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Black, Male, Released From Prison and Unemployed: An Equation for Social Estrangement Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Anthony Asadullah Samad, Ph.D., Black Commentator.com Columnist   
Tuesday, 31 March 2009
ImageThe tragedy of four police officers being shot on a routine traffic stop in Oakland, California, over the weekend, offered a set of circumstances that we all must face up to at some point in our society.
 
National Urban League report: 'Best of times, worst of times' for Black America Print E-mail
Written by Target Market News   
Saturday, 28 March 2009
Image(March 26, 2009) As the entire country observed the historic election of President Barack Obama amid one of the worst economic crises this nation has ever seen, these are the 'best of times and the worst of times' for black America.

The National Urban League, today, released the State of Black America (SOBA) 2009 report which shows that while the entire country is hurting during these tough economic times, African-Americans are disproportionately hurting worse.
 
Ebony Experiment: What if... ? Print E-mail
Written by Roger Madison Jr.   
Tuesday, 17 March 2009

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What would happen if Black families across America made real commitments to support Black businesses and professionals? 

 
The End of Black History Month Print E-mail
Written by Roger Madison Jr.   
Saturday, 07 February 2009
ImageIn an article written for TheRoot.com, Michael E. Ross asks, "In the Obama era, what's the rationale for separating black history from American history?" In my opinion, he has lost sight of the importance of the celebration in the first place.  Dr. Carter G. Woodson, and other advocates for this recognition were motivated by a desire to include the history of black contributions to our society, not to separate our history from American history.  Their success overcame centuries of separating our history from American history.
 
Cultural Awareness Print E-mail
Written by Darryl James   
Thursday, 01 January 2009
 
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Darryl James
I wrote about the need for African Americans to promote a Cultural Revolution, outlining the reasons why we need it and making recommendations on what it should look like. . . We have begun to operate as individuals, while we continue to talk about the Black community. We are disconnecting from the struggle, even as we are still struggling. 
 
Miriam Makeba 'Mama Afrika': 1932 - 2008 Print E-mail
Written by Black Communicator   
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
ImageFittingly, the South African icon Miriam Makeba passed on after performing at a concert in Southern Italy against organized crime. The manner of her transition is a poignant testimony as to how her talents as a musician were always directed as part of the effort to uplift society.
 
The War Between Black Children and the World in Which They Live Print E-mail
Written by Phillip Jackson, Executive Director Black Star Project   
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
ImageMany Black children and students are socially and emotionally out of control and are choosing violence and aggression as a way to solve problems in the world in which they live. They swear, fight, vandalize, challenge authority and exhibit other overly-aggressive behaviors.  Too many of these children have little respect for authority and no fear of consequences for their actions.
 
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