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There has been many discussions about whether or not integration helped or hurt Blacks. There are many compelling arguments on both sides of this discussion. I'd like to open up the dialogue for different perspectives. Do you want your kids in an all Black/White school system? Do you think integration was a tactic from Caucasains to benefit them? Were Blacks better or worse, OVERALL, when we were segregated?
When having this discussing, there are often two recurring points that are made. When people speak about the Pros, they often point out: Better job and educational opportunities. When they speak about the Cons, they often point out the lost of Black family unity. Which side are you on?
As much as we would prefer not to discuss it, skin tone complications of the past still afflict the psyche of present-day America, according to an article by TheGrio. And, to be sure, the studies the article cites don’t isolate the issue to the black community alone. Rather, the studies report that the issue is pervasive in mainstream America as well.
Even employers seem to prefer the lighter-skin blacks among us:
A 2006 University of Georgia study showed that employers prefer light-skinned black men to dark-skinned men, regardless of their qualifications. We found that a light-skinned black male can have only a Bachelor’s degree and typical work experience and still be preferred over a dark-skinned black male with an MBA and past managerial positions,” said Matthew S. Harrison in 2006, then a doctoral student in applied industrial organizational psychology at Georgia.The study, which sampled over 12,000 black women imprisoned in North Carolina between 1995 and 2009, showed that light-skinned women were sentenced to 12 percent less time behind bars than their darker-skinned counterparts. The results also showed that having light skin reduces the actual time served by 11 percent.
Tune in to IABT Radio Show for Triathletes on Monday, March 16, 2015 from 7-8 pm EST when IABT Executive Board Members, DrTekemia Dorsey and Keisha Kcr Ragoobir with one of our show host, Wendell Chuck Williams talk about the topic of "Making A Difference for Blacks in Triathlons"
They discuss the organization's mission, vision, and what to expect for the remainder of 2015. Our guests will discuss the history of triathlons, the percenta...ge of involvement with African Americans, and the issues faced triathletes in the sport and being an African American triathletes, and much, much, more.
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Who were the first Black Elected Officials? During the month of November, as the country gears up to re-elect or vote in the next wave of politicians, Black Reconstruction will revisit the Reconstruction era to pay homage to the Black Men who came before Obama. During this tumultuous time, Blacks not only established townships, they also positioned themselves to be an integral part of government.
At a Glance.. In 1855, Brownhelm Township, founded by Col. Henry Brown, gained notoriety throughout the U.S, when the township elected an African-American to government office. The NY Syracuse Daily Journal, May 31, 1855 reported that John Mercer Langston was a fugitive slave who had been elected clerk. Brownhelm's early residents had long been known for their strong anti-slavery stance; and Col. Henry Brown's home on the Lake Shore was often a final stop on the Underground Railroad, before reaching Canada by boat. African-American Firsts: Government
Local elected official: John Mercer Langston, 1855, town clerk of Brownhelm Township, Ohio.
State elected official: Alexander Lucius Twilight, 1836, the Vermont legislature.
Governor (appointed): P.B.S. Pinchback served as governor of Louisiana from Dec. 9, 1872-Jan. 13, 1873, during impeachment proceedings against the elected governor.
U.S. Representative: Joseph Rainey became a Congressman from South Carolina in 1870 and was reelected four more times.
U.S. Senator: Hiram Revels became Senator from Mississippi from Feb. 25, 1870, to March 4, 1871, during Reconstruction.
There have only been a total of five black senators in U.S. history: the remaining two are Blanche K. Bruce [1875-1881] and Barack Obama
February, the shortest month is packed with events and holidays of the heart. We get Valentine Day! President's Day! Madi Gras! and Lent begins! Black History Month is also celebrated this month mostly by Blacks. There will be lots of spending and lots of entertaining. Tribute is paid to inventions and accomplishments of Blacks. Whites and Blacks ask why Black History is celebrated. It's time for a national honest discussion. America's politicians need to answer the question with honest talks about the role government played in the beginning of slavery, during and after slavery was abolished. Politics setup this America. Politics must tear down this America. Politicians must lead a candid, respectful, conversation about slavery, abolistion, broken promises, laws that created a new slavery, and killings of free Blacks that went unpunished. Only government can facilitate much needed conversations to deliver an all inclusive America. Time for politicians to roll up their sleeves and put slavery behind us in America.
SENATOR HARRY REID WILL NOT SEEK REELECTION.
ROB DISCUSSES SUICIDAL GERMANWINGS PILOT ANDREAS LUBITZ, DEPRESSION AND UNIONS.
ALSO, ROB TALKS ABOUT A NEW ANTI-GAY LAW SIGNED BY GOVERNOR MIKE PENCE OF INDIANA.
PLUS, ROB TALKS ABOUT THE LACK OF RESPONSE TO ISRAELI SPYING WITH THE GOP AND UNDERMINING THE US.
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