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Two white female students claim that black athletes raped them. But the way the story is presented is racially-disturbing.
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Dr. Wilmer Leon and Dr. Boyce Watkins discuss the allegation that Osama bin Laden once tried to recruit disgruntled blacks to be part of his revolution.
With the killing of Osama bin Laden, Americans remain woefully ignorant of what our government does overseas in the name of the United States.
Reports say that Osama bin Laden planned to recruit disgruntled blacks to engage in widespread attacks on the United States.
by Dr. Wilmer Leon
After releasing the long form of his birth certificate President Obama said, “We’ve got some enormous challenges out there… We’re not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers.”
by Brook Griffin, Your Black World
Last week, when President Barack Obama released his long-form birth certificate, he silenced many of the critics, birthers, who didn’t believe that he was born in the United States. Now, the birth certificate controversy has been replaced by another one: whether or not Osama Bin Laden is actually dead.
Washington (CNN) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will visit New York's ground zero Thursday, days after a nighttime raid in Pakistan led to the death of the terror leader behind the attacks that toppled the twin towers.
Obama's visit will include a wreath-laying ceremony, the White House said. He does not plan to deliver a speech.
By ALAN SCHWARZ Published: May 4, 2011
BOSTON — As the football world absorbs Monday’s news that Dave Duerson had the football-related brain damage he suspected before fatally shooting himself in February, an overlooked detail has emerged: had Duerson reached out for help via the N.F.L.’s disability plan, which he helped administer, his neurological injuries would not have qualified for a high level of benefit, if any at all.
Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama has decided not to release photos of Osama bin Laden's body as evidence of his death, an administration official briefed by the White House told CNN Wednesday.
The decision settles the debate over whether to release the images, though Obama's choice is sure to garner criticism.
Earlier, two top senators involved in national security said the photos of bin Laden's corpse should be released.
Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, who chairs the Armed Services Committee -- and who has not seen the photos -- said the United States should wait to allow the emotions of people around the world who may be sympathetic to bin Laden to cool down.
"I'd let a little time pass so we that we don't play into the hands of people who want to retaliate with what obviously will be a sensational picture. I would not want to feed that sensation so I'd wait days or weeks," he said.
Your Black World Reports
Desmond Tutu -- former Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa -- says South Africa should not be embarrassed about its policies to combat AIDS.
"For many years we were embarrassed in international gatherings for what we were not doing in fighting AIDS. We therefore thank the Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, for the change in policy....It is a very rare privilege and honor for us the older ones to say we are passing the baton to you the young to carry on with the fight against this pandemic." - Desmond Tutu
I spoke to noted political scientist, Dr. Wilmer Leon from Howard University about the recent killing of Osama Bin Laden and what this means for the Obama Presidency.
In yet another interesting Fox News public gaffe, Glenn Beck recently made a comment about killing President Obama, by mistakenly making reference to the president when discussing Osama Bin Laden.
During one of his monologues, Beck was arguing that President Obama came off as arrogant in his speech about the death of Bin Laden, and that he doesn’t deserve as much credit as the troops who’ve been looking for Bin Laden since 2001.
The Shirley Chisholm Presidential Accountability Commission
Assessment of President Barack Obama’s 2011 Budget Address
Institute of the Black World, 31-35 95th Street, East Elmhurst, NY 11369
President Obama’s recent address concerning the budget and fiscal crisis facing our nation has been the focus of much reflection and thought. After extensive discussions among members of the Shirley Chisholm Presidential Commission (SCPAC) and consultations with national organizations and agencies keenly interested in the interest and aspirations of Black America the Commission has formulated the following response.
Your Black World Reports
In the video below, “The Donald” congratulates President Barack Obama for killing Osama Bin Laden. Twitterers had been joking that Trump would now begin asking to see Bin Laden’s death certificate as official proof that President Obama has actually killed him.
In the conversation below, I interview Squeaky Moore and Ashley Shaunte, two aspiring filmmakers who’ve been able to make fatherless homes into a viral topic on the Internet. Their short public service video on the topic has drawn hundreds of thousands of viewers, primarily because the idea of being without a dad has such a profound emotional impact on us all.
by Goldie Taylor – TheGrio.com
I lost my job.
For the next few months, we got by on small consulting contracts and what was left of our savings. It will get better, I told myself, as I picked up boxes of food from a local church.
Day turned to night, and soon we lost our home. My children and I moved into a small, rodent infested apartment. I put the kids to bed, scrubbed the walls, fixed the toilet, taped the windows and patched the holes in the baseboards with steel wool and duct tape. It had to be enough.
In a post 9/11 economy, there were few opportunities for an out of work communications executive. It didn't matter that I had cut my teeth as a vice president with one of the world's largest public relations agencies. A bevy of stock options earned in Silicon Valley weren't worth the paper they were printed on.
Four months later, I sat in the middle of the living room floor clutching an eviction notice. The electricity had been shut off. I started to pray. The tears became sobs. Then, there was wailing. I shouted at a God I swore either didn't exist or didn't care that we had no food, no place to go. "If you are who you say you are, you wouldn't do this to them!"
We left almost everything. Our dog, Claire, was taken to a local shelter.
Your Black World Reports
A group of protesters met outside the Cobo Center in Detroit to protest the NAACP’s decision to give an award to Kid Rock, an entertainer who flies the Confederate Flag during his concerts. Adolph Mongo, head of Detroiters for Progress, spoke to the group.
"Do you know what that flag stands for? It stands for hatred, bigotry, racism, murder," he said.
NAACP President Wendell Anthony defended giving an award to Rock.
Your Black World Reports
I listened to your speech last week at Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network's 20th anniversary dinner, talking among friends and close supporters. This was an annual African American dinner, a very important one. While I know that any Democrat would have fulfilled their promise to come back if they had won the '08 election, I also know the significance, and the special burden it poses on you, as the first African American President, at the same time.
Still, I woke up the next day feeling uneasy, not because you didn't take issues of direct significance to the black community head-on -- like the fact that one in three black children go to jail once in their lifetime or that black people have an unemployment rate double the amount of white people -- but because nowhere in your deep and thoughtful remarks did you talk about the elephant in the room that affects ALL Americans, irrespective of color: the growing ranks of poor Americans, Americans struggling not just to meet their mortgage payments but to eat, sleep under a roof, educate their kids and pay their basic bills.