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Celebrated fugitive slave, Anthony Burns, was seized in Boston on this date by his owner, who acted under the authority of the Fugitive Slave Law. The dramatic events of Burns’ life reflected the polarity between abolitionists and slaveholders of the time.
by Frederick H. Lowe
Of the 873 individuals released from prison in the past 23 years after serving time for crimes they did not commit, half were African American, the National Registry of Exonerations said in its inaugural report.
"We know the race or ethnicity of the defendant for 92 percent of the exonerations, which is 802 of the 873 exonerees, and the distribution is lopsided: half of all exonerees are black, 38 percent are white, and
by Frederick H. Lowe
The entrances of Greater St. John Church of God In Christ and St. Martin's Episcopal Church face each other across a common plaza with a flowing water fountain, surrounded by metal benches in a quiet alcove on Chicago's West Side.
The president, gay marriage and the politics of the November election
While many of us and African Americans in particular, disagree with the position that President Obama has taken on the issue of gay marriage, we do not have the luxury of not voting for him in the November election. When we consider the political agenda
There is a dearth of black male teachers in the nation's school systems for a variety of reasons but not because of a lack of interest in the profession, said Ivory A. Toldson, Ph.D., and an associate professor of the
Although there is a widely repeated and unquestioned figure that 50 percent of black boys drop out of high school, the actual figure is much lower, said Ivory A. Toldson, Ph.D., and an associate professor in the Counseling Psychology
Obama Campaign officials told supporters on Friday that they expect more attacks against the president similar to the one that was scuttled after The New York Times published an article about a campaign titled, "The Defeat of Barack Hussein Obama:The Ricketts Plan to End
Americans United for Separation of Church and State called on the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the pastor of a Kentucky church after he demanded that voters not re-elect President Barack Obama because of his support of same-sex marriage.
Fifty-six percent of Americans think President Barack Obama will win re-election, while 36 percent believe Mitt Romney will win, according to a USA Today/Gallup poll.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant recently signed legislation, requiring state residents to show a photo identification to vote, but the state Attorney General Jim Hood said the U.S. Department of Justice first must approve
African American Golfers Digest and 31 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) will host the 1st Annual HBCU Golf Challenge on Friday, July 27, at the Lake Presidential Golf Club in Upper Marlboro, Md.
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by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil
November is only six short months away, so the 2012 campaign for the White House is moving full-speed ahead. Because we live in the miracle of this fantastically dizzying digital age with news and information at our fingertips and coming at us from infinite sources; and because more than 274 million Americans are connected to the Internet, you probably won’t be surprised that we have converged