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Day: <span>December 2, 2010</span>

From Drought to Drowning: Black and Latino New Yorkers Underwater

Bertha Lewis For generations, too many have viewed homeownership as a far-fetched dream.  In low-income communities throughout our country, most populated by minorities, securing loans, regardless of how sound the investment, was nothing short of impossible.  And for years, organizations like New York’s ACORN – the organization I was Executive Director of before becoming the […]readmore

"Cathie Black Must Go!" Lawsuit and Protests Begin

by Amadi Ajamu The fight against Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor-designee Cathie Black  will be waged in the streets and in the courts. Freedom Party leaders laid out their “plan of action” at Sistas’ Place Coffee House in Brooklyn on Monday evening. The standing-room only crowd of concerned parents, grandparents, educators, clergy, activists, lawyers and others […]readmore

NAACP Raises Alarm Over Growing Cases of AIDS in African-American

Washington- In observance of World AIDS Day, December 1st, the NAACP stands united in the global fight against HIV and AIDS.  The World Health Organization established World AIDS Day in 1988 to provide national AIDS programs, faith organizations, community organizations and individuals with an opportunity to raise awareness and focus attention on the global AIDS […]readmore

Pat-Downs Hit Middle America Where It Counts

By David Coleman The recent outrage expressed by white males and females over intrusive airport pat-downs may have an upside. At least at the nation’s airports, nonminority airline passengers who seek to board an airplane are being sensitized to the indignities that are a routine part of the lives of some men of color who […]readmore


Scottsboro Boys Minstrel Show on Broadway Closes by Amadi Ajamu The final performances of the Scottsboro Boys Broadway production will be held on December 12, 2010.  After weekly protests led by the Freedom Party, renowned producers John Kander and Susan Stroman had to lower the curtains and go to Black. Sources familiar with the show […]readmore