St. Martin de Porres was born in Lima, Peru on December 9, 1579. Martin was the illegitimate son to a Spanish gentlemen and a freed slave from Panama, of African or possibly Native American descent. At a young age, Martin's father abandoned him, his mother and his younger sister, leaving Martin to grow up in deep poverty. After spending just two years in primary school, Martin was placed with a barber/surgeon where he would learn to cut hair and the medical arts.
Black Panther Party
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The examples and perspective in this article may not include all significant viewpoints.
The Black Panther Party or BPP (originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense) was a revolutionary black nationalist and socialist organization active in the United States from 1966 until 1982, with its only international chapter operating in Algeria from 1969 until 1972.
LEARNING HOW TO PLAY THE GAME
Basketball can be played two ways. It can be played with the kind of sportsmanship that is gracious in winning and gracious in losing. Or basketball can be played merely for the win and money. The winning and money are legacies of some pros who have marred the dignity of the game with their tantrums, profanity, official bashing and bitter excuses.
Why Is This So Important
Think of the key world events of the last couple of decades. The fall of the Berlin Wall. The Persian Gulf War. The El Nino weather events. The terrorist destruction of New York’s Twin Towers and attack on the Pentagon. The election of Barak Obama.
Yesterday, I began my review of Timothy Neary's wonderful book
Crossing Parish Boundaries: Race, Sports, and Catholic Youth in
Chicago, 1914-1954. Having examined the early years of interracial
tensions and even hostilities, the book turns to its hero, Auxiliary
Bishop Bernard Sheil of Chicago.
Sheil was from a "financially secure family," which Neary notes
"removed from the Sheil family many of the economic excuses for
bigotry common among ethnic and racial groups competing for economic
Crossing Parish Boundaries: Race, Sports, and Catholic Youth in Chicago,
1914-1954 (University of Chicago Press), comes at a time when violence and
racial tension again plague the city of Chicago. Neary's work is part biography
of the extraordinary Bishop Bernard Sheil, part urban study, part religious
survey, and part racial history, all combined into a fluid and fascinating text
that is as readable as it is informative. In the years between the first and
second world wars, migration in the United States changed dramatically. The
2016: The year racism and fear make a comeback
Men embrace after taking part in a prayer circle July 10
following a Black Lives Matter protest in the wake of multiple
police shootings in Dallas. (CNS/Reuters/Carlo Allegri)
WASHINGTON It began with the fatal shootings of unarmed black
men and women by police. It was exacerbated in the summer when,
on July 7, a gunman in Dallas opened fire on police during a
march, killing five officers in a presumed act of retaliation.
Catholic church leaders such as Archbishop Wilton Gregory of
Kathleen Neal Cleaver
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Kathleen Neal Cleaver (born May 13, 1945) is
an American professor of law, known for her
involvement with the Black Panther Party.
Kathleen Cleaver, née Kathleen Neal was born in
Memphis, Texas. Her parents were both college grad-
uates. Her father was a sociology professor at Wiley
College in Marshall, Texas, and her mother earned a
master's degree in mathematics. Soon after Kathleen
7th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
"Give to the one who asks of you,
and do not turn your back on one
who wants to borrow." Today Jesus
continues the powerful teaching of
his Sermon on the Mount. Typical of
this famous sermon, here He urges
us to see things in a new way,
specifically regarding situations
and people who bother us. First,
He tells us not to seek revenge.
Instead, we are to demonstrate
incredible generosity. Then, He
instructs us to "love your enemies
LITTLE KNOWN BLACK HISTORY FACT
Inoculation was introduced to America
by a slave.
Few details are known about the birth
of Onesimus, but it is assumed he was
born in Africa in the late seventeeth
century before eventually landing in
Boston. One of a thousand people of
African descent living in the Massachusetts
colony, Onesimus was a gift to the Puritan
church minister Cotton Mather from his
congregation in 1706. Onesimus told
Mather about the centuries old tradi-