to Receive the National Medal of Science from President Obama
The National Medal of Science is an honor bestowed by the President of the United States to top-notch individuals in science and engineering who have made significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the fields of behavioral and engineering sciences.
music, and video into a compelling presentation "Marcus Garvey: (Still) The Most Dangerous Black Man in America." The lecture, which is part of the events sponsor by the Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy’s Dive into Democracy campaign, culminates in a turn out the vote drive aimed at increasing the number of student and community voters.
"The injustices committed against Marcus Garvey, including the denial of his most basic human rights will be highlighted," said Professor Philp. "The research of legal scholars and historians such as Tony Martin, Robert Hill, Colin Grant, and Justin Hanford will support the online petition to exonerate Marcus Garvey, http://bit.ly/KqUrGh, which is featured at the end of the presentation."
ng was the Atticus Haygood Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Emeritus at Emory University.
According to his biography, Long's books included "Black Americana" (1985), "The Black Tradition in American Dance" (1989), "African Americans: A Portrait" (1993), "Grown Deep: Essays on the Harlem Renaissance" (1998) and "One More Time: Harlem Renaissance History and Historicism" (2007).
He also edited the works "Negritude: Essays and Studies" and "Afro-American Writing: Prose and Poetry and Black Writers and the American Civil War."
He was the founder of the Triennial Symposium on African Art and of the New World Festival of the African Diaspora. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Smithsonian Museum of African Art, is a life member of the Board of Directors of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, has served on the Board of the Society of Dance History Scholars and is now an Honorary Fellow of the organization. He continues to serve on the National Planner Committee of the Zora Neale Hurston Festival.
Long also served on the editorial boards of several publications, including the Langston Hughes Bulletin, Phylon and the Zora Neale Hurston Bulletin. He was a US committee member at the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture in Lagos, Nigeria, from 1971 to 1977 and has acted as a consultant for both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Long was born in Philadelphia and received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Temple University, where he began his teaching career as a graduate assistant. Long continued his education with doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Paris. He received his doctoral degree at the University of Poitiers.
In addition to teaching at Temple and Emory, Long also taught at West Virginia State College and spent 15 years as a teacher at Morgan State College (now University) followed by two years at Hampton Institute (now University) where he was also Director of the College Museum.
He went on to become a Professor of English at Atlanta University in 1968 where he was founder of the African-American Studies program. He began an association with Emory University 1973 as adjunct professor and became Atticus Haygood Professor in 1987. From 1971 to 1973 he was a visiting lecturer at Harvard University. He has lectured widely in West, Central and South Africa, the Caribbean, India and Southeast Asia.
Dr. Long's Papers are deposited at the Auburn Avenue Research Library.
His death was reported to the Daily World by Susan Ross.
"Another great tree in our forest has fallen," said Ross.
According to information from Long's HistoryMakers.com profile he was 85 years old.…
St. Louis Community College-Meramec sociology professor Lisa Martino-Taylor told The Associated Press that her research showed that the Army may have sprayed radioactive particles with zinc cadmium sulfide while claiming that it was testing a smoke screen that could prevent Russians from observing St. Louis from the air.
Those tests were concentrated in predominately-black areas of the city, which Army documents called “a densely populated slum district.”
In 1994, the Army confirmed to Congress that St. Louis was chosen because it resembled Russian cities that the U.S. might have to attack with biological weapons.
“The study was secretive for reason,” Martino-Taylor explained to KDSK last month. “They didn’t have volunteers stepping up and saying yeah, I’ll breathe zinc cadmium sulfide with radioactive particles.”
Documents showed that the Army used airplanes to drop the chemicals in Corpus Christi, but sprayers were mounted on station wagons and buildings in St. Louis.
nally created by "evil scientists" to kill black Africans. The AIDS establishment and other supporters of the 'green monkey' theory of the origin of HIV went ballistic. This controversy influence me to research the issue. My conclusion: AIDS IS A MAN MADE VIRUS.…
act, the Stanford professor of family law has merely written a book called “Is Marriage for White People? How the African-American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone”. But abuse is what you get for suggesting, as Mr Banks does, that black women—not only the “most unmarried” group in American society but also the one that least intermarries with other races—should look to white, Latino or Asian men as potential mates. After all, the alternative is often no marriage or relationship at all. The collapse of marriage among blacks is well documented (see chart), but not the sexual, psychological, emotional and social toll this has taken on black women. Seven out of ten are single. Of the others, many are forced into “man-sharing”. This crisis in the black “relationship market”, as Mr Banks calls it, starts with a “man shortage”. About one in ten black men in their early thirties are in prison. As a group, black men have also fallen behind in education and income, just as black women have surged ahead. Two black women graduate from college for every black man. As these women rise into the middle class, the men stay in the lower class, becoming less compatible. Many black women respond by “marrying down, but not out,” as Mr Banks puts it. But that makes bad marriages. Two out of every three black marriages fail, about twice the rate of white marriages. The real problem is the behaviour of those few black men who are considered good catches. They often stay unmarried for the opposite reason: they have too many options. As one man told Mr Banks: “If you have four quality women you’re dating and they’re in a rotation, who’s going to rush into a marriage?” Even black men who nominally commit to one woman are five times as likely as their white counterparts to have others on the side. One way or another, many black women thus become, or stay, single (as two of Mr Banks’s three sisters are). As one woman tells him: “We focus on our careers, our friends, go back to school, whatever. We fill our lives with other things.” But in the hundreds of interviews Mr Banks conducted, he found pervasive sadness. The most obvious solution, he discovered, also runs into the greatest taboo: intermarriage. This is ironic, because black men are statistically very open to marrying outside their race—more than one in five does. But fewer than one in ten black women intermarries. For some black women, a white husband brings bad memories of slavery and Jim Crow. Others have conditioned themselves to find non-black men unattractive (lacking “swag”, in the argot). Still others fear that men of other races find black women unattractive, or that their children might be “not black enough”. But by far the most common reason seems to be that black women still regard intermarriage as tantamount to betraying the race. “My black heart,” says one black woman as she contemplates marrying out, “I would need to turn it in.” “We know it’s a struggle,” says another, “but we women got to stand by the black man. If we don’t, who will?”
at the University of Michigan-Flint, the Cipriani Labour College (Trinidad), and St. Mary’s College (Trinidad). He has been a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, Brandeis University, Brown University, and The Colorado College and also spent a year as an honorary research fellow at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad.
Professor Martin has written, compiled or edited 14 books including Caribbean History: From Pre-Colonial Origins to the Present (2012) published by Pearson Education; Amy Ashwood Garvey: Pan-Africanist, Feminist and Mrs. Marcus Garvey No. 1, Or, A Tale of Two Amies (2007), Literary Garveyism: Garvey, Black Arts and the Harlem Renaissance (1983), and the classic study of the Garvey Movement, Race First: the Ideological and Organizational Struggles of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association (1976).
His work on Marcus Garvey was featured on the curricula of many African studies programmes around the world and he was a well-known lecturer in many countries.
ngth about the politics of black women and our hair. Last June she gathered a panel of folks, including actress Nicole Ari Parker, natural hair blogger Nikki Walton (aka Curly Nikki) and University of Pennsylvania religion professor Anthea Butler, to chat all things hair. Our favorite part? Harris-Perry's hilarious, yet pointed "Black Hair 101" video, a must-see for all those curious about black hair.
It was that episode that Inspired Butler to host a symposium at the University of Pennsylvania on the topic last month. The March 1 event was a huge success and Harris-Perry was on hand to cover all the excitement.
And, in what could be considered the most exciting part of the program, Butler snatched off her gray wig to expose her real tresses, which had been flat twisted. She then proceeded to have her styled in front of the crowd to demonstrate the versatility of her natural hair and ultimately everyone's hair.…
EVERY BLACK BEING ON /IN EARTH?
NOW LETS VISIT THIS LINK AND SEE IF WE CAN CONNECT THE DOTS AS TO WHO THIS GOD'S PLAN IS ALL ABOUT, AND LET US NOT FORGET THAT WE SHOULD NOT OMIT THE FACT THAT GEORGE COULD VERY WELL BEEN MIND CONTROLLED TO DO WHAT HE DID.
University professor says God is a white racist
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While those on the left look to place blame for George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin, a radical professor said it’s because God is a white racist.
In an editorial published on Sunday, Anthea Butler, a religious professor at the University of Pennsylvania, proclaimed God is “a white racist god with a problem.”
“God ain’t good all of the time. In fact, sometimes, God is not for us. As a black woman in an nation that has taken too many pains to remind me that I am not a white man, and am not capable of taking care of my reproductive rights, or my voting rights, I know that this American god ain’t my god. As a matter of fact, I think he’s a white racist god with a problem. More importantly, he is carrying a gun and stalking young black men.”
Butler, who accused Walmart of being sharecroppers and slave owners earlier this year, acts like the country is still in 1950s Mississippi when she said “most good conservative Christians in America think… whatever makes them protected, safe, and secure, is worth it at the expense of the black and brown people they fear.”
“Their god is the god that wants to erase race, make everyone act ‘properly’ and respect, as the president said, ‘a nation of laws’; laws that they made to crush those they consider inferior,” she continued.
Never mind that a black man, President Barack Obama, is charged with the execution of the law, and another black man, Attorney General Eric Holder, heads up the federal department responsible for the enforcement of the law.
Nonetheless, Butler asks: “Is God the old white male racist looking down from white heaven, ready to bless me if I just believe the white men like Rick Perry who say the Zimmerman case has nothing to do with race?”
Joining Texas Gov. Rick Perry in that opinion just happens to be the Federal Bureau of Investigations — which falls under Eric Holder. After an extensive investigation of the Trayvon Martin shooting in June 2012, the FBI concluded that there was no evidence to support Zimmerman acted out of racial hatred.
In drawing to a close, Butler is as divisive as she is politically expedient:
“As a historian of American and African-American religion, I know that the Trayvon Martin moment is just one moment in a history of racism in America that, in large part, has its underpinnings in Christianity and its history.”
Speaking of God, may He bless those with the misfortune of being students in her classroom.
Did our justice system work in the George Zimmerman case?
Yes, the jury did its job and the verdict was correct. (79%, 16,758 Votes)
No, the system failed. He should have been punished. (21%, 4,539 Votes)
Total Voters: 21,297