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American Voices / Black America 02 – Harlem Renaissance

For southern blacks who traveled north to the cities, a new life was waiting. (4’43”) Testimonies adapted from the files of the Federal Writers’ Project, available online through the Library of Congress. Frank Byrd played by Terence Maynard. Written and Directed by Andrew Chater. Originally commissioned and broadcast by the BBC. Copyright Andrew Chater / Lodestar Productions / Timelines.tv, streamed with the BBC’s consent. Do not download or embed without permission of the copyright holders.
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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…

African American Mayors Conference of Black Mayors

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The 1960’s – From Civil Rights to Black Power

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A Tribute to George Jackson with Steel Pulse: A Revolutionary General

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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…