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‘Nobody’s Free Until Everybody’s Free’

With a slew of investment deals and businesses, Daymond John is no stranger to what… http://www.blackenterprise.com/business/6-books-shark-tanks-daymond-john-wants-you-to-read/
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How Racist White America Continues To React To ‘Black-Political-Power’

Forget Red vs. Blue — It’s ‘Slave States’ vs. ‘Free States’ From 2012 Onwards: http://www.afroarticles.com/article-dashboard/Article/Forget-Red-vs–Blue—-It-s–Slave-States–vs—Free-States–From-2012-Onwards/256663 ** Visit PoliticalArticles.NET: http://www.politicalarticles.net/ ** Want To Show Us Some Love? Go Here: http://tinyurl.com/leh6kd5 ** Signup For Our Blog Newsletter and We’ll Drop You a Line When New Articles Come Up: — MAIN OPTION: http://tinyurl.com/main-option — OTHER
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The Stolen Girls of Nigeria

I was sad to hear a mistrial declared in the case of Jonathan Ferrell whom Charlotte-Mecklenburg officer Randall Kerrick shot 10 times as Ferrell sought help following a car accident in 2013. The jury deadlocked after 4 days of deliberations. And as a former prosecutor, I feel anger at the jury and a criminal justice system that often vindicates police killings of unarmed black men and boys. Grand juries usually fail to indict police. And trials rarely bring a conviction. A grand jury
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‘Nobody’s Free Until Everybody’s Free’

This week marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer — the tumultuous period in our history when three young workers were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi while attempting to register people to vote. James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner shall never be forgotten.
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5 Poems by Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
Langston Hughes’ grand uncle, John Mercer Langston, was the first black congressman elected from Virginia in 1888. Born James Mercer Langston Hughes February 1, 1902, both of his parents were of mixed race. His mother Carrie (Caroline) Mercer Langston was a school teacher. His father, James Nathaniel Hughes, left the family when Langston was a child.
After his parents separated, Langston was raised by his maternal grandmother, Mary Patterson, in Lawrence,
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A Tribute to George Jackson with Steel Pulse: A Revolutionary General

George L. Jackson: September 23, 1941 – August 21, 1971

In 1960, at the age of eighteen, George Jackson was accused of stealing $70 from a gas station in Los Angeles. Though there was evidence of his innocence, his court-appointed lawyer maintained that because Jackson had a record (two previous instances of petty crime), he should plead guilty in exchange for a light sentence in the county jail. He did, and received an indeterminate sentence of one year to life. Jackson spent the next ten
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Black Teen Wrongfully Pepper-Sprayed By Cops For Burglary

“Authorities said a black teen was pepper-sprayed inside the home of his white foster family when officers mistook him for a burglar Monday afternoon.
DeShawn Currie, 18, had just returned from school when police arrived to the Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, residence in response to reported break-in. A neighbor who saw the teenager enter through a side door of the house mistook him for an intruder and called 911.” *
Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) and Ana Kasparian

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