Tag: African

Finally – US Senate Confirms First African-American Women on Georgia’s Federal Courts

November 20, 2014
LDF Applauds Senate Confirmation of First African-American Women on Georgia’s Federal Courts On November 18, 2014, the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc., (LDF) welcomed the historic votes by the U.S. Senate to confirm the first African-American female judges ever to serve on Georgia’s federal judiciary. The Senate confirmation of Leslie Abrams to the

\"The Price of The Ticket: Barack Obama & The Rise and Decline of Black Politics\" Discussion

November 9, 2014
Saturday October 29, 2012 at Columbia University’s Faculty House Panelists —————– Anthea Butler Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania For more information on Prof. Butler visit http://antheabutler.com/ Eddie S. Glaude Jr. William S. Todd Professor of Religion and African American Studies, Princeton University; Visiting Scholar, Institute for Research in African-American Studies-Columbia University For

28 Unknown Facts: Black History

November 9, 2014
Black History is American History. This piece cites many amazing African Americans who’s contribution to our nation often go unrecognized. This video is brought to you by S4T Works, a multimedia education non profit, specializing in workshops that fuse education and the arts.

Affluent African American Cities

October 27, 2014
Pete's Cheat Sheet® – Flagpole Magazine Pete's Cheat Sheet®Flagpole MagazineThis runoff highlights the dual role all commissioners play: They represent their individual districts, but they also govern the city as a whole. So, the voters in District 3 will be electing somebody who will keep an … She has moreover shown a keen … http://www.blackpolitics.org/african-ame…

A Slave\'s Rebellion… the Denmark Vesey Story

October 21, 2014
Denmark Vesey, or Telemaque while enslaved, (1767 – July 2, 1822) was an African-American man who was most famous for planning a slave rebellion in the United States in 1822. He was enslaved in South Carolina. After purchasing his freedom, he planned an extensive slave rebellion. Word of the plans was leaked, and authorities arrested

[1/7] The Black Power Mixtape (1967-1975)

October 17, 2014
The Black Power Mixtape examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in the black community and Diaspora from 1967 to 1975. The film combines music, startling 16mm footage (lying undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for 30 years), and contemporary audio interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars. Writen and Directed

RBG | "The Black Power MixTape" Excerpts from the Acclaimed Swedish Documentary

October 17, 2014
FULL FILM DESCRIPTION http://blackpowermixtape.com/ In the late ’60s, after the assassination of both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, the civil rights movement in America gave way to a more militant breed of activists who were demanding greater self-determination for the African-American community and the right to defend themselves against a system they felt was

Amiri Baraka on his poetry and breaking rules

October 16, 2014
Poet E. Ethelbert Miller introduces Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) as one of the most prolific writers of the century in this 1998 edition of HoCoPoLitSo’s The Writing Life. They talk about the writers that influenced his work: Charlie Olson, the Black Mountain Group, Frank O’Hara and Allen Ginsberg. Baraka reads his first published poem, “Preface

An Introduction to the Civil Rights Movement

October 12, 2014
A desktop documentary previewing the African American Civil Rights Movement with a focus on southern desegregation violence, school integration, and the important contributions of civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.

Alabama City Remembered as Climactic Battle of Civil Rights Movement

October 10, 2014
Sunday, August 28, in Washington, President Obama leads the nation in dedicating a new national memorial to the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. King was a southern Baptist minister who rose to become the leading voice of the nation’s modern day civil rights movement during the1950’s and 1960’s. His struggle for equal

Folk Medicine Use Among The Gullah: Bridging The Gap Between Folk Medicine And Westernized Medicine

October 4, 2014
By Tiara S. Banks This study examined the practice of folk medicine among a group of African Americans living on the coast of the Sea Islands, the Gullah/Geechee. The Gullah/Geechee are descendants of enslaved Africans, transported from Western and West-Central Africa, who have preserved their African influenced culture consisting of language, food ways, rituals, and

History of the Black Panther Party: Huey Newton and the Price of Black Power in America (1994)

October 2, 2014
Huey Percy Newton (February 17, 1942 — August 22, 1989) was an African-American political and urban activist who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966. Newton had a long series of confrontations with law enforcement, including several convictions, while he participated in political activism. He continued to pursue an education, eventually

The Black Power Movement; March 31, 2006

October 2, 2014
The Black Power Movement: Self-Determination, Transformation and Sabotage Kathleen Cleaver Senior Lecturer in Law, Emory School of Law, Emory University Senior Lecturer, Department of African and African American Studies, Yale University Kathleen Cleaver, former National Press Secretary for the Black Panther Political Party, discusses her experiences in one of the most recognized and revered groups

Malcolm X & The Black Power Movement

October 2, 2014
Project for Mr.Lowrey African American Studies Class

Reparations To African-Americans For Slavery (1/3)

October 1, 2014
Amazon.com Widgets Author and activist Raymond Winbush argues why the U.S. government should pay reparations to African-Americans This post is one in a series of posts on this site discussing the issue of reparations to African Americans for centuries of enslavement and the subsequent 100 years of racial subjugation under the Jim Crow apartheid system.

African American Voting Rights and Political Empowerment

September 28, 2014
A final project me and a couple other group members put together for our African American studies class.

History of the Civil Rights Movement

September 28, 2014
Beginning with the end of the U.S. Civil War in 1865, African Americans toiled to reach equal status in the eyes of the law. http://www.WatchMojo.com explores the history of the United States’ Civil Rights Movement. Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/DOhS/

Understanding the Ferguson Uprising in the Context of Mass Incarceration

September 27, 2014
Glen Ford: The mainstream media’s refuses to contextualize the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police in America’s tradition of the mass incarceration of African Americans and police brutality sparking black uprisings

Police Brutality – Protect Your Rights

August 24, 2014
Police Brutality Police brutality and outright murder against Black people in the US  is a persistent problem that will not go away. One Black Man Is Killed Every 28 Hours by Police or Vigilantes. It has been said, and demonstrated in practice, that police in America have a license to kill Blacks with impunity. The

Race In U.S. Court Cases; Beyond Trayvon Martin

August 13, 2014
Findings of Case Study The Impact of Race In U.S. Court Cases; Beyond The Trayvon Martin Case Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 A Just Cause, an advocate for the wrongfully convicted, released findings from it study on race and justice in the United Sates. The study includes a review of the IRP-6 case and the

Ban the Box

August 8, 2014
Ban the Box Legislation   Ban the Box is a nationwide movement that supports legislation prohibiting employers from including questions about criminal records on job applications.  In New Jersey, the Opportunity to Compete Act, also know as “ban the box” has gained support from civil leaders and legislators. The purpose of the legislation is to ban

Robert F. Williams-Father of Black Power Movement

August 7, 2014
See larger image Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power (Paperback) New From: $33.83 In Stock Robert F. Williams Black Power Before Black Power Movement   Robert F. Williams is arguable one key historical figure whose rightful place in American history has been ignored. Rob was truly a man ahead

Obama Takes the Lead on Doing Business with Africa

August 7, 2014
Obama Doing Business in Africa    Obama Takes the Lead on Doing Business with Africa Washington, D.C. (United States) (OFFICIAL WIRE) August 5, 2014 EXECUTIVE ORDER   ESTABLISHING THE PRESIDENT’S ADVISORY COUNCIL ON DOING BUSINESS IN AFRICA By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of

African American Politics: A History of Struggle

August 6, 2014
[wzslider autoplay=”true” transition=”‘slide'” lightbox=”true”] African American Politics: A History of Struggle   In the year 2008, tens of millions of African Americans turned out in historic numbers to propel Barak Obama to the US Democratic Party nomination and, ultimately, the Presidency of the United States.  The turnout in that election was the culmination of a

Race a Significant Factor at Almost Every Stage of Criminal Prosecutions in Manhattan

July 27, 2014
Race is a significant factor at nearly every stage of criminal prosecutions in Manhattan, from setting bail to negotiating a plea deal to sentencing. A 2-year study  conducted by the Vera Institute of Justice confirmed what has been common knowledge among African Americans. nationwide. The study of the Manhattan D.A’s office found that, in Manhattan, Black and

African Geography – Cities and Countries

July 19, 2014
African Geography – Cities and Countries African Geography – Cities and Countries A Tale of Two Kaesong Industrial Zones: Not All Foreign Investment is Created … – 38 North A Tale of Two Kaesong Industrial Zones: Not All Foreign Investment is Created …38 NorthHaving brokered deals in places such as South Sudan and Central African

Nigeria Kidnappings — Who Are the ‘Boko Haram?’

July 16, 2014
By Andrew Lam Editor’s Note: Professor Michael Watts teaches geography at UC Berkeley and is the author of many books, including “Silent Violence: Food, Famine, and Peasantry in Northern Nigeria” and “Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta.” He spoke to NAM editor Andrew Lam about the recent kidnappings

African American Mayors Conference of Black Mayors

June 17, 2014
  African American Mayors The Conference of Black Mayors African American Mayors In 1967 Carl Stokes and Richard Hatcher were elected as mayors of Cleveland, Ohio, and Gary, Indiana, respectively. They are considered as the first African American mayors of major American cities. Together with Kenneth Gibson of Newark, New Jersey, Carl Stokes and Richard G. Hatcher, became

Map of African Countries and Major Cities

June 16, 2014
Map of African Countries and Major Cities Zambia ranks 3rd on world’s 50 upcoming tourism destinations – postzambia.com Zambia ranks 3rd on world’s 50 upcoming tourism destinationspostzambia.comAccording to a list compiled by Love Home Swap, based on data from the World Travel and Tourism Council, the 2014/2015 top 50 upcoming countries to watch were dominated

W E B Dubois Souls of Black Folks and the Harlem Renaissance

June 3, 2014
W E B Dubois – Souls of Black Folks Questions and Answers What is the purpose of W.E.B Du Bois The Souls of Black Folks book?Im reading this book, but is quite hard to understand. What is the purpose of this author? What is he trying to let us understand? Thank you much! Please don’t