Posts Tagged as ‘African American’

breakthrough beat: “Welcome to Shelbyville” explores what it means to be American

We’re a proud promotional partner of the film, Welcome to Shelbyville.  The film takes you to small town, Shelbyville, Tennessee where the community experiences transformative changes with the arrival of hundreds of Muslim Somali refugees, combined with an already rapidly developing Latino population. Longtime Shelbyville residents (both white and African American) are faced with the [...]

June 2, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-activists: Thank you Dorothy Height

We recently read that Dorothy Height, a profound educator and leader in the civil rights movement passed away this morning, she was 98. Living a full life, she experienced much that in turn gave her the strength to push for equal rights.  As she arrived as a new student at Barnard college, she was turned [...]

April 20, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

b-day: New York gives African Americans the right to vote 140 years ago today

Ratified by New York: March 30, 1870 Added to the Constitution: Feb 3, 1870 The 15th Amendment was apart of the Reconstruction Amendments, and it gave African-Americans the right to vote throughout the country, by banning voter discrimination based on “race, color or previous condition of servitude.” Did you know? After the amendment was ratified, [...]

March 30, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Anti-choicers use racial history to prevent African American women from exercising their right to choose

Recently, the New York Times did an article about the growing anti-choice propaganda that targets black women. The group, Georgia Right to Life, recently funded billboards with pictures of cute African American babies with the words “Black children are an endangered species. Too many” The idea comes from a conspiracy theory that African American women [...]

March 5, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-activists: Doc says little attention is paid to the mental health of black youth who face violence

This country’s murder rate far exceeds that of any other industrialized nation. But, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, for every homicide there are 100 non-fatal violent crimes. The victims of these crimes have to face something that is potentially more dangerous then their physical wounds—the trauma of being nearly killed. Primary [...]

March 1, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: What shade of brown is approved in India? An African-American and Indian tell their story

Growing up in India I never really thought about the color of my skin. It was only after living in London and New York that I began to conceive of myself as a person of color. I realize now that this was largely a symptom of my reasonably privileged class status in a country in [...]

October 8, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

b-activists: Tavis Smiley brings “The African American Imprint” to LA and your computer

Tavis Smiley, a known media personality, will be bringing the exhibition “America I AM: The African American Imprint” to Los Angeles. It’s celebrating 500 years of African American contributions to the U.S. Now, 500 years is a long time, so they are chronicling this in a 13,000 square foot presentation, with over 200 objects, like [...]

October 1, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Jimmy Carter knows what’s going on… and it’s not about healthcare it’s about racism – thoughts?

I am sure that by now most of you got wind of the row started up by Republican Congressman Joe Wilson when he heckled President Obama with a disorderly comment, yelling “You Lie” at him, during Obama’s speech on healthcare reform in the Senate on Tuesday. While Obama accepted his apology and sought to close [...]

September 17, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

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