Obama Speech Dallas Memorial Service

“The moment you put on that uniform you have answered a call that, at any moment, even in the briefest interaction, may put your life in harm’s way. Lorne Ahrens, he answered that call. So did his wife, Katrina. Not only because she is the spouse of a police officer, but because she’s a detective on the force. They have two kids. Loren took them fishing. He used to proudly go to their school uniform. The night before he died he bought dinner for a homeless man. And the next night Katrina had

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Booker T Washington vs W.E.B. DuBois — Analyzing Their Differences

Alton Sterling, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice… the roster of African Americans killed by police just… Silicon Valley Saviors: Tech to End Police Brutality and More Bloodshed

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Jesse Williams Speech at BET Awards

Grey’s Anatomy actor and social activist Jesse Williams prophetically addressed America during his awards speech at the 16th annual BET Awards on June 26, at the Microsoft Theatre at L.A. Live. Presented with the Humanitarian Award by BET Chairman/CEO Debra Lee, Williams used the stage to deliver an inspiring and fiery speech directly aimed at the injustices black people in America suffered from-and still suffer from-and what needs to take place in order for this to change. Williams is no

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Why Memorial Day Has Special Significance for African Americans

By Theodore R. Johnson III Memorial Day is a sacred occasion when we pay tribute to all the military men and women who have died in service to the United States. It is also an observance that owes its creation to blacks. This tradition began when newly freed slaves decorated the grave sites of Civil War soldiers as a way to honor those who had fought for their freedom. But blacks were not just passive bystanders. Many of volunteered to serve in the military, ensuring they were active in

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NY Daily News Trolls Donald Trump Over Plunging Poll Numbers Among African-Americans

Donald Trump’s support among African-American voters has plunged to a new low — and the New York Daily News wanted to make sure the Republican presidential candidate knew it: Tomorrow’s front page ORANGE IS NOT THE NEW BLACK: Only 1% of African-Americans back Trump https://t.co/0RiPTLK1rI pic.twitter.com/42uuBuwpFY – New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 30, 2016 According to the Quinnipiac University poll, just 1 percent of African-American voters supported Trump. That was well behind

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