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Campus Life

The BlackGreek Mobile App Puts “The Yard” Right At Your Fingertips

The BlackGreek Mobile App is a free app designed to put “The Yard” right at your fingertips and is the first app featuring news, step shows, stroll off videos, and alerts from: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

BlackGreek.TV was developed out of the question, “Are Black Greek Lettered Organizations still relevant today?” Lillian Jones, Content Director of EMQ Networks, suggests they are, “These organizations still hold fellowship, scholarship, and service as its main pillars and are constanly working in our communities. The problem is more people see the parties than the community outreach.”

EMQ Networks’ goal with developing BlackGreek.TV was to create a space to showcase and share a well rounded depiction of the Black Greek lifestyle and experience. Programming for the network will include spotlights on top under-graduate and graduate chapter members, special events, service projects, and more. The Black Greek Mobile App which has been downloaded over 10,000 times to date will allow you to:

*View All Greek News provides a quick overview
Refresh to get the latest news and videos

*Sort by fraternity or sorority See only content from your favorite fraternity or sorority

*Spread The Word
Share videos and news with via Facebook, Twitter or E-mail

Download the app today at http://blackgreek.tv/bgapp/.

For more information on EMQ Networks visit: http://www.emqnetworks.com

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News

NAACP release new report: ‘Misplaced Priorities: Over Incarcerate, Under Educate’

On April 7th, the NAACP released a new report, Misplaced Priorities, that examines America’s escalating levels of prison spending and its impact on state budgets and our nation’s children.

Misplaced Priorities tracks the steady shift of state funds away from education and toward the criminal justice system. Researchers have found that over-incarceration most often impacts vulnerable and minority populations, and that it destabilizes communities.

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News

One comment ends a 50 year career

Longtime White House reporter Helen Thomas has retired effective immediately, Hearst Corporation said Monday.

The media conglomerate had employed Thomas as a syndicated columnist for its newspaper chain. Her retirement comes amid a furor created last week by her controversial comments regarding Jewish people.

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Education

The Achievement Gap Problem Hits Home. Literally.

Below is my response to this article about an elementary school principal in Ann Arbor, MI, the city in which I went to school.  The synopsis: a Black principal started a group called “Lunch Bunch” for Black children.  The goal of this social and academic group was to help address the so-called “achievement gap” in education by helping these students to become more successful.  They took a school-sponsored field trip with just these children to see a Black rocket scientist talk about his job and his challenges and triumphs as a Black man in general.  The  community in Ann Arbor – the affluent, predominantly White city in which the University of Michigan is located – is apparently outraged over this principal’s “transgression”.

I graduated from Huron High school in Ann Arbor almost 20 years ago.  As a Black student, I was privy to, helped by, and hindered by all different types of programs to close this so-called “achievement gap” (yes, I do mean all of those verbs).  What I took from all of these meetings and trial-and-error programs were two things: 1) Our teachers, for the most part, had no idea how to teach Black children effectively and 2) no one cared enough to actually change things.  Nineteen years later, it appears that nothing has changed.

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Blogs

U.S. Company at Fault for Swine Flu

Spotted on aka Tito’s Blog

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5-year-old Edgar Hernandez survived the earliest documented case of swine flu in an outbreak that, officials say, has now spread across four continents.

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Blogs

Tragedy at Hampton University Leaves Three Hospitalized

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11:20 AM EDT, April 26, 2009

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Hampton University was on lockdown Sunday after three people — including the shooter — were shot in the lobby of an on-campus dormitory.

A former HU student came to campus before 1 a.m. and shot the 62-year-old night manager of an on-campus dormitory, as well as a 43-year-old pizza delivery driver who happened to be standing nearby, said Hampton police spokeswoman Paula Ensley.

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Blogs

Warrantless Outrage

Spotted on Tito’s Blog

After CNN and other news outlets reported on the vile statements made by the Iranian president at the U.N. conference, I became curious as to what was said. After reading the transcript from the speech, I am reminded that American propaganda still exists. The speech is mild and truthful for the most part. Do you see any reason for outrage?

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Blogs

Afghan Law allows rape in marriage

In the King James Bible Ephesians 5:22-6:9 says, “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands

Is there a separation of church and state in America for good reason or should people follow “Gods Law?”