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An Apology to Jesse Jackson

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It’s time to man up – I was wrong about Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. By Raynard Jackson — First, some background. I wrote a column in 2008 under the title, “Winners and Losers from Election ’08” in which I listed Jesse Jackson, Sr. as one of the biggest losers of that year. Here is what I said: “His past contributions to America are undeniable, but his future place is uncertain….

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Official Reports for State of the Black World Conference III

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Representatives from 21 states in the USA, 15 countries and 20 colleges and universities convened November 14- 18th 2012 in Washington DC for the State of the Black World Conference III (SOBWC III) at Howard University. To read the reports from this historic gathering of leaders, organizers, elected officials, scholars and students from around the African Diaspora, click on the link below.

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The Declaration of Intent to Heal

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Declaration of Intent to Heal Black Families and CommunitiesBased on the Conference theme — State of Emergency in Black America: Time to Heal Black Families and Communities, the Declaration places heavy emphasis on “Marshalling Our Internal Resources to Do for Self,” including working to combat violence, fratricide and mass incarceration in Black communities.

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Why Nobody’s Paying Attention to Black Folks These Days

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By Glen Ford — “The Black Misleadership Class has no intention of taking any position that might discomfort this president or reveal their own impotence.” While the Congressional Hispanic Caucus met at the White House to press for immigration reform, on January 25, traditional Black organizations gathered at Washington’s Mayflower Hotel to further refine their so-called “Black Agenda,” for presentation to President Obama at some future date. The five broad…

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Dr. Ron Daniels to Speak at Conference Honoring Amilcar Cabral

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New York, NY, January 15, 2013 – At the invitation of the Honorable Pedro Pires, former President of Cape Verde, West Africa, Dr. Ron Daniels, President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, will speak at an international conference dedicated to the memory of the late Amilcar Cabral. Mr. Cabral gained stature as a leading theoretician and practitioner of anti-colonial revolution during the struggle to liberate Guinea –Bissau…

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Django Unchained

Django Unchained Reflections

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By Dr. Kwa David Whitaker — I saw Django last night and I have intentionally given myself one day to digest the film’s scenes, messages and implications.  I consider this an important film for a number of reasons. These are listed not necessarily in order of priority, as follows: The script was strong and the story line reflected many of the social dynamics that made slavery difficult. Irrespective of the…

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