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Adeeba Folami is an award winning freelance journalist from Denver, Colorado. Her articles have appeared in the Denver Weekly News, African American Voice, Afro American Newspapers, Atlanta Daily World, Atlanta Voice, Birmingham Times, Dallas Weekly, Denver Urban Spectrum, Final Call, Insight News, Louisiana Weekly, Michigan Citizen, Mississippi Link, OpEd News, Providence American, (Portland) Skanner, South Carolina Black News, Tennessee Tribune, Tri-State Defender, Westside Gazette, and more.
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Big Banks, Illegal Foreclosures & the Wealth Gap
As investigation of banking practices continues, it is becoming clearer that thousands of investors became rightful owners of multiple mortgages yet the proper transfer of ownership to them never took place. Neither they nor the foreclosing banks have the ability to prove in court their legal right to foreclose. Yet courts all over the country continue approving these same lending institutions' foreclosure filings.
Monday, December 6, 2010(3 comments)
The Sexual Molestation of Black Boys; Abuse Often Leads to Hyper-masculinization or Hyper-feminization
Not all acts or allegations of sexual abuse receive nationwide attention, and the daily abuse reports in cities across the country are little heard about. It is more common to hear the stories involving abuse of girls and women but, according to Ali Jackson, a Denver researcher and film maker, one of every four Black males is also amongst the ranks of those who have experienced some form of sexual violation.
Friday, May 1, 2009(8 comments)
Child Protective Services & the Business of 'Legalized Kidnapping'
Former Georgia Senator Nancy Schaefer, while in office, waged a battle against CPS and introduced a bill designed to bring that agency under stricter regulation. In an address, she spoke strong words about how the taking of children, particularly from poor families, has become a lucrative business.
Monday, January 19, 2009(1 comments)
Obama's Inauguration: Big Pimpin'
The historic swearing in of the first Black president is being celebrated with five days' worth of activities estimated to cost over $150 million despite the country being in an economic crisis. "We be big pimpin', spendin' cheese," rapper Jay-Z rhymed in his 2000 hit song "Big Pimpin."
Saturday, December 13, 2008(10 comments)
Obama Citizenship Controversy Continues
Polly Baca, one of Colorado's nine electors, is disgusted by the efforts to tarnish Obama's historic victory. Others categorize Obama's critics as angry or racist. In response, [Atty. Orly] Taitz says those who disapprove of the effort to involve the USSC in upholding the Constitution should sue Obama or [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi; and repeated lawsuits will be filed until inevitably the Supreme Court will act.
Saturday, November 29, 2008(45 comments)
The Controversy Surrounding Obama's Birth
As President-elect Barack Obama, his family, staff and supporters prepare for his January move into the White House, a growing number of critics are voicing support for a campaign which is underway and, if successful, will prevent him from taking office.
Monday, October 27, 2008(7 comments)
The Coming International Crisis: What Do They Know, When Did They Find It Out
Sen. Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Colin Powell both referenced a serious international crisis that is ahead for the next president. Why would they say these things when they have the potential to be, and are being used, against Barack Obama? After the first six months of Obama's presidency, will the hot question be: what did they know and when did they know it?
Monday, October 27, 2008
Farrakhan Kicks Off His Own Campaign of Change
Min. recently made an announcement of changes to come to the NOI and those reports initially sparked rumors that the group was expanding its membership to include Whites, Hispanics and Asians.
McCain & Obama's Ancestors Owned Slaves
A recently published news story highlights the lives of the "Black McCains," who are descendants of a slave, owned decades ago by Senator John McCain's great-great grandfather. Another truth is that, according to reports published last year, Sen. Barack Obama's ancestors also have been found to have been slaveowners.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008(6 comments)
McCain/Palin Continue to Spread Misinformation on Ahmadinejad
Presidential candidate Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin were watched by millions in recent debates and during their responses on foreign policy matters, mentioned an oft-repeated and assumed-to-be-true allegation against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who has been portrayed in American media as an evil, hate-filled demagogue.