This morning Dr. Maya Angelou was interviewed by Jacque Reid on the Tom Joyner Morning Show where she shared thought provoking perspective on the state of racism in America today, African Americans voting, and what’s happening in the Middle East. Continue reading
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86 year old Lucille Singleton
Lucille Singleton is no stranger to finishing races. The 86 year old Harlem resident has been running for 27 years, has served as a New York City Road Runner volunteer for 28 years, and has completed three New York City Marathons. So when she fell during the 400 meter race at the Empire State Senior Games this past weekend, she new she needed to get up and finish the race. “When I fell one of the volunteers came over worried about me and asked whether I was alright. I jumped up and continued running, and ended up winning the race.” That’s right, Ms. Singleton won the 400 meter women’s Gold Metal at the Empire State 2010 Senior Games, as well as the 100M Gold Metal, and the 200M Gold Metal.
The 2010 Empire State Senior Games are held at SUNY Cortland Stadium in Cortland, New York and is an organized sports and leisure program conducted by the New York State Office of Parks and Recreation & Historic Preservation for New York State Residents aged 50 and older. The Games goals are to encourage fitness as a life long activity, provide recreational opportunities for seniors and to promote fitness, fun and fellowship for seniors. The Senior Games attract nearly 200 athletes, along with guest and their families from across New York State. A native of Charleston, South Carolina Ms. Singleton enjoys running, staying fit, working out, and showing off her Gold metals at Harlem’s New York Sports Club.
Obama is not above all this, but he has made savvy political calculations and has taken pains, in the name of “civility,” to eschew any display of his own anger. His denunciation of Jeremiah Wright’s jeremiads were a necessary pre-election affirmation of the old deal. Angry black men need not apply. Obama’s repudiation of his own use of the word “stupidly” to characterize the Cambridge police department headed off a losing confrontation with police unions everywhere. And his current refusal to be drawn into a racial analysis of Joe Wilson’s “You lie!” is at the service of a focused political effort to get health-care reform through Congress. Civility is a virtue, but it is also a trump card.
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Public-advocate candidate Bill de Blasio has outraged black politicians and many of his own constituents by sending targeted mailings to African-American neighborhoods featuring pictures of his interracial family, sources told The Post.
Most of the ads mailed to predominantly white areas had no pictures or just showed photos of the candidate, the sources said.
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Harlem native Errol Louis reports on Gov. Paterson’s low poll ratings.
Gov. Paterson has every right to be upset at the way former allies have turned against him. But race has little to do with his political woes.
For months now, there’s been a whisper campaign that Paterson might not stand for election next year. Democrats are concerned that Paterson’s low poll numbers could drag down the whole ticket in 2010.
Both U.S. Senate seats and the thin Democratic majority in the state Senate are at stake next year.
In a worst-case scenario, Republicans could take back the governor’s mansion and recapture control of the state Senate, which will redraw all political districts in 2011. Continue reading
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From V. Holly
Most major institutions are still run by white people, are supported by them, and tailor their exhibitions to suit them
Nobody seems to have any meaningful statistics. But you do not have to look at major US art museums for long to realise that most of the senior management is white, unlike staff at comparable levels in corporations, universities and government offices.
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that police acted “stupidly” in the arrest of prominent black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. and that despite racial progress blacks and Hispanics are still singled out unfairly for arrest.
“This still haunts us,” Obama said.
Obama called Gates a friend, and said he doesn’t know all the facts of the case. Nonetheless, Obama said, anyone would have been angry if treated the way Gates claims police in Cambridge, Mass., treated him. Gates, a Harvard University professor, claims he was arrested in his home after showing ID to police who responded to a report of a possible burglary. Continue reading
In the wake of Michael Jackson’s memorial service, the key question of how the pop superstar died remains unanswered, awaiting an official report from the Los Angeles County coroner.
But other mysteries abound, particularly related to Jackson’s appearance, which changed dramatically from his early adulthood.
His features changed, and the color of his skin lightened significantly over the last two decades of his life.
When the face of the most recognizable entertainer in the world faded to near alabaster, the transformation struck a sensitive cultural spot. It intrigued and even offended people, spawning numerous articles and blog posts speculating about his metamorphosis.
This week, a source involved with the investigation into Jackson’s death said the singer’s body was “lily white from head to toe.” And another source said Jackson had “paper-white skin. As white as a white T-shirt.”
U.S. President-elect Barack Obama, who avoided calling attention to race during the campaign, sees his race as an opportunity to bridge differences, The Washington Post reported on Monday.
Obama spoke in an interview last week about how his racial identity can unify and transform the United States, the newspaper said.
The son of a black Kenyan father and a white mother from Kansas, Obama will be inaugurated on Tuesday as the 44th U.S. president, and the first one to be an African American. Continue reading