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Surprising Facts About Black Women | MadameNoire

Madame Noire

Madame Noire lists 15 fast facts about the African American woman that may astound you. Among this list are characteristics, strengths, and accomplishments seldom noted in the current conversations African American women have with each other. Drink up, Ladies!

Think you know all there is to know about the African-American experience? These surprising facts about black women just might surprise you.

via Surprising Facts About Black Women | MadameNoire.

Ferguson’s Angry Young Men #OYRchallenge

Article by Joel Anderson

This scene of Bledsoe throwing back a tear-gas canister during an attack on Ferguson, MO protesters has been seen worldwide. Not even the Palestinians, who according to social media posts, advised protesters in Ferguson, MO on dealing with tear gas attacks, witnessed such a scene in their country. These men are not angry, they are ready.

Bledsoe returning tear gas canister during police attack on Ferguson, MO protesters

Bledsoe bent down and picked the canister up, ignoring the searing heat in his right hand.“I felt like, ‘Y’all shooting at me? I’m just trying to get home,’” Bledsoe said. “I picked it up and threw it back. I never, ever, ever pictured myself throwing something at the police.”

via Ferguson’s Angry Young Men.

Obama Pledges To Push For Gun Control Measures If ‘American People Decide It’s Important’

President Obama called the Dec. 14th shooting in Newtown, Connecticut “the worst day of my presidency,” and said during a rare interview on Meet The Press, that he will propose a package of reforms that will likely include new regulations on assault-rifles and high-capacity ammunition clips, and enhanced background checks for gun purchases. A commission […]

via Obama Pledges To Push For Gun Control Measures If ‘American People Decide It’s Important’.

Nomalanga: The Fallacy of Being a Modern Black Woman | Black Blue Dog

via Nomalanga: The Fallacy of Being a Modern Black Woman | Black Blue Dog.

I have always maintained that women should have the right to choose what they want for themselves, as far as their lives go. I believe that if a woman wants to work and focus on her career, she has every right to, and where possible, I believe a woman should be able to stay home and focus on her family and home, if she so chooses. If a woman wants to remain single all her life, so be it. If a woman does not want children, I say “more power to [her]“.

Pew study: Blacks may have voted at higher rate than whites for 1st time in history | theGrio

Pew study: Blacks may have voted at higher rate than whites for 1st time in history | theGrio.

Although blacks make up 12 percent of the so-called “eligible electorate”, 13 percent of the ballots cast for president were African-American voters.

 

Dr. Boyce: Shawty Lo, 10 Babies’ Mamas Give Us TV Buffoonery 101 | Black Blue Dog

Dr. Boyce: Shawty Lo, 10 Babies’ Mamas Give Us TV Buffoonery 101 | Black Blue Dog.

“Aggressive default management undermines the validity of the default rate by masking the true number of students who end up defaulting,” concluded an extensive report released earlier this year by Sen. Harkin’s staff.