African American Research Library hosts Comic & Sci-Fi- Convention

May 16, 2019 Carma Henry 0

      Hundreds of comic and sci-fi fans of all ages gathered at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) on May 11th for AARLCC-CON, Fort Lauderdale’s festival for African American comic book and science fiction enthusiasts. The event brought together local and national writers, illustrators and industry professionals to meet fans and network. […]

Mass Incarceration of Women and Minorities a New Crisis  

May 15, 2019 Carma Henry 0

Probation is often billed as an alternative to incarceration, but instead it is frequently set with unrealistic conditions that undermine its goal of keeping people from being locked up, she wrote for the Prison Policy Initiative. For example, probation often comes with steep fees, which, like bail, women are in the worst position to afford. […]

Dr. Chakwera Seeks to Unite Malawi and African Diaspora

May 15, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     A longtime religious leader who has played a prominent role in helping to change the self-perceptions of his countrymen, Dr. Chakwera said that the past history of corruption in Africa is ending through more democracy and participation by all the people of Africa for a better more sustainable economic, social and political future. […]

Another case of Alzheimer’s

May 15, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     The implications of the increase in Alzheimer’s patients goes far beyond the personal loss and sadness experienced by families. We are talking about immense healthcare costs. As I have witnessed in my extended family, an individual who is otherwise healthy can suffer a long and slow decline that can be not only emotionally intolerable for all involved but immensely expensive, sometimes to the point of personal bankruptcy. […]

To Commemorate Brown, Support Our Teachers

May 15, 2019 Carma Henry 0

Sixty-five years ago, the Supreme Court ruled, in the Brown v. Board of Education case, that the Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) doctrine of “separate but equal” was unconstitutional. That ruling ended legal segregation in public facilities, but it did not necessarily accomplish its goals in terms of school desegregation. Indeed, Richard Rothstein, the historian who is a Distinguished Fellow at the Economic Policy Institute and at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, wrote that in 2014, Black students […]

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