Black people have a number of reasons to celebrate life in 21st century America. A president has been elected - receiving more than 96 percent of the national Black vote - that looks like them (although he doesn't sound like the majority of Black people).
"News Corp. is forming an external diversity council in response to pressure over a New York Post cartoon that critics said compared President Barack Obama to a dead chimpanzee.
The cartoon appeared in February. News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch published an apology in the Post, but civil rights and community organizations demanded further action.
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous said Wednesday that News Corp. had agreed to form a “diversity community council” that will meet semiannually with company executives."
Black people live in nation that gives them everything; has created a system of racial preferences to promote Black people over other racial groups; they live in a nation that does not tolerate discrimination in any form - from hiring practices, to firing practices; and how government contracts are awarded."Black in America is a multi-part series of documentaries hosted by reporter Soledad O'Brien on CNN. The series is about various issues regarding African-Americans which includes panel discussions on issues facing the African-American community, and a look at the culture of African-American families, men and women.
It featured exclusive commentary by music mogul Russell Simmons, Grammy Award-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco, comedian D.L. Hughley, award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee, and actress/comedian Whoopi Goldberg."
"Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) presented by KPMG is a youth outreach program designed to:
1) Increase participation and interest in baseball
2) Encourage academic participation and achievement
3) Increase number of talented athletes prepared to play in college and minor leagues
4) Promote greater inclusion of minorities into the mainstream of the game
5) Teach the value of teamwork"
"Out of nowhere, the six were attacked by dozens of teenage boys, who shouted ''This is our world'' and ''This is a black world'' as they confronted Marshall and his family."