The Afropolitan Today — Politics

What Black Women's Votes Mean for the Presidential Race

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Here's a great piece from Alternet about yesterday's touchdown win by Barack Obama in South Carolina. "That's right, South Carolina. The first state to secede from the Union when that pesky "War of Northern Aggression" became inevitable. Hotbed of slaveholding activities as late as 1860, with 45.8 percent of all white families holding slaves -- the highest rate in the nation. Home to legendary states rights leader and segregationist presidential candidate Strom Thurman. And the last place in the USA where the Confederate flag was allowed to retain its place of so-called honor, flying atop the State House dome until...

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Diamonds Anyone?

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Ad by Amnesty International French Chapter

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"There are No Black People in Argentina" Really?

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Here is a story I found fascinating. Its from 2005, but I still found it engaging and learned a thing or two about communities that struggle to find a collective identity after being written off in history books. In 1810 30% of Argentinians were black. Now it is 1.8%. The article states that the conventional knowledge says the reason for the drop had been either war, where they were on the frontlines, or yellow fever. But they're still there, albeit some of them a little lighter skinned. I found it curious that people who visibly look black are forced to...

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