Thursday, June 30, 2022

Black History Facts

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY, The Associated Press One hundred and thirty years after white mobs massacred black laborers and their families to end a sugar strike, a Louisiana parish government is expected to approve a resolution to mark the attack's anniversary and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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...
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...
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...