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  • Too Persian, Too Jewish, Too Black, but Not Too Gay!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    June 18, 2014 | 9:46 am

    Egypt, where we were once strangers, exists all around us; in dark corners of our neighborhood where children are sold into sexual trades, where women are muzzled by cowardly men, where black earns less than white, where the rich step over the poor en route to banks, where the weak...

  • Rush Limbaugh tells the caller from Michigan why Jews back Obama*

    By The Web Guy

    October 28, 2008 | 12:19 am

    Here’s the transcript, right from Rush’s site
    and streaming RealAudio, so you can read along:


    CALLER:  Okay.  This is sort of my question or my comment.  I’m a Jewish woman, and I have been recently very disturbed by Jesse Jackson’s comments he made, you know, the comment last...

  • ANALYSIS: Obama worked hard to gain Jewish trust

    By Ron Kampeas

    October 27, 2008 | 7:49 pm

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (JTA)—A major Republican tack against Barack Obama has a simple theme: By his friends you shall know him.

    For the McCain campaign, in recent weeks this has meant repeatedly linking the Democratic presidential nominee to William Ayers, the former member of the...

  • VIDEO: Blacks and Jews are back together and working side by side for an Obama victory

    August 29, 2008 | 1:21 am

    JTA’s Eric Fingerhut and Ron Kampeas on Thursday’s events at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.  With a focus on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, they explore a new emphasis on rebuilding the Civil Rights-era alliance of Jews and Blacks.  Included—Rev. Al Sharpton, Rep. John Lewis.

  • Suddenly, I’m an expert on black Jews*

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 17, 2008 | 12:44 am

    I’m not Rodney Dangerfield, but I’ll admit that from my friends I get no respect. It took me a few painful teenage years to learn how to get people to laugh with me and not at me, or at least how to convince myself otherwise. My wife, God bless her, embraces this tradition and has...

  • Conversions up, African-American Jews on the move

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 2, 2008 | 11:03 am

    This spring, we saw a flashbang in Jewish-black relations with the saga of Daphna Ziman and the Rev. Eric Lee. Those waters have smoothed, and this week in New York, a former colleague of Martin Luther King Jr’s (no, not this one) said it is essential to both blacks and Jews that the...

  • Don’t Let Affirmative Action Fade

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Louisville, Ky., is a city divided between white and black, rich and poor; between the West End of town, where blacks live in camelback shotgun shacks and the East End, with its leafy neighborhoods of white gentility.

    But after decades of court-ordered school integration,...

  • What Blacks Can Really Learn From Jews

    By Eric V. Copage

    March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    I was recently at a dinner party in a New York apartment with a group of friends, all of them black except for a single white visitor. Toward the end of the evening, the conversation turned to how to improve black social, financial and educational progress. One black man, a lawyer,...

  • We Need Blacks’ Aid in Anti-Semitism Fight

    By Rabbi Marc Schneier

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish people are under attack. Horrific expressions of anti-Semitism are spreading across the United States and the world. These attacks, both verbal and physical, are occurring at all levels of society, from the highest ranks of government to individuals on the street.


  • Take It to the Church

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The church is not a place that one typically associates with Chanukah. But that will change on Dec. 6 when members of Los Angeles' Jewish and African American communities come together at the West Angeles Cathedral. The Crenshaw District institution -- with a new $60 million...

  • Complicated Branches

    By Robert Brustein

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "The Syringa Tree," which won the 2001 Obie Award for best play and premieres in Los Angeles this week, might be the first theatrical work to deal with the complicated and ambiguous relations between Jews and blacks in South Africa. A solo performance written and acted by Pamela...

  • A Non-Optional Holiday

    By Lisa Rosen

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Back in 1990, while working as an assistant at a film production company, my daily mail chores acquainted me with the postal worker across the street. One Friday, as we said our goodbyes, I said, "See you Monday," when she corrected me: Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


  • Slavery: Conflict or Commonality ?

    By James D. Besser

    June 28, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    It's starting with a few tentative steps, but it could eventually become a stampede; lawmakers on Capitol Hill may soon consider pending legislation creating a national museum focusing heavily on the issue of American slavery.

    The movement to create a new museum of African American...

  • Straight Talk About Blacks and Jews

    By Diane Arieff

    July 24, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Issac Bitton meets Peter Noel, the man who saved his life during the Crown Heights riots.
    Among Jews, the subject of black-Jewish relations inevitably brings to the surface two impassioned, if not unrelated sentiments: a liberal nostalgia for the integrated social activism of days...