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Jury selection begins Monday for a 45-year-old civil rights case in Alabama

Kathy Lohr of National Public Radio reports that Jury selection begins Monday for a 45-year-old civil rights case in Alabama. A former state trooper is charged with murder in the shooting death of Jimmie Lee Jackson, a black protester who was killed in 1965. Jackson’s death united civil rights leaders across the country and led […]

Muslim Civil Rights Group Endorses NAACP Condemnation Of Tea Party For Harboring Racists

CAIR, the national group focused on protecting civil rights for the nation’s Muslim population, is standing in support of the NAACP’s resolution calling on Tea Party leaders to repudiate racism in their ranks. In a strongly-worded statement released this afternoon, CAIR spokesperson Ibrahim Hooper said that his group shares the NAACP’s concerns about racist rhetoric […]

New Prison Study: Race and Racism Placed at Center of Why U.S. Imprisons So Many of Its Citizens

AlterNet / By Liliana Segura Two criminologists have concluded, in a new study investigating public attitudes behind harsh sentencing, that the warehousing of African Americans and other minorities is no accident. Rather, “racial resentments are inextricably entwined in public punitiveness.” In other words, racism and the rise of “tough on crime” policies go hand in […]

Federal Judge to Mississippi: Cease School Segregation

US District Judge Tom Lee has given the Walthall County School District in Mississippi 30 days to amend its student transfer policy and ordered an immediate halt to the alleged “clustering” of white students into certain classes in Tylertown, Miss., elementary schools. “The district shall cease using race in the assignment of students to classrooms […]

Appeals Court Affirms Conviction Of Reputed Klansman In Civil Rights Era Cold Case In Miss.

James Ford Seale (Daily Mail, UK) A federal appeals court has upheld the 2007 conviction of a reputed Ku Klux Klan member in the kidnapping of two black men who were abducted and killed in rural Mississippi in 1964. In a 2-1 ruling, the panel of judges said the evidence in the case against James […]

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 […]

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired of Racist Remarks By Glenn Beck

Here’s my letter to the editor. Have you written yours? Dear Editor; As someone who has spent years researching, reading and writing about the history of African Americans in this country, I am just “sick and tired of being sick and tired” (thank you Fanny Lou Hamer) of seeing the space given to Glenn Beck […]

Mississippi Reporter Fought Racism; Jerry Mitchell, Wins MacArthur Award

Reporter Jerry Mitchell pauses while talking to students.(Photo from sjsuinauguration.blog at WordPress.) Jerry Mitchell, an investigative reporter at The Clarion-Ledger newspaper in Jackson, Miss., who focuses on cold-case murders from the civil rights era says he will use money received from the MacArthur Genius award to help write a book on the subject. Mitchell is […]