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Black Elected Officials

Black Panthers (1968) part 4

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A Way Out of No Way: The Spiritual Memoirs of Andrew Young

The stirring spiritual memoirs of Andrew Young–civil rights activist, minister, and statesman–show how God’s hand led him through some of the most significant experiences of 20th-century America. Filled with eyewitness anecdotes, this is a vivid account of the civil rights struggle, told from a faith perspective. (Cover Title)

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Black Mayor in the US, 1960’s – Film 4262

Ayesha Curry is not at all happy with the National Basketball Association. After Game 5 of the NBA finals, the wife of Golden State Warriors’ star Steph Curry questioned the officiating at the game. “Can refs get fined?” she asked on Twitter. On Thursday night, in the midst of Game 6, Curry lashed out in frustration again — this time with a strong-worded statement about the league. Curry’s tweet, which was later deleted, was posted just after her husband was fouled out and ejected for

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Fire on the Prairie: Chicago’s Harold Washington and the Politics of Race

Dust jacket notes: “Chicago–the city whose name is synonymous with urban politics; the city of sharply divided ethnic and racial enclaves; the city whose police force shocked America during the 1968 Democratic convention and then the next year killed Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. As Martin Luther King, Jr., said when he traveled to Chicago in 1965 to turn his attention to the great urban centers of the north, “If we crack Chicago, then we crack the world.” Black empowerment “would take

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Power Wars: Inside Obama’s Post-9/11 Presidency

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie Savage’s penetrating investigation of the Obama presidency and the national security state Barack Obama campaigned on a promise of change from George W. Bush’s “global war on terror.” Yet from indefinite detention and drone strikes to surveillance and military tribunals, Obama ended up continuing-and in some cases expanding-many policies he inherited. What happened? In Power Wars, Charlie Savage looks inside the Obama administration’s national

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Lumumba on Education

The United States Military Academy at West Point is looking into whether 16 black female cadets violated rules against political expression by taking a photo in uniform with their fists in the air, an academy official told the Army Times. The photo features the women, all of whom are on the verge of completing their final year, posing in front of the campus’ oldest barracks building in dress uniforms. Photos like this are apparently common at West Point as an homage to old-fashioned military

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