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Julius Kane: The Black Press Took It’s First Stand in 1827 and Has Been Fighting Ever Since

August 8, 2011 Leave a comment

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By Julius Kane

In 1827 a group of black businessmen were fed up with the negative depictions of African-Americans in their local newspapers, so they decided to start their own. A few months later America’s first, ‘race’ newspaper was born. At the helm were two young black men; 28 year old college graduate John Russwurm and 32 year old preacher  Samuel Cornish. Freedom’s Journal, as it was called, made certain every article and editorial had a deliberate slant that showed blacks in a positive light with dignity and class. Cornish and Russwurm knew they not only had to report the news but they had to inspire as well. Any news worthy item involving "Africans" was to be included.

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Fox News Calls President Obama’s Birthday Party a “Hip-Hop Barbecue that Didn’t Create Jobs”

August 7, 2011 1 comment

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

It appears that Fox News is at it again.   The same network that has commentators like Eric Bolling, who asked why President Obama was "inviting so many hoods to the hizzy" referenced his 50th birthday party as a "Hip-Hop Barbecue." 

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Renee Greene: In Spite of the Downgrade, Gotta Give Obama Credit

August 6, 2011 1 comment

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by Renee Greene, Your Black World

Vote: It’s what our ancestors fought, and died, for.

…even if we take away America’s credit rating. He stays on message, even if he has to shift gears from time to time.

The one thing we’ve seen is that he maneuvers very well in opposition traffic. Though some of his moves have been about as frightening as jumping on a roller coaster while it’s moving, especially considering all of those who keep trying to derail him and get him off-message, the one thing I’ve notice since I jumped on the campaign coaster in mid-2007 is that he keeps saying the same thing over and over, ad nauseum. And the opposition? Well, they apparently are threatening to make the President look bad in the public eye, even to the point where they will kill themselves to get it done. It’s very personal for them, and he’s not letting them go there, and it’s driving them mad. With the President, I noticed, as long as you don’t mess with his wife, his girls, his aunt, his grandma in Kenya, his mother-in-law, or with Bo-bama, he’s fine. That gets his dander up and he’s not so Mr. Cool any more.

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The White House Issues a Statement about the Historic Downgrade of Federal Debt

August 6, 2011 Leave a comment

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Your Black Politics received this message from the White House today.  It is President Obama’s first response to recent reports that for the first time in U.S. history, federal government debt has been downgraded from AAA status.

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Were African Americans Thrown Under the Bus During the Debt Ceiling Debate?

August 3, 2011 2 comments

Dr. Wilmer Leon and Dr. Boyce Watkins ask whether or not African Americans were harmed disproportionately by the latest debt ceiling debate.

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The White House’s Progress on Civil Rights: Laying Out Some Facts

May 5, 2011 Comments off

 

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, YourBlackWorld.comScholarship in Action 

Below is a direct cut and paste of the White House’s most recent work on Civil Rights.  I obtained the information from this link: http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/civil-rights.  I was inspired to visit the page after receiving an email from Michael Blake, Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement (he was on the panel with myself, Al Sharpton and Ben Jealous at the Measuring the Movement forum this year in New York City).  They are working hard to get African Americans enthusiastic about the 2012 elections and Blake is the man on the job.

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MSNBC Reporter Accidentally Tweets “Obama Killed”

May 3, 2011 3 comments

 

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World 

Yes class.  This is why we double check and proofread our work.  MSNBC reporter Norah O’Donnell, in an effort to get the news out ahead of the competition, sent this message out on Twitter, citing NBC Chief Pentagon Correspondent Jim Miklaszewski as her source.  You can imagine that she probably got more than a couple of tweet backs as a result.  The killing of Osama Bin Laden was the big news of the day, but some would speculate that the killing of President Obama would make for a more shocking headline.

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