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Kwanzaa 2013: Celebrating Family and Culture

December 11, 2013
Kwanzaa 2013: Celebrating Family and Culture

Kwanzaa, an African American holiday that celebrates family and culture, offers the opportunity for African Americans to turn inward and renew and reinforce the ties that bound the family together, using the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa as a criteria to measure the strength of the family. This annual ritual celebration provides the framework and...
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The Shame of Black America: Black Children in the Foster Care System

January 6, 2011

Unquestionably the election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States was a milestone in the history of African Americans. Many saw his election as the capstone of an emerging era of enduring progress and achievement by blacks in America. Yet, the untold story of African American children in the foster...
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The Permanent State of Crisis in Back America

July 10, 2010

The election of Barack Obama has obscured the tragic and ugly side of what is happening in poor and working African America neighborhoods, especially to young black men. As Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow points out, “today an astounding percentage of the African American community is warehoused in prisons or trapped...
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