Monthly Archives: July 2008

House apologizes for slavery, Jim Crow

  House apologizes for slavery and Jim Crow Resolution does not mention reparations; commits to rectifying ‘misdeeds’ updated 2 hours, 11 minutes ago WASHINGTON – The House on Tuesday issued an unprecedented apology to black Americans for the wrongs committed … Continue reading

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Mugabe sanctions baffle S Africa

  Mugabe sanctions baffle S Africa President Thabo Mbeki (l) has been the lead mediator over Zimbabwe South Africa has criticised new sanctions against Robert Mugabe’s regime in Zimbabwe, suggesting they could obstruct power-sharing talks. Deputy Foreign Minister Aziz Pahad … Continue reading

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No return for Sudan’s forgotten slaves

  No return for Sudan’s forgotten slaves By Joseph Winter BBC News, southern Sudan Akech Arol Deng has not seen his wife and son since they were seized by Arab militias from their home in south Sudan 19 years ago. … Continue reading

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Darfur force ‘failing civilians’

  Darfur force ‘failing civilians’ Some troops have not been given UN helmets, so they use blue plastic bags African aid agencies say the African-UN peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur region is failing to provide adequate protection for civilians. A … Continue reading

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Obama uses Berlin symbolism to reunite old allies

  Obama uses Berlin symbolism to reunite old allies Story Highlights NEW: McCain campaign calls Obama’s Berlin speech "premature victory lap" NEW: Obama sets out his vision for transatlantic cooperation NEW: Obama says world must face global challenges together Overseas … Continue reading

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Commentary: Me and my brother and black America

  Commentary: Me and my brother and black America Story Highlights Michael Eric Dyson is a successful author, college professor and minister His brother, Everett, is serving a life sentence for a murder he says he didn’t commit Everett is … Continue reading

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Being black can mean being a suspect

  Being black can mean being a suspect Story Highlights "Black in America" provokes strong reaction from iReporters Anthony Williams says he knows he "fits the description" Ayana Gooden says she wished special focused more on past Share your thoughts … Continue reading

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