Bowie State to Launch the Center for Research and Mentoring of Black Male Students and Teachers

Professor Julius Davis (photo via bowiestate.edu) According to jbhe.com, Julius Davis, an associate professor and mathematics education researcher at Bowie State University, has been selected for the Wilson H. Elkins Professorship by the University System of Maryland. The award will provide him with a grant to establish a Center for Research and Mentoring of Black Male Students and Teachers. “It’s humbling and an honor to receive such an award. It feels great to know that the University System of Maryland thought that it was worth the investment to create a…

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Rwanda: Giancarlo Esposito Would be ‘Amazing’ as Rwandan Version of X-Men Villain – Screenwriter

Left: Marvel Comics’ Magneto. Right: Giancarlo Esposito. Cape Town — Could Breaking Bad star Giancarlo Esposito portray a reimagined, Rwandan version of infamous X-Men villain Magneto in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)? Screenwriter Zack Stentz seems to think so. After a report by MCU Cosmic suggested that Esposito was up for a “major” role in the multibillion dollar film franchise, Stentz, screenwriter for Thor and X-Men: First Class, tweeted that casting the 65-year-old as a new version of the character with his story rooted in the 1994 Tutsi Genocide would…

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Kenya: Kenya, Barbados Sign Pacts On Joint Commission for Cooperation and Political Consultation

Bridgetown — Kenya and Barbados have resolved to expand areas of cooperation and create more economic opportunities for citizens of the two nations. President Uhuru Kenyatta and Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley of Barbados agreed that increased economic engagement will form the foundation for rekindling the historical bilateral ties between the two countries. The two leaders spoke on Friday when they led their delegations in bilateral talks in Bridgetown, Barbados where they witnessed the signing of two key agreements. The pacts signed by Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma…

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A Rare Discount On this LÍLLÉbaby Child Carrier Will Be Your Kid’s Favorite Deal of the Day

Best Home DealsThe best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily.    LÍLLÉbaby The Complete All Seasons Baby Carrier | $120 | Amazon It’s not hard to figure out why the LÍLLÉbaby Complete All Seasons is one of our favorite baby carriers for hiking (or for just walking around with a baby, generally). It can be used in six different positions as your kid grows, and its breathable mesh design means you won’t have to drench your kid in your own sweat. Take Your…

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“Making America white again.”

Toni Morrison passed away recently, and in honor of her memory I am going to post this wonderful essay that she wrote for The New Yorker Magazine after the election of Donald trump. It is sadly apropos to what is taking place in America today. “This is a serious project. All immigrants to the United States know (and knew) that if they want to become real, authentic Americans they must reduce their fealty to their native country and regard it as secondary, subordinate, in order to emphasize their whiteness. Unlike…

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Zimbabwe: Top Chinese Bank Places Zimbabwe On Sanctions List

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa and Chinese President Xi Jinping (file photo). A Chinese government owned financial institution, China Everbright Bank, one of its largest investment arms across Europe and Africa, has placed Zimbabwe on a list of countries it will not be dealing with. In a communique, a copy of which is in NewZimbabwe.com’s possession, China Everbright Bank indicates that Zimbabwe will not be able to conduct business on any of its platforms even through counter party countries on its behalf. Like his predecessor Robert Mugabe, President Emmerson Mnangagwa consistently claims…

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The Democrats to Seniors: Drop Dead If You Rely On Medicare.

You are here: Home / Money / Business / The Democrats to Seniors: Drop Dead If You Rely On Medicare. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) If you’re already on Medicare or counting on it when you retire, you’re in for a shock. Medicare Part A — the fund that pays hospital and nursing home bills — is running out of money. A mere seven years from now, it will no longer have enough funds to pay your providers’ bills in full. Medicare trustees sounded the alarm…

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Real Talk: You Need More Than Optimism To Be An African Returnee

There comes a time in an African Diasporan’s life when you have to choose: to stay or to go. For many, relocating can be a nerve-wrecking and paradigm shifting decision – and indeed, it is. You are literally uprooting yourself and setting up shop elsewhere. It may be ‘home’, your country of origin or birth, but it is often a landscape vastly different from what you may have become accustomed to. With the roar of slogans like “Africa Rising” or “Year of Return”, a feeling of optimism can propel one…

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Nipsey Hussle to Be Memorialized with Tower Outside of Marathon Clothing in Los Angeles

Hussle & Motivate was the motto of the slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, tribute mural near the end of LA’s Arts District on Violet Street near Mateo St. (photo via flickr.com) According to thegrio.com, Nipsey Hussle’s long-time partner, Lauren London, recently announced via Instagram that a monument in Hussle’s honor is going to be erected outside his Marathon Clothing store in Hyde Park. Nipsey, 33, born Ermias Davidson Asghedom, was shot and killed March 31 after an argument with another individual. The alleged gunman, Eric Holder, has been charged in his murder.…

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Black Perspectives Updates: Summer Vacation

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and an unidentified man and woman on Chicken Bone Beach, Atlantic City, NJ (John W. Mosley Photograph Collection, Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA) From August 2nd to September 2nd, our team will be on vacation. During this time, our writers and editors will have an opportunity to get some rest ahead of a new semester. We look forward to bringing you more groundbreaking content in September. In the meantime, please be sure to catch up on the excellent pieces we…

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