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Reparations Conference at Chicago State UniversityThe conference is held at a key point in history. The reparations movement has floundered here, but it is growing in the Caribbean.by Frederick H. LoweWhen the British Parliament passed the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833, abolishing slavery throughout the British Empire, beginning on August 1, 1834, slave-owning plantation owners were angry, and they demanded reparations for their lost property --- African slaves.
Reparations Conference at Chicago State Universityby Frederick H. LoweMinister Louis Farrakhan, who spoke at a reparations conference over the weekend at Chicago State University, told the audience that he is ill.
Reparations Conference at Chicago State Universityby Frederick H. Lowe U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. said he will re-introduce in the 113th Congress legislation that calls for a seven-member commission to study reparations for African Americans.
Race Car Drivingby Frederick H. LoweLewis Carl Hamilton, the world's only black Formula 1 driver, finished first in Sunday's UBS Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. It was his third first-place finish in the last three races.
LGBTby Rick GerharterNew America MediaSAN FRANCISCO --- In San Francisco African American seniors who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) often face double jeopardy in terms of discrimination. Within the black community, they struggle to overcome homophobia. In the LGBT community, they encounter race-based prejudices.
Writingby Frederick H. LoweNew York Live Arts, a consortium of cultural organizations based in the city, has declared 2014-2015 The Year of James Baldwin.Baldwin, a novelist who wrote about gay men before it was fashionable or accepted, was also a poet, a playwright and a civil rights activist.
Heath/EatingMaking good meal choices is harder, researcher says(HealthDay News) --- Restaurants near public housing developments tend to offer unhealthy meals, a new study finds.Researchers analyzed menus from 61 fast-food and 72 table-service restaurants within a half mile of 13 housing developments and four residential neighborhoods in the Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., areas.
March 17, 20014Calls for more support of black-owned businessesIt won't happen because we've been conditioned to believe white commerce is superior to any black businesses that exist in Amerikka. Most black people want to support their own but our experiences tell us otherwise.
April 22 1949 ----- Spencer Haywood, who successfully challenged the National Basketball Association's eligibility rule in a case that went before the U.S. Supreme Court, was born on this day in Silver City, Miss. Haywood moved to Detroit and in 1967, he led Pershing High School to state basketball title.