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Will Globalization Destroy Black America? Print E-mail
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Written by Phillip Jackson   
Tuesday, 09 October 2007
The Black Star Project
The lack of response to globalization by Black America is frightening and troubling. While much of the world has adapted to the new-world economy and new-world standards of existence, most of Black America is still operating much the same way it did in the 1950s and 1960s. But now, throughout Black communities in America, there is a whisper campaign by Black people who don't know each other and Black people who live in different parts of the country, saying to each other, "We are in trouble!" We know it and the rest of the world knows it! Black America, as we know it, is in danger of not surviving globalization.
Professional Seizures Print E-mail
Black Business Advice
Written by Torin Ellis   
Tuesday, 09 October 2007
Professional Seizures
Don't blink.  Seizures often cause unusual sensations, uncontrollable muscle spasms, and loss of consciousness for periods lasting three to five minutes.  Don't blink if the cause or symptoms are never discovered. Uncomfortable yet common in the medical space.  Professional seizures are much different.  We know the symptoms.  We need only to look at our string of decisions.
Republican’s "Big Tent" Inclusion Theory Goes "Boom": Thanks for the Warning Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Asadullah Samad, Ph.D.   
Friday, 05 October 2007
ImageThe decision of the leading Republican Presidential contenders to skip Tavis Smiley’s “Covenant with Black America” debate at Morgan State last week offers up more than we could ever hope to know about how the Republicans feel their chances are in courting Black America to the GOP in 2008. In fact, the Republican Party couldn’t have picked a better time to “tell us how they really feel” about us.
The Latino Challenge to Black America Print E-mail
Book Excerpts
Written by Earl Ofari Hutchinson   
Tuesday, 02 October 2007

Earl Ofari Hutchinson
The Census Bureau made it official in 2002!  Latinos are now the top minority in the U.S. The news hit black America like a thunderbolt. Many blacks complained that they would be shoved even further to the economic and political margin among minorities in the country. The Census report also showed Latinos were widening their population growth gap on blacks.

But, it's not just the numbers. Latinos demand political and social issues no longer be framed solely in black and white. That presents another challenge to black America. At times that challenge has been intensified and conflicted by the wildly divergent agendas of African-Americans and Latinos on immigration, political empowerment, bilingual education, and jobs. These are complex and engaging issues.

The Role of the Black Elite in Outreaching to the Black Lower Class... Print E-mail
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Written by Dr. Martin Kilson, PhD   
Thursday, 27 September 2007

...And How It Relates to the National Leadership Level of the NAACP

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Black Commentator
Recent events affecting the national leadership level of the NAACP brought vividly to my attention the question of the 21st century Black elite role in “outreaching-to-Black-lower-class-crises.” After just under two years as executive officer of the NAACP, Bruce Gordon resigned from that office in December 2006. On March 6, 2007, Bruce Gordon presented a “Memo of Resignation” to members of the NAACP National in which he discussed the core reasons underlying his resignation....

I received a copy of Bruce Gordon’s resignation memo in mid-July and after reading it, I had no doubt about its significance to the issue of the role of the 21st century Black elite sector in “outreaching-to-Black-lower-class-crises.” Or to put this matter in the conceptual terms that are implied in Gordon’s resignation memo, his memo relates to the issue of fashioning a new post-Civil Rights Movement leadership identity for the NAACP, an identity that interconnects that great organization’s historical “civil rights advocacy function” with a 21st century “Black social-crisis reformation function.”
Distraction and Strategy Print E-mail
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Written by Torin Ellis   
Tuesday, 25 September 2007
Torin Ellis
English is changing to keep up.  Seriously.  Recently, the sixth edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary knocked the hyphens out of 16,000 words.  Words like Fig-leaf now read fig leaf, pot-belly is now pot belly, pigeon-hole ... you get the picture.  Over the last 30 years the hyphen has declined in usage and this shift is a reflection of the times and how we communicate.
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