We Still Need the Black Church.

Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) We live in a society that screams to the top of its lungs that it doesn’t want to be labeled, yet generalization runs rampant. It is amazing how quickly the massiveness of a thing can be minimalized to a hand full of experiences. Many black folks can sit down and tell crazy stories about church. Everyone knows a crooked pastor, messy choir director, judgmental church mother, bougie first lady, or inappropriate deacon. These characters have become the butt of many jokes…

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From an elephant, hippos to banana leaves-drawn portrait; here are 4 curious African leaders’ gifts to Queen Elizabeth II

In her 67 years on the throne as British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II has embarked on many travels to African states and as Head of the Commonwealth – made up of 53 sovereign states including African countries – she has given and received thousands of gifts. While some of these gifts are ordinary, others proved themselves to be colourful and damn right curious. The sheer numbers of the gifts inspired an exhibition from July 22 through to October 1, 2017 at the Buckingham Palace called “Royal Gifts.” More about this…

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The 10 Best Deals of November 14, 2019

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today. Advertisement Head over to our main post for more deals, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to never miss a chance to save. You can also join our Kinja Deals Community Facebook group to connect with your fellow deal hunters. #1: INDOCHINO You don’t need to be some fancy Wall Street professional in order to afford a custom-tailored suit. Thanks to Indochino’s Black Friday Exclusive Sale, you can get…

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Wat’s Up my N**ga.

You are here: Home / News / Wat’s Up my N**ga. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) The N-word…n**ger/n**ga…400-year-old deleterious history serves as an example of a symbol too strong, too powerful, and too negative to be trivialized as just simply…another word…an ambiguity that some in the black community naively try to peddle, insinuating that it’s normal behavior for African Americans to adhere to an 18th century slave mentality. Shackles that have yet to be broken! Consequently, younger generations have grown up in a society that has…

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Nigeria: Two-Thirds of Nigeria’s Mineral Export in 2017 Went to China – NEITI

About two-thirds of Nigeria’s mineral exports in 2017 went to China, a recent report on solid minerals shows. The audit report by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) also showed that three of the 26 minerals exported in 2017 accounted for 73.81 per cent of total exports. The three commodities are Zinc ores and concentrate, Lead ores and concentrate, and Silica Sands and Quartz. China was the major destination of Nigeria’s export during the year under review, followed by Malaysia and Vietnam. While China accounted for 68 per cent…

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Stealing from those who serve.

Let me start this post by saying thank you for your service to all of the Vets out there. This is the day that we pause to celebrate their sacrifice for this country. It’s just sad that our brave men and women in uniform have to report to a commander in chief who was too much of a coward to serve his country, and who actually lied and used his family’s connections to avoid serving in the military. That is all bad, but what is just as disgusting and egregious…

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HISTORY: Meet Robert Smalls, Boat Captain for Union Navy who Escaped Slavery and Became 1st African-American Elected to U.S. Congress

U.S. Naval Captain and U.S. Congress Member Robert Smalls (photo via Library of Congress) by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (@lakinhutcherson) On this Veteran’s Day, Good Black News is choosing to honor former Union Navy boat captain and oft-hidden historical figure Robert Smalls of South Carolina. Robert Smalls was the first black man elected to U.S. Congress during Reconstruction. He was born into slavery in 1839 in Beaufort, S.C., and started his remarkable, implausible journey to national prominence by daring to escape slavery during the Civil War with his family.  Smalls, like many…

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Ultimate Stakes and Realities: Program Building and the Future of Black Studies

*This post is part of our online forum organized by Drs. Charisse Burden-Stelly and Crystal Moten titled “Researching, Teaching, and Embodying the Black Diaspora” Amherst College (Flickr: Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism) When I was asked to talk at the AALAC gathering in Northfield, Minnesota — hosted by Carleton College — it was under the rubric of “administering Black Studies.” This was an awkward rubric for me, actually, because I have never been an administrator. It is a peculiarity, often a virtuous one, of Amherst College that our administration consists of about…

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Kenya: Ibrahim Akasha Sentencing Moved to December

A US judge Friday postponed the scheduled sentencing of confessed international drug trafficker Ibrahim Akasha. The 30-year-old Kenyan citizen may now have to wait until December 6 to learn how much prison time he will serve. Ibrahim has been held for nearly three years in New York detention centres. Time already served will be deducted from whatever sentence presiding Judge Victor Marrero eventually imposes on Ibrahim. Federal guidelines set a minimum term of 10 years and a maximum of life imprisonment for the felonies to which Ibrahim and his older…

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What Are the Effects of Incarceration on Black Families?

You are here: Home / Misc. / Education / What Are the Effects of Incarceration on Black Families? Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 121 (ThyBlackMan.com) My curiosity was aroused from the results of a simple Google Search while compiling statistics for an article I was writing last month: How African-American Male Teachers Can Reshape Education Systems Across the Country.  I input the following question in this particular Google Search: What race makes up most of the prison population in America? Wow… I was stunned by the gargantuan results;…

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