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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed On The Secret To His Success | genConnect

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Andrew Young on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos

April will be “Whiteness History Month” at a community college in Portland, Oregon, where faculty and staff wanted to come up with a new way to teach about race and racism. Unlike Black History Month, which is observed nationally, the project at Portland Community College “is not a celebratory endeavor,” according to the school’s website. Rather, “it is an effort to change our campus climate” in a way that critically examines white privilege and racial power structures. PCC faced backlash on
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America’s Innovative Leaders: Mayor Shirley Franklin, Atlanta, GA

The Common Black College Application can be used by students to apply to several historically… Continue reading
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Andrew Young on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos

http://www.cbc.ca/thehour Andrew Young is one of the most influential African-American political leaders of our time. Born in New Orleans, he graduated from high school at 15, got a degree from Howard University and ended up as a pastor in Alabama. Along the way, Young became involved in the civil rights movement, eventually becoming one of Martin Luther King Jr’s closest advisors. After Dr. King was killed in 1968, Young ran for Congress and served four years in the House of Representatives
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Black Politics in New Deal Atlanta

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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…