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How Mixed Are African Americans?

(The Root) — 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro No. 18: How much African ancestry does the average African American have?

A few years ago, it occurred to me that it might be fun to try to trace the family trees of a group of African Americans all the way back to slavery, and then when the paper trail disappeared, analyze their DNA through biologist Rick Kittles‘ company, AfricanAncestry.com.

via How Mixed Are African Americans?.

 

The Curious Case Of Hattie McDaniel’s Missing Oscar… Did You Know? | Shadow and Act

In the history of the Academy Awards, more than a few Oscars statuettes have either gone missing or were stolen. 55 disappeared from a Los Angeles loading dock just days before the ceremony in 2000. All but two were recovered. In 1938, an unidentified man jumped onstage to accept an award on behalf of Best Supporting Actress winner Alice Brady, who was too ill to attend. The man was never seen again — and neither was Brady’s award. In 2002, UPS lost Whoopi Goldberg‘s Best Supporting Actress Oscar when it was sent out for cleaning. It was later found in a trash can.

And then there’s the case of Hattie McDaniel, who won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mammy in the 1939 epic Gone With the Wind, making her the first African American to win an Academy Award. But that award has been missing for some 40 years!

via The Curious Case Of Hattie McDaniel’s Missing Oscar… Did You Know? | Shadow and Act.

 

An Activist Fights Breast Ironing, a Ritual Mutilation Practice of Girls in Cameroon – Clutch Magazine | Clutch Magazine


In its 2011 human rights report on Cameroon, the U.S. State Department explained the cultural motivation for stunting breast growth among adolescent girls. “The procedure was considered a way to delay a girl’s physical development, thus limiting the risk of sexual assault and teenage pregnancy,” the report states. “Girls as young as nine were subjected to the practice, which resulted in burns, deformities, and psychological problems.”

via An Activist Fights Breast Ironing, a Ritual Mutilation Practice of Girls in Cameroon – Clutch Magazine | Clutch Magazine.

 

King Solomon And Queen Of Sheeba 2 -Nollywood Movie

 

This is the second part of the movie, you can find the first part here or

Nollywood movie starring Olu Jacobs, Florence Onume,Camela Mberekpe, Fredrick Lewnard,

Nollywood movie starring Olu Jacobs, Florence Onume,Camela Mberekpe, Fredrick Lewnard,

Synopsis: Olu Jacobs banished his wife from the palace, and falls in love with a young lady who sleeps around.She was caught and later diagnosed with HIV.

 

King Solomon and Queen Of Sheeba – Nollywood Movie

Nollywood movie starring Olu Jacobs, Florence Onume,Camela Mberekpe, Fredrick Lewnard,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh8eM7lLEkg

Synopsis: Olu Jacobs banished his wife from the palace, and falls in love with a young lady who sleeps around.She was caught and later diagnosed with HIV.

This is the first part of the movie, you can find the second part here

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Pope Benedict Resigned to Avoid Arrest « 2012thebigpicture

Pope Benedict resigned to avoid arrest, seizure of church wealth by Easter

Diplomatic Note was issued to Vatican just prior to his resignation

New Pope and Catholic clergy face indictment and arrest as “Easter Reclamation” plan continues

A Global Media Release and Statement from The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS)

via Pope Benedict Resigned to Avoid Arrest « 2012thebigpicture.

 

Violence Erupts Between African-American and Somalian High School Students | Black Blue Dog

Abdi Sheikh, a student at the school, said he saw hundreds of students fighting in what appeared to be a racial incident. “A big riot,” he said. “It was all types of races.” 

via Violence Erupts Between African-American and Somalian High School Students | Black Blue Dog.

 

If You’re a Christian You BETTER WATCH THIS!!! PLACEBO

If You’re a Christian You BETTER WATCH THIS!!! PLACEBO By Howard Pittman

 

Odds Makers Believe the Next Pope Is Going to be Black – Christian Blog – Christian Blog

Paddy Power, Ireland’s leading bookmaker, says that the next pope is very likely to be African. They have come up with a list of who they believe might be the next pope. They call the list “papabile.”

via Odds Makers Believe the Next Pope Is Going to be Black – Christian Blog – Christian Blog.

 

Rape of South African Teenager Anene Booysen Is So Horrific The World Must Take Notice | Beyond Black & White

Seventeen-year-old Anene Booysen was found at a construction site after she had been so viciously raped and mutilated that the scene where her body was found resembled a horror movie.

via Rape of South African Teenager Anene Booysen Is So Horrific The World Must Take Notice | Beyond Black & White.