New Study investigates media coverage of African Americans during Obama presidency
The report examined more than 67,000 mainstream news stories from February 2009 through February 2010 and found that just 643 of those stories (1.9%) related in a significant way to African Americans in the U.S
President Obama to appear on “The View” this Thursday
The first African-American president in American history will break another barrier later this week when he becomes the first sitting president to appear on a daytime talk show, The View, this Thursday.
A sampling from Hampton University’s Emancipation Oak planted on White House lawn
“It is a great honor to have a sapling of the Emancipation Oak planted at the Obama White House,” Harvey said in a statement. “Now this piece of Hampton University history will continue to grow and flourish at the most famous house in the world.”
July 4th marked the 100th Anniversary of the Fight of the Century
This Fourth of July weekend will mark the 100th anniversary of that match between Jack Johnson and Jim Jefferies in Reno that divided a nation and sparked racial riots throughout the country, resulting in the U.S. military being called in to quell hostilities
Juneteenth: A celebration of freedom
Juneteenth, is now celebrated here in America and around the world as the anniversary of the day 145 years ago that the Emancipation Proclamation led to freedom for thousands of African-Americans still being held as slaves.
23 year old pleads guilt to torching Black Church
A 23-year-old Springfield man pleaded guilty yesterday to torching a predominantly black church in November 2008, a crime that prosecutors said was motivated by racial hatred over Barack Obama’s election hours earlie
Is the Obama Administration Slacking on the Spill?
Is the Obama administration failing to adequately address the BP oil field breach in the gulf? James Carville says YES, BIG TIME! What do YOU think?
Poverty and parasites
When we talk about tropical diseases, we tend to think of distant places like West Africa and South Asia. However, it’s crucial that we remember that they plague communities much closer to home as well.