AFRICAN AMERICANS

  • Man who harassed disabled kids for more than a decade ordered by judge to wear 'I am a bully!' sign on a busy street April 11, 2014

    An Ohio man who called his neighbor 'Monkey Mama' as she held her adopted, disabled African-American children, and has smeared dog feces on their wheelchair ramp, was ordered by a judge to carry an 'I AM A BULLY!' sign on a busy street this weekend. Edmond Aviv, 62, who was accused...
  • It's getting tough for migrants everywhere September 11, 2012

    United States On August 5, Micahel Wade Page killed six people inside a Sikh Gurdwara in Wisconsin, along with a police officer. Page was a supremacist, involved in underground music known as white power music or hate rock. FBI statistics show that since 2008, hate crimes towards African Americans have...
  • Oldest living AfricanAmerican dies at 113 January 15, 2011

    Shreveport, Louisiana: A Louisiana woman believed to have been the oldest living AfricanAmerican and one of the last children of US slaves has died at age 113. Mississippi Winn, an upbeat former domestic worker known as "Sweetie," died yesterday afternoon at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home, said Milton Carroll, an investigator...
  • Many elderly in U.S. will face poverty: study December 14, 2010

    New York: Nearly half of elderly Americans will face a future with at least one year below or close to the poverty line, according to a new study that showed a huge racial divide in prospects for the elderly. Mark R. Rank, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis, said...
  • Walt Disney's latest offering: AfricanAmerican princess December 14, 2009

    'The Princess and the Frog celebrates an AfricanAmerican princess for the first time. ...
  • First black US president, first black James Bond? November 6, 2008

    London: James Bond star Daniel Craig has said it is time for a black 007 now that the US has elected its first African American president. "After Barack Obama's victory I think we might have reached the moment for a coloured 007," he is quoted in The Telegraph as telling an...
  • Obama set to make Martin Luther King's dream come true November 3, 2008

    New Delhi: Whether he wins or not Barack Hussein Obama has already made history by just entering the US Presidential race. It is a long and extremely unusual journey for one man and a giant leap for race relations in the US. Obama isn't white, his father wasn't American and till four...
  • Obama's race for presidency shows US' changing November 3, 2008

    Arlington (Virginia): This is the most watched US Presidential election. Barack Obama getting the Democratic ticket was historic and people are now waiting to see if America will get its first AfricanAmerican President. However, for a family in Virginia it's not just about his black heritage. Minneh, Bill Kane and their three...
  • McCain to AfricanAmerican voters: Don't ignore me July 17, 2008

    New Delhi: Republican presidential candidate, John McCain has called his rival and Democrat candidate, Senator Barack Obama "an impressive fellow in many ways". McCain also says he knows he has a tough contest ahead. "I know I have to compete hard for the AfricanAmerican vote. I have no illusions about that,"...
  • US youth accused of killing Indian techie gets life June 24, 2008

    Houston: An AfricanAmerican youth, accused of gunning down an Indian software professional while he was meditating in park, has been convicted of capital murder three years after the incident which shocked the community. Howard Dale Bellamy (24), who robbed and killed 28yearold Akhil Chopra almost three years ago while he was...
  • Obama asks fathers to be responsible with kids June 17, 2008

    New Delhi: US democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama spoke out on Father's Day telling AfricanAmerican fathers to be responsible and 'act like men'. Obama quoted government statistics to show that more than half of all AfricanAmerican children live in singleparent households. These children are five times more likely to live...