Black Americans have played a vital role in building this nation. Eager to live and prosper as free people, we have established our own towns since Colonial times. Many of these communities were destroyed by racial violence or injustice, while some just died out. The Root looks at the history of these lost towns.
Interesting patterns. Most towns were abandoned due to either economic issues (caused my weather, key resources no longer in demand, or railroad company decides to bypass them as a stop) or terrorism from Whites.
In the early 1980s ninety percent of American media was owned by 50 companies. Today, in 2011, that same ninety percent of broadcast influence is owned by just six companies.
In other words, 232 media executives more or less control “the information diet of 277 million Americans,” according to the graphic.
Source: Frugal dad
Monopoly… not just a board game apparently.
New York Times:
Among African-Americans who have grown up during the era of mass incarceration, one in four has had a parent locked up at some point during childhood. For black men in their 20s and early 30s without a high school diploma, the incarceration rate is so high — nearly 40 percent nationwide — that they’re more likely to be behind bars than to have a job.
Cardinal Bergoglio was chosen as new pope today. Since the internet is buzzing with this news, I can’t help but to bring up one of my all time favorite “conspiracy” theories. I use the term conspiracy loosely because I find more often than not, that conspiracies these days are just ways for those who are in control to make those who are awake seem crazy. Onward we go…
So, what does the pope, pine cones, and fluoride have in common? I’m going to break this down as simply as possible…