AFRICANGLOBE - Has having a Black man in the White House trickled down and improved economics, fitness and health for the 44.5 million African-Americans? Think you know the answer to these questions? Then challenge yourself with my African-American health and fitness quiz.
AFRICANGLOBE - American opinions and perceptions of race relations, opportunities and discrimination are distinctly divided by racial lines, a recent study finds. A new survey from the Emerson College Polling Society finds that 61 percent of Black Americans believe race relations are getting worse in the United States.
AFRICAMNGLOBE - A new study by the Pew Research Center reports that 29 percent of African Americans tweet, compared to 16 percent among Whites and Latinos, respectively. And 30 percent of Blacks use LinkedIn, compared to the 22 percent of the Whites and 13 percent of Latinos who post resumes and connect on the professional networking site.
AFRICANGLOBE - The progressive era was anything but “progressive” for Black Americans. In the era after Plessy v. Ferguson, Black Americans learned that the great reform ethos that was sweeping the nation — for women’s suffrage, for justice for the working classes, for laws against child labor — simply didn’t extend to them.
AFRICANGLOBE - The US Senate is currently considering legislation that would turn back the clock on homeownership opportunities for Black Americans. The Corker-Warner legislation would transfer the securitization role that historically has been performed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to a new government agency, the Federal Mortgage Insurance Corporation.
AFRICANGLOBE - Black Americans are often misled when politicians and pundits refer to the ability of the President of the United States to “create jobs” during their terms in office. But, in the reality of America’s economy, the private sector is where jobs originate.
AFRICANGLOBE - A series of policy decisions by the United States government has brought into stark reality the continuing oppression of the African American people. Despite claims that the country is in a gradual economic recovery, millions are being thrown into poverty and prolonged joblessness.
AFRICANGLOBE - Slavery was a national enterprise. Many firms on Wall Street, such as JPMorgan Chase, New York Life and now-defunct Lehman Brothers, made fortunes from investing in the slave trade, the most profitable economic activity in New York’s 350-year history. Slavery was so important to the city that New York was one of the most pro-slavery urban municipalities in the North.
Focusing only on the eloquence and power of King’s oratory has caused even some of his admirers to miss the historical context of King’s call for social equality and the contemporary significance of the issues of that day. The March on Washington was organized both to demonstrate public support for civil rights legislation and to call for action to address the high unemployment rate among Black Americans.
AFRICANGLOBE - Most news accounts about the effects of AIDS on the Black community never focus on solutions. This misconception is evidently a common one. For example, Peter Piot, Executive Director of UNAIDS, stated “AIDS remains the leading cause of death in African-American women in the USA
AFRICANGLOBE - How much better is life for Black Americans compared with the early 1970s? One way to try and answer that question is to look at measures of subjective well-being, which for the inexact purposes of this blog we’ll call “happiness.”
AFRICANGLOBE - According to a new poll commissioned by Black Entertainment Television (BET) founder Bob Johnson and conducted by Zogby showed that 55 percent of African-American adults do not agree with the claim that gay rights are the same as civil rights for Blacks.
Black Americans, with our political struggles and triumphs, style, fashion, energy, and culture, are the most imitated people on Earth. It is only natural that there are tens of millions of White voters who would follow our lead and vote for Obama.
We are an organisation of people dedicated to the propagation and the dissemination of news and information relating to, and of importance to African Peoples worldwide. Our main objective is to provide an online portal where people of African decent; African heritage and friends of Africa can liaise and exchange knowledge and information.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
Third party websites including advertisers on AfricanGlobe.net also may place a cookie on your computer and by visiting AfricanGlobe.net you agree to this.
Advertisers may place a file called cookie on your personal computer and by visiting AfricanGlobe.net you give permission to that.
All posts made on AfricanGlobe.net express the views and opinions of the author and not the webmaster, admin or any other member of AfricanGlobe.net.
Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall AfricanGlobe.net, be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, AfricanGlobe.net services
By visiting AfricanGlobe.net you specifically acknowledge and agree that AfricanGlobe.net is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user.
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
On this website, you can encounter the Content Lockers which may ask
you to sign in, subscribe, enter your name or perform other actions to get access to the locked content.
Using Your Email Address
When you enter your email or sign in through social networks, you agree to that your
email address will be added to the subscription list for sending target news and special offers.
You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the link at the end of any of emails received from us.
Social Apps & Permissions
When you sign in through social networks, the Content Locker may ask you to grant
permissions to read or perform some social actions.
Content Locker never collects other data and never publish anything in social networks from your behalf without your permissions.
After unlocking the content the Content Locker removes all the access tokens received from you and never uses them again.