by Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. (NNPA)–When President Obama and the first lady travel to Africa at the end of this month, they will receive a rapturous greeting. The president’s deep roots in Kenya, the land of his father, resonate throughout the continent. His success in the United States evokes pride and joy in Africa. I write this from Nigeria, a country that has just celebrated its 14th year of democracy. President Obama’s election enabled Africans to see America in a new light. I hope his visit will enable Americans to see Africa with new eyes.
EMMITT TILL FUNERAL by Dr. Boyce Watkins (YourBlackWorld.com)–Quick note from Dr. Boyce: Thank you to you who’ve supported our efforts to confront Universal Records and the horrible song they were planning to release disrespecting Emmett Till.