The Smithian: 'There is still no evidence that the White House manipulated the public discussion of the [Benghazi] attacks for...
…And there is certainly no evidence of the…most outlandish conspiracy theory about Benghazi: that the Administration left Americans to die because they were worried that responding to the incident with the force needed to beat back the assault would undermine President Obama’s counterterrorism…
Even when the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented, there may still be millions of Americans who need health insurance.
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Especially in Pennsylvania.
May 17, 1954: The Supreme Court Rules on Brown v. Board of Education
On this day in 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that racial segregation in public schools violated the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which says that no state may deny equal protection of the laws to any person within its jurisdiction.
Although the decision did not succeed in fully desegregating public education in the United States, it put the Constitution on the side of racial equality and galvanized the nascent civil rights movement into a full revolution.
Can you name all the key players behind Brown v. Board of Education? Revisit the landmark case with PBS’ The Supreme Court site.
School integration, Barnard School, Washington, D.C., 1955 (Library of Congress).
WURD will be broadcasting live from this event, as well as ODUNDE. You have no excuse not to come out and soak up some of the vibrant culture flowing in South Philly on this day.
If you want access to “The Angriest Black Man In America“‘s list of recommendations for those running for judgeships on the May 21 primary ballot in Philadelphia, the official list will be posted online at 9am tomorrow.
Additional links will be sent to Facebook and Twitter, but you may want to go ahead and set a bookmark for the official website now so can easily access the information when it becomes available.
The 16-year-old high school student who was arrested after causing a small explosion on school grounds will not be charged with a crime.
Very good news. Thank you to everyone who signed the online petition calling for the charges to be dropped, who sent in money for the family’s legal defense, or who offered an encouraging word. The village did its job on this case.
Afrocentricity International is a comprehensive Pan African organization created to support the worldwide economic, cultural and educational advancement of African people.
Register for this weekend’s conference (May 18 & 19), convened by Dr. Molefi Asante, at this site. Many important Black thought leaders and scholars are on the agenda.