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Fifty Years Later, Reassessing The March On Washington

AFRICANGLOBE - There’s a bizarre dissonance that comes with watching the first Black Attorney General give a speech to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington and recognizing that the themes of his speech might have fit well with those given at the original march, in 1963.

U.S. Secretary of State Clinton’s Africa Tour Raises Tensions With China

On July 30 US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began a nearly two-week tour of Africa. During the course of the tour, Clinton will...

NAACP Has Lost Its Relevance Says Herman Cain

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Friday that while he is grateful for the past work of the NAACP, the organization has "lost...

Mitt Romney Booed at NAACP Convention

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney drew jeers from Black voters Wednesday as he criticized President Barack Obama and pledged to repeal the Democrats' health...

Louis Farrakhan Talks Race and Politics to Thousands in Chicago

Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said Sunday that President Barack Obama has suffered more criticism than any other president because of his race...

University Student Uncovers Lost Malcolm X Speech

The recording was forgotten, and so, too, was the odd twist of history that brought together Malcolm X and a bespectacled Ivy Leaguer fated...

Gingrich: Blacks Don’t Understand Keys to Wealth

Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich's recent controversial comments about minorities shouldn't shock anyone, especially after a letter was uncovered on Monday that contains disrespectful comments about Latinos and African Americans, the Huffington Post reports.

Obama Tells Blacks to Stop Complaining and Fight

In a fiery summons to an important voting bloc, President Barack Obama told blacks yesterday to quit crying and complaining and "put on your marching shoes" to follow him into battle for jobs and opportunity.

Shirley Sherrod's Case Against Blogger Begins

On July 19, 2010, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack ordered Sherrod's resignation from her job as a Georgia rural development official after learning about a video of Sherrod making supposedly racist remarks. On Tuesday, the U.S. District Court will hold the first hearing in Sherrod's defamation case against the conservative blogger who posted the video.

"Chimpanzees" In The White House?

Presiden Obama along with African-American voters who support him, has frequently been the object of far worse comments by LaRouche. For instance, in April 2008, LaRouche told his followers: "You'll find Obama's ancestry, if you chase the family tree, everybody's climbing and swinging from the branches there....Every monkey in every tree, from every part of the world, has participated in the sexual act of producing him."

New Labs to Improve Disease Surveillance in Kenya

Public laboratories will be built across Kenya to improve disease surveillance, Kenya's ministry of Public Health said yesterday. Permanent secretary Mark Bor said tendering for the laboratories has began and assessors are being trained for the project.