Who Is Sara Baartman? Every black woman should know her name

Who Is Sara Baartman? Every black woman should know her name

Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman (before 1790 – 29 December 1815)[1] (also spelled Bartman, Bartmann, Baartmen) was the most famous of at least two[2] Khoikhoi women who were exhibited as freak show attractions in 19th-century Europe under the name Hottentot Venus—”Hottentot” as the then-current name for the Khoi people, now considered an offensive term,[3] and “Venus” in reference to the Roman goddess of love. Southern Africa Sarah …

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Why Isn't Closing 129 Chicago Public Schools National News?

Why Isn’t Closing 129 Chicago Public Schools National News?

A Black Agenda Radio Commentary by Bruce A. Dixon It’s an obvious question, with an easy answer. Our nation’s bipartisan political elite have decided to privatize public education. They know the only way they can execute this deeply unpopular policy is to do it on the down-low, with a minimum of coverage, and no mention …

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Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez dies aged 58 after two-year battle with cancer

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez dies aged 58 after two-year battle with cancer

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died, according to Vice President Nicolas Maduro. Mr Chavez, the democratically-elected leader who declared a socialist revolution in Venezuela and crusaded against US influence, died on Tuesday at the age of 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. Vice President Nicolas Maduro, surrounded by other government officials, announced the …

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African American pupils are far less likely to take college prep classes and more likely to miss school because of suspensions, a group finds, calling for strong intervention.

African American pupils are far less likely to take college prep classes and more likely to miss school because of suspensions, a group finds, calling for strong intervention.

By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles TimesFebruary 26, 2013 African American public school students in Los Angeles County demonstrate significant learning gaps by second grade; those gaps widen with age and lead to the highest school dropout rate among all races, according to a report released Monday. Black students are far less likely to take the rigorous college …

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Exposed Preacher: FEMALE PREACHER Who Preaches With Her TIDDAYS OUT

Exposed Preacher: FEMALE PREACHER Who Preaches With Her TIDDAYS OUT

This woman actually opens her sermon with “Welcome to the Gospel form the Stripper’s pole”. You can’t make this stuff up. Take a moment to listen to the video, but pay special attention to the inappropriate outfit and the camera man’s obsession with showing you the cleavage and exposed nipples. My question is if this is suppose …

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Black Unemployment Rate Slipped to 13.8 Percent in January

Black Unemployment Rate Slipped to 13.8 Percent in January

News that jobless claims jumped last week and the economy had shrunk for the first time since 2009 were stark reminders that the nation’s economy still has a long way to go before it is healthy again. The African-American unemployment rate for January underscored that point. According to figures released by the Labor Department, Black unemployment …

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Rodman in North Korea and says leader wants Obama to call him

Rodman in North Korea and says leader wants Obama to call him

Dennis Rodman, North Korea’s most famous recent visitor, brought back a message from dictator Kim Jong Un to President Obama: Call me. “He wants Obama to do one thing — call him,” Rodman said during an interview on ABC’s This Week about the former basketball star’s recent visit to North Korea. Don’t expect Obama and Kim to …

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Viral Video Shows the Extent of U.S. Wealth Inequality

Viral Video Shows the Extent of U.S. Wealth Inequality

Wealth inequality in the United States, also known as the “wealth gap”, refers to the unequal distribution of financial assets among residents of the United States. Wealth includes the values of homes, automobiles, businesses, savings, and investments.[1] Those who acquire a great deal of financial wealth do so primarily through the appreciation of fiscal portfolios. For this reason, financial wealth involves only stocks and …

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Mississippi Baby Born With HIV 'Functionally Cured,' Doctors Say

Mississippi Baby Born With HIV ‘Functionally Cured,’ Doctors Say

A Mississippi baby born with HIV more than two years ago appears to be the first documented case of a child’s being cured of the virus, according to doctors and scientists. The unidentified child has now been “functionally cured” and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of the HIV infection. …

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President Obama Meets With African-American Leaders To Address Economic Concerns

President Obama Meets With African-American Leaders To Address Economic Concerns

President Barack Obama recently met with several key African-American leaders across various organizations to discuss and address growing concerns regarding the U.S. economic crisis. The meeting addressed how Obama’s “The President’s Plan for a Strong Middle Class and a Strong America” initiative will address the African American community. Those in attendance included: Al Sharpton; founder …

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