Alice Coachman Davis, First black Olympic gold medalist dies

16 Jul

Alice Coachman Davis, the first black female to win Olympic gold, died Monday. She was 90 years old. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2014/07/alice-coachman-davis-first-black.html 

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Michelle Howard gets 4th star, becomes first female admiral in the US Navy

2 Jul

 

At a ceremony, held at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, Michelle Howard became the first woman to make four-star admiral. On Tuesday afternoon, she will assume duties as the vice chief of naval operations making her the Navy’s number two officer. Watch the promotion ceremony – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2014/07/michelle-howard-gets-4th-star-becomes.html

 

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Michelle Obama speech at Maya Angelou Memorial

8 Jun

Here is Michelle Obama’s emotional speech at the Maya Angelou Memorial held at wake Forest University on 06/04/14 – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2014/06/michelle-obama-speech-at-maya-angelou.html

 

Did former slaves start the Memorial day holiday?

25 May

A black historian David W. Blight has discovered evidence that the first celebration of what came to be known as Memorial Day was conducted by former slaves. Over time that history was whitewashed to give others credit for the origins of Memorial Day. Oddly enough many of those those sources that credit others with the creation of Memorial Day mention the “Decoration Day” ceremony of the former slaves giving Blight’s claims same credence. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2014/05/did-former-slaves-start-what-is-now.html#sthash.jAsSVwzJ.dpuf

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Were Mark Cuban’s comments racist or was he being honest?

23 May

Mark Cuban the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks made some very interesting comments when discussing race issues and Donald Sterling. In a moment of pure honesty Cuban admitted to being prejudiced and bigoted at times. Some feel that an example he used of seeing a black man in a hoodie may make him cross the street was racist. Check out his statements – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2014/05/were-mark-cubans-comments-racist-or-was.html 

Associated Press should not have used escaped Nigerian girl’s name.

13 May

I understand that the story of the 200 plus missing Nigerian girls is a major world wide news story. I understand that everyone is trying to come at it from as many angles as possible and that reporters want to interview the girls. I understand all that. But can anyone explain to me why an Associated Press story written by Haruna Umar and Michelle Faul used one of the escaped girls names? – See more at:http://politicsandpolitricks.blogspot.com/2014/05/ap-was-wrong-to-print-escaped-nigerian.html #BringBackOurGirls#BokoHaram #Nigeria

Should LA Clippers players boycott their next game to protest owner Sterling’s racist comments?

27 Apr

ESPN’s Stephen Smith has reported that the Clipper players discussed boycotting the next game. I would not suit up to play for that a**hole but I’m not on the team. I wont have to pay any fines or get docked a game check. What do you think they should do? http://aareports.com/2014/04/should-la-clippers-players-boycott-next.html

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