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Emmett Till, Rodney King, Trayvon Martin — We hardly knew you!

This important article Excerpted from  An American Mourning: A Remembrance of Emmett Till, Rodney King And Trayvon Martin by MAX S. GORDON on AUGUST 28, 2012 in CIVIL RIGHTS,MAX GORDON,NEWS (For those who still wonder why the stories of Emmett Till, Rodney King and Trayvon Martin are so importnt and related, this is a critical read… Susan) “Emmett, your […]

Cold Cases: Is Current List Good Enough to Work From? (I Don’t Think So)

Do questions remain about who was involved in the death of Medgar Evers? Was Byron de la Beckwith his true assassin? His only assassin? The only prosecutable person? After listening to stories still traveling through the Mississippi Delta, Evers would be a good name to add to the Cold Case list. President Barack Obama is […]

Julian Bond talks about Emmett Till: “Civil Rights Then and Now”

Julian Bond, civil rights veteran, talks about the death of Emmett Till to Minnesota college students. President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and respected civil rights leader Julian Bond says the 1955 death of 14-year-old Emmett Till, who was brutally murdered for reportedly whistling at a white woman, was a […]

Important Announcement: Program on Dr. T.R.M. Howard, Civil Rights Warrior

Remembering The Black Maverick: Dr. T.R.M. Howard…The Greatest Civil Rights Leader You Never Heard Of… http://www.facebook.com/l/21645;www.blogtalkradio.com/weallbe/2009/10/01/Tha-Artivist-PresentsWE-ALL-BE-News-Radio". Event: W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio: Remembering The Black Maverick: Dr. T.R.M. Howard       Learn More About The Man Who Gave Us The Emmett Till Story As Well As Trained & Inspired Medgar Evers, Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou […]

‘An America where 14-year-old Emmett Till was beaten and tossed in a river to die’

On Tuesday, a sound heard around the worldBy: Carol Person , Duluth News Tribune I saw history made last Tuesday. How often in a lifetime does a person get to say that? I dragged my aging, arthritic body down to our National Mall in Washington, D.C., and stood in the cold with at least a […]

US Attorney General-Elect Eric Holder Will Have to Hit Ground Running

Oakland, CA. January 1, first day of 2009. 22-year-old Oscar Grant III was murdered in cold blood—shot in the back by a cop as he lay on a BART train platform. Yet another Black youth killed by the police. But this time in front of dozens of people. And this time captured on cell phones […]

Remembering the Past While Celebrating the Present

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Let Freedom Sing: The Music of the Civil Rights Movement on January 27, 2009 FAIRFAX, Va., Nov 14, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Let Freedom Sing: The Music of the Civil Rights Movement It is one of the most inspiring stories in American history. Within a generation, Americans of African descent overturned several hundred years […]

Obama’s Election: ‘Reaffirms Inclusiveness’

Tears and sobs drowned the words my mother tried to speak. My father babbled. Barack Obama had just won the presidency, and the realization that America loved them back stampeded my parents’ emotions like a wedding proposal from the perfect lover you assumed would never settle down. “I never thought it would happen,” my 71-year-old […]

Rev. George Lee: Would Barack Obama Know His Story?

The Rev. George Lee, voting rights advocate, murdered in Belzoni, Miss. Some voters who stood in lines to elect this country’s first black president, may have spent some of the long hours remembering stories people who gave their lives for this moment. The story of Rev. George Washington Lee of Belzoni, Miss., would surely be […]

‘For Older Blacks, Election Offers Fruits of Hard Journey’

Ruth Worthy, 91, belongs to a generation of African Americans who have journeyed from some of the rawest and brutal eras of racism to the present, when they find themselves relishing the idea of a black man possibly becoming president. For many blacks ages 90 and older, Tuesday will be one of the most historic […]