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Martin Luther King Jr. not only received a Nobel Peace Prize in addition to numerous other awards his life matched his message of nonviolence. His message is still one that every day we have to fight to pass on to our youth. In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day listed below are 10 very…

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Stax Records was more than a music machine releasing hits by the likes of Otis Redding and The Staple Singers. According to author and music historian Robert Gordon it was also an example of unity in 1960s segregated South Memphis. In his new book, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion Gordon uses the…

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President Barack Obama addressed the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 43rd annual legislative conference at the Phoenix Awards Gala last night in Washington, D.C. Days after mass shootings in both of his hometowns, President Obama urged his supporters last night “to get back up and go back at it” and help push stalled legislation out of…

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The similarities in the murders of Trayvon Martin and Emmitt Till are stark and eerie: Two young black teenagers, some sixty years apart, made innocent trips to small town stores in the Deep South — and were never seen by their parents again. Both boys were both devoured by cowards. The verdict in the George…

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It’s here. Today, Jan. 21, 2013 marks the 57th presidential inauguration, and the second in which our first black president, Barack Obama, will be sworn into the Oval Office. It is also an especially significant day because this year marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic March on Washington where he delivered…

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Residential Segregation by Income On the Rise Again in America The word “segregation” is used in describing changes of the 1960s and the Civil Rights Movement in America. Still, it continues to characterize the current living conditions of many minorities in America, inclusive of perpetuating poverty, lack of affordable housing and racially segregated housing via ignorant stereotypes…

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May 5, 1862 is the date that the underdog Puebla, Mexico outnumbered by the oppressor, France, kicked France out of their territory. What is often overlooked, however, is the connection that Cinco de Mayo shared with the profileration of the Civil Rights movement for blacks in America. Many Chicanos were involved with the Civil Rights Movement, and applied the revolutionary spirit of  Cinco de…

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NEW YORK – A former Black Panther Party leader who warred against the police and the establishment in the 1970s put Jay-Z, Diddy, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and other elite rappers on blast for being apolitical, high-priced slaves to capitalism and for blatantly flaunting their conspicuous consumption in people’s faces. Richie Williams finds it deplorable…

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