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1. Will Black Women Marrying Outside The Race Inspire More Black Marriages? 2. Man Jailed Indefinitely For Spreading HIV 3. Is Planet Of The Apes About Black Folks? 4. Why Comparing Obama To A “Tar Baby” Hurts Us All 5. Public Masturbation Site Urges Flashers To Target Black Women 6. Male Rape Victims: Sexual Violence Toward Men Around The World 7. 50 Things You May Not Know About President Obama On His 5oth Birthday
WILL BLACK WOMEN MARRYING OUTSIDE THE RACE INSPIRE MORE BLACK MARRIAGES?
Audrey belongs to the most unmarried group of people in the U.S.: black women. Nearly 70% of black women are unmarried, and the racial gap in marriage spans the socioeconomic spectrum, from the urban poor to well-off suburban professionals. Three in 10 college-educated black women haven’t married by age 40; CLICK HERE to read more.
MAN JAILED INDEFINITELY FOR SPREADING HIV
A Canadian court has decided that a man convicted of murder through HIV transmission is dangerous enough to be locked up indefinitely. Johnson Aziga had unprotected sex with at least 11 women who were unaware of his condition, seven of whom became infected and two of whom died of AIDS-related cancers. CLICK HERE for more.
IS PLANET OF THE APES ABOUT BLACK FOLKS?
“Though it was intended to be show support for black people’s fight for human rights, it relies on the racist notion of black people being not being fully human, choosing monkeys of all animals as stand ins for black people. It also played into the issues of skin-color hierarchy, making lighter apes more intelligent than their darker, more uncivilized counterparts.” CLICK HERE for more.
WHY COMPARING OBAMA TO A “TAR BABY” HURTS US ALL.
GOP Representative Doug Lamborn from Colorado decided to stir the racial fire in the recent debate over the debt crisis this past weekend. In his remarks about President Obama, Rep. Lamborn said that being associated with President Obama is “like touching a tar baby.” CLICK HERE for more.
PUBLIC MASTURBATION SITE URGES FLASHERS TO TARGET BLACK WOMEN
With instructive tips such as time of the day to carry out the habit, as well as especially easy locations to make a getaway (subways and other forms of public transportation are constantly mentioned), the website essentially discusses the best ways to flash and not get caught. “No white women over the age of 25 unless you have a wicked getaway plan. Flash Asian women or black women, Asian’s are too embarrassed to call the cops and black women think it’s funny.” CLICK HERE for more.
MALE RAPE VICTIMS: SEXUAL VIOLENCE TOWARD MEN AROUND THE WORLD
Al-Jazeera’s “Inside Story” team reports, male rape is quite common, affecting hundreds of thousands of men around the world each year. Sometimes even ignored by the United Nations, “forced homosexuality,” is used as a tool for torture and humiliation. Due to this, rape of men is often not even recognized as a crime. CLICK HERE for more.
50 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT PRESIDENT OBAMA ON HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY
1. He and Bill Cosby are the only people to ever get free food from Ben’s Chili Bowl. 2. He ate dog meat, snake meat, and roasted grasshopper when he lived in Indonesia. 3. He says his favorite children’s book is “Where the Wild Things Are.” 4. He owns a pair of boxing gloves signed by Muhammad Ali. 5. He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics. CLICK HERE for more.