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Blacks and Small Business Credit

August 23, 2012 1 comment

 

BLACKS STILL STRUGGLE TO QUALIFY FOR PERSONAL AND BUSINESS CREDIT; NEW WEB SITE WANTS TO HELP

– Web site educates small and minority business owners on how to obtain small business credit –

Nationwide(BlackNews.com) — A recent Washington Post article emphasized how poor credit makes it much tougher to secure loans and gain access to credit, especially for African-Americans. The article entitled, “For Black Americans, Financial Damage From Subprime Implosion is Likely to Last” (see link below), sheds light on what has been an ongoing problem for many decades: Minorities, particularly African Americans, continue to make up a huge population of people and business owners who are unqualified for credit. Read more…

Chaka Khan in Concert…Kennedy Center…United Nations…Howard Theatre…Music Icons Sheds 60 Pounds…Discuss Health and More

May 10, 2012 1 comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usTen-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Chaka Khan joined David Foster and Friends at the Kennedy Center Spring Gala in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, May 6, to raise money for arts education. Foster’s other “friends” included singers Jewel and Peter Cincotti, along with trumpeter Chris Botti, violinist Caroline Campbell, soprano Angel Blue and a multicultural group of new and developing artists. Chaka performed “Through the Fire,” “I’m Every Woman,” and the newly penned “The Promise That We Make,” which she performed for the finale with all performers and 40 wives of military servicemen. Read more…

Student Told To Read Langston Hughes Poem “Blacker”

March 19, 2012 2 comments

http://mybrownbaby.com/2012/03/student-told-to-read-langston-hughes-poem-blacker/

By Denene Millner

Post image for Student Told To Read Langston Hughes Poem “Blacker”A Virginia high school English teacher is under fire for repeatedly singling out her sole African American student—most recently demanding that the 9th grader read a poem by acclaimed African American poet Langston Hughes in a “blacker” style in front of his class.

Jordan Shumate, a student at George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church, Va., says he was reading Hughes’ “The Ballad of the Landlord,” a 1940 protest poem about a tenant thrown in jail for challenging his landlord, when his teacher, Marilyn Bart, interrupted him. “She told me, ‘Blacker, Jordan—c’mon, blacker. I thought you were black,’” Shumate told the Washington Post.

When the 14-year-old student refused to continue reading the poem, Bart showed him how it’s done. “She sounded like a maid in the 1960s,” said Shumate, whose story was corroborated by a fellow student. “She read the poem like a slave, basically.” Read more…

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