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Science’s Biggest Blunder

Posted October 4th, 2016 at 12:32 pm (UTC-4)
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Race is perhaps the worst idea ever to come out of science….Up for grabs was whether modern non-Africans stemmed from one or more migrations out of Africa. The newest data suggests there was a single journey — between 50,000 and 80,000 years ago, a single population of humans left Africa and went on to settle…everywhere […]

Jackie Robinson Day

Posted April 15th, 2016 at 12:23 pm (UTC-4)
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Wearing number 42 emblazoned in blue on a white uniform, the first black man took the field in a major league baseball game 69 years ago today. Jackie Robinson did not get a hit, but he scored one run and his Brooklyn Dodgers won that game against the Boston Braves on April 15, 1947. And a tectonic shift took place in American society. That first year was the hardest of Robinson’s 10 years playing baseball. He endured racial slurs, physical confrontations and death threats while showing America that a black man can compete with a white man. While it was a baseball field where Jackie Robinson competed, his courage and determination translated to all fields and aspects of American life. Filmmaker Ken Burns, who has produced a new documentary on Robinson’s life, calls him “the most important person in the history of baseball.” Because of baseball’s status as the American pastime, he was one of the most important people in America. Baseball honors Robinson by retiring his uniform number. No player wears his number in any game, except today, the anniversary of his first game, when every player wears Robinson’s number, 42, on their back, to honor the impact of his life.

Another Milestone in the Miseducation of Black History Month

Posted February 24th, 2016 at 11:25 am (UTC-4)
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Many make the argument that the recognition of Black History Month is critical to educating our black youth about their past. In fact, the majority of black youths today are unaware of the vibrant spirit of entrepreneurship that prevailed throughout the black community even during the most oppressive legalized segregation and racial discrimination.