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Minister Farrakhan Reminds Black Detroit to Stick Together

Minister Farrakhan Reminds Black Detroit to Stick Together

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The Min. Louis Farrakhan went to Detroit as one of many civil rights leaders who is pushing to help the city reclaim its former glory.  The minister told the residents of black Detroit that it’s critical that they stick together, especially when fighting against the forces that are seeking to steal their resources.  Farrakhan turned 80 years old this month, but has as much fire and energy as anyone, and…

Scottsboro Boys Are To Receive Postumous Pardon

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The moment for true justice has finally come. The Scottsboro boys is the name given to a group of nine black teens at the time, who were wrongfully convicted of rape. This conviction occurred over 80 years ago and has stained the reputation of Alabama’s just system every since. Well now they are set to receive posthumous pardons. ABC News reports: The nine “Scottsboro Boys” were accused of gang rape…

Civil Rights Icon To Deliver Obama’s Inauguration Invocation

Civil Rights Icon To Deliver Obama’s Inauguration Invocation

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Long-time civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams will deliver the invocation at President Obama’s inauguration, the Presidential Inauguration Committee (PIC) announced Tuesday. We’ve also learned Beyonce will sing the National Anthem. As the widow of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, who was killed in his driveway in a racially charged murder in June 1963 in Jackson, Miss., her participation is significant in the second inauguration of the first black president. His…

NAACP follows Obama announcing own endorsement of gay marriage

NAACP follows Obama announcing own endorsement of gay marriage

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The NAACP has voted to endorse same-sex marriage today naming it an American civil right just two weeks after President Barack Obama publically declared his own support. Voting 62 to 2 according to one senior leader, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s board of directors passed the resolution affirming opposition to any effort that ‘seeks to codify discrimination or hatred into the law or to remove the…

Why Is Welfare Making A Political Comeback?

Why Is Welfare Making A Political Comeback?

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    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich recently offered to attend an NAACP convention to explain why African-Americans “should demand paychecks instead of food stamps.” And he has described President Barack Obama as “the most successful food stamp president in American history.” While the Republican presidential race has brought the welfare issue to the forefront, critics say it has also resurrected stereotypical images of the black “welfare mother” having out-of-wedlock…

‘Boondocks’ Creator Aaron McGruder Co-Wrote ‘Red Tails’

‘Boondocks’ Creator Aaron McGruder Co-Wrote ‘Red Tails’

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    Aaron McGruder is known for his laugh-out-loud, yet very much controversial, take on Black culture in The Boondocks.  But his writing talents don’t stop at the formerly syndicated comic strip or NAACP nominated series– they’re hitting the big screen. In an interview with The Daily Beast, McGruder reveals he was called on by famed director George Lucas to co-write the Tuskegee Airmen story, Red Tails. “About two years ago I got…

Teacher Who Assigned ‘Slavery’ Math Problems Resigns

Teacher Who Assigned ‘Slavery’ Math Problems Resigns

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    A spokeswoman says a suburban Atlanta teacher has resigned after an investigation over third-grade students being assigned math homework with word problems about slavery. One of the problems read: “Each tree has 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?” Another was: “If Frederick got two beatings each day, how many beatings did he get in one week?” Gwinnett County schools…

Historical Ebenezer Church’s Pastor Calls Out Gingrich

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  During morning services at Ebenezer Baptist Church Sunday, attendees paid tribute to what would have been the 83rd birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King, Jr served as co-pastor of Ebenezer from 1960 until is assassination on April 4, 1968. Reminiscing about MLK’s life and legacy, Senior Pastor Raphael Warnock also took the opportunity to blend religion and politics taking a swipe or two at Republican Presidential…

NAACP May Take Ballot Box Racism Issue to the United Nations

NAACP May Take Ballot Box Racism Issue to the United Nations

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    Your Black World reports The NAACP is planning to appeal to the United Nations to fight discrimination they believe to be implicit in recent changes to voting rights laws. According to the NAACP, the states that had the highest levels of black voter participation are the ones that have chosen to utilize measures to undermine the impact of the African American vote. In a 67-page study recently released…