The freedom to practice one’s religion is a cherished American right. Many of those present during the framing of the U.S. Constitution experienced religious persecution at the hands of the British. Therefore, they wanted to ensure that the new nation valued religious freedom. However, like other constitutional rights, the stakes are often higher for […]
Most Americans know very little about international law. In fact, according to numerous polls, most Americans believe that foreign affairs should take a backseat to domestic concerns. However, African Americans can ill afford to ignore international law and human rights. Many areas of international law address the issues that African Americans face each day. Both […]
Veteran’s Day is Monday, November 12. First established in 1919, the holiday gives Americans an opportunity to thank those who serve in the military. Like other Americans, African Americans serve their nation with pride. Currently, nearly 12 percent of all veterans are African American. Experts predict that the number of Black veterans will jump as […]
October is LGBT History Month. While the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community is far too often depicted as white in popular media, African Americans represent a significant portion of the LGBT population. According to the latest data, five percent of African Americans identify as LGBT. Racism makes like difficult for all people of […]
On Sunday, rapper, producer, and amateur fashion designer Kanye West made headlines yet again. While West is no stranger to controversy, his latest comments seemed to set a new standard for himself. Over the weekend, West tweeted a picture of himself in a red “Make America Great Again” hat. The photo’s caption read: “this represents […]
In America, summer is the most popular time to travel. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) predicts that this summer will break records for air travel. While all passengers dislike long waits, TSA pat downs, and lost luggage, African American travelers face an additional concern: racism. Recently, African American passengers have accused several travel companies of […]
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