Friday, January 22, 2021

#blacklivesmatter

“To the polls” was presented as the answer this week as members of Keepers of 306, a National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM) initiative that engages civic-minded young leaders moved to answer the question being asked by many: “Where do...
LOS ANGELES — Colin Kaepernick is joining with Emmy-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay on a Netflix drama series about the teenage roots of the former NFL player’s activism. “Colin in Black & White” will examine Kaepernick’s high school years to illuminate...
by Sudhin Thanawala and John Seewe --  ATLANTA — Rayshard Brooks didn’t hide his history. About five months before he was killed by Atlanta police in a Wendy’s parking lot — before his name and case would become the latest rallying...
Racism is now a pandemic in Shelby County. The pronouncement was made after Shelby County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution to combat the problem with specific policies, Monday (June 22). The measure, written by Commissioner Tami Sawyer, spells out that...
by Kate Brumback -- ATLANTA — Scores of mourners Tuesday paid their final respects to Rayshard Brooks at the Atlanta church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. used to preach, taking part in a funeral filled with historical echoes...
Rayshard Brooks will be buried Tuesday (June 23), 11 days after he was killed by an Atlanta police officer during an encounter witnessed by two Memphis rappers in the ATL to “conquer our dreams not to witness a murder.” Mike...
by Stacy M. Brown --  National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., will serve as a moderator for an important national forum on racial equality in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, June 23. “I’m honored to...
I believe words matter...sometimes. But sometimes, words are stupid. For instance, remember when Republicans were upset because President Barack Obama wouldn’t say the words “radical Islamic terrorism” because Obama was kinda busy hunting down Osama Bin Laden and killing him? That was...
Dr. Charles McKinney is an associate professor of history, teaching selected topics in Africana at Rhodes College. He enjoys the renown of a widely-sought speaker and a published author. But in 2014, the scholar was a grieved father. An 18-year-old Michael...
Labor unions, religious organizations, faith and civic rights leaders, The Women’s March and numerous celebrities will gather virtually Saturday (June 20) for “The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.” The campaign is a “movement of tens of...
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