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Noted civil rights activist Julian Bond who died this past weekend at the age of 75, will have a private funeral, according to a family statement. Bond suffered from vascular disease and became gravely ill last Wednesday before dying on Saturday. His family announced that he will be cremated and his ashes spread in the Gulf…

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Martin Luther King III statement on the passing of civil and human rights leader Julian Bond: “I join the world in expressing my heartfelt condolences to Julian Bond’s entire family. Our nation has lost an extraordinary champion for freedom and justice. As one of my father’s most revered students, he was a prominent fighter for social…

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Civil rights legend Julian Bond dies at 75. The first president (1971-79) of Southern Poverty Law Center since its founding, Bond was also a co-founder and communications director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s to his chairmanship of the NAACP in the 21st century. Bond was a visionary and tireless champion for civil and human rights.…

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(Photo Credit:  Atsushi Nishijima – © 2014 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.) As the accolades continue to roll in for Ava DuVernay’s Selma, some historians are taking exception to the buzzworthy film’s depiction of President Lyndon B. Johnson. In a recent New York Times article, author Diane McWhorter (Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle…

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In the December issue of EBONY magazine, the publication focuses on the topic of race and releases the “State of Race in America” report. In the report, EBONY identifies statistics related to race in the areas of economic disparity, education, entrepreneurship, health and well-being, and protection under the law. The findings from the study revealed…

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Paul Robeson Jr.

The world of black intelligentsia lost a giant of a man and spirit with the death of Paul Robeson Jr., this past Saturday April 26, due to lymphoma. Paul Robeson Jr. was born on Nov. 2, 1927, the only child of black civil and human rights icon Paul Robeson Sr. and his wife Eslanda Robeson.…

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Lillian Miles Lewis, the wife of legendary Georgia Congressman John Lewis who helped fuel her husband’s rise in politics, died this morning in Atlanta at the age of 73, his office confirmed to the media. The cause of Lillian Lewis’ death has not been released to the public as of press time, but Congressman Lewis…

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