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  • Black history now required reading in N.J. schools

    08/29/2002 4:51:54 PM PDT · by Coleus · 79 replies · 1,316+ views
    <p>After a day of ceremonies, Gov. James E. McGreevey signed into law yesterday a bill that requires that African-American history be incorporated into the core curriculum of New Jersey's public schools.</p> <p>The legislation establishes a 19-member panel known as the Amistad Commission, whose members will include New Jersey's secretary of state, education commissioner and the chairman of the executive board of the President's Council. The commission will approve textbooks that accurately portray the role of African-Americans in U.S. history.</p>
  • Inside the Beltway-Family breakdown (Charlie Rangel promotes absolutely fake document)

    08/22/2005 1:44:18 PM PDT · by NavySEAL F-16 · 70 replies · 2,320+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 22, 2005 | John McCaslin
    Family breakdown Rep. Charles B. Rangel, New York Democrat, says "the destruction of the black family" today can be traced to a single man from England who purposely paid a visit to Virginia during the early 18th century. "In 1712, British slave owner Willie Lynch was invited to the colony of Virginia to teach his methods of keeping slaves under control to American slave owners," Mr. Rangel says. "Almost 300 years later, the techniques that he prescribed seem to have not only been successful in controlling slaves, but lasting as a means of weakening and destroying the black family." Mr....
  • Former Negro Leagues Star Dies at 103

    08/11/2005 2:19:42 PM PDT · by Borges · 25 replies · 770+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 8/11/05
    CHICAGO - Former Negro Leagues star Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe, believed to be the oldest living professional baseball player, died Thursday. He was 103. Radcliffe, given his singular nickname by sports writer Damon Runyon after catching Satchel Paige in the first game of a doubleheader in the 1932 Negro League World Series and pitching a shutout in the second game, died from complications after a long bout with cancer, the Chicago White Sox said. Radcliffe was frequently in the crowd at U.S. Cellular Field and occasionally visited the White Sox clubhouse. He made it a tradition in recent years to...
  • Pennsylvania Legislator Asks District to Reconsider "unnecessary" Black History Requirement

    06/22/2005 9:12:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies · 682+ views
    Pennsylvania Legislator Asks District to Reconsider "unnecessary" Black History Requirement The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The speaker of the state House urged the city school district to reconsider what he called an "unnecessary" requirement that high school students take an African-American history course in order to graduate. "I would like to see them master basic reading, writing and arithmetic," Speaker John Perzel said in a letter Tuesday to James Nevels, chairman of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission. "Once we have them down pat, I don't care what they teach. ... They should understand basic American history before we go...
  • African American History Must Be Taught (Rep. Brady's Office)

    06/14/2005 11:41:15 AM PDT · by americaprd · 24 replies · 1,028+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 06/14/2005 | Karen Warrington
    Some people are asking: How can the Philadelphia public school system mandate teaching African and African American history? But others of us are asking: How have school officials justified not teaching it in a school district where nearly two-thirds of all students are African American? America is so diverse that we should be teaching the stories of all its people, whether it is Greco-Roman history, including Greek mythology; Ireland's potato famine; the exodus of Eastern Europeans to America; or the roles so many other groups played here, including Italians, Germans, Asians and Latinos. This should all be part of the...
  • Rev. Peterson Blasts Black History Course Mandated for Philadelphia Schools

    06/14/2005 10:01:42 AM PDT · by NewDestiny · 53 replies · 1,081+ views ^ | 6-13-05 | Monisha Bansal
    Black History Course Mandated for Philadelphia Schools By Monisha Bansal Correspondent June 13, 2005 - The Philadelphia public school system, citing the fact that blacks encompass two-thirds of its student population, will require all students to take an African-American history course starting in September. But a conservative critic calls the decision divisive and claims Philadelphia parents "are sacrificing their children to a bunch of America-hating black liberals." Joe Lyons, spokesperson for the School District of Philadelphia, said there has been a public outcry since the 1960s "to include more emphasis on African-American history and culture in our curriculum."...
  • Freed Slave's Life Uncovered

    06/11/2005 10:47:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 1,348+ views
    Daily Progress ^ | June 9, 2005 | Melanie Mayhew
    Years before the Civil War, a free black washerwoman is believed to have made her living laundering the clothes of University of Virginia students and professors. Little of her story is known, but a new archeological discovery may help unearth her place in history. Archeologists have uncovered evidence of two additional graves on university grounds, a dozen years after archeologists found 12 other grave shafts nearby. The discovery could shed some light on the people who lived - and now rest - on UVa land, said Mary Hughes, university landscape architect. “We don’t know fully what these explorations mean, but...
  • Philadelphia students must take black studies

    06/11/2005 1:13:55 AM PDT · by MissouriConservative · 43 replies · 1,420+ views
    MSNBC News ^ | June 9, 2005 | The Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA - In what could be a first in the United States, the Philadelphia school system will soon require that all high school students take a year of African and African-American studies. Leaders of the school district, where two-thirds of students are black, hope the course will not only keep those students interested in their academic work but also give others a more accurate view of history. “We have the opportunity ... to do something under our watch that is really going to do right by our students, to say, ‘We’ve come from some pretty great places,”’ said assistant superintendent...
  • Philly schools to require African history class to Graduate

    06/09/2005 7:49:35 PM PDT · by FeeinTennessee · 46 replies · 1,098+ views ^ | June 9, 2005
    Philly Schools to Require African History Class to Graduate Wires Thursday, June 9, 2005 PHILADELPHIA -- City high school students will be required to take a class in African and African American history to graduate, a move that education experts believe is unique in the nation. The requirement in the 185,000-student district, which is about two-thirds black, begins with September's freshman class, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Thursday. The yearlong course covers subjects including classical African civilizations, civil rights and black nationalism, said Gregory Thornton, the district's chief academic officer. The other social studies requirements are American history, geography and...
  • Philadelphia schools to require African, black history

    06/09/2005 1:59:34 PM PDT · by americaprd · 80 replies · 1,482+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 06/09/2005 | Maryclaire Dale
    Three decades after students demanding African-American studies in city schools clashed with police, the district will require all high schoolers to take a full-year course on the subject. Philadelphia, whose public schools are two-thirds black, may be the first U.S. school district to require the class. "I think it's a promise that we are many, many years late in filling," said Cecilia Cannon, an assistant superintendent for curriculum. "We have the opportunity ... to do something under our watch that is really going to do right by our students. To say, 'We've come from some pretty great places.'" The course...
  • Philly School District To Require African, Black History Course

    06/09/2005 5:54:46 AM PDT · by Irontank · 32 replies · 714+ views
    Charlotte Observer & Knight-Ridder ^ | June 8, 2005 | Susan Snyder
    In what could be a unique move nationally, the Philadelphia School District will require every high school student to take a separate course in African and African-American history to graduate, beginning with this September's freshman class. Both national and local officials said yesterday that they knew of no other district requiring such a course, particularly one focused on African history, for graduation. The School Reform Commission voted unanimously in February to offer courses in both areas at every high school, and said it would consider making one or both courses a graduation requirement. Wednesday, district officials confirmed that they would...
  • Baltimore Airport Renamed for Marshall (Thurgood)

    05/10/2005 4:05:30 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 32 replies · 731+ views
    Associated Press (via Yahoo News) ^ | 10 May 2005 | Gretchen Parket
    Baltimore Airport Renamed for Marshall By GRETCHEN PARKER, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 20 minutes ago ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The governor signed a bill Tuesday renaming Baltimore-Washington International Airport for Thurgood Marshall, the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Beginning Oct. 1, the airport will be known as Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich signed the bill as civil rights leaders and lawmakers looked on. "Our purpose is to honor a great mind who did the most to end legal segregation in America," said state Delegate Emmett Burns, a Baptist minister who introduced the bill.
  • Baseball Salutes Jackie Robinson

    04/16/2005 2:51:11 AM PDT · by MrJingles · 18 replies · 776+ views ^ | 4/15/05 | Tom Singer
    NEW YORK -- Reflecting vividly on that day 57 years and about a dozen miles away, Rachel Robinson smiled through the memories. "My big concern that morning was, how do I get to Brooklyn (from the hotel)? It was a hoary morning getting to the park," she said. "My five-month-old baby was dressed in California clothes, and he was chilled. "But Ruth Campanella's mom had a fur coat and she draped it over him, and I went to warm up his bottle, then we were all right." Rachel Robinson shrugged lightly. "Maybe that was my way of defending against the...
  • Frederick Branch, first black Marine officer, dies at 82

    04/13/2005 9:54:13 AM PDT · by Borges · 23 replies · 1,539+ views
    PHILADELPHIA - Frederick Clinton Branch, the first black commissioned officer in the Marine Corps, died Sunday at a Philadelphia hospital. Branch, whose wartime service on a merchant ship in the Pacific helped earn him a spot in Officer Candidate School, was 82. He was made a lieutenant of the U.S. Marine Corps on Nov. 10, 1945, the 170th anniversary of the founding of the Marines. Branch had previously been rejected for a spot in Officer Training School, and was instead drafted in 1942 while he was a student at Temple University. He had been striving for a Marine commission after...
  • Thoughts on Black History and Conservative Principles - (more black conservatives than libs admit)

    04/12/2005 1:37:45 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 570+ views
    Published In: New Coalition News & Views Publication Date: January 1, 2005 Publisher: The New Coalition for Economic and Social Change On October 2, 2004, Lee H. Walker addressed The Philadelphia Society’s fall meeting. This year’s topic was “Black History and Conservative Principles.” His remarks were made during a panel discussion, which he moderated, and were delivered as follows. Black conservatism has been an overlooked aspect of American history since the collapse of Reconstruction. Any comprehensive history of black American thought that ignores or isolates the conservative influence will be lopsided. Conferences like this are usually held during the month...
  • A slave's Woodbury story (Connecticut)

    04/10/2005 8:05:05 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 1 replies · 245+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | April 10, 2005 | Paul Singley
    WOODBURY -- Jeffrey Brace was a black slave in the 1700s who endured many hardships. But in a book first published in 1810, and again last year, Brace describes his time spent in a section of what was then Woodbury as a "glorious era of (his) life." The African native was captured there when he was 16 and taken to Milford, where he was owned by a series of cruel masters who beat and abused him, according to the book "The Blind African Slave, or memoirs of Boyrereau Brinch, nicknamed Jeffrey Brace." The first edition of the book, an "as...
  • MLK Memorial May Be Challenged for Donors

    03/05/2005 11:17:23 AM PST · by nypokerface · 8 replies · 356+ views
    AP ^ | 03/05/05 | JEFFREY McMURRAY
    WASHINGTON - After a disappointing year of raising money, the project to build a National Mall memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. enters a critical phase with a looming rival for donors' dollars. Organizers insist there are plenty of generous people willing to give to both the King project and a proposed National Museum of African American History and Culture, which last month got a major boost when President Bush said the building belongs on the mall. "I do not believe we'll be in direct competition," said Harry Johnson, president of the King Memorial Foundation. "I believe there is enough...
  • Kerry Urges Congress to Honor Communist

    03/02/2005 2:10:48 PM PST · by gidget7 · 49 replies · 2,836+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 3/2/2005 | by Daniel J. Flynn
    -----Having learned nothing, Kerry now boosts Stalinist W.E.B. Du Bois Why has John Kerry sponsored a Senate resolution honoring a Stalinist who championed racial separatism? The Soviet Union awarded W.E.B. Du Bois the Lenin Peace Prize. Maoist China staged a national holiday in his honor in 1959. Now, for reasons unexplained, the Democratic Party's 2004 presidential nominee seeks to honor Du Bois too. Kerry's efforts to honor Du Bois have been joined by fellow Bay State Democrat Ed Markey, who, along with more than three-dozen colleagues, has advanced a similar resolution in the House of Representatives. Both resolutions await floor...
  • African-Americans take lesson of history to improve their lives

    02/28/2005 3:48:45 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 12 replies · 1,076+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | February 28, 2005 | Ruby L. Bailey (A.P.)
    DETROIT -- Bill Cosby wasn't the first to urge African Americans to work hard, mentor others and raise responsible children. Is the message getting through? A Southern preacher traveled the country in the 1950s, encouraging blacks to speak standard English, spend wisely and lower the black-on-black crime rate. Those things, said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., were the keys to integration and self-sufficiency. By the time King reached downtown Detroit in 1963 to preview his "I Have a Dream" speech, Tijuana Morris says, King had moved far from his message of hard work and self- dependence. "We need to stop...
  • Reading Free Blacks Out of History

    02/28/2005 2:51:19 AM PST · by rdb3 · 11 replies · 712+ views
    FPM ^ | 28 FEBRUARY 2005 | Anita L. Willis
    Reading Free Blacks Out of HistoryBy Anita L. WillsHistory News Network | February 28, 2005 "We reside among you and yet are strangers; natives and not citizens; surrounded by the freest people and most Republican Institutions in the world and yet enjoying none of the immunities of freedom though we are not slaves we are not yet free." -- Memorial of the Free People of Color, African Repository, December 1826, Baltimore MDAfrican American History month is a month in which Americans celebrate the history of people of African descent. It is a sharing of a culture long ignored by the...