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Open Thread: Do You Celebrate Kwanzaa?

Today marks the first day of Kwanzaa, the Pan-African holiday created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga founder and chairman of the Black Nationalist Organization and current professor and chairman of Africana Studies at Cal State-Long Beach, as a way for African Americans to celebrate their heritage. Where...

Learning The Art Of Patience

Something really good is coming. I don’t know when, where or how good, but it’s coming. I might have to go through hell to get there, but on the other side will be something good. How do I know this? Because the power-tripping without the...

Ohio Teacher Tells Black Student: ‘We do not need another black president’

A high school teacher in Ohio has been suspended without pay and faces possible termination  after allegedly making racially insensitive statements to a student earlier this month.  Gil Voigt, a teacher at Fairfield Freshman School,  has 10 days to request a hearing before the school board...

UN Denies Report Of Mass Grave Found In South Sudan

Earlier this week, reports of a massive grave in South Sudan hit the news waves, in an area that is already on the tip of a civil war.  But the United Nations mission in South Sudan has denied a report of a mass grave that was...

Study Finds Black Fathers Are Active Parents, Despite Stereotypes

When it comes to stereotyping black fathers, the media would leave you to believe that they’re all shiftless, non-child support paying and never spend time with their children. But a new study revealed that black fathers are more active in their children’s lives than any other race....