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Black and Latino Wealth Plummets to Record Lows

By | Editors' Choice, News & Current Affairs

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…

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Looking at Baltimore’s Surveillance Cameras

By | Editors' Choice, War on the “War on Drugs” Posts

By John Duda
ZSpace

There are very legitimate reasons to be scared that the proliferation of video surveillance is rapidly encroaching on our rights to everyday privacy and anonymity on the streets of Baltimore. Spurred on by counter-terrorism paranoia, recent advances in camera technology and computerized image processing are bringing George Orwell’s dystopian nightmare of inescapable social control within reach of today’s bureaucrats.

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Amilcar Cabral

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Cape Verdean Connection: Transnational Community was a featured program at the 1995 Festival of American Folklife at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. At this event, Ana Maria Cabral, widow of Amilcar Cabral, delivered an address about her late husband’s understanding of culture and its implications for modern nationhood.

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The Death of Grenada’s Revolution

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jpegOn October 19th 1983, Grenada’s leftist Prime Minister, Maurice Bishop, was killed following a coup. Six days later the US invaded the tiny Caribbean island. We hear from Ann Peters and Don Rojas who were with Maurice Bishop in his final hours. Ms. Peters is the head of Grenada’s Association of Nurses and Mr. Rojas is the former press secretary to PM Maurice Bishop and current director of communications of the Institute of the Black World.

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