Starbucks Talks About Race

I am sure most of you have heard by now that Starbucks is advocating that there be a discussion about race in its stores. I like that they think that the topic is worthy of discussion but I worry about how it will all unfold. The topic of racism in America is a layered issue […]

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Shirley Anita Chisholm 1924-2005

Photo: History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Shirley Anita Chisholm,” http://history.house.gov/Collection/Detail/30296 (February 16, 2015) Shirley Anita Chisholm was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 30, 1924 one of eight children to, Charles Hill (from British Guiana), a bakery worker, and Ruby Seale (from Barbados), a seamstress and maid. Shirley spent the first ten years of her life […]

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America’s First Black President, Dr. Carlos Antonio Mendoza

Photo retrieved from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division-Bain Collection: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?q=carlos%20mendoza In the United States we often use the terms “America” and “American” loosely. We tend to forget that the terms not only refer to countries or people residing in North America but to those countries and individuals also living in Central, and South America. […]

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Scholar, Historian, Activist and Collector Arturo Alfonzo Schomburg

Originally posted on Los Afro-Latinos:
Los-Afro Latinos Presents Scholar, Historian, Activist and Collector Arturo Alfonzo Schomburg Lorena Ramirez During January Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated in the United States. It’s a time set aside to commemorate his life, and most importantly, to remember his contributions to the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1960s). King,…

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Happy New Year!

Photo by CEBImagery titled New Year’s Day Sunset 2015, Sedona, AZ Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2014 was a rough year for many. Hopefully, 2015 will be better. There seemed to have been a lot of tragedy and negativity in the air. For example, in 2014 we learned about Boko […]

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We Must Never Forget

Like the Destiny’s Child song, Independent Women says, “Question…” Why is it is acceptable for Jews to say, “never forget,” when they talk about the Holocaust but it is not okay for black people to mention anything having to do with the mistreatment of blacks in this country? We are told, “get over it; move […]

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