Wednesday, October 20, 1999

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  • Indonesia Has New President, But Military Remains Firmly in Power

    Indonesia’s Parliament today elected Muslim leader Abdurrahman Wahid as new president, after dealing a humiliating political blow to President Habibie, who withdrew from the race.

  • A Look Back at Slavery: Ivan Van Sertima On Cultural and Scientific Achievements in Africa

    Recent studies have continued to show that African Americans continue to be affected disproportionately by poverty, mortality rates for treatable diseases and employment discrimination. Just this past month, a study concluded that black patients die from cancer at higher rates than whites, and still another study found that employers still practice a form of racial profiling that prevents many African Americans from entering or moving up in the job market.

  • A Look Back at Slavery: John Henrik Clarke and "A Great and Mighty Walk"

    When African American historian, writer and critic John Henrik Clarke died in July of last year, his passing embodied the popular saying that when a wise man dies, a library burns down. Fortunately, Clarke left behind volumes of his teachings on thousands of years of African and world history, a legacy that will remain long past his death.

  • A Look Back at Slavery: Women and Slavery

    Sandra Greene is Associate Professor of History and Women’s Studies at Cornell University. She is the author of

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    Juan González on How Puerto Rico’s Economic "Death Spiral" is Tied to Legacy of Colonialism
    Could Puerto Rico become America’s Greece? That’s a question many are asking as the island faces a devastating financial crisis and a rapidly crumbling healthcare system. Puerto Rico owes $72 billion in debt. $355 million in debt payments are due December 1, but it increasingly looks like the U.S. territory may default on at least some of the debt. Congress has so far failed to act on an Obama administration proposal that includes extending bankruptcy protection to Puerto Rico and allocating more equitable Medicaid and Medicare...


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