Monthly Archives: August 2012

President Obama’s Roots Traced to First Enslaved African

Linda Tarrant-Reid Ever since Barack Obama became the first African American president in 2008, his first term has been fraught with debate about where he was born, whether or not he’s an American citizen, if he’s Muslim and “so on … Continue reading

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Stop & Frisk: The App

By Linda Tarrant-Reid We’ve all heard the stories or know someone, personally, who has been stopped by the po-po, without provocation.  I’m talking about living, walking, and driving while Black and male in America – the Brothers can be stopped, … Continue reading

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Black Studies Doctoral Theses Under Attack – WHAT NEXT?

By Linda Tarrant-Reid When Naomi Schaefer Riley penned her post “The Most Persuasive Case for Eliminating Black Studies?  Just Read the Dissertations.,” I thought to myself, “what on earth is she thinking?”  In the piece which ran in The Chronicle … Continue reading

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