Archive | December, 2010

Scott sisters to be freed!

31 Dec

Two Mississippi sisters who have spent 16 years in prison over an $11 armed robbery will be released with an unusual stipulation: one must donate a kidney to the other. Read more: http://aareports.com/2010/12/scott-sisters-to-be-freed.html

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2010 top 10 wealthiest African Americans

29 Dec

2010 top 10 wealthiest African Americans

Here is a list of the top 10 wealthiest African Americans. It’s no surpise that Oprah is #1 but some of the others may or may not surprise you.

Check out the list here: http://aareports.com/2010/12/2010-top-10-wealthiest-black-americans.html

President Obama: The Comeback Kid

21 Dec

For a guy who took a “shellacking” in the midterm elections six weeks ago, President Obama is doing pretty well during this lame-duck political period. There’s the tax cut/unemployment deal. He got a trade deal with South Korea. Saturday he saw a huge win in the demise of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” ban on gays . Read more here: http://aareports.com/2010/12/president-obama-comeback-kid.html

Gays in the military: It’s not that big a deal

19 Dec

In the interest of full disclosure I must let you know that I am straight not gay. I am however a black man who has served in our nations military as a member of the NJ National Guard. That gives me a perspective on the civil rights and military issues at play here.

Read my opinion piece here: http://aareports.com/2010/12/gays-in-military-its-not-big-deal.html

Obesity among African American women

19 Dec

Check out this article from J.E. Ward a black woman who was once small and now has become bigger due to pregnancy and bad eating habits. She keeps it very real and talks about why black woman have issues with weight, why it’s accepted in black communities, and the real harm that being overweight is doing to black woman.

Read her article here: http://aareports.com/2010/12/obesity-among-african-american-women.html

Black student’s hands duct taped together for not washing them?

16 Dec

Black student’s hands duct taped together for not washing them?

At a school in Chicago a four year old black child had his hands duct taped together because he refused to take a nap, and he didn’t want to wash his hands. The boy went to Piu-Tak Chinese Christian school which is run by the Chinese Christian Union Church and the parents of the child believe racism played a huge part in this.

 Read more:
http://aareports.com/2010/12/4-yr-olds-hands-duct-taped-together.html

NAACP chapter has first white president

14 Dec

Michael Teasley, a white man in his mid-30s who grew up in rural Rankin County, is the new president of the JSU chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Read more: http://aareports.com/2010/12/naacp-chapter-has-first-white-president.html