Party are willing to throw Black Americans overboard in exchange for amnesty. In a quest to maintain power, the Democrats have discovered that there are not enough Black American voters to keep them in office.

Celebrating Our Fathers

AFRICANGLOBE - As we approach Fathers’ Day across the United States and in some other nations throughout the world, it is important to lift up those Black American fathers who are doing what is right and good for their children, families and communities. Too often when the issue of Black men is raised, it is done from a negative or pathological perspective.

The Complex History Of African Americans And The Academy Awards

Hattie McDaniel became the first Black person to win an Oscar for her performance in the classic movie Gone With the Wind. Her victory was a bittersweet one in the fact that her speech was prepared for her and she and her guests were forced to set in a segregated section of the building where the event took place.

Aaron McGruder Was Right About R. Kelly And Black America’s Blind...

AFRICANGLOBE - It was perhaps the first serious time a television show dealt with R. Kelly’s issue of under aged girls and the Black community’s choice to blindly support him despite the obvious. With the information of the numerous times that R. Kelly has had relations, raped, been taken to court, paid settlements and made videotapes with more than a dozen young girls it seems that Aaron McGruder was right all along.