By George E. Curry
Many conservatives who actively opposed Nelson Mandela’s protracted struggle to establish democracy in White minority-ruled South Africa are trying to rationalize their past criticism by either ignoring their earlier public statements or trying to place the struggle for a democratic society in South Africa in a Cold War context.
By Marc H. Morial
“Blacks account for more new HIV infections, people estimated to be living with HIV disease, and HIV-related deaths than any other racial/ethnic group in the U.S.”
- Kaiser Family Foundation
Sunday, December 1, marked the 25th observance of World AIDS Day. It was a reminder of how far we have come since 1981 when several previously healthy gay men in Los Angeles were found to be infected with a mysterious and fatal immune deficiency. In the three decades since, the disease has claimed more than 35 million lives and has become a global pandemic. The World Health Organization reports that 35.3 million people worldwide are living with HIV today.
By Shedrick Byrd
Last Saturday Norfolk State University (NSU) and Bethune Cookman University women and men basketball teams played against each other at Joe Echols hall. The media labeled the men’s game as a grudge match since Bethune Cookman beat NSU and knocked them out of the 2013 Mid Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) basketball tournament in the first round last season.