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Michelle Malkin And Glenn Beck On Fox News Revisit The Black Panthers? Inti
2009-09-09 04:30:00
Question: Does It Get Any More Frightening Than Heading To A Voting Booth Only To See Scary-Looking Dance Troupe Members Wearing Camouflage Pants, Black T-Shirts And Carrying “Vote For Obama!” Banners? Apparently Glenn Beck And Michelle Malkin Would Agree This Amounts To The End Of... This is only a comment summary. Visit http://guntotingliberal.com to view the lastest content complete with some of the most outrageous original photoshops in the political blogosphere!
African American Beauty Perspective
2009-08-12 05:06:00
I am a dark-skinned African American woman with features that reflect my ancestry. Debates regarding Light vs. Dark and other biases have plagued our race for years and continues to impact millions of Black women. The deeply rooted intra-racial contempt that lies beneath this inane "compliment" is the reason I've chosen to spark dialogue surrounding the topic of self-hatred in our culture. It saturates every aspect of our lives, dominating the perspectives of our generation as a whole. We culturally are so influential, at times inadvertently, that we affect all with the words we utter and the images we portray. It lends to the theory of systemic racism. I'm authoring this piece because I'm miffed by this reality and would like to share my views on these subjects. I read "She's Pretty for a Dark-Skinned Girl..." by Tameka J. Raymond with concern and was wondering if anyone can see change coming in the perspective...
Millions of African Americans cannot recognize an Uncle Tom
2009-03-01 00:26:00
WASHINGTON D.C. — It apparently seems that millions of African Americans cannot recognize an actual Uncle Tom when they see one. After many years of falsely accusing sports stars and celebrities who actually give back to the African American community, black Americans have been hood-winked by sleek talking elitist who is controlled by the international ...
ABC 7 Chicago Gushes: Michelle ?Breaks Barriers for African-Americans?? as
2008-11-19 12:39:00
-By Warner Todd Huston ABC Channel 7 in Chicago aired a “Special Report” on Sunday night, November 16, in which they gushed that Michelle Obama was going to “break down barriers” for America’s black women. Reporter Cheryl Burton waxed poetic, moon-eyed over the fact that a black woman was soon take her place as first lady ...
African-Americans, This is Your Day
2008-11-05 07:18:00
Barack Obama is POTUS.Hundreds of thousands of people were already converging on Grant Park in Chicago before the election was called. Wow, that must have been an incredible sight to behold. I wish I could have been there. I love to be part historic crowds like that. The crowd that heard Barack's speech was estimated at 500,000.I thought at first that they would almost all be Black people, but the crowd contained just about anyone you could possibly imagine - including a very large number of Whites. His speech was very good, he called McCain a war hero and complimented him in other ways he probably does not deserve, and so was the crowd, as nary a boo was heard. But it's easy to be magnanimous in victory.The election had not been called yet, and I was driving around town running errands. The radio was on again, and they were going to John McCain speaking in Arizona. This early, with the polls in California just closed, there could only be one reason for that.I listened intently as...
Fighting HIV in African Americans.
2008-07-31 07:18:00
Today’s NYTimes has an article on the epidemic of HIV among African Americans in the US. I almost skipped it, figuring it was just another politicized “Ain’t it awful” article blaming the problem on racism and the lack of universal health care. However, it is a fairly good article about the world wide fight against the HIV ...
Councilwoman JoAnn Watson Pleads With Kwame Kilpatrick to Resign: ?Nobody w
2008-05-15 23:32:00
Alright, so here’s what happened: JoAnn Watson had been in talks with the Mayor since the weekend, trying to get him to resign.  She had even called him as late as 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, right before the city council met, where they voted on 2 ways of ousting him. After the meeting, and the votes to oust Kilpatrick, ...
Detroit City Council Votes to Boot Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Out
2008-05-15 07:41:00
On Tuesday, the Detroit City Council narrowly voted to oust Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, after investigations showed that he perjured in a whisteblower trial. The council voted as follows on having the governor oust the mayor under her power, having the council itself remove the mayor and censure the mayor: Council President Kenneth Cockrel, Jr. - Yes, Yes, ...
US: 'Drug War' Unjust to African Americans
2008-05-12 21:49:00
In the 67-page report, “Targeting Blacks: Drug Law Enforcement and Race in the United States,” Human Rights Watch documents with detailed new statistics persistent racial disparities among drug offenders sent to prison in 34 states. All of these states send black drug offenders to prison at much higher rates than whites. read more | digg story [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
African Americans on WWE
2008-04-22 15:10:00
There has been a directive to up the involvement of African Americans on WWE TV. The marketing department has noted a downturn in African American viewing since 2006, and over the last year the company has lost the Boogey Man (injury) Monty Brown, Booker T, Sharmell, Krystal Marshall and Bobby Lashley. Shelton Benjamin, Elijah Burke, Mark Henry, Teddy Long, Kofi Kingston and Big Daddy V remain, although BDV is out and has been directed to lose 50lbs for health reasons. Many feel this is why Cryme Tyme was brought back. There was actually a big fight to get Kofi Kingston on ECW, as the higher ups in creative were negative on him, but due to the directive, he got the spot. Shelton Benjamin was moved to ECW initially because Dusty Rhodes really liked him and he was slotted to win the ECW Title. His push was halted, and Chavo Guerrero got the title. Benjamin was to be part of a trade, with Elijah Burke moving to Raw. Brian Gewirtz never had any ideas for him and Stephanie McMahon eventu...
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Bebe Moore Campbell Writes About African-Americans and Bipolar-Disorder
2008-04-16 20:51:00
No matter your gender, class, ethnicity, race or religion, mental illness doesn’t discriminate. According to the National Mental Health Association, an estimated 2.3 million Americans have bipolar disorder (also known as manic-depressive illness). The rate of bipolar disorder among African Americans is the same as all Americans, except African Americans are less likely to receive ...
Central Michigan Officials Unable to Confirm/Deny Penalty for Noose Student
2008-03-27 08:27:00
OK, so the Central Michigan Life did a story in response to my recent blog post and I just wanted to keep you updated on the situation. The CM-Life asked for a statement from the university concerning the leak, and Tony Voisin, Director of Student Life, said, “It would be a problem for that person to ...
Deserving Hall of Famer helped open doors for African Americans
2008-03-23 15:19:00
Through his father and grandfather, The Rock has persevered in football, pro wrestling, movie making and life.It seems only fitting the former World Wrestling Entertainment star inducts his father, Soulman Rocky Johnson, and grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia, into the WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 29 at the Amway Arena, 600 W Amelia St. in Orlando.Rocky Johnson, 63, lives in Pembroke Pines. He started wrestling in the 1960s during times of prejudice and racial tension, especially in the South. ''Some guys didn't want to wrestle me because I was black,'' said Johnson. ``Others would try to make me look bad.''...More?source: miamiherald.com
By: KLQ Blog
Leaked Info: Noose Student at Central Michigan Suspended
2008-03-22 01:20:00
I received the following information from a Central Michigan University faculty member (read here for my previous post on this: http://inkslwc.wordpress.com/20-08/03/17/what-ever-happened-to--the-noose-student-at-cmu/): CMU has kicked the student out until Aug. 1, 2008. The student (a white male senior ? not a black guy trying to generate sympathy for ?his cause,? as some have suggested)), will take incompletes ...
Why Don?t African-Americans go to Therapy?
2008-03-12 07:52:00
by Tonya Ladipo, LCSW Click here to contact Tonya and/or see her GoodTherapy.org Profile There are many different ideas about why we don?t seek therapy. Some believe that it is only for wealthy, White people, others believe that you don?t go outside the family with your problems. Some of these thoughts keep us struggling more than ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Why Don?t African-Americans go to Therapy?", url: "http://www.goodtherapy.org/cus-tom/blog/2008/03/11/why-don%e2%-80%99t-african-americans-go-to--therapy/" });
Senator Barack Obama threw African-Americans under the bus once again&helli
2008-02-28 21:28:00
Man there is just tons of Obama reading out there, I’m not posting all of this Obama stuff cause I want to pile on the dude, but there is a lot of interesting reading out there, I know I can’t put freaking everything on this blog. I may have to create some sort of Obama link ...
African American Muslims: A Possible Future
2008-02-21 08:23:00
In past posts I have discussed the importance of heritage, culture and history as they relate to various peoples all over the world. But the severity of this issue may not be understood by all. In fact some of us may just think, heritage, culture and a person’s historical lineage are interesting but benign facts ...
By: Wa Salaam
Subprime Mortgage Crisis Draining Wealth From African-Americans
2008-02-20 12:30:00
A little noted report last month deserves a much closer review. It concludes that the subprime mortgage crisis is causing African-Americans to “experience the greatest loss of wealth in U.S. history.” The report is from United for a Fair Economy and is called “Foreclosed–The State of the Dream 2008.” According to the report, American blacks stand to ...
Hillary Clinton Disses African Americans and Activists After Obama Wins
2008-02-11 20:42:00
In an uncharacteristic show of unfortunate speech, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, as reported by CNN , unleashed her anger over losing to Senator Barack Obama by targeting the reason for his wins to activists and African Americans. Clinton told reporters who had gathered to watch her tour a General Motor plant here that "everybody knew, you all knew, what the likely outcome of these recent contests were." Clinton: "These are caucus states by and large, or in the case of Louisiana, you know, a very strong and very proud African-American electorate, which I totally respect and understand."Clinton has publicly dismissed the caucus voting system since before Super Tuesday, seeking to lower expectations heading into a series of contests that played to Obama's advantage. His campaign features what many consider to be a stronger and more dedicated grassroots organization than Clinton's.Noting that "my husband never did well in caucus states either," Clinton argued that caucuses are "p...
Bill Richardson Drops Out and Refuses to Endorse Anyone
2008-01-11 08:36:00
OK, well I wanted to hold off on this until Governor Richardson made an endorsement and/or some of his Superdelegates re-pledged themselves to somebody else, but it’s been a day and a half now and neither has happened.  In fact, the former will NEVER happen (at least not an endorsement before the general election). So far, ...
Hillary Clinton and Staff Dislike Barack Obama and Smart African Americans?
2007-12-05 18:38:00
This video was insprired, if that's the right term, by a blog written by Dave Corn over at CQPolitics, and from which I discovered while reading Sam Stein's blog at the Huff Post. The title of the blog by Corn is "Hillary on Obama: Fear and Hatred on the Campaign Trail" and has these statements:"When talking to Clintonites in recent days, I've noticed that they've come to despise Obama."...." They're not spinning for strategic purposes. They truly believe it. And other Democrats in Washington report encountering the same when speaking with Clinton campaign people. "They really, really hate Obama," one Democratic operative unaffiliated with any campaign, tells me. "They can't stand him. They talk about him as if he's worse than Bush." What do they hate about him? After all, there aren't a lot of deep policy differences between the two, and he hasn't gone for the jugular during the campaign. "It's his presumptuousness," this operative says. "That he thinks he can deny her...
Jena 6?s Victim Suing for His Injuries
2007-12-05 01:20:00
The victim of the attack by the Jena 6 (see http://inkslwc.wordpress.com/20-07/09/22/jena-6-updates/ or http://inkslwc.wordpress.com/20-07/09/13/the-jena-6-yes-unfortu-nately-america-is-still-racist/- for my previous comments), Justin Barker (pictured below), is suing the 6 students who assaulted him (Mychal Bell, Bryant Purvis, Robert Bailey Jr., Carwin Jones, Theo Shaw and Jesse Beard), their parents, the school board, and one additional student (Malcolm Shaw, Theo’s brother, who ...
Beyonce Amongst ?25 Most Influential African-Americans of 2007? By Essence
2007-11-23 22:04:00
Beyonce Knowles was pictured with Jay Z’s mother in the VIP section while Jay performed in NY few days ago.Beyonce Knowles has been voted one of the ?25 Most Influential African-Americans of 2007? according to a poll conducted by Essence magazine.Presidential candidate, Senator Barack Obama made the top of the list.With Beyonce’s help maybe ...
Does the NFL have any African Americans in the control booth?
2007-11-22 22:28:00
I love football so much that I never watch any other sports broadcasts, if it ain’t football it ain’t worth watching. But I have noticed throughout the season that I have yet to see a black person sitting in the control booths. I see a few standing when the cameras go in and let the control people wave, but they are usually old dudes or hall of famers visiting the booth to watch the game. I want to know are there any permanent “Black” NFL staff working in the control rooms?Calm down people I am just asking a question. I am curious is all.This is actually a funny post to me, I am not playing the race card or charging discrimination or anything, it just seems funny to me that every time they go to the booth the flavor on my television drops to –10. I mean think about it, the field, sidelines and crowd are super duper diverse but the moment you go behind the scenes it looks like a jim crow meeting. Is there like a glass ceiling in the control room? Maybe I just don’t see th...
Pew Poll African Americans Divided Over Identity
2007-11-21 04:12:00
My friend who's a frequent reader of my blog sent me this news below. My personal view is it's about time we had a poll of this type. I'm not surprised at the report. Blacks See Growing Values Gap Between Poor and Middle ClassOptimism about Black Progress DeclinesNovember 13, 2007 Download the complete report African Americans see a widening gulf between the values of middle class and poor blacks, and nearly four-in-ten say that because of the diversity within their community, blacks can no longer be thought of as a single race.The new nationwide Pew Research Center survey also finds blacks less upbeat about the state of black progress now than at any time since 1983. Looking backward, just one-in-five blacks say things are better for blacks now than they were five years ago. Looking ahead, fewer than half of all blacks (44%) say they think life for blacks will get better in the future, down from the 57% who said so in a 1986 survey.Whites have a different perspective. While ...
?Sacred History?: Sherman Jackson?s Troublesome Question
2007-11-20 10:50:00
Lately, I have been trying to keep my finger on the pulse of the African-American Muslim community a little more than usual. The reason for doing this is because I have discovered something of great significance that is making itself painfully apparent. Perhaps this is something well known to everyone and then again maybe it ...
By: Wa Salaam
Building a New Land: African Americans in Colonial America (From African Be
2007-11-19 04:11:00
Building a New Land: individual Americans in Colonial USA (From individual Beginnings: the African-American Story) (Paperback)By James Haskins 13 utilised and new from $0.85 Customer Rating: First tagged “childrens books” by Lynn Ellingwood “The ESOL ...
Islam and Sufism in West Africa
2007-11-15 20:43:00
The world of Islam in West Africa has such a rich and interconnected relationship with the people and their culture that it is hard to imagine that there was ever a time Islam was not present. In fact it is hard to imagine Islam without also thinking of the distinctive characteristics of West African Islam. ...
By: Wa Salaam
Africans vs African Americans
2007-10-30 01:49:00
Being introverted by nature, I observe a lot. One thing I often observe is that nearly every true African I have met has been well educated, speaks very intelligently, and is always eager to learn more. I wonder why that was but all I had to do was take a short look at African Americans.African Amercians tend to take education for granted for whatever reason and either can't comprehend or care about the longterm impacts of this decision. I think I read somewhere that Opra was building her own school in Africa and got into a discussion with someone over it. My point was simple, "kids just don't give a damn in America." Here you have endless possibilities to learn from K-12 and even lots of assistance and incintives to continue your education into college. Not many places on earth have so many opportunities and yet I just read in our Indystar.com paper that we have 10 schools who have more dropouts than students graduating....This is Indiana, the conservative capital of the mi...
Hispanics and African Americans more likely to use weight loss supplements?
2007-10-26 17:49:00
10/26/2007 - A survey sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline suggests Hispanics and African Americans are more likely than whites to use unproven dietary supplements for weight loss.
Hispanics and African Americans more likely to use weight loss supplements?
2007-10-26 17:49:00
10/26/2007 - A survey sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline suggests Hispanics and African Americans are more likely than whites to use unproven dietary supplements for weight loss.
Hispanics and African Americans more likely to use weight loss supplements?
2007-10-26 17:49:00
10/26/2007 - A survey sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline suggests Hispanics and African Americans are more likely than whites to use unproven dietary supplements for weight loss.
Hispanics and African Americans are less likely to use commercial weight lo
2007-10-23 13:45:00
A new analysis of a landmark weight loss survey suggests that Hispanics and African Americans are more likely than whites to use unproven dietary supplements for weight loss.
Hispanics and African Americans are less likely to use commercial weight lo
2007-10-23 13:45:00
A new analysis of a landmark weight loss survey suggests that Hispanics and African Americans are more likely than whites to use unproven dietary supplements for weight loss.
Hispanics and African Americans are less likely to use commercial weight lo
2007-10-23 13:45:00
A new analysis of a landmark weight loss survey suggests that Hispanics and African Americans are more likely than whites to use unproven dietary supplements for weight loss.
Divide and Conquer: African Americans Expelled from Cherokee Nation
2007-10-15 01:34:00
An op-ed in this weekend’s USA Today brought back to the national agenda an issue that has been stewing since last winter. In a dispute apparently driven by financial incentives, Cherokee nation members voted overwhelmingly in March to purge some 2,800 blacks of tribal membership. The “freedmen” are, in part, ancestors of former slaves who were awarded Cherokee citizenship via a treaty from the mid-19th Century. With the potential of new casino revenues on the horizon, purging these members of their membership would result in a bigger payoff for those with Cherokee blood. Spencer Overton at blackprof.com was all over this when the vote first took place, as was Yo' Nas Da LoneWolf McCall-Muhammad, an Oglala Lakota black woman. She asks why groups of oppressed minorities are turning on one another rather than fighting together. While the details are unique, this is a familiar story. When one group has predominant access to power and systemically deny that ac...
Barack Obama, African Americans, Clinton, and Black Fear Of Success
2007-10-10 04:56:00
The way Rev. Al Sharpton's treated Senator Barack Obama earlier this year reminds me of something that happened to me in Oakland, and it's a sign of how we as African Americans fear social success and breaking the glass ceiling. Indeed, given that Barack could be our next President, you'd think there would be an automatic Black voting block. Instead some of us are backing Hillary Clinton, but don't believe for a moment that it's because of Hillary Clinton -- it's because some of us are scared of seeing the reality of a Black person in charge of America. Let me explain. In 1998, I worked for the City of Oakland, and then-Mayor Jerry Brown, fresh from his election victory, was moving into City Hall, I was to be transfered over from my office in the Mayor's Office, to ...somewhere. Then-Oakland City Manager Robert Bobb personally asked me to talk with then-Economic Development Director Bill Claggett, with whom I did not entirely get along with at the time. But I did have ...
Bill O?Reilly racist comment against African Americans
2007-09-24 23:59:00
Summary (from Media Matters): Discussing his recent dinner with Rev. Al Sharpton at the Harlem restaurant Sylvia’s, Bill O’Reilly reported that he “couldn’t get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia’s restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it’s run by ...
How African Americans Can Get Better Home And Mortgage Protection Insurance
2007-08-14 04:19:00
The evidence is overwhelming. Its a subject that has to be addressed, home and mortgage insurance protection policies. The Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission did a study. The study concluded several things. The two results that stood out the most were that homeowners in mainly black neighborhoods are still more likely to have policies that provide less coverage in case of a loss. Also, black homeowners remain more likely to pay more for comparable policies their white counterparts do
How African Americans Can Get Better Home And Mortgage Protection Insurance
2007-08-14 04:19:00
The evidence is overwhelming. Its a subject that has to be addressed, home and mortgage insurance protection policies. The Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission did a study. The study concluded several things. The two results that stood out the most were that homeowners in mainly black neighborhoods are still more likely to have policies that provide less coverage in case of a loss. Also, black homeowners remain more likely to pay more for comparable policies their white counterparts do
The Top Ten Best Cities For African Americans
2007-08-04 14:55:00
Black Enterprise, the leading magazine for African American business, has come out with their annual survey of the top American cities for African Americans. The criteria for measuring the cities includes median household income, percentage of households earning more than $100,000, percentage of businesses owned, percentage of college graduates. unemployment rates, home loan rejections, and ...
African Americans portrayed as criminals on Japanese TV
2007-07-25 17:51:00
In a country where blacks are rare and the majority of people are Japanese, networks have found that there is a certain appeal for viewing whites as superior and god-like and blacks as criminals and unintelligent. In response to this supposed demand, the Japanese media ...
Slow Wave Activity During Sleep Is Lower In African-Americans Than Caucasia
2007-06-13 21:00:00
Slow wave activity, a stable trait dependent marker of the intensity of non-rapid eye movement sleep, is lower in young healthy African-Americans compared to Caucasians who were matched for age, gender and body weight. Popularity: unranked [?] Read more at silkboard
The Ten Best Cities for African Americans
2007-04-17 13:34:00
   BLACK ENTERPRISE (BE) today revealed its most recent list of top cities for African Americans as featured in itsMay 2007 issue. The top picks were pulled from more than 2,000 interactive surveys completed on http://www.blackenterprise.com- and by editorial staff evaluation. The editors weighed the following criteria as it pertained to African Americans in each city: median household income, percentage of households earning more than $100,000, percentage of businesses owned, percentage of college graduates, unemployment rates, home loan rejections, and homeownership rates.   On this year's list, the No. 1 city for African Americans is the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, which includes parts of Northern Virginia and Maryland. Residents who enjoy living in our nation's capital and surrounding region cited the robust job market and top-notch cultural activities as grounds for their overall satisfaction. "The perception of the city has changed. There...
2007 DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for African Americans
2007-04-10 19:08:00
Here are the 2007 DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for African Americans: No. 1: AT&T Also No. 3 on The 2007 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list and No. 3 for Recruitment & Retention A long-time Human Capital leader in every demographic, AT&T reports that 21 percent of its work force and 29 percent of its new hires are black/African American. In addition, 30 percent of the women in its work force and 14 percent of its managers are black/African American. No. 2: Wachovia Also No. 11 on The 2007 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list and No. 7 for People With Disabilities Wachovia, which has steadily moved up the Top 50 in recent years, has very strong Human Capital demographics. Thirty percent of its new hires are black/African American and 19 percent of management promotions went to blacks/African Americans. No. 3: Verizon Also No. 6 on The 2007 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list and No. 8 for Recruitment & Retention Another strong.....
More African-Americans Homeschooling
2007-03-21 15:01:00
By Mimi Rothschild According to a recent news story in Memphis, an increasing number of African Americans are choosing to homeschool. “Expectations of African-American males is low,” said his mother. “Numerous studies when African-American child reaches 4th grade, his excitement, enthusiasm, desire for learning has pretty much been I heard one educator say ‘beaten out of him’,” said ...
The State of African Americans in the Game of Baseball
2007-03-15 17:02:00
Ian of Random Thoughts gave me a head-ups on article he had read on ESPN.com yesterday, about the state of African-American ballplayers in baseball. If you have read the article, C.C. Sabathia opines that they are just not many African-American players in the game at all. He says: "There aren't very many African-American players, and it's not just in here, it's everywhere," Sabathia said Wednesday between morning workouts. "It's not just a problem -- it's a crisis." "I go back home to Vallejo," Sabathia said of his offseason time in California, "and the kids say, 'What's baseball?' It's not just an issue for my hometown, it's an issue for the whole country. I think Major League Baseball should do something about it. I don't know exactly what they could be doing, but I know it's not enough." Well, I whole heartedly see what Sabathia is talking about. I notice the crowds at games, press, writers, players and as well a lot of events I attend throughout the East Coast...
African Americans in Hockey
2007-03-09 04:52:14
From Pegasus News:  "As part of the 2007 All-Star Celebration, the NHL and the African American Museum of Dallas will present a luncheon titled African Americans in Hockey: A Discussion of the Origins." "...the NHL and the Hockey Hall of Fame will create an exhibit at the African American Museum of Dallas to run throughout the week of the 2007 NHL All-Star Celebration. Highlights from this exhibit will include Willie O?Ree?s stick from his 1960-61 season with the Boston Bruins, Reggie Savage?s jersey from his 1992-93 season with the Washington Capitals and Grant Fuhr?s mask from his 1993-95 seasons with the Buffalo Sabres." Tonight's Senators vs Rangers game featured black goalies (Emery vs Weekes) for both teams.  Perhaps the first time black goalies have faced each other in an NHL game. 
Condoleezza Rice Says Obama Shows Progress for African-Americans
2007-02-28 02:24:02
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says that with Barack Obama running for President and having so much popularity this early in the 2008 elections that it will not be long until race isn’t an issue. Rice said “I do think we’ve come a long way in overcoming stereotypes, role stereotypes about African-Americans.  I will say race is still a factor.  When a person walks into a room, I still think people still see race.”  She also said “But it’s less and less of a barrier to believing that that person can be your doctor or your lawyer or a professor in your university or the CEO of a company.  And it will not be long, I think, before it’s no longer a barrier to being president of the United States.” Republican Condoleezza Rice, despite high popularity ratings, is not going to run for president in the 2008 elections.  However, she did note that if she were to continue as Secretary of State through the end of President Bush’s term, th...
How Mentors Can Help African Americans
2007-02-09 21:50:05
Many African Americans need mentors. They are "absolutely imperative" since they are not always privy to the conversations and unwritten rules of corporate America. That is what Michelle Matthews, the founder of Atlanta-based Matthews Consulting Group, believed. She has said as much in a recent Monster ® article. "A mentor helps maneuver through all that," she said. It's not because African Americans are incompetent in dealing with corporate culture and workplace issues. Many of them overcame professional adversity and racial discrimination. However, dealing with those could have been easier for them if they had a mentor to guide them on what to expect and how to deal efficiently with such situations. Matthews further explained that "the protocols and politics that help people get ahead are discussed around the kitchen table when parents are executives." African Americans are often the first in their family to enter corporate America and so have little or no access to such......
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