I never set out to be the first black writer of fantasy and sword-and-sorcery fiction. The position had remained open for quite a while, and when I began to write for the purpose of publication (as opposed to school assignments and personal scribbling), it was still there, and mine for the taking.
The road that led me there featured plenty of twists and turns, but the direction in which it led was always plain. I started reading science fiction in the late 1950s, when I was what is… Continue
Added by Charles R. Saunders on January 20, 2009 at 1:44pm —
As African-Americans prepare celebrations for Dr. King’s Birthday and Black History Month, we are taken away from the ideals of what both occasions called for. Dr. King’s life did not revolve around celebrations. Dr. King’s life was mirrored by the Civil Rights Movement. He was beaten by the police on several occasions as he led boycotts, freedom rides, marches, protests and sit-ins against discrimination and injustice. Blacks should realize statistics show they are far from equality, so there… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on January 19, 2009 at 6:19pm —
SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA
JANUARY 19, 2009
While the United States of America, and the world celebrate and anticipate the inauguration of the first African in history to the presidency of the “American experiment,” as Dr. Obadele I Obadele, former president of The Republic of New Afrika refers to it – Black Community Organizers held series of summit meetings on the land where one of Black America’s most reverent Community Organizer in history, Nat Turner, led the Black… Continue
Added by SendMeYourNews on January 19, 2009 at 6:10pm —
Inauguration Day, Tuesday January 20, 2009, will be one of the proudest days my life. It is also one of the most important transitions in the history of this country.
Tomorrow, President Barack Obama will carry a weight on his shoulders that ranks near the top of the list for incoming presidents. It is serious enough that ‘Day One’ already started weeks ago. Now it is time to go to the next level.
As citizens of this country we are customers of the federal… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on January 19, 2009 at 1:29pm —
In the sixties we had the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and we had a president named John F. Kennedy. At that time we as a people (African American and Caribbean) people knew what it meant to be a proud people. We stood together and fought for equality. We broke down racial barriers in peaceful demonstrations even though we were hosed, beaten, arrested and set upon by dogs.
In recent years however, we have become doggish towards each other. We no longer think that fighting to make a better… Continue
Added by Nzingha Brooks on January 19, 2009 at 12:38am —
From The Ramparts
Junious Ricardo Stanton
Will We See Change We Can believe In?
“Since the 1960's black’s consistent level of voter participation indicates that they steadfastly believe that their voting power can significantly change their life conditions. This will not happen, though much effort and expense go into black voter registration and get out the vote projects. Blacks have successfully put black and white candidates into high government offices… Continue
Added by Junious Ricardo Stanton on January 18, 2009 at 10:52pm —
What About Black History Month, Makes it Deserve a Blog Carnival -
Since we're celebrating the election and soon to be inauguration of Barack Obama as the nations 44th president. Do We All Remember the road that led him there ?
as our contribution to History - During the month of February 2009 BadGalsRadio will sponsor the 2009'… Continue
Added by RE Ausetkmt on January 18, 2009 at 1:25am —
by Philip Emeagwali
Walk with me down memory lane. The time: 1968. In 30 months, one million dead. The setting: a dusty camp in Biafra where survivors waited and hoped for peace. The survivors: Refugees fleeing from the “Dance of Death.” My mentor: One of the refugee camp directors, whom I called “Teacher” out of respect.
“Martin Luther King has been killed,” Teacher said, with a pained voice and vacant eyes. I looked… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on January 17, 2009 at 10:17pm —
The 100 Plus ASYB - Rites-of-Passage Projects (100+ASYB), by Kuumba Promos - ALC, a grassroots organization, shall inspire our children to believe that they can "Rise To The Top"
through education, positive affirmation and personal motivation that will have young males "Moving Toward Manhood"; shall serve as a means to enhance the academic, social, and cultural development of itʼs participants, their families and their community; to nurture participantsʼ life management skills and… Continue
Added by SendMeYourNews on January 17, 2009 at 9:31pm —
Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent
Eighth Session Geneva, 12-16 January 2009
Statement about the Durban Review and People of African Descent
Presented during the Session, January 15, 2009.
By African Canadian Legal Clinic, African Women’s Movement in Europe “Sophiedela”, Stichting National Monument the Netherlands (LPS/Panafstrag Europe NL), Tiye International, Pan-African Roots Organization, The University of Dayton, Afro Swedish National… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on January 16, 2009 at 10:31am —
January 15, 2009
GENEVA---Bob Brown, co-director of Pan-African Roots, arrived in Geneva, Switzerland on January 13, 2009, to attend the Eighth Session of the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent which meets from January 12 to January 16, 2009. He is attending this Session as a representative of the International Indian Treaty Council, an NGO with ECOSOC Consultative Status.
Hosted by the UN Human Rights Council, the Eighth Session focused… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on January 15, 2009 at 8:11pm —
January 15, 2009
Once again Republicans are showing how tone deaf this party really is. This time, the stupidity is emanating from the United States senate. President-elect Obama has nominated Eric Holder to be the next United States Attorney General. He will be the first Black Attorney General in our country’s history. Holder has served as a former Superior Court judge of the District of Columbia (appointed by,… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on January 15, 2009 at 9:26am —
“CIVIL RIGHTS” TO “SOVEREIGN RIGHTS”
• 301 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-4389-3858-5
Added by TheBlackList on January 14, 2009 at 9:43pm —
(Contact Information At The Bottom Of The Page)
It's your friendly neighborhood "Digital Drummer" again...smile
Roger Madison (founder and CEO of iZania.com) is a dynamic brother that is doing great things to enhance the online experience for Blacks in the Diaspora. Below is just a sample of the timely, relevant, and empowering information that you can find at iZania.com
Many (or should I say most) of us have profiles on MySpace,… Continue
Added by Jim Neusom on January 14, 2009 at 12:58pm —
by Philip Emeagwali
According to history books, gun-wielding European slave traders kidnapped one in five Africans and transported them across the oceans to the Americas. A less visible, but no means less drastic technological tool of suppression, is the compass, a device used worldwide for navigation. In the same way that Britain used its maritime knowledge and the US harnessed… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on January 14, 2009 at 12:28pm —
by Mbegane NDOUR
We speak definitely about cultural genocide of the black populations in France. How not to speak about genocide when the only forms of cultural expression broadcast are skinned of cultural values and identity? How steps to speak strong genocide facing a sous separated, to think that we do not know that to run quickly, to type one in balls, to dance and to move with the frenetic rhythms of drums or hip-hop beat? how marginalized and stigmatized populations… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on January 14, 2009 at 11:36am —
WCAR Human Rights Round Table
Thursday, January 29, 2009, 10.30 am to 4.00 pm
The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial, Educational and Cultural Center
3940 Broadway, Harlem, NY (at 165th Street)
African-Americans Mobilizing Civil Society at the Historic Audubon Ballroom
The week after Barack Obama's inauguration, a distinguish panel of African descendents community leaders and thinkers will… Continue
Added by SendMeYourNews on January 14, 2009 at 11:00am —
From Freddie Pinkney
We are making an urgent appeal for Rev. Edward Pinkney and his family due to a miscarriage of justice.
First he was found guilty of election fraud by an all-white jury who were motivated by something other than the truth.
Then he was falsely accused of violating probation and… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on January 13, 2009 at 6:30pm —
From The Original Million Woman March
Million Woman Movement
Black History Month 2008 Activities (Partial Listing)
Black Student's, Youth, and Young Adults Forums
Tribute To The Black Student's Contribution to the Civil Rights Movement & Black Liberation Movement and Their Necessary Roles Today.
Critique and Examination of the Black Youth and Student… Continue
Added by SendMeYourNews on January 13, 2009 at 10:51am —
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January 12, 2009
INAUGURAL MEETING OF BLACK NATIONALIST… Continue
Added by SendMeYourNews on January 12, 2009 at 3:30pm —