by Tim Wise
As the nation weeps for the victims of the horrific bombing in Boston yesterday, one searches for lessons amid the carnage, and finds few. That violence is unacceptable stands out as one, sure. That hatred — for humanity, for life, or whatever else might have animated the bomber or bombers — is never the source of constructive human action seems like a reasonably close second.
But I dare say there is more; a much less obvious and far…Read full post
Pennsylvania Convention Center Hosts 9th Annual Celebration
Philadelphia, PA - The Black History and Culture Showcase (BHACS), the nation’s premier celebration of African American achievement and intellectual contributions will take place during Easter Weekend, March 30 and 31, 11am to 7pm at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, 12th and Arch Street.
The Showcase is FREE to attend and everyone is welcome. It was started in 2004 by Executive Producer, Everett Staten as a way to promote a greater awareness and appreciation of African American history. In…Read full post
CAIRO – Egyptian authorities have discovered a granite statue of the goddess Sekhmet belonging to the epoch of Pharaoh Amenhotep III (1390-1352 B.C.) in the ruined city of Luxor, some 700 kilometers (about 435 miles) south of Cairo. The find was made during restoration work on the temple of Mut, which is not yet open to the public.
In May 2012, ARCE and Ministry State of Antiquities begun a project to restore and develop Mut temple and…Read full post
No, this is not an 1850′s riding of the KKK in the deep South, setting Black folks homes on fire, lynching the men, and terrorizing the family. This is 2013 in Compton, California. A group of Latino males who claimed to be in a local street gang used metal pipes and shouted racial epithets at a black man who had recently moved into the neighborhood, sheriff’s officials said. (more…)
It seems to always end the same way. Black youth dead, sneakers taken, Black youth arrested and charged with murder. Families devastated. How can we make this the last time the story is replayed?
In Houston, the names are Joshua Wood, age 22, killed. He had just purchased a pair of the hot and newly released $185 price tag, Nike Air Jordan XI Bred sneakers (pictured). Anthony Quinn Wade, 19, Neal Bland, 18, and Kegan Arrington, 19, were arrested and charged with capital murder. (more…)
Has Ad Reinhardt risen from the grave to vandalize the East Coast? Probably not. But officials don’t have a much better idea of who destroyed this culturally significant mural, which was an important milepost on the city’s tour route of black history-themed public art.
Michael Dunn remains in police custody, accused of shooting and killing Jordan Russell Davis, a 17-year-old African-American boy during a confrontation over loud music at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida. (more…)
For all who doubt the importance of living around your people — a new study may make you reconsider. Among African-Americans, those living in a county with an ethnic density of 50% or more (that is, where half or more of the population shared the same background) were 46% less likely to report doctor-diagnosed heart disease and 77% less likely to report cancer than those who lived in an ethnic density of less than 25%. (more…)
Ever wonder if there is an attack on the Black male image?
In the video clip below, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing shares her insights on the role of saggin’ pants, the move to the dress, and the open and active plan to destroy the masculine image of the Black male.
The question can be answered in many ways, in both the negative and the positive. I have chosen to answer it in the positive, because I am an African person and I have hope for a commitment to every African on the face of the earth.
My commitment to mankind comes through African people. If African people are to save themselves, they must first know themselves. They must first know where they…Read full post