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Stimulus "Mania": Is It The 21st Century Soup Line? Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Anthony Asadullah Samad, PhD, BlackCommentator.com Guest Commentator   
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
ImageThe efforts to jumpstart the economy in the United States, in hopes of causing a global ripple, has taken on an entirely new meaning as people and industry alike wait for the $787 billion dollar economic stimulus package to drop. It’s like a “mania” as so many cities, states, industries, school districts, homeowners, small business owners await the economic “savior” of their connected economic realities.
 
Fatherís Top Ten List Print E-mail
Written by Darryl James   
Saturday, 11 April 2009

ImageThere’s enough negativity surrounding fatherhood—particularly Black Fatherhood—that more needs to be spoken either in positive or at least for pragmatic purposes.

The assumption made by ignorant, hateful people who often have poor relationships with their own fathers is that so-called “Deadbeat Dads” are all men who just don’t care about their children.

 
Rejecting Post-Raciality: An Ode To The Life Of John Hope Franklin Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Asadullah Samad, Ph.D.   
Thursday, 02 April 2009
ImageThe death of preeminent historian and race scholar, John Hope Franklin, and his life long contribution to helping America understand the legacies of slavery and racial vestiges that have been carried forward that still makes race the most entrenched socio-economic-political issue of our society.
 
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.
 
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