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Major Milestones in the African American Struggle for Freedom

Nine people were shot to death at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday night, theCharleston Police Department confirmed at news conference early Thursday.
Calling it “the worst night of my career,” Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen said a gunman entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church during a prayer meeting and opened fire. Eight people were found dead at the scene. Two others were transported to a hospital, where one later died.
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Malik Aziz: A Black Independent Political Party – Have We Digressed?

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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…

A Personal And Political History Of The Afro

Michigan University professor, Gretchen Spreitzer, talks how to navigate de-energizing relationships in the workplace.
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Bridge to Black Power: Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

New York Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., chairman of the powerful House Education and Labor Committee, addressing a news conference, Washington, D. C., July 26, 1966. (I’ve added video of Black Power advocate Kwame Ture, then known as Stokely Carmichael. In it, Dr. Powell refers to Charles Sumner Stone, his chief assistant.)
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The Black Power Movement

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A Personal And Political History Of The Afro

Afro Blowout
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Dante de Blasio’s Afro undoubtedly helped boost interest in the New York mayoral candidacy of hisRead more…