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President Obama Delivers Eulogy at Charleston Shooting Funeral of Clementa Pinckney [FULL SPEECH]

June 26, 2015
Obama eulogizes pastor in Charleston shooting. Obama sings Amazing Grace at funeral of Charleston shooting victim Clementa Pinckney. Washington (CNN) ...

Race a Significant Factor at Almost Every Stage of Criminal Prosecutions in Manhattan

July 27, 2014
Race is a significant factor at nearly every stage of criminal prosecutions in Manhattan, from setting bail to negotiating a plea deal to sentencing. A 2-year study  conducted by the Vera Institute of Justice confirmed what has been common knowledge among African Americans. nationwide. The study of the Manhattan D.A’s office found that, in Manhattan, Black and

Sonia Sanchez Speaks Truth to Power, Poetically [INTERVIEW]

April 27, 2014
Sonia Sanchez, great voice of the Black Arts Movement and beyond Consider it a creative insult to limit poetry’s national recognition to the month of April. Nonetheless, I thank the establishment (a.k.a. the Academy of American Poets) for establishing National Poetry Month, as readers politely dust the dirt off poetry titles too often neglected. For

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Documentary on Like it is

April 23, 2014

Barack Obama's Speeches

April 22, 2014
Barack Obama’s Speeches – 2008 Democratic National Convention     More references to Barak Obama here at Black Politics References: Barack Obama’s speech on 50th anniversary of March – Christian … Aug 28, 2013 … The full text of the speech by President Obama given Wednesday in Washington on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther

Watch NYC Gentrify Right Before Your Eyes

March 29, 2014
New York City has always been changing. But recently, the city has seen a wave of luxury condos and artisanal cupcake boutiques uproot local delis and dive bars. To make sure we don’t forget the city’s past, two New York-based photographers, James and Karla Murray, set out to document the city’s transformation. The result was

Racism, School Desegregation Laws and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States

March 25, 2014
The African-American #Civil #Rights #Movement (1955–1968) refers to the social movements in the #United #States aimed at outlawing racial discrimination against … Video Rating: 4 / 5

Remembering Chokwe Lumumba — Jackson Mayor and Global Freedom Fighter

February 26, 2014
Lumumba worked within the confines of the judicial and legislative branches of government to achieve self determination for the masses. First, as a civil rights trial lawyer, both in Jackson and in his hometown of Detroit, MI, then as a city councilman representing Ward 2 before taking the helm as mayor of the city of
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