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Malcolm and Manning

By | Commentaries/Opinions

A review of Dr. Manning Marable´s Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention By Herb Boyd   A tragic irony binds Malcolm X and Dr. Manning Marable:  neither lived to enjoy the fruit of their endeavors.   Malcolm was assassinated only months before his autobiography was published and Dr. Marable died a few days before his biography, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention (Viking, 2011), was released. Dr. Marable´s prodigious tome-nearly 600 pages with…

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SCPAC President Obama´s 2011 State of the Union Address

By | SCPAC Posts

The Shirley Chisholm Presidential Accountability Commission Assessment of President Barack Obama´s 2011 State of the Union Address Preface The principal mission of the Shirley Chisholm Presidential Accountability Commission is to continuously monitor and evaluate the policy priorities and legislative proposals of presidential administrations in relationship to the needs, issues, vital interests  and aspirations of people of African descent in the U.S. and globally.  Drawing from policy priorities of various constituencies,…

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Demographic Shifts and Black Political Power

By | Commentaries/Opinions

Census data on city populations made headlines this week. Washington, DC can apparently only barely be described as “chocolate city” since the African American population is only a scant majority in the city. According to the Washington Post, even the block on which former mayor Marion Barry cut his teeth, married wife Effie, and ran for mayor in 1976 is now whiter than it has ever been with a Norman…

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Black Leadership Dialogue

By | Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts

IBW/Black Family Summit National Black Leadership Dialogue In conjunction with the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM AT THE HOUSE OF PRAYER 601 M STREET, NORTHWEST, WASHINGTON, DC Convener: Mr. Leonard G. Dunston, President Emeritus, National Association of Black Social Workers  PURPOSE of SESSION Since its inception in 2005, under the leadership of Leonard Dunston, President Emeritus, National Association of Black Social…

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Report Card on President Obama: Year Two – Policy and Legislative Impacts on the Black Community

By | SCPAC Posts

The Shirley Chisholm Presidential Accountability Commission The Institute of the Black World 21st Century SUMMARY: Report Card on President Obama: Year Two – Policy and Legislative Impacts on the Black Community Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference Saturday, September 19th 2010 BACKGROUND As the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) was mobilizing/organizing the State of the Black World Conference convened in…

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Diaspora Conference Statement

By | Haiti Support Project (HSP) Posts, Press Releases / Statements

Statement of Dr. Ron Daniels, Founder of the Haiti Support Project On the Occasion of the Welcoming Reception of the Diaspora Reconnection Forum July 12, 2006, Port Au Prince, Haiti  To Serge Parisien, our Coordinator and Dumarais Simeus, the  Chairman, Honorable Rene Preval, President of the Republic, Members of Government, Ambassador Janet Sanderson, Ambassador Claude Boucher, Ambassador Christian Connan, other members of the diplomatic corp, sisters, brothers and friends, the…

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Pilgrimage and Assessment Delegation

By | Haiti Support Project (HSP) Posts, Press Releases / Statements

The Haiti Support Project Pilgrimage and Assessment Delegation October 7-11, 2010  Statement by Dr. Ron Daniels, President, Institute of the Black World 21st Century, Founder, Haiti Support Project October 7-11, the Haiti Support Project (HSP) will lead its third Delegation to Haiti since the disastrous earthquake. This reflects our ongoing commitment to stand with our Haitian sisters and brothers in this hour of grave national crisis. Indeed, HSP is no…

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