Biracial people to define selves, issues at forum. Interracial conference sparks talks. Beginning Thursday, Chicago will host a four-day conference titled, "Loving Decision Conference 2007: The Next 40 Years of Multiracial Communities." Though the event will commemorate the 40th anniversary of Loving vs. Virginia — the U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down miscegenation laws in several states, legalizing interracial marriage — it will focus more on the issues affecting the offspring of interracial couples.–Chicago Tribune Teen magazine addresses challenges of being Muslim girl in United States. An Essence for Muslim women. A few weeks ago, Alhlou picked up a copy of the 6-month-old Muslim Girl magazine, a bimonthly aimed at helping her with the challenges of being an adolescent Muslim girl in the United States. Like how to remain true to Islamic values in a media-driven culture saturated with sexual imagery and celebrity pap — and few people dressed like you.–San Fransisco Chronicle. The NAACP’s sad decline: The venerable advocacy group changed history with its civil rights leadership — so why does it seem to have lost its way? "End of Blackness" author DickeRinku Sen on post-Blackness. She writes: Those of us who were not required to find out what we were made of then are required now to find the courage to speak truth to a venerated black power that has lost its way. Sadly, the NAACP seems to have outlived its usefulness.–Salon Despite Bush’s Promises, Georgians Remain Skeptical About Immigration Bill. Don’t sleep on the South. President Bush thought he could win support for a comprehensive immigration bill by promising to secure the border and step up law enforcement, he would be dismayed by the reaction here. “It’s all window dressing,” said Mark A. Johnson, a real estate lawyer in this fast-growing suburb of Atlanta. “We don’t believe the government has the will to enforce any of these promises. Everybody can see the folly of it, everybody but the politicians.”–NYTimes Will Immigration Amnesty Hurt African Americans? Cause everybody’s talking about it. s the U.S. immigration debate comes to a boil, many African Americans are wondering what reform will mean for their community. T. Willard Fair, President and CEO of the National Urban League of Greater Miami, talks to Farai Chideya about what unites and divides African Americans and immigrants. –NPR
Muslim girl mag hits stands; End of DickeRinku Sen?
By The News Jun 19, 2007