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January 2013 Blog Posts (44)

Why Are Politicians Ignoring This Solutions To Gun Violence?

On January 21, 2013, Hadiya Pendleton performed at President Obama’s Inauguration and on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, she was killed by gun fire while hanging out with friends at a park in Chicago, IL USA. This story truly saddens me. Any unnecessary loss of life is a sad occasion.  I have been proposing a solutions to gun violence to political leaders, including The White House, yet they seem hell bent on playing political games with the National Rifle Association (NRA).

We all know…


Added by Charles E. Campbell on January 30, 2013 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Africans Sent $60 Billion to Africa in 2012, But Overcharged $4 Billion by Money Transfer Companies.

South Africa, Tanzania, and Ghana are the most expensive sending countries in Africa, with prices averaging 20.7 percent, 19.7 percent, and 19.0 percent respectively
Jan. 28, 2012  -  In a report this morning by the World Bank, African immigrants sent a whopping $60 billion to Africa in 2012, but were overcharged $4 billion by money transfer companies, which averaged 12.4% in charges as against 6.54% charged to…

Added by TheBlackList News on January 30, 2013 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Scholarships: The Magic Johnson Scholarship Deadline February 2nd. Students, Apply Now.


-- The deadline to apply is February 2, 2013. --

~ ( ~ In 1998, Magic Johnson, through his Magic Johnson Foundation, created the Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program, named after Taylor Michaels, one of his former employees who passed away during that year. Throughout her life, Taylor was known for displaying an intense passion…


Added by SendMeYourNews on January 30, 2013 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Reflection on MLK Day of Service 2013

For many across the country, the King Day of Service is a day off. It is a day when the obligation of work is taken off their shoulders and as such, they enjoy the opportunity to take a break from their hectic daily activities and withdraw into the solitude of their homes. Yet, for many more, this significant day is consider not a day off but one in which the legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. must be reinvigorated and the tradition of his selflessness be both reflected upon and used…

Added by TheBlackList-Publisher on January 29, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

EXIT to financial freedom: How to leave debt behind.


• The month of February is the time when most people receive a "kickback" from the government. It is also a time, when those same people go "spending crazy". Tax return season brings happiness for most and quickly brings heartache in the end. This common cycle inspired Nicholas L. Maze, the author of EXIT, to reduce the price of his "Financial…


Added by SendMeYourNews on January 28, 2013 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Freeing Political Prisoners-A Moral Imperative of ‘Our Time’!

By ‘little Red ~

Where do we begin to capture the raw human gravity pervading the air at the ‘17th Annual Dinner Tribute to Black Political Prisoners’ hosted by the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee last week at the MLK 1199 Labor Center in New York City?
Do we begin with the obvious…

Added by TheBlackList News on January 26, 2013 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Black Male Achievement FellowsMaking a Difference in African-American Communities

By Joshunda Sanders ~

 By fall, an organization known as BlocPower will be helping minority churches, nonprofits and small businesses nationwide reduce their energy bills with retrofit construction projects that also create jobs in communities of color.

Another organization, Visible Men Inc.,in Sarasota, Fla., is working with schools and community agencies to spread stories of successful African-American…


Added by TheBlackList-Publisher on January 26, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Innovative Nebraska Program Brings Diversity To Some Highly Segregated Public Schools

By Susan Eaton Fifth-grader Alyx has trouble naming the "absolute coolest" thing about Wilson Focus School, part of an innovative educational model called the Learning Community that provides students opportunities to attend diverse schools in highly segregated areas.

Alyx says it’s not just the snakes and…


Added by TheBlackList-Publisher on January 25, 2013 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Holding President Obama Accountable

January 21, 2013

By Raynard Jackson

NNPA Columnist

Four years ago, President Obama made history by becoming the first Black president in the history of the U.S.  I would like to think that even those who did not support his candidacy were proud of what the American people demonstrated—that…


Added by Raynard Jackson on January 24, 2013 at 12:35am — 3 Comments

The Enemy of Self

The Enemy of Self

You are your own worst enemy. If anyone shoots you in the foot, it will be you and you alone. Actually, you qualify for the mental institution since you are a danger to…

Added by Marvin X on January 23, 2013 at 8:01pm — No Comments

Crisis of the Pan African Intellectual

Crisis of the Pan African Intellectual

What is the revolutionary Pan African position on the Euro-American-Chinese occupation of Africa?

And what can the Diaspora do to stop the military campaigns for the…

Added by Marvin X on January 23, 2013 at 7:14pm — 2 Comments

Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum

Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum is one of the great buddhist mantra. Om Ma ni Pad me Hum is the purify mantra belongs to compassion of Love God. This is six characters which represents Six relams in the world. The mantra of Awalokiteswor is also a common design on prayer wheels, prayer, mani walls stone and prayer flag. The meaning of Mantra is "Hail to the jewel in the lotus". She has 11 head, one thousand hand. Remember, always walk to the left of mani walls and chortens (stupas) and spin your prayer…


Added by Shyam on January 22, 2013 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Prayer Flags, Prayer wheels, Prayer stones and Mani walls

Prayer Flags, Prayer wheels, Prayer stones and Mani walls are Buddhist religeous things. Buddhist people respect them. Prayer walls, or mani stone walls, composed of stones that have been intricately carved with sacred words and decorations, known as mani stones, are also widely kept on the trail.

Om Ma ni Pad me Hum is the purify mantra belongs to compassion of Love God. This is six characters which represents Six relams in the world. The mantra of Awalokiteswor is also a common design…


Added by Shyam on January 22, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

40 years after Roe v. Wade, women of color still lead the fight for reproductive justice

Radical Women column by Nancy Reiko Kato ~

Jan. 22, 2013, marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in 1973. The court based its ruling on the idea that for government to outlaw abortion would violate a woman’s constitutional right…


Added by SendMeYourNews on January 20, 2013 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Changu Narayan Temple

One of the ancient pagoda-style Vishnu temple lies 18 kms east of Kathmandu Valley.  Changu Narayan is the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Hindu temple of Changu Narayan is a dedicated to Vishnu his incarnation as Narayan. Changu Narayan is located at the height of 1541 m. in Bhaktapur district. According to the origin of the temple legendary, Changu Narayan is believed to be built by Haridatta Varma, who was a Licchavi king who ruled around 325 AD.

Added by Shyam on January 20, 2013 at 5:31am — No Comments

Law Enforcement Gaps Leave Native Women Vulnerable to Rape and Domestic Violence

By Kimberly N. Alleyne ~

 A gap in law enforcement on Native American lands creates an environment in which Native women suffer a higher rate of violence than any demographic in the United States, according to data collected by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Census Bureau and advocacy organizations.

The Justice Department has found that Native women are victims of violent crime at 3-1/2 times the national average, with advocates saying the…


Added by TheBlackList News on January 19, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

State of Equality and Justice in America: 'It is the Best of Times and the Worst of Times'.

By Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. ~

Added by TheBlackList-Publisher on January 18, 2013 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Worrying About My Black Boy’s Future in America

By Allison R. Brown

America’s Wire Writers Group

My husband and I fuss and fret over our black boy.

Like other parents, we worry about a lot. We want him to use his smarts for good. Do we coddle him too much? We want him to be tough and kind, but assertive and gentle, and not mean. His boundaries of independent exploration are radiating outward, concentric circles growing farther and farther…


Added by SendMeYourNews on January 17, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Harlem Book Fair 2013 Celebrates New Voices, New Vision: July 19/20. Register now for the Wheatley Book Awards

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The weekend of July 19 marks the 15th anniversary of the Harlem Book Fair and we are asking you to join us for a most signature event. Along with our outdoor celebration of books, authors, and exhibitors, our author main stage,…


Added by SendMeYourNews on January 17, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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