Society And People

Why is US embassy move to Jerusalem so controversial?

Why do both sides see Jerusalem as their capital? Jews argue that Jerusalem has been their capital for 3,000 years, citing religious and historical connections. The Holy City was the ancient capital of the Jewish King David in the 10th century BC and later of the Hasmonean Jewish dynasty from the

25 Racist Photos From The Past That Will Make You Cringe in Horror - society and people blogs iblackvoices - iBlackVoices

John Aghadiuno | 2/15/2017 | History | Racism

25 Racist Photos From The Past That Will Make You Cringe in Horror

Jim Crow was the name of the racial caste system which operated primarily, but not exclusively in southern and border states, between 1877 and the mid-1960s. Jim Crow was more than a series of rigid anti-black laws. It was a way of life. Under Jim Crow, African Americans were relegated to the status

Obama family most-desirable neighbor for 2017

Is your neighbor annoying? Turns up the tunes to 11? Peels out of the driveway in a back-firing hot rod? Turn up his nose at your home improvements? That sounds bad. But, as we have reported before, there are bigger problems a neighbor can cause that actually reduce not only your quality of li

The secret history of black Santas

America's biggest shopping mall grabbed headlines this week by hiring its first African-American Father Christmas. But black Santas have been around for a lot longer than you might think - and even played a role in the civil rights struggles of the 1960s. "Everything that Santa represents

How to make Conversations with Strangers: 4 Tips for Solo Travellers - society and people blogs iblackvoices - iBlackVoices

Tosin | 3/17/2016 | Travel | jovago

How to make Conversations with Strangers: 4 Tips for Solo Travellers

Solo travellers often have mixed experiences that go a long way in helping them decide if they will travel regularly or not. Making conversations with strangers can be an uphill or simple task depending on the individual but the end result of winning a new friend is usually well worth it. No matter

5 reasons why your spouse will never travel with you - society and people blogs iblackvoices - iBlackVoices

Tosin | 3/17/2016 | Travel |

5 reasons why your spouse will never travel with you

5 reasons why your spouse will never travel with you In every relationship, travelling has been proven to add spice to any romantic relationship. The justification for this is not far-fetched because couples who travel together are certainly guaranteed to spend more time together. In spite of

D. Smith - Black, Transgender, Talented And Fearless

Talented, fearless, provocative and groundbreaking describe D.Smith in a few words. This Miami-born, Brooklyn-bred Grammy Award winning producer turned artist has worked with some of the best, including Andre 3000, Ne-Yo, Lloyd, Ciara, Keri Hilson, Monica, Fantasia, Estelle, Janelle Mona&#

Michelle Obama shuts down Internet Wearing a Vera Wang dress for China state dinner - society and people blogs iblackvoices - iBlackVoices

Tosin | 11/6/2015 | Politics | Obama

Michelle Obama shuts down Internet Wearing a Vera Wang dress for China state dinner

First lady Michelle Obama chose a dress by a Chinese-American designer for Friday’s White House dinner for Chinese President Xi Jinping. Mrs. Obama wore a black, off-the-shoulder mermaid gown by Vera Wang for the occasion. Fitted, with sheer sleeves, it skimmed the floor with its tulle flounce. Mrs

Saheela Ibraheem, Listed Among World's 50 Smartest Teenagers, Honored By President Barack Obama

Four years ago, Saheela Ibraheem stepped onto the campus of Harvard University, a freshman in college at only 15 years old. After skipping the sixth and ninth grades, Ibraheem received a near-perfect score on the SAT and was accepted to 13 prominent colleges, including several Ivy League schools. S

Black Lives Matter - Not a Moment, a Movement

All #BlackLivesMatter.  This is Not a Moment, but a Movement #BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted for his crime, and dead 17-year old Trayvon was post-humously placed on trial for his own murder. Rooted in the experiences

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