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Re: Recipes... Part 2

HonestBrother ·
Correction: Moroccan Chicken baked with Orange-spiced harissa sauce 1/4 cup Harissa sauce (see Art Girl's post) 1/2 cup Orange juice 1 tb Grated orange peel 1/4 cup Cider vinegar 2 tb Vegetable oil 1 ts Ground cinnamon 2 ts sugar (optional) 3 lb Chicken Combine all the ingredients to make a smooth paste, thinning with orange juice as needed. Separate chicken breast from skin (try not to cut or tear skin). Spread sauce between skin and chicken (you can do this with other pieces as well) and...
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Re: Recipes... Part 2

FireFly ·
You can buy jars of this commerically, but it is fun to make and worth the fiddle... Moroccan Preserved Lemons Makes 10 10 thin skinned lemons 1 1/2 cups rock salt 1 litre (32 fl oz) boiling water juice of 1 lemon 8 cardamon pods 2 small red chillies, optional 2 bay leaves, optional olive oil, to cover Scrub the lemons well and soak in wate for about 3 days, changing the water daily. This disperese the gas and acids contained in the fruit). Remove from the water and cut four pockets end to...
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Re: Now this is what I have been troubled with for a while..

Kweli4Real ·
I believe that much of this behavior is universal and is the result of a "poverty mentality." By universasl, I mean translates across the racial divide. When your needs consistently exceed your resources, saving is not even a consideration. Saving can only come when your income exceeds your needs. Anyone who has spent enough time deferring wants, because their housing, utilities, food, and transportation was greater than or equal to their income, i.e., impoverished, will eventually get to...
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Re: Yes, women are still marrying for money (article)

bigddouble ·
The time still exists that a family can live on one salary. The problem is that most Americans are materialistic. When you live to accumulate "stuff", it follows that you have to chase money. Conseuqently, husband & wife have to work. Being a provider is an innate attractor to women, but there is a difference between providing and indulging excess. This section: is a complete crock. That describes & attempts to rationalize golddigging.
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

folobatuyi ·
Rowe, as you know, I love u and all but my biggest pet peeve is wrongful information especially medical ones! First of all, the ability to eat raw meat versus cook meat does not provide evidence that humans are not meant to be meat-eaters. It just implies that we as a more developed and TOOL-using species in conjunction with our opposable thumbs afforded us the ability to develop the science (and art) of cooking. I agree that true carnivores have a much shorter intestine than we do, but on...
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Re: License to Drink?

Frenchy ·
How on earth would you ever enforce that? Nevermind the fact that you'd be penalizing people over and over for their DWI (which absolutely outrages me), you would just push up the number of people buying alcohol for others and buying fake licenses. Liquor stores would never go for it, either. Furthermore, people swerving all over the road are not necessarily under the influence of liquor. Scan these toxicology reports and see how many people are hopped up on everything BUT liquor. If people...
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Re: License to Drink?

MBM ·
Easily. They are already required by law to check ID for age. So the ID has something on it which says that this person is not eligible to buy alcohol - heck a scarlet letter or something. Precisely. Someone who has committed a number of DUI's does not deserve the privilege to drive and further endanger others. In the same way that sexual predators are required to "check in" with the local police any time they move - this would be a similar penalty to try to prevent a needless death or...
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Re: License to Drink?

Frenchy ·
Child molestors can check in every once and again with the police (which is never really enforced in any meaningful way), but drunk drivers should be stamped with a scarlett letter or something?? And this seems rational to you? Nothing seems... amiss? This is already addressed. They have their licenses taken away. And as you can see it doesn't stop people from driving. If you want to address the driving, which is the actual problem , address the driving. Leave the buying liquor out of it.
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

blackblogger ·
Like any other association, J&J is nothing more than a club; a "Black" American status "Symbol." J&J is to Black America as Porshe is to Sports Car. It's that simple. Only problem is, there are too few Black Americans who can afford a porshe, while a porshe is probabaly a very good pre-requisite to J&J membership. I personally have no interest in special interest groups, as the majority of which have no political clout because of their (inwardness), particularly special interest...
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Re: VOTE

Lofton (Guest) ·
Hello Everyone, As I type the political debate is being aired on KNBC, from 6-9:30 PM, Pacific Time. Very interesting session to which the question and answer session is very open, and frank. Don't care for Arnold Schwarzenegger or Bustamante. The Republican Tom McClintock appears to use common sense approach in reducing taxes, government spending, and improving the economy within California. _______________________________________________ Of Course I Can't Speak for Everyone, but I'm Voting...
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Re: Christian ORIGIN of RACISM!

shebakoby ·
Well some Christian writers may not get everything right about some things, but then you also have to take into account the attitudes of the people doing the writing and why they are doing it? The secular humanists are writing their stuff the way they do out of malice. This is evident in the fact that their teachings are not love-oriented and not writing from a perspective of they CARE about people in some way. Christian writers on the other hand are writing from a perspective of they care...
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Re: Are We Going To Be A Nation Of Dr. Frankensteins?

MBM ·
I said you were wrong? I said nothing about YOU. I said that your definition of a word was extreme. If I said that you were "extremely" articulate would you similarly be offended by my use of the word? And upon what basis are you able to determine how quick or thoughtful one responds here? Simply by the degree to which the post agrees with your perspective? ( . . . not that "quick" and "thoughtful" are in any way related or opposed to each other - btw. In fact, one's ability to answer...
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Re: Defending The Honor Of The White Woman 2004?

Kweli4Real ·
Well, if it were me, when Becky Sue's uncle told me that she believed me to be an impostor, I would have told him to hold the line while I prove my legitamacy. "Becky Sue, I'm citing you for driving in excess of the posted speed limit. BTW, Becky Sue, I noticed that you exhibited excessive nervousness. Have you been drinking this evening? Do you or your passengers have anything in this car or on your person that I need to know about; like drugs or weapons. Thank God, my fellow law...
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Re: Defending The Honor Of The White Woman 2004?

Nmaginate ·
Re: Defending The Honor Of The White Woman 2004?
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Re: The RNC Have Lost Their Minds!

Kweli4Real ·
No, they haven't lost their minds, they bought a mailing list that identified all persons in a specific area that makes in excess of a certain amount annually (I your case, MBM probably 1.5 mil. and assumed that making that much means you must be a Rep.
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Re: Does the NAACP Need to Improve Its Own Image?

Kevin41 ·
yeah....but just clebrating someone's shortcomings in their face is not doing schit for them...if I am going to take the time to posture myself to pass judgement on others.....I will include some sound advice.....so for no other reason.....I do not start to view myself as a self-righteous, castigating, judgemental SOB.....there are enough of those in the world already.....As so far as things going right...they do not hold my interest past trying to improve them and duplicate them...
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Re: Selling Social Security Reform as Reparations...

Kweli4Real ·
Information to combat the lies and half-truths. More to follow. Bush's "Piratization" of Social Security January 11, 2005 By Vermeer Bush is siccing the investor class on the worker class. Which are you? If you make more of your income from work than you earn from investments, you are part of the worker class; if you make most of your income from investments, you may be part of the investor class - unless, of course, you are retired and are no longer earning income from current labor.
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Re: The Sons and Daughters of Hip Hop

kresge ·
Heru, As I said early, I do believe that there is a great deal of potential that has been in hip-hop for some time. Yet, if we are talking revolution, are we not talking about political, economic, social, and cultural power. How do you see specifically hip-hop addressing these issues. How does hip-hop confront those institutions and structures that subjugate, dominate, exploit, and marginalize the oppressed? You mention a bachelor's degree for example. I concur with virtue that it may not be...
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Re: Getting ready for the last oil wars ... writing on the wall

James Wesley Chester ·
I am still in the camp of the optimist on the issue of energy. Without getting biblical, I think are far, far for exhausting natural, although non-renewable, resources. I don't believe we have any idea of the extent of remaining oil supply. As backup to that unknown reserve, there is still all that coal. And I know burning coal is among the dumbest things we can do. But as coal alone that known reserve is somewhere in excess of 600 years. If that resource is gasified, it can not only provide...
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Re: Clarence Thomas as Chief Justice

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
40 Years of AA is not enough IS YOUR OPINION and you have a right to believe that. At the same time those same WHITE FOLKS that you say you are not beholden to, ATLEAST A PORTION OF THEM must agree with you for AA to be around. I AM NOT WHITE. I am a REALIST and a STRATEGIC THINKER. You are very correct that "racist attitudes" will not go away - until there is no more difference in races. It may shift to tribalism or some other group faction at that time. I DID NOT SAY that Black people are...
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Re: Is Bill Cosby right? or Have the Black middle class lost its mind.

Nikcara ·
My mother, bought this book. I picked it up and started to read it. Shall we say that the very people the Michael wants to champion cannot even read the book. I say, with out ego, that I have an extensive lexicon, but even I had to think about the words he was using. IMHO, the problem is that we, as Black people, have a hard time with dealing with classism because it was always used against us. House Slave v. Field Slave, Light v. Brown v. Dark, big lips v. full lips v. thin lips, and my all...
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Re: Hustle and flow

Vox ·
See Frenchy, you don't even realize you've been the victim of a lyrical assassination. This thread is your grassy knoll! I knew it was Anthony Anderson the whole time! When I said "Anthony Andrews," I was saying that he's an actor I regret seeing, so I RUE seeing him. So since I experience rues when I see him, I called him Anthony And Rues. And I changed the UE to an EW to represent the fact that he brings the Excess Wackness. And when I said, "Sorry for the confusion," I meant YOUR...
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Re: Hustle and flow

Frenchy ·
That's what's wrong with everybody on this site. You old-heads like to teach everybody a lesson and show them how you do things around here. I braught you some knowledge and I'm accused of arrogance. All you had to do was ask me for clarification. No wonder only 4 people post. I should get my crew from BlackPlanet and set it off up in here!! Now, that's just crab-hearted. ( Vox , we are going straight to Hell for this, you know that?)
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Re: Allah Created the Universe From Nothing...

Falak ·
Brilliant! Excellent article.
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Re: "Why Are All the Black Good Men Gone?"

Falak ·
Why are you posting this ish here? Go to multicultural planet with your bull-ish.
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Re: Prosperity Preaching and The Word

ocatchings ·
Going against my better judgement of discussing religion...I don't think it is referring to having wealth as much as it does with wealth having you. If your every second is spent counting cheese then yes you have a problem. Now if you have wealth, do not go spending in excess to show people up and do good (charity) then there is no problem. catch
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Re: Whats going on?

Popcorn ·
Noah, I'm not sure what the given rational was for ending the gold standard except for the collapse of the Bretton Woods Agreement in 1972. I have a small textbook on this agreement and I will try look through it and make sense of it if my mind still can. I do know that the Bretton Woods Agreement was established in the early 1940 during WW II with the U.S. dollar as the standard by which all other currencies were valued. The U.S. dollar at that time was the strongest and most stable of all...
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Re: Whats going on?

Popcorn ·
Noah, I'm afraid that if I posted my true feelings about our government, I would be committing a treasonable offense. However, just a few benign comments. First, if I where to lend money without charging interest in almost any country, it would cost me something. And charging a borrower interest at a reasonable rate is not "exploitation of your need to create profit for myself". As an example, let's assume that your measure of the real inflation rate is 8% (3% as claimed by the government...
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Re: Whats going on?

Noah The African ·
I was absentminded in not presenting, again, the practice of fractional banking. Whatever the reserve requirement is, banks make money lending money that does not exist, as well as lending money of depositors that do exist. Banks have other assets, but bank lending is predicated upon long-term deposits in their bank. Thus, the question becomes, in fractional banking, where does the money come from that banks lend 10 times is excess of actual deposits? When a bank lends out money in excess of...
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Re: Africa Speaks.....sees racism

blaqfist ·
That has got to be a run-on sentence.
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Re: MONEY IN THE BANK

bigddouble ·
Set aside the amount you believe to be in excess in a CD or other interest bearing account and wait. I'm sure there is a statute of limitations on bank errors - If the error is eventually acknowledged by the bank, you have the money on hand to return. If not, when the statute is up, you have additional funds to use.
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Re: MONEY IN THE BANK

James Wesley Chester ·
I like all of the answers. Thanks. And by the way, What accountant? I also would consider having a pair of independent expert eyes take a look at the account's transactions.---folobatuyi I was hoping the 'expert' eyes would be the bank having three tries. After 3-1/2 months I withdrew the excess, and deposited it in another bank. In the sixth month, the bank called to see if I had discovered what they thought might 'missplaced' funds. I say, 'No, all the money in my accountants had reason to...
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Re: Darryl James: How the White Man Got Us

shemika ·
Ricardo, you are so pathetic, underhanded, and desperate in your attempt to make a point where there is none, that it is ridiculous. This is the second time you have gone to a different thread and made lunatic accusations in this reprehensible manner. All you know how to do is take things out of context because that's the kind of snake you are. No where in my response to Frenchy, which as follows, do I equate being black to being homosexual – I have always argued against things like that. I...
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Re: The mess W Created

Kevin41 ·
American debacle By Zbigniew Brzezinski ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI was national security advisor to President Carter. October 9, 2005 Some 60 years ago Arnold Toynbee concluded, in his monumental "Study of History," that the ultimate cause of imperial collapse was "suicidal statecraft." Sadly for George W. Bush's place in history and "” much more important "” ominously for America's future, that adroit phrase increasingly seems applicable to the policies pursued by the United States since the...
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Re: The mess W Created

Kevin41 ·
By Zbigniew Brzezinski ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI was national security advisor to President Carter. October 9, 2005 Some 60 years ago Arnold Toynbee concluded, in his monumental "Study of History," that the ultimate cause of imperial collapse was "suicidal statecraft." Sadly for George W. Bush's place in history and "” much more important "” ominously for America's future, that adroit phrase increasingly seems applicable to the policies pursued by the United States since the cataclysm of 9/11.
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Re: The Worst Case Republican Scenario

Cobb ·
Parties cajole votes from the rank & file. I'm not sure how much they earn it, but some basic things have to be aligned. I think there are plenty of alignments between blackfolks and Republicans. If I haven't made it clear, I expect that millions of black Americans can and will walk straight into the Republican Party without altering their values one iota, however their attitudes need adjusting. Not all black Americans will, and to expect that kind of unity is foolish. Anyway, I don't...
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Re: Bill Gates, World's Richest Man, Bets Against Dollar

Noah The African ·
The depreciation of the US dollar relative to other currencies is not necessarily a bad thing....but it is bad in the current context of other factors. Of course in theory it's supposed to shrink the balance of accounts deficit (trade deficit)...that is why they have let the dollar fall....to promote exports. But its not working as the trade deficit keeps growing. Moreover, the more it drops the less financial sense it makes for all those central banks (foreign) to hold dollars as their...
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Re: On Condoleeza Rice & the Troubling Way We Define "Being Black"?

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Black(Democratic)Policy.org: Can I ask you a question? Can you show many any ink that you had spilled in challenging: Mike Espy, former Ag Sect on why he didn't do right by the Black farmers when he was the boss of the regional managers in HIS department who were using racial discrimination to not hand out loans to Black Farmers? Instead he was accused of accepting gifts from the same CORPORATIONS that he was charged with regulating. Do you think the Black farmers came up as an issue when he...
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Re: Tax Policy and the Black Community

James Wesley Chester ·
Total Uninformed Estimated Cost: $80 billion. Annually. The one-time cost, capital investment, for New Orleans (alone) is $200 billion. It is proper to call this an investment. It is. The UEC would equally be an investment. I would additionally invite anyone (financial types) who is familiar with methods to make this estimate more realistic to do so. MBM, I really like this. I was thinking of the daunting task of developing an across-the-board platform necessary for a national candidate to...
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Re: Our battle plans....

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
EMPTY, EMPTY, EMPTY I beg of you. Please, Please, Please relate your claim to a point that is RELAVANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are the king of "Popularity of an idea equals CORRECTNESS" as your statement indicates. I AM ATTEMPTING TO GET ALL FUNDAMENTALISTS TO AGREE WITH ME ON A CERTAIN REFERENCE POINT FOR MEASUREMENT. Just because Ted Kennedy gave you and many others a WOODEN RULER that is in fact only 11.2 inches long AND THUS THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE YOU POINT TO HAVE A RULE THAT YOU SAY IS...
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

Texas Star ·
Ancient History Sourcebook: The Precepts of Ptah-Hotep, c. 2200 BCE -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Precepts of the prefect, the lord Ptah-hotep, under the Majesty of the King of the South and North, Assa, living eternally forever. The prefect, the feudal lord Ptah-hotep, says: O Ptah with the two crocodiles, my lord, the progress of age changes into senility. Decay falls upon man and decline takes the place of youth. A vexation weighs upon...
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Re: Five Reasons to Skip College

umbrarchist ·
This is a point that David Hapgood emphasized back in 1974 in The Screwing of the Average Man. Once almost everybody has a degree they become nearly worthless but then you must have one to even be considered in the excess competition. Economics isn't about jobs, it is about wealth. Working our lives away at jobs and not turning the income into wealth means we are all screwed in the long run. Except the rich. But college didn't teach financial management did it? Schools teach everyone to...
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Re: Urban renewal always means Negro removal

leart ·
Against all odds: There might be more information than what you indicated as to why your relative was with another family other than their real family, but what your are talking about is just small potatoes of a few hundred dollars a month per incedent. But when you compare that to what others like Halliburton, Enron, and many others get from the taxpayers and the public in excess Charges, and overpayments on a regular basis, the example you use is not a good comparison. When we eliminate...
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Re: Urban renewal always means Negro removal

Against All Odds ·
"There might be more information than what you indicated as to why your relative was with another family other than their real family, but what your are talking about is just small potatoes of a few hundred dollars a month per incedent. But when you compare that to what others like Halliburton, Enron, and many others get from the taxpayers and the public in excess Charges, and overpayments on a regular basis, the example you use is not a good comparison. When we eliminate "Big" fraud that no...
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Re: Health care and jobs

Noah The African ·
Since I was incorrect in thinking that you were still in school, I have decided to revisit your last post. First let me point out the problem with your answers generally. The problem that I see what you answers is that they are not germane, and hence not contradictory, to my original thesis about the economic impact of health care changes. Your focus seems to be to find the exception to any rule that I present. What this accomplishes in regards to the debate of my original these, I am not...
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Re: Health care and jobs

Empty Purnata ·
You construed government spending as if decreasing government spending is intrinsically a horrible thing which is destined to destroy jobs. I simply pointed out that increases in government spending can potentially destroy jobs as well. Either way there is a drawback. The article is showing that even without the Defense industry the job market would still be in trouble. So funding the defense industry is not really a solution to the problems in the job market. You said: This was in response...
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Re: Health care and jobs

Noah The African ·
Noah says: Of course its not! There is no occupation called "Health care industry". However, there are occupations within the health care industry that are among the largest numerical growth producers. One has to have the intellectual ability and or the will, to deduce such from the occupations listed in the BLS.
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Re: Health care and jobs

Empty Purnata ·
You said that if we cut funding for the defense industry that it will have a negative effect: My point was that cutting defense spending would have a neutral impact on the job market in the long-run. You didn't say anything about GDP per capita. I did. Since "real" means adjusted FOR (not "from") inflation by point about inflation makes perfect sense. That's part of REAL GDP. You are assuming that an increase in exports would balance out deficits that might occur. Not necessarily so. Most...
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Re: Exxon Profits A New Record High Over War In Iraq

MidLifeMan ·
This is a product that we have come to rely on. We see it as an essential need. So if all the food suppliers got together and decided that items like bread and milk should cost 10, would we accept this notion of it not price hiking but supply and demand.? Keep in mind this so called price hike occured during an "national emergency". Price gouging refers to a seller asking a price for a good or service that is much higher than what is seen as the 'fair' price. It is usually used in a...
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Re: Black Freshmen At University of Pennsylvania Receive Racist Message Depicting Lynchings

sunnubian ·
BEST HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES 1 Howard University Howard University counts each of its distinguished faculty among its on-campus population of the largest concentration of black scholars anywhere in the world. Here, 93% of students are African-American. Introductory Afro-American studies courses are required in all undergraduate curriculum, whether pursuing a traditional major or as part of the school's renowned Afro-American and African studies program. The university founded Omega Psi...
 
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