May 29, 2009
Van Sertima began his more than 30-year teaching career at Rutgers as an instructor in 1972. In 1977 he completed his master's degree. He is Associate Professor of African Studies in the Department of Africana Studies. As editor of the Journal of African Civilization and author of numerous books, he has addressed topics in literature, linguistics, anthropology and history. Van Sertima has written a number of books in which he argues that the Ancient Egyptians were black.
Van Sertima also treated the topic of African scientific contributions in his essay for the volume African Renaissance, published in 1999. This was a record of the conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa in September 1998 on the theme of the African Renaissance.
May 28, 2009
first-year students with an entering average of 90% or higher, to recruit the best and brightest
accept their offer of admission to Trent for the fall.
incentive to assist top high school scholars pay for their costs of the education,” said
Christopher Michael, Trent University registrar and director of Institutional Research.
attending a post-secondary institution for the first time, directly from a Canadian high school,
and entering with an average of 90% and above for the 2009-10 academic year. Students
must also be registering at Trent with a full course load of at least five credits.
credits, or equivalent, each year they are at Trent, they could be eligible to receive up to
$14,000 in scholarships over four years.
Tuition website at www.trentu.ca/freetuition/ or contact the Financial Aid Office at Trent by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 705-748-1524.
May 27, 2009
Taysha Valez is the C.E.O of H.Couture Beauty LLC and the nonprofit H.Couture Beauty Water Inc. (a.k.a. Beauty Water ORG). Taysha became a self made millionaire through her investments in real estate and diamond reselling while she was in college. She is the author of Young Black Millionairess : How to Start a Million Dollar Business: Volume 1/2: Get to the Point Edition. Click here to purchase.
May 26, 2009
Obama announced the nomination Tuesday morning in the East Room of the White House.
"Thank you, Mr. President, for the most humbling honor of my life," Sotomayor said.
"My heart is bursting with gratitude," she said. She gave special recognition to her mother, who was sitting in the audience.
"I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences," Sotomayor said.
Obama called Sotomayor "an inspiring woman who I believe will make a great justice."
She "has worked at almost every level of our judicial system, providing her with a depth of experience and a breath of perspective that will be invaluable as a Supreme Court justice," he added. Continue reading here
Born in South Africa, Koto Bolofo was raised in Great Britain after his family was forced to flee as political refugees. Koto’s father, a history teacher, was found to have writings by Karl Marx among his teaching materials and was exiled for his supposed “communist practices”. After nearly 25 years away son and father returned to South Africa, which Koto documented in his short film The Land is White, The Seed is Black.source
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May 24, 2009
Susan Elizabeth Rice (born on November 17, 1964) is an American foreign policy advisor and United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Rice served on the staff of the National Security Council and as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during President Bill Clinton's second term. Rice is the United States' third woman ambassador to the UN. Jeane Kirkpatrick and Madeleine Albright were first and second. She is also the first African-American woman to hold the position and the third African-American person to do so (after Andrew Young and Donald McHenry). continue reading here.
Ron Eglash is an ethno-mathematician: he studies the way math and cultures intersect. He has shown that many aspects of African design -- in architecture, art, even hair braiding -- are based on perfect fractal patterns.
When Europeans first came to Africa, they considered the architecture very disorganized and thus primitive. It never occurred to them that the Africans might have been using a form of mathematics that they hadn't even discovered yet. -- Ron Eglash, Mathematician
Check out his book African Fractals: Modern Computing and Indigenous Design
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Her recent articles include "Adult Complicity in the Dis-Education of the Black Male High School Athlete and Societal Failures to Remedy His Plight,” 34 (1) ThurMar L.Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2008-2009), "Blackthink's™ "Acting White" Stigma in Education & How It Fosters Academic Paralysis in Black Youth," 50(3) How L.J. 711(2006-2007), [view article], "The Virulence of Blackthink™ and How Its Threat of Ostracism Shackles Those Deemed Not Black Enough," 93 Kentucky Law Journal 144 (2005) [view article]. source