Category: Community

NYPD Police Killings 1979 to 1990

July 7, 2020
NYPD Killings 1979 to 1990 This is a 90 percent complete list of persons killed by the New York City Police Department between 1979 and 1990. It does not include many of the well known high profile cases like that of 30 year old African American businessman, Arthur Miller, who was choked to death by

‘Ghettos’ Didn’t Always Mean Black

October 12, 2019
Today, for many Americans, the word “ghetto” conjures images of run-down and crime-ridden African American segregated areas—“inner cities,” in a common euphemism. This connotation is relatively recent; it has only become mainstream in the past 70 years or so. Beforehand, the term was primarily associated with Jewish urban quarters, and its changing meaning illustrates the…

How Washingtonians have shaped and reshaped one neighborhood over more than five decades

September 9, 2018
Black Power activist Stokely Carmichael, (2nd from left), visiting Barry Farm Dwellings in 1967 with community organizers from the Southeast Neighborhood House, including Phil Perkins (far left). (Image courtesy Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution The story of Washington, D.C. is really a collection of story lines, each one focused on a different neighborhood. While

Innovative citizen initiatives open access to police data

May 5, 2016
As outrage mounts over fatal police shootings of unarmed civilians, a growing number of police departments nationwide are releasing data on officer-involved shootings, use of force, and traffic stops. In North Carolina, where Charlotte and Fayetteville are participating in the White House initiative, a related effort is underway to make accessible policing data statewide. The

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) ...

Brown v. Board of Education – Its Historical Importance – Benjamin Hooks

December 17, 2014
Brown v. Board of Education The legal history leading up to Brown v. Board of Education is explained by former NAACP leader, Benjamin Hooks. The point that I am trying to make is that the leaders the civil rights local did something thinking. Somehow the thought has been put on us that we just marched and demonstrated.  It was not marching

Chokwe Lumumba: Remembering "America's Most Revolutionary Mayor" (Part 1/2)

September 28, 2014
http://www.democracynow.org – In Mississippi, the city of Jackson is grieving today following the sudden death of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, less than a year after he was elected. He suffered from heart failure on Tuesday. A longtime black nationalist organizer and attorney, Lumumba had been described as “America’s most revolutionary mayor.” Working with the Malcolm X

Booker T Washington and WEB Dubois

May 22, 2014
[monetize id=”1″] Questions and Answers Booker T Washington and WEB Dubois WEB Dubois VS booker T washington?I just wanna know the bad about the two. I know their intentions were good but i want to know the bad side to both people. Thank you 🙂 Any help is accepted :] Posted by Manuel [display_name id=”1″]W.E.B.

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

The Assassination of Fred Hampton How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther Part 1

April 25, 2014
  References: Police kill two members of the Black Panther Party — History.com … Four other Black Panthers were wounded in the raid, as well as two police officers. … by FBI informant William O’Neal, who was third in command of the Chicago … Black Panther Party – Marxists Internet Archive A history of the Black