Category 5 Hurricane Dorian inched across the northern Bahamas Monday, lashing the archipelago with 200 mph wind gusts and flooding parts of the low-lying islands with a storm surge of up to 23 feet. […]
After the incident Pearland ISD Board of Trustees member Mikael Floyd stated, “It’s no secret that racism, whether intentional or not, has crept into the code. The administration has made it clear that they are aware of the Board’s stance that provisions which are rooted in cultural or racial inequalities must be changed, and anything less will be unacceptable in my opinion.” […]
Indeed, the slave trade began in the 15th century, said Boniface Chidyausiku of Zimbabwe. It was driven by colonial expansion, emerging capitalist economies and the insatiable demand for commodities – with racism and discrimination serving to legitimize the trade, Chidyausiku said.
Chidyausiku, then the acting president of the United Nations General Assembly, made the remarks in 2007 during the UN’s observance of the 200th anniversary of the end of the transatlantic slave trade. […]
Coffer completed his training in 1948 at Montford Point Camp, making him one of the first African Americans to join the United States Marine Corps. He then served two years in Korea and rose to the rank of staff sergeant. […]
Subscribers can submit stories that describe the moment that transformed a friend into a cherished sister-friend. Claire McIntosh, the editor in chief of Sisters from AARP, told NNPA Newswire about the newsletter. […]