Posted tagged ‘Black’

White Teacher Sorry for Binding Two Black Girls in Slavery Lesson

December 5, 2008

A white social studies teacher attempted to enliven a seventh-grade discussion of slavery by binding the hands and feet of two black girls, prompting outrage from one girl’s mother and the local chapter of the NAACP.



Barbara Lee Named New Chairwoman of Congressional Black Caucus

November 22, 2008

barbara-lee.JPGRep. Barbara Lee was named chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday, giving the Oakland Democrat a high-profile platform to push her priorities, from increasing funding for HIV/AIDS to pushing for a speedy withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.


Black Church Destroyed By Fire the Morning After Obama’s Election

November 21, 2008

black-church-burned-obama-election.jpgAs Election Night made way for a new day, a pastor named Bryant
Robinson Jr. clicked off his television to accept a sleep of sweet
promise. His mostly black congregation now had two blessings awaiting
it in 2009: the inauguration of the first African-American president
and the finished construction of a new church.


How to Avoid Domestic Violence by Daniel Whyte III, Essence National Bestselling Author of Letters to Young Black Men and #1 Bestselling Author of Letters to Young Black Women (African-American Category)

November 20, 2008
Dear Daughters & YBW:
I trust that you are doing well today. I hope that you are growing in the Lord and living a victorious life. Today, I want to write to you about domestic violence and how you can avoid it. 


Black Caucus Says No Special Relationship to Obama

November 20, 2008

black-caucus.jpgThe Congressional Black Caucus announced its new leaders Wednesday without mentioning President-elect Barack Obama until asked. Members disputed the notion that his historic presidency would affect their profile or their role.


Could “Black Friday” Be Turning Gray This Year?

November 14, 2008

On the day after Thanksgiving, customers en route to Macy’s Herald
Square in New York will be greeted by the oft-frenetic Richard Simmons,
handing out samples of Ocean Spray’s energy juice drink.


Congregants at Predominantly Black Churches Celebrate Obama’s Victory

November 12, 2008

Congregants at predominantly black churches blew horns, waved American flags and raised their hands from Raleigh to Los Angeles to the Atlanta church where the dream was born on the Sunday after Barack Obama was elected president.