Eager to play a more active role in combating the multiple crises plaguing many inner-city neighborhoods, a committee comprised of representatives of African-centered Black professional organizations is convening a Town Hall Meeting, Friday, November 22, 7:00 – 9:30 P.M. at Resurrection Community Methodist Church, 6200 Dicks Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia.
Petitioning Ambassador Irwin LaRocque
CARICOM: Defend the children, women and men of Haitian descent born in the Dominican Republic against this latest assault on their rights.
Sign the Petition at http://chn.ge/HsSTLD
Members of the United States Congressional Black Caucus released on 28/10/13 the following statement regarding ruling TC/0163/13 by the Dominican Constitutional Tribunal. As a result of the ruling, more than 200, 000 Dominican-born people of Haitian descent will be stripped of their Dominican citizenship:
By Carl L. Hart Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton all acknowledge illicit marijuana use in their younger years. Of the three, who do you suppose was most at risk for arrest and all of the associated negative consequences, including truncating his political aspirations? To most Americans, the answer is clear: the black guy, of course. For those for whom the answer is less obvious, consider a recent…
Research ››› October 29, 2013 2:31 PM EDT ››› ALBERT KLEINE Cable and broadcast nightly news programs have remained completely silent on pending automatic cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — formerly known as food stamps — which will have negative impacts on the economy and low-income groups. Automatic Cuts To SNAP Set To Take Place November 1 Automatic $5 Billion Cut To SNAP Set For November 1. According to The Washington Post’s Wonkblog, if…
By Five Omar Mualimm-ak, The Guardian Everyone knows that prison is supposed to take away your freedom. But solitary doesn’t just confine your body; it kills your soul.
By LEANNE ITALIE
NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — Is donning blackface to dress up as a favorite TV character ever OK for Halloween?
Leon and Mary Adams had been living in their Philadelphia home for nearly five decades. They were eating breakfast one morning last year when armed cops streamed out of a bunch of vans and said the couple had 10 minutes to grab their things and leave.
NAREB Report Shows Nation’s Economic Recovery Isn’t Shared Equally As part of the 43rd annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Conference, the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) unveiled new and disturbing research on how communities of color are suffering a worsening racial economic disparity. The State of Housing in Black America reveals that while the private sector and financially secure consumers recover financial ground from the Great Recession, much…