Sunday, May 22, 2022

Black History Facts

By MICHAEL CASEY, Associated Press PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Stepping off a boat in a New Hampshire port in 1796, 22-year-old Ona Judge was on the run from the family of President George Washington. Judge, who was born into slavery and served...
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi-born civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer is being commemorated Friday on what would have been her 100th birthday. Community gatherings are being held in her hometown of Ruleville, where a larger-than-life...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Malik Russell Email: [email protected] BALTIMORE, MD, October 9, 2017/NNPA Newswire/According to a journalistic investigation by the news outlet Foreign Policy (FP) the FBI’s counterterrorism division has identified a new threat—Black identity extremists (BIE). The FBI’s assessment is that BIE’s...

Marshall

FilmReview by Kam WilliamsCourtroom Drama Recounts High-Profile Case Argued by Thurgood Marshall Proxy Prior to becoming America's first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) enjoyed a legendary legal career as a civil rights lawyer. While serving as...
By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press CORRALES, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 50 years after the Kerner Commission studied the causes of deadly riots in America's cities, its last surviving member says he remains haunted that its recommendations on U.S. race relations and...
by Erica R. Williams, Special to The New Tri-State Defender With evidence aplenty of the historic value and worldwide drawing power of the National Civil Rights Museum, Executive Director Terri Lee Freeman is striving to ensure that the Memphis staple grows...
Donald Trump has been president since before any of us were born, but did you know that a man named Barack Obama used to hold the office? Not everyone agreed with all of his ideas, but he didn’t really...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed legislation to create a commission to plan celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass, the prominent black abolitionist he insinuated was still alive earlier this year. The Republican...
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — A newly revamped website focuses on efforts to change a Southern state that has grappled with a long history of racial injustice. The Mississippi Civil Rights Project is sponsored by the William Winter...
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss.  — The family of a man killed in 1966 by the Ku Klux Klan received a private preview Friday of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum that is opening next month. Vernon Dahmer (DAY'-mur) of...