Young, Black, Male, and Stalked by Bias

Young, Black, Male, and Stalked by Bias
By BRENT STAPLES (NYT)

The message society too often sends to black teenagers that they are feared is toxic, deeply embedded and very dangerous.

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African-American – News

African-American – News April 15, 2012

Rediscovering A Black Community In Middletown
Rediscovering A Black Community In Middletown (The Hartford Courant)
Archaeological Dig Aims To Learn About Residents Of Beman TriangleFifteen volunteers knelt in dirt digging for household items on Saturday, starting an excavation intended to discover more about the culture of a once-prosperous African American community in town.
Black church leads fight against AIDS (Monterey County Herald)
It’s been three decades since HIV and AIDS invaded Chicago’s South Side and surrounded Bray Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Englewood.

BCDI-Milwaukee engaged in campaign to fight obesity in African American children (Weekend)
The Milwaukee Affiliate of the National Black Child Development Institute is engaged in a grassroots campaign to fight obesity in African American children.

Baptist leader criticizes Trayvon Martin support (WDRB-TV Louisville)
The head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s public policy arm has condemned the response of many black leaders to the Trayvon Martin case as “shameful.” Some black pastors within the nation’s largest Protestant denomination say Richard Land’s comments hurt the effort to broaden the faith’s appeal beyond its traditional white, Southern base.

Feds Investigating Discrimination Claims Against County Schools (Patch)
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights recently announced its plans to investigate the NAACP’s allegations that Anne Arundel County Public Schools discriminates against African-American children when disciplining students.

Re: Black Brits Suffer Higher Unemployment Rates Than U.S. Blacks | NewsOne (NewsOne)
But black people in Britain suffer from evenA higher rates of unemployment , especially during the last three recessions, a new study reports.

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Contrary to popular belief, one black family did sail on the “Titanic.”

Contrary to popular belief, one black family did sail on the Titanic. Haitian native Joseph Phillippe Lemercier Laroche came from a rich and powerful family. His uncle, Dessalines Leconte was president of Haiti. Joseph could also speak two languages and he had an engineering degree but he couldnt find a job because of his color.

He and his wife had decided to take their daughters Simonne and Louise to visit his mother. They made second-class reservations on the Titanic at the last minute. It is believed they purchased the last available tickets.

The family encountered blatant racism on board. Some passengers shouted racial epithets at them whenever they left the cabin. For their safety, they decided to stay indoors and they hardly ventured out of the cabin.

On April 15, 1912, when the ship hit an iceberg and began to sink, Laroche loaded his pregnant wife Juliette and two daughters into “lifeboat 14,” just before the ship sunk at 2:20 a.m. Joseph and 1,500 other passengers would go down with the ship.

In 1918, six years after the death of her husband, the White Star Line awarded Juliette Laroche $22,119.00 dollars.

In 1980, Juliette Laroche died at 91 years of age.

Neither daughter (Simonne and Louise) has ever married, had children or left France.

Source: Zondra Hughes @ Ebony Magazine

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Was a cop killer an FBI informant?

Was a cop killer an FBI informant?

Morrison: Forty years ago this weekend, Police Office Phillip Cardillo was gunned down in Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam Mosque No. in Harlem. No one was ever convicted in the case. To the police rank and file, it is the greatest scandal in NYPD history — a story of murder, betrayal and coverup.

Was a cop killer an FBI informant?
Micah Morrison
Sun, 15 Apr 2012 08:51:56 GMT