Category: The South

Finally – US Senate Confirms First African-American Women on Georgia’s Federal Courts

November 20, 2014
LDF Applauds Senate Confirmation of First African-American Women on Georgia’s Federal Courts On November 18, 2014, the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc., (LDF) welcomed the historic votes by the U.S. Senate to confirm the first African-American female judges ever to serve on Georgia’s federal judiciary. The Senate confirmation of Leslie Abrams to the

Reflections on County Supervisor’s Claim that late Mayor of Jackson Mississippi was Murdered

November 17, 2014
Mississippi’s Hinds County Supervisor, Kenny Stokes says he believes former Jackson mayor, Chokwe Lumumba was killed. Two days after  Lumumba’s death, the county supervisor publicly demanded that doctors carry out a thorough autopsy to determine the cause of his death. Lumumba was an advocate of the creation of an independent black-majority nation in the US South. As a

RBG-How the FBI Sabotaged Black America, A Documentary by Gil Noble

October 3, 2014
The intentional destruction of Black America by the FBI using infiltration, counter-intelligence programs and drugs. From Marcus Garvey to Paul Robeson to Martin Luther King to Malcolm X to Fred Hampton, to the Black Panthers to heroin and crack, the FBI has worked to destroy black people. COMPANION: COINTELPRO REVISITED-FBI Domestic Intelligence Activities and the

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

Robert F. Williams-Father of Black Power Movement

August 7, 2014
See larger image Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power (Paperback) New From: $50.55 In Stock Robert F. Williams Black Power Before Black Power Movement   Robert F. Williams is arguable one key historical figure whose rightful place in American history has been ignored. Rob was truly a man ahead

African American Politics: A History of Struggle

August 6, 2014
[wzslider autoplay=”true” transition=”‘slide'” lightbox=”true”] African American Politics: A History of Struggle   In the year 2008, tens of millions of African Americans turned out in historic numbers to propel Barak Obama to the US Democratic Party nomination and, ultimately, the Presidency of the United States.  The turnout in that election was the culmination of a

African American Mayors Conference of Black Mayors

June 17, 2014
  African American Mayors The Conference of Black Mayors African American Mayors In 1967 Carl Stokes and Richard Hatcher were elected as mayors of Cleveland, Ohio, and Gary, Indiana, respectively. They are considered as the first African American mayors of major American cities. Together with Kenneth Gibson of Newark, New Jersey, Carl Stokes and Richard G. Hatcher, became

Black Politics in New Deal Atlanta

May 22, 2014
Questions and Answers Black Politics in New Deal Atlanta Differences and Similarity between Booker T’s ideas and Du Bois Ideas?Compare and contrast thier ideas. Posted by Chrisna S [display_name id=”1″]1989- Booker T. Washington and WEB Dubois offered different strategies for dealing with the problems of poverty and discrimination faced by Black Americans at the end

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

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

Editor&’s Statement – African American Politics – A History of Struggle

February 24, 2014
The history of African Americans is a history rich with political struggle. Whether we study the early  slave rebellions, the Civil War, #reconstruction, Post-Reconstruction, the Garvey Movement, the 1960s Civil Rights and Black Power movements, or the rise of Black elected officials up to, and including, the election of Barak Obama, African Americans have engaged in deliberate