Some of those waiting to take part in the inauguration of Barak Obama as President of the United States had been standing for hours, many with tears streaming down their cheeks. Some others had been standing for decades and others for centuries – King Affonso, the Mani Kongo, Crispus Attucks, the Barbadian, Bouckman, the Jamaican/Haitian, Henri Christophe, the Haitian and John Brown, and Sohourner Truth… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on January 24, 2009 at 9:59pm —
From: Federación Panafricanista
The Partido Popular (PP) is preparing a non-legislative proposal (PNL) with the intention that Spain "is solidarity and recognize the rights of blacks in history," the spokesman explained yesterday Foreign PP, Gustavo de Arístegui. With the proposal, seeking a formula to recognize the historical grievances of black communities in Africa and America for slavery. " Izquierda Unida (Comunist) in the mouth of the… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on January 24, 2009 at 9:24pm —
January 22, 2009
Now that we had inauguration day
I have something I want to say
Let’s take a look back at history
And try to unravel a wonderful mystery
Now that Obama is President
I know he will represent
The great red, white and Blue
That includes me and that includes you
They said it could not be done
Why in the hell would he run
Is this boy crazy… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on January 22, 2009 at 1:19am —
Hope and the Central Contradiction
A Message to Our Fellow 'Whites' upon the Inauguration of President Barack Obama
From the Executive Board of Caucasians United for Reparations and Emancipation
People of all races, ages, ethnicities and nationalities are celebrating today with high hopes for the Obama Administration. They look for their own best selves within the Illinois Senator, asking him to change what is wrong with America and rescue a way of life they… Continue
Added by KWASI Akyeampong on January 20, 2009 at 6:24pm —
A letter titled “Nigerians and Botswana” published in The Guardian of Sunday 18th January 2009, and sent in by Ifeoma Ogbodo from Lagos caught my eye. The letter basically drew our attention to the treatment being meted out to Nigerians by the Government of the Southern African country of Botswana. The letter recounted that the Government of Botswana in January 2008 banned the employment of Nigerian health and other professionals in their public sector including doctors, pharmacists, lecturers… Continue
Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on January 20, 2009 at 5:56pm —
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 —