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Oprah Winfrey has every woman speaking Recy Taylor’s name following her 2018 Golden Globe Awards acceptance speech. Taylor was only 24-years-old when she was violated and gang-raped by six armed White men. Taylor was on her way home from church in Abbeville, Alabama, that dreadful evening on Sept. 3, 1944. Adding insult to injurious and…

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It was widely known that Little Caesars founder and Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch was a philanthropist. What most of us didn’t know is that he was particularly fond of late Civil Rights activist and icon Rosa Parks. Ilitch, 87, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. The billionaire started paying Parks’ rent…

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UPDATE Wednesday, April 20, 2016: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will announce Wednesday that abolitionist Harriet Tubman will replace former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. The long-awaited decision keeps Alexander Hamilton, one of the U.S. founding fathers, on the front of the $10 bill — though suffragists who fought to give women the right…

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“From oppressive and crippling surroundings, George Washington Carver lifted his searching, creative mind to the ordinary peanut, and found therein extraordinary possibilities for goods and products unthinkable by minds of the past, and left for succeeding generations an inspiring example of how an individual could rise above the paralyzing conditions of circumstance.” –Dr. Martin Luther…

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Tuesday, Dec. 1, marked the historic day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a public city bus to a White man in 1955. Now, in honor of the 60th anniversary of that historic event, Dallas Area Rapid Transit has remembered Parks in a significant way. This week, The Dallas Area Rapid Transit, aka…

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Christ Universal Temple Church had the honor of hosting the Black Heritage Exhibition this past weekend. The exhibit included multiple oil, acrylic and pen and ink painting styles that documented the oppression of Black people and our ancestral roots. They told a triumphant story of perseverance and highlighted the work of our noble scholars who…

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Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy for slain teen Michael Brown at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Missouri. For Rev. Sharpton, it was another moment for him to speak at a funeral that has drawn tremendous media attention. Here are five prominent people that were eulogized by Rev. Sharpton.

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Statement by the President on the Passing of Civil Rights Leader Rev. T.J. Jemison Longtime Louisiana pastor Rev. T.J. Jemison who advised Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Montgomery, Ala. bus boycott in 1953 has died in Baton Rouge, La. Jemison, 95, died of natural causes Nov. 15 at a hospital in Baton…

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Hampton University’s graduates wore their colors with pride — Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta and Delta Sigma Theta’s wore kente stoles to represent their sororities this past weekend. A few famous AKAs: Toni Braxton, Jada Pinkett Smith, Maya Angelou, Phylicia Rashad, Toni Morrison, Iyanla Vanzant, Alicia Keys, Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King. A…

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