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Supreme Court Could Bring Back Jim Crow Voting Laws

The word ‘budget’ conjures up feelings of deprivation and sacrifice – feelings humans avoid. Seeing… Continue
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The Modern Voting Rights Movement, Single Member Districts, and Black Office Holding

As a teenager, I proudly told my first black friends that I was colorblind. I thought I was saying the right thing, telling them that race doesn’t matter to me. I now realize how sickeningly smug that sounds. I know they weren’t color blind. I have chosen to feel varying degrees of fury over the headline names – Henry Glover, Sean Bell, Kathryn Johnston, Michael Brown, Dajerria Becton, Eric Garner, Laquan McDonald. I am privileged to have the choice of whether to feel enraged, or simply
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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…

Yarber sworn in as mayor In Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson’s new mayor is promising big changes at city hall.Read more…

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Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877

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Supreme Court Could Bring Back Jim Crow Voting Laws

Military veterans are at least twice as likely as civilians to hold high paying jobs…
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History of the Black Panther Party: Huey Newton and the Price of Black Power in America (1994)

This weekend I’m off to Ferguson again to help build bridges in a community where the history between police and African American citizens are broken. The irony is that similar bridges are out in my own backyard. Over the last week there have been boiling over riots here in Baltimore.
What is the difference between Baltimore and Ferguson? The demographics of color and ethnicity are different.Read more…