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Black People … Why Didn’t You Vote? (Answer Anonymously)

Black People … Why Didn’t You Vote? (Answer Anonymously)

Two smiling women stand outdoors and hold signs reading “Vote Baby Vote” and “Voting is People Power,” c. 1970. (Photo: Gabriel Hackett /Getty Images) ***** So Twitter is buzzing right now about the fact that only 4.7% of African Americans voted yesterday. However, CBS News reports that the number is approximately 10%.  Better, but still [...]

November 3, 2010 | 10 Comments More
Dorothy Height, Matriarch of the Civil Rights Movement Dies

Dorothy Height, Matriarch of the Civil Rights Movement Dies

Dorothy I. Height, 98, a founding matriarch of the American civil rights movement whose crusade for racial justice and gender equality spanned more than six decades, died early Tuesday morning of natural causes, a spokesperson for the National Council of Negro Women said. Ms. Height was among the coalition of African American leaders who pushed [...]

April 20, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Presidential Proclamation on the Death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy

Presidential Proclamation on the Death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy

US President Barack Obama listens to his introduction by Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy before signing the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act at the SEED School i n Washington in this April 21, 2009. PHOTO: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images ***** DEATH OF SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT [...]

August 26, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Governor David Paterson on Ted Kennedy’s Death

Governor David Paterson on Ted Kennedy’s Death

“It is with profound grief that I learned the news of Senator Edward Kennedy’s passing late last night. “Senator Kennedy took his seat in the United States Senate in 1962, and from the moment he was sworn in, he fought for the progressive principles and ideas that he held so close to his heart. Over [...]

August 26, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Cop in Henry Louis Gates Arrest is Profiling Expert for Police Academy

Cop in Henry Louis Gates Arrest is Profiling Expert for Police Academy

The white police sergeant criticized by President Barack Obama for arresting black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. in his Massachusetts home is a police academy expert on racial profiling. Cambridge Sgt. James Crowley has taught a class on racial profiling for five years at the Lowell Police Academy.

July 23, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Henry Louis Gates Arrest — In His Own Words

Henry Louis Gates Arrest — In His Own Words

Henry Louis Gates Arrest — In His Own Words Click here for interview.

July 23, 2009 | 2 Comments More
Vote For Us in the 2009 Black Weblog Awards

Vote For Us in the 2009 Black Weblog Awards

Hey Everyone, I’m excited to tell you that AroundHarlem.com’s Blog has received nominations in the 2009 Black Weblog Awards. I NEED your votes to help me win. I’ve been nominated in three categories: * — Best Culture Blog — — Blog to Watch — — Best Microblog — (@AroundHarlem on Twitter) * Please click the [...]

July 23, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Charges Against Henry Louis Gates Dropped

Charges Against Henry Louis Gates Dropped

Booking Photo (AP Photo/Cambridge Police Dept.) **** A prosecutor is dropping a charge against prominent Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. after Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the city’s police department recommended that the matter not be pursued. In a joint statement, Cambridge and the police department said they made the recommendation to the Middlesex County [...]

July 21, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Official Statement on Henry Louis Gates Arrest From His Lawyer Charles Ogletree

Official Statement on Henry Louis Gates Arrest From His Lawyer Charles Ogletree

Statement on Behalf of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. — By His Lawyer Charles Ogletree This brief statement is being submitted on behalf of my client, friend, and colleague, Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. This is a statement concerning the arrest of Professor Gates. On July 16, 2009, Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 58, the Alphonse [...]

July 21, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Arrested

Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Arrested

Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Skip Gates), one of the nation’s pre-eminent African-American scholars, was arrested Thursday afternoon at his home by Cambridge police investigating a possible break-in. The incident raised concerns among some Harvard faculty that Gates was a victim of racial profiling. Police arrived at Gates’s Ware Street home near Harvard Square [...]

July 20, 2009 | 4 Comments More
Anita Hill on Supreme Court Judge Nominee Sonia Sotomayor

Anita Hill on Supreme Court Judge Nominee Sonia Sotomayor

So much has been made of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court that it’s hard to know what people expect from the upcoming hearing. For her part, I expect to see an infinitely qualified and highly prepared nominee anxious to address the Senate Judiciary Committee. Despite her years of practice and judicial experience, [...]

July 13, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Michael Jackson’s Last Magazine Cover

Michael Jackson’s Last Magazine Cover

To read about the cover shoot, click here.

July 9, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Nancy Pelosi Shoots Down Sheila Jackson Lee’s Resolution Honoring Michael Jackson

Nancy Pelosi Shoots Down Sheila Jackson Lee’s Resolution Honoring Michael Jackson

Two days ago, Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee stood onstage at the Michael Jackson memorial service and said she would introduce a resolution in the House of Representatives honoring Jackson as a “global humanitarian.”

July 9, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Michael Jackson Memorial Program

Michael Jackson Memorial Program

Mourners at the Michael Jackson’s memorial service were handed received programs filled with triumphant photos and emotional tributes to the late singer.

July 9, 2009 | 0 Comments More
More Photos: Inside Michael Jackson Public Memorial at the Staples Center with Jennifer Hudson, Chris Brown, Usher and Suzanne de Passe

More Photos: Inside Michael Jackson Public Memorial at the Staples Center with Jennifer Hudson, Chris Brown, Usher and Suzanne de Passe

A Very Pregnant Jennifer Hudson attends Michael Jackson Public Memorial Services at the Staples Center ****

July 7, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Inside Michael Jackson Memorial at the Staples Center — Usher, Wesley Snipes, Magic Johnson and Brooke Shields Mourn

Inside Michael Jackson Memorial at the Staples Center — Usher, Wesley Snipes, Magic Johnson and Brooke Shields Mourn

Usher attends Michael Jackson’s Public Memorial Service held at Staples Center ****

July 7, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Michael Jackson Private Memorial Service at Forest Lawn Cemetery

Michael Jackson Private Memorial Service at Forest Lawn Cemetery

Michael Jackson ‘s coffin arrives in a hearse for a private viewing for invited guests at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. ***** Michael Jackson will be buried among Tinseltown’s legends at Forest Lawn Michael Jackson’s family arrives at Forest Lawn

July 7, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service at the Staples Center

Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service at the Staples Center

Updated: Full Video Below According to Billboard.com, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Usher and Stevie Wonder are among the confirmed participants at Tuesday’s public memorial service for Michael Jackson at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The announcement by Jackson family via spokesman Ken Sunshine also named Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Martin [...]

July 7, 2009 | 1 Comment More