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5 Powerful Ways Black People Can Help Counter White Supremacy – Page 2 of 5 – Atlanta Blackstar | #OYRchallenge

Build and Support Black Institutions

Support Black organizations whose goal is to uplift and improve the Black community. Learn about the Black community and find out what can be, should be and needs to be done to improve it. Join Black organizations and be a part of supporting the Black community. The goal of these organizations should be to provide guidance and direction to the Black community that will create a multi-generational movement toward improving the Black community.

via 5 Powerful Ways Black People Can Help Counter White Supremacy – Page 2 of 5 – Atlanta Blackstar.

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Paul Krugman On Joe Stiglitz’s Income Inequality Argument: ‘I Can’t See How This Works’

True we are in the intellectual age. Everything is weighed and precisely measured by analyst, researchers, and scientist. We might have come to a bump when common sense has to be metered out in an article or textbook for  elitist to become aware.

When has there ever been a situation where the marginalized in any situation just dropped dead. They remain to haunt and tug at every straw you try to spin into gold. As long as the haves keep populations hungry, the haves are more than obligated to feed them. Paul Krugman

“Stiglitz isn’t the first to argue that income inequality stymies economic growth. A 2011 report from the International Monetary Fund found that a 10 percent decline in income inequality could boost the duration of a period of economic growth by 50 percent. And though Krugman doesn’t buy Stiglitz’s particular rationale in this case, he has argued in the past that “inequality is a major reason the economy is still so depressed.””

via Paul Krugman On Joe Stiglitz’s Income Inequality Argument: ‘I Can’t See How This Works’.

 

‘The Twelve Tribes of Hattie,’ by Ayana Mathis – NYTimes.com

‘The Twelve Tribes of Hattie,’ by Ayana Mathis – NYTimes.com.

Hattie, her men and her children — unmoored, lost and isolated — stumble through a joyless world where “talcum powder and hair grease and smoke fouled the air.” All are seeking a place for themselves, an identity to hang on to: sexual, spiritual, geographic, familial. 

First Look At Angela Bassett & Mary J. Blige As Betty Shabazz & Coretta Scott King In ‘Betty & Coretta’ | Shadow and Act

Angela Bassett

First Look At Angela Bassett & Mary J. Blige As Betty Shabazz & Coretta Scott King In ‘Betty & Coretta’ | Shadow and Act.

Mary J. Blige will play Betty Shabazz, and Angela Bassett will play Coretta Scott King.

Malik Yoba will play Martin Luther King Jr, while, Lindsay Owen Pierre is playing Malcolm X in the movie.

 

New Congress will take fresh crack at old problems – Yahoo! News

 

Reuters/Reuters - A statue of the United States first President, George Washington, is seen under the Capitol dome in Washington January 2, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

New Congress will take fresh crack at old problems – Yahoo! News.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The new 113th U.S. Congress, which convenes on Thursday, is set to take a fresh crack at a number of old, and highly contentious, issues, such as gun control, immigration, the record debt, tax reform and the farm bill.

DR Congo welcomes sanctions against rebels (via AFP)

 

 

Congo Cockatoo

Congo Cockatoo (Photo credit: AndyRobertsPhotos)

 

DR Congo welcomes sanctions against rebels (via AFP)

 


DR Congo welcomes sanctions against rebels (via AFP)

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday welcomed UN sanctions imposed on the M23 and FDLR, two rebel groups that Kinshasa and Kigali accuse one another of using as proxies in the country’s troubled east. “It’s a condemnation we expected… and it arrives at the right time because these groups threaten…

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It’s official: Deal reached on “fiscal cliff” – CBS News

 

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Logo of CBS News (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Vice President Joe Biden speaks following a Senate Democratic caucus meeting about the fiscal cliff on Capitol Hill, Dec. 31, 2012 in Washington. / AP

 

It’s official: Deal reached on “fiscal cliff” – CBS News.

 

The ball in Times Square has dropped, 2013 is here and, technically, so is the “fiscal cliff”, as Congress has yet to officially pass a plan to avert the scheduled spending cuts and tax hikes. But before panic sets in, although lawmakers failed to meet the midnight deadline, a deal is in place and the first step to making it official — Senate passage — is in the books.

 

 

UPDATE: Divided Republican House Passes Senate ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Plan

“UPDATE: Boehner Seeks To Modify ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Plan With Spending Cuts”

 

Watch Hill Harper Tackle ‘The Issues’ In New Web Series ‘Epiphany’ | Shadow and Act

Hill Harper

Watch Hill Harper Tackle ‘The Issues’ In New Web Series ‘Epiphany’ |

The author of “The Conversation” takes his conversation to the Web in “The Epiphany”

I know that there are a few people who like to give actor Hill Harper the “side eye” (as I believe it’s called), or think that he’s corny. But you definitely cannot deny that he’s a seriously committted guy who wants to affect positive change in society.Shadow and Act.

 

President Jacob Zuma: ‘Owning A Dog Is Not African’ | Breaking News for Black America

 

President Jacob Zuma: ‘Owning A Dog Is Not African’ | Breaking News for Black America.

Since South African President Jacob Zuma (pictured) declared publicly on Wednesday that having a pet dog is not African and Black South Africans who buy a dog and take it for walks are copying white culture, he has come under quite a bit of heat and has since backtracked from his heated accusations, theMail & Guardian reports.