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Henrietta Lacks’ ‘Immortal’ Cells

Posted by Media Outrage on February 2, 2010

The black woman you see before you was Henrietta Lacks.  Why is she news?  Because doctors removed cells from her body, years ago, that have been instrumental in finding cures for diseases and other medical break-throughs.  See for yourself… Read the rest of this entry »

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Meet Shirley Ann Jackson, The Highest Paid College President

Posted by Media Outrage on November 3, 2009

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Shirley Ann Jackson is caking up something serious.  She is the highest paid college president period, point, blank.  Peep game to see what this sista brings home a year! Read the rest of this entry »

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Moments In Black History: Frederick Douglass

Posted by Media Outrage on November 2, 2009

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There have been too many people to name that have contributed to the amazing trek that African-Americans have made from Slavery to Freedom in this country that we built.  Well we will be taking the time to pay tribute and highlight some of the interesting figures in African-American history.  First up: Frederick Douglass….. Read the rest of this entry »

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MO Reader: “We Have To Do Better”

Posted by Media Outrage on August 13, 2009

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Loyal reader Terrance sent in a very interesting email that we felt compelled to share with you.  Terrance thanks for the email and holding us down everyday.  Terrence’s pics above.  Click on them to enlarge.  Check out his thoughts below…..

We Have To Do Better!

            A few weeks ago I had the unpleasant experience of attending court as a result of a traffic violation.  Upon my arrival to the court house I was greeted outside by several young brothas (African American males).  As I exited my car and approached them I couldn’t help notice how they stared at me as if I was naked. I’m assuming it was because I was dressed in professional attire and appeared “overdressed” for the occasion to them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Resolution to apologize to African-Americans for slavery

Posted by Media Outrage on July 30, 2008

The House of Representatives was poised Tuesday to pass a resolution apologizing to African-Americans for Slavery and the era of Jim Crow in which this country allowed unspeakable inhumane evils against black people.

Via CNN:

The nonbinding resolution, which is expected to pass, was introduced by Rep. Steve Cohen, a white lawmaker who represents a majority black district in Memphis, Tennessee.

While many states have apologized for slavery, it will be first time a branch of the federal government will apologize for slavery if the resolution passes, an aide to Cohen said.

By passing the resolution, the House would also acknowledge the “injustice, cruelty, brutality and inhumanity of slavery and Jim Crow.” Read the rest of this entry »

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