Tag Archives: African-American

Why We Must Return To Our Communties

“… I remember a man I knew well. We were right in the middle of a period of drought. To avoid starvation, several families from his village collected the little money they had left and gave him the job of going to Ouagadougou to buy food… On arrival, he had a brutal and painful encounter […]

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WFTF Workshops @ Princeton University

WFTF will be leading workshops to discuss the history, present, and future of grassroots community activism by their student body. We hope to devise a plan of action, and establish connections with local community organizations and beging building a unified front to empowering and uplifting the community.

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Blacks in STEM (Panel) @ Gardena High School

WFTF has been invited to participate on a panel to encourage and expose the students of Gardena HS to possible futures in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: “On Thursday, November 14th at Gardena High, Black Skeptics Los Angeles and the Women’s Leadership Project will sponsor a seminar that examines these issues with a panel of […]

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WFTF @ UC Berkeley

Scholars from the African American Theme Program will argue as celebrities and intellectuals to bridge the past and present along with debating whether Gangsta Rap is a legitimate practice of the Griot tradition. The time will be from 3:00pm-5:00pm & 6:00pm-8:00pm. Thank you.

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Natural Selection and “Super(Black)Man”

What would you say if I told you that Jews are better than average with money because during the Holocaust they had to hide their money and valuables from German Nazi soldiers? Or maybe that Asians are so smart due to the historical wide-spread usage of Asian sweatshop-labor practices to mass produce the latest technological […]

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Yo Po-Po, Can I Live?

*Dedicated to Rodney King (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012)* Someone tell me why is it that when I drive around in my little Chevy Cav, I tense up a little when I see Po-Po behind me. I have no contraband, no weapons, no drugs, no motive, and no priors to cause my muscles […]

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Debunking the Debunking of the Myth: Blacks, Prisons, Colleges

I recently saw a picture going around on Facebook addressing the age-old myth in The Field that there are more Black men in prison than there are in college. According to the picture (seen above), there are 824,340 Black men in prison or Jail while there are 1,444,979 Black men in college. While these numbers […]

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Field History Profile: Black-Folk and the War of 1812

What’s good everyone out there in The Field? Today I thought I’d learn a little history lesson and bring you along with me. I found an article earlier discussing the role of Blacks in the War of 1812 and I was pleasantly surprised. Basically, I see the War of 1812 having one purpose, American expansionism. […]

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God, Obama, and Kool-Aid

I call it “the recipe for complacency” and for all of you squeamish folks out there, no, this is neither an attack on God, Obama, nor Kool-Aid for that matter. It is an attack on the complacency… excuse me, “patience,” that I’ve been criticized for not having: I have seen Obama speak out on gay […]

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From Desk To Cell: One Youth’s Green-Brick Road to Prison

 Here’s the (hypothetical) story : Emmett Till was just born in a hospital somewhere in The Field. His mother passed away during birth and he is being raised by a single father. His father did not graduate high school because he had to drop out to support his new family. He is now employed in […]

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