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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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The Black Arts Movement: Literary Nationalism in the 1960s and 1970s (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture)

Emerging from a matrix of Old Left, black nationalist, and bohemian ideologies and institutions, African American artists and intellectuals in the 1960s coalesced to form the Black Arts Movement, the cultural wing of the Black Power Movement. In this comprehensive analysis, James Smethurst examines the formation of the Black Arts Movement and demonstrates how it deeply influenced the production and reception of literature and art in the United States through its negotiations of the

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

When Barack Obama broke onto the national landscape at the 2004 Democratic convention, he talked optimistically about one America. It was a rallying cry for pluralism and a belief in the basic decency and good in the American people: There’s not a liberal America and a conservative America — there’s the United States of America. There’s not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America; there’s the United States of America. Mr. Obama’s narrative gave us hope and
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Booker T Washington vs W.E.B. DuBois — Analyzing Their Differences

A federal lawsuit filed Monday claims the last words that 19-year-old Zachary Hammond heard were from a Seneca, South Carolina, police officer shouting, “I’ll blow your fucking head off.” Seconds later, the officer unloaded two bullets into the unarmed teen, killing him as he sat in his car in the parking lot of a Hardee’s on July 26. Hammond’s parents are now alleging in U.S. District Court that Lt. Mark Tiller unjustifiably killed their son during an undercover police drug sting gone
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Amiri Baraka: Evolution of a Revolutionary Poet

After coming off the bench this season, Andre Iguodala cemented what an integral role that was for the Warriors this year, by capping it off as the 2015 NBA Finals MVP.
Iguodala was announced the recipient of the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award after the Warriors’ Game 6 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, which secured Golden State’s NBA championship — the team’s first in 40 years.
“They called me young Scottie Pippen, young Penny Hardaway, young Grant Hill when I wasRead more…

Finally – US Senate Confirms First African-American Women on Georgia’s Federal Courts

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal says she will speak about the furor over racial identity sparked after her parents said she has falsely portrayed herself as black for years, but she is actually white.
KHQ-TV in Spokane reported that Dolezal sent a message to NAACP members saying she would address the situation at a Monday night meeting of the group.
“As you probably know by now, there are questions and assumptions swirling in national and global news about myRead more…

What’s on Your Mind – Kaye Dee & Motor Mouth

BB King has died. He wasn’t my all-time favorite Bluesman, but he was an exquisite musician and he influencedeveryone.
The moment we heard that Riley B. King — known universally both as “BB” and as the King of the Blues — had breathed his last, we invited ourselves to a very private memorial service. Our own. The King is dead, long live the Blues he was so crucial to shaping over his veryRead more…