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Judicial Q&A: Latosha Lewis Payne

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:36:23 GMT

I have also been endorsed by Harris County Chapter of the Harris County Labor Assembly of the AFL CIO, Area 5 Democrats, and Bay Area New Democrats. The time is now for a unique and different perspective on the bench than what is being offered.

a Black Panthera brings in a record-breaking box office weekend

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:18:03 GMT

"Black Panther," Marvel's first film directed by an African-American, brought in an estimated $192 million for its three-day debut in North America this weekend. That's the fifth biggest opening of all time.

'Giving colonies, settlements to Fulani under the guise of land ...

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:13:25 GMT

Perhaps the most insightful and concise contribution that I have read about the history of the Fulani and their inordinate ambition and insatiable thirst for domination and conquest was provided by Mr. Gbonkas Ebiri. His research and analysis of this topic is as historically accurate as it is outstanding.

NBA all-star Baron Davis wants to prep athletes and entertainers for the startup game

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:12:23 GMT

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Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:33:51 GMT

This acclaimed Emmy Award-winning anthology series features documentaries and a limited number of fiction films united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement and unflinching visions of their independent producers. INDEPENDENT LENS features unforgettable stories about a unique individual, community or moment in history.

Nigeria:Govt Forgot Promises, Say Catholic Bishops

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:26:49 GMT

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria yesterday at its first assembly in the year said three years after the inception of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, the administration has forgotten the many promises it made to Nigerians. The bishops who commenced their conference at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria , Durumi, Abuja, with the theme; 'Entrepreneurship Awareness: The Role of the Church,' maintained that the prevailing economic hardship, unemployment, strife and insecurity in the country present a precarious situation and a time bomb for Nigeria.

Feb. 19: Black History Month lessons, Rikers and infrastructure

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:16:16 GMT

... teaching, I have given my students many different kinds of projects for Black History Month. Reading about African-American inventors, scientists, doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, civil rights leaders, entertainers, athletes, musicians, artists, and ...

'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192 million

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:24:53 GMT

A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed "Black Panther" to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark. The Marvel film from the Walt Disney Co.

Smithsonian Channel Premieres Escape to the Great Dismal Swamp Tonight

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:22:44 GMT

The Great Dismal Swamp, a vast and impenetrable wilderness covering parts of Virginia and North Carolina, was a treacherous maze of waterways, full of poisonous snakes, blood-sucking insects and black bears. For centuries, rumors circulated that enslaved people had escaped to the swamp, choosing to brave the dangerous environment rather than endure the cruelty of slavery.

Independent Lens

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:18:59 GMT

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities is a documentary and interactive project that explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities have played in American history, culture, and national identity. Today, over half of all African American professionals are graduates of HBCUs.

Herdsmen attacks as trigger to famine

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:14:40 GMT

THE Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has been in the news for the widely rejected proposal to create cattle colonies in all the states of Nigeria. Soon, he and the President Muhammadu Buhari administration might be back on the front pages for another crisis which is rapidly building up unnoticed.

Dale Earnhardt Sr. lives again in Austin Dillon's Daytona 500 victory

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:08:00 GMT

... into the sport's bright future. With Dillon taking the checkered flag and charismatic and hard-charging African-American driver Bubba Wallace finishing second, it's full speed ahead for NASCAR. "I don't know what it is about story lines and Daytona, ...

Cities pitching diversity in efforts to lure businesses

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:06:01 GMT

Some cities and regions are highlighting racial diversity along with positive business climates, competitive tax rates and available land in pitches to lure tech companies and high-paying jobs to town. Places such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Detroit are touting their populations of people of color to chief executives and other corporate officials as part of being open for business.

FAMU holds Aquilina Howell Scholarship Ceremony

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:04:21 GMT

On Sunday the Aquilina Howell Foundation recognized local minority high school graduates for their academic success and service to the community. "When we see the students awarded their checks we hope that everyone feels a sense of pride that we're giving back to the community and continuing the legacy of Aquilina Howell," Hollinger said.

#FairnessFirst: Making modern movies in 2018

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:38:10 GMT

... for ever. But her work on A wrinkle in time brings her to true superstar status as it makes her the first African-American woman to direct a movie with a budget over $100m. Now she's looking to give others in the industry a much-needed leg up. ...

A breakdown of faculty diversity in the College of Arts & Sciences

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:32:56 GMT

... of the faculty of Arts & Sciences identify as underrepresented minorities, with 6 percent identifying as African-American and 34 percent of tenured/tenure-track faculty identifying as women. These numbers are nearly identical to the Danforth Campus. ...

What the left leaves out of 'Black History Month'

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:24:56 GMT

Apart from the bizarre notion that educators should set aside one month to salute the historical achievements of one race apart from and above the historical achievements of other races, Black History Month appears to omit a lot of black history. About slavery, do our mostly left-wing educators teach that slavery was not unique to America and is as old as humankind? As economist and author Thomas Sowell says: "More whites were brought as slaves to North Africa than blacks brought as slaves to the United States or to the 13 colonies from which it was formed.

Black Panther' redefines the superhero movie

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:10:28 GMT

Excitement and anticipation for Marvel's "Black Panther" has been building for months and its release did not disappoint. Ryan Coogler, the first African American director of a Marvel Studios film, turned the comic into a vibrant world with captivating characters and beautiful cinematography that has significantly etched its place in cinematic history.

New Survey Finding: Trump Likely owed his 2016 victory to 'fake news'

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:01:19 GMT

... female respondents who had voted for Obama in 2012 defected from the Democratic ticket. Did the lack of an African-American presidential candidate lead black voters to waiver in their commitment to the Democratic candidate? No. Indeed, fewer ...

Student org celebrates multilingualism

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:02:10 GMT

... more, Anwar said. Photographs showcasing the cultural heritage of Bangladesh were displayed throughout the African-American Performing Arts Center. BSAUNM traditionally celebrated International Mother Language Day through the notion of keeping the ...