Tag: slavery

Critic: Twenty years since Human Rights Act, work only half done

Critic: Twenty years since Human Rights Act, work only half done

| December 19, 2013

U.N. officials and countries around the world take time to reflect on the limited successes and some shortfalls in human rights records worldwide.

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Dr. Ben Carson: A case study in mental health

Dr. Ben Carson: A case study in mental health

| October 23, 2013

Has Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson, noted neurosurgeon, lost his mind? He shocked not only the nation, but the world, when he said, “Obamacare is really, I think, the worst that has happened in this nation, since slavery.”

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Black Brit director Steve McQueen looks at American slavery in new film

Black Brit director Steve McQueen looks at American slavery in new film

| October 15, 2013

By Kam Williams Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper  Kam Williams: I’ve loved all three of your feature films, this new one, and “Hunger” and “Shame” as well. They are so different from each other and yet quite remarkable and memorable, each in their own way. SM: Thank you. Well, I do my best. I’m just happy that […]

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A retrograde Supreme Court

| August 13, 2013

By Lee A. Daniels—No matter how much some commentators try to spin the not guilty verdict of George Zimmerman as an example that the legal system worked properly, the freeing of Trayvon Martin’s killer actually underscores multiple bitter truths. One is that for black Americans, “the law” has more often been predator than protector.

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