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London Riots: A Missed Opportunity For Real Change

Anniversaries force us to reflect on moments of tragedy or triumph, and these memories are often framed around questions of change: has anything changed...

Jeremiah Wright: We Need Control

President Barack Obama’s former spiritual adviser spoke just a few miles from the White House on Sunday, and politics and controversy weren’t far from...

The Black Church: How Prosperity Gospel Make Legions Of Ready Dupes

AFRICANGLOBE - Why are prosperity gospel churches such a fertile ground for retail financial fraud? Why doesn't this kind of thing happen more often in non-prosperity gospel churches, or in other self-governing organizations like community groups, sororities or labor unions?

Why Black People Don’t Trust the Police

I don't trust cops and I don't know many Black people who do. I respect them. I sympathize with them. I am appreciative of the...

Fox News Refuse to Cover Treyvon Martin Case

Since his tragic death on February 26, Trayvon Martin — an unarmed 17-year-old African-American murdered by self appointed “neighborhood watch volunteer” George Zimmerman —...

South Africa’s Apartheid Museum

Johannesburg's Apartheid Museum, assembled by a multi-disciplinary team of architects, curators, film-makers, historians and designers, takes the visitor on a powerful emotional journey into...

Smithsonian Explores Thomas Jefferson’s Slave Ownership

As the Smithsonian Institution continues developing a national black history museum, it is offering a look at Thomas Jefferson’s lifelong slave ownership through an exhibit that explores the lives of six families that Thomas Jefferson enslaved at his Monticello plantation.

Black Women More Ambitious Than White Women -Survey

When I awoke for work last night I had a News Alert from the Washington Post. It was regarding a special report based upon a new National survey where Black women define themselves. The email blast teased the five page article written by Krissah Thompson as revealing “how Black women in America feel about career, religion, relationships, personal finances and discrimination.” Reading through the content each of those subjects is touched upon but it all comes back to one of the central themes in which Black women have been discussed in the media for at least the last five years: relationships.

Black Leaders Tells S.C. Governor: You are a Minority, Too

Civil rights leaders bothered by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's stance on issues like requiring voters to show their IDs at the polls are reminding the governor that she is a minority, too. "She couldn't vote before 1965, just as I couldn't," said the Rev. Jesse Jackson, referring to the Voting Rights Act that abolished poll taxes, literacy tests and other ways whites across the Deep South kept minorities from voting.

Black Migration And The American Dream

AFRICANGLOBE - When Isabel Wilkerson began working more than 15 years ago on her critically acclaimed epic, "The Warmth of Other Suns," she did so in large part to educate. The story of the Great Migration, the treacherous and often exhausting journey of Blacks leaving a South that oppressed and too often brutalized them for northern cities where they hoped for "the warmth of other suns," was a story many Americans weren't aware of.

Herman Cain Defeats Herman Cain

AFRICANGLOBE - As GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain battles charges of sexual harassment from four different women, he has used a number of ploys to defend himself.

Huffington Post-AOL’s Black Voices Are Just More Corporate White Noise

The August rollout of Huffington Post - AOL’s “Black Voices” was not a good thing for those who want to see, well, more black voices on the internet.

NATO Out of Ideas as Libyan War Mired in Stalemate

The story is the same as ever, the Libyan War is still a stalemate. Claims of progress are few and far between for either...