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I Have a Complaint

I am an African/American. Every Black History Month celebration I attend starts our history with slavery. If we are African/Americans, why the hell don’t our history celebrations start with Africa? That is a rhetorical question, the reason our Black History celebrations do not start with Africa is because most of us don’t know a damn thing about Africa. We don’t know Africa contains 20 percent of all land m ...

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Inequity is not race neutral

New Detroit just released its Detroit Race Equity report and the findings are staggering. African Americans and Latinos are last in every significant economic category in all three southeastern Michigan counties. Detroit’s per capita income is the lowest in the region and African Americans and Latinos in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties are doing poorly by any income measurement. The per capita income for ...

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NAACP presents minorities’ concerns to UN

An NAACP delegation will take the concerns of minority communities in the United States to the UN Human Rights Council’s review of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, scheduled to take place in Geneva, Switzerland from March 9 to 15. The International Covenant is a treaty that outlines broad and fundamental civil and political rights that should be available to all people, including th ...

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‘Renaissance for Black films’

Last year, the film entertainment industry set a record with box office receipts totaling $11 billion. Black filmmakers, directors and actors in leading roles were a large part of the industry’s success. On March 2, “12 Years a Slave” won the Academy Award for Best Picture, the first time in the event’s 85-year history that a film directed by a Black person won the distinction. ...

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Detroit Raw

I figured what the hell, if Governor Snyder’s Negro proxy emergency manager overseer of the Detroit plantation was going to show up, I certainly could. Besides we’re both Michigan men. That is graduates of the University of Michigan Law School. I’m told that reality immeasurably enhanced the Mayor Duggan/EM relationship. Something like serf to master when it comes to bottom-line city of Detroit decision-mak ...

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‘Blade Runner’s’ murder trial sparks media frenzy

The trial of former “blade runner” and Olympic champion Oscar Pistorius, opened this week in South Africa before hundreds of cameras and journalists from over 100 countries. Pistorius, a speed runner with two prosthetic legs, was a popular South African personality until he shot his model girlfriend last year on Valentine’s Day in his apartment. Charged with the premeditated murder of his live-in companion, ...

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Resistance rises to Africa’s anti-gay laws

Tough new laws criminalizing Africa’s LGBT community are getting some push back from Africans themselves who argue more important issues are being swept under the rug during this relentless anti-gay crusade. In Uganda, opposition leader Kizza Besigye attacked the new laws signed by President Yoweri Museveni. He disputed the claim that homosexuality was “foreign” and said the issue was being used to divert a ...

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African hearts swell at Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar prize

The chatter on social media sites was off the charts as the Oscar choice for best supporting actress was named — the luminescent Lupita Nyong’o — for her role in the Hollywood feature film “12 Years a Slave.” Nigerian journalist Bim Adewunmi, writing in The Guardian, was one of many Africans covering the long night of prizes and accolades and who witnessed Nyong’o at the moment of her victory and feel the c ...

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