Tag: black history

Brown v. Board of Education – The Court Decision that Rocked America 60 years Ago

March 28, 2015
      Brown v. Board of Education On May 17, 1954, the US Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education, a  history altering decision, that, “in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place" [ic_google_news keyword="Brown v. Board of Education"] Brown v. Board of Education of

The Long Road to Brown, 1865-1954

March 28, 2015
The Long Road to Brown, 1865-1954 Long before the 1954 brown v Board of Education, African Americans across the South fought against the Apartheid system of Jim Crow and for quality public education. Within the separate and unequal system African Americans built their own quality education system. The problem was not necessarily the separate system, but

Elombe Brath – African Internationalist – Pan Africanist – Garveyite

March 28, 2015
African American activists know May 19th as the birthday of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, or Malcolm X. As fate would have it, renowned African internationalist and Pan Africanist scholar, activist, and leader, Elombe Brath, joined the spiritual world of the ancestors on May 19th 2014. I cannot think of a more gifted Pan Africanist

The Past Isn’t Past: The Economic Case for Reparations

March 28, 2015
“The past is in the past; it’s time to move on.” That’s a common response to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ eloquent essay in The Atlantic, “The Case for Reparations,” and his recent discussion with Bill Moyers. But that sentiment betrays a fundamental…

Major Milestones in the African American Freedom Struggle

March 14, 2015
The African American Struggle for Freedom An Historical Overview The long freedom struggle of the African American was first and foremost against the institution of slavery. After the Civil War, many African Americans were elected to local, state, and federal office as African Americans struggled to build democracy in the American South. That period was known

Black History Facts You May Not Know

January 31, 2015
Take a look at some of these black history facts. Send us your own. Maybe you just haven’t had time to learn them. February is the shortest month, after all. 1. It’s a sure bet you know about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. View this image › By Minnesota Historical Society [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (creativecommons.org)], via Wikimedia

Congressman John Conyers Jr First African American Dean of Congress

December 29, 2014
Spotlight on Congressman John Conyers Jr  First African American Dean of Congress In January 2015, Congressman John Conyers Jr, officially became the first African American Dean of Congress. The retirement of U.S. Rep. John Dingell means  that John Conyers Jr. became the Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives after fending off a  primary challenge earlier

Revitalizing the African American Reparations Movement

December 29, 2014
International Human Rights and Humanitarian Treaties establishing basis for Reparations: The right to effective remedy and duty to provide reparation International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Article 2 1. Each State Party to the present Covenant undertakes to respect and to ensure to all individuals within its territory and subject to its jurisdiction the

UNTOLD BLACK HISTORY: The Black Chinese: DNA test… Case Closed

December 21, 2014
Ancient Black Chinese From East Africa ” (by PROFESSOR JIN LI – Fudan University Shanghai) An international study has found that the Chinese people originated not from Peking Man in northern China, but from early humans in East Africa who moved through South Asia… UNTOLD BLACK HISTORY: The Black Chinese: DNA test… Case… UNTOLD BLACK

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

Who was Malcolm X

December 8, 2014
Who was Malcolm X Student Questions and Answers Can anyone tell me about Malcolm X? I saw Malcolm X book in the longest yard movie…so, I became interested to know about Malcolm X. I need a full feedback about this a.s.a.p. Posted by One Malcolm X, 1925–65, African American (revolutionary black nationalist) leader in the United States,

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

Black Panthers (1968) part 2

October 28, 2014
Les 10 points du Black Panther Party (BPP)/ (1 à 3) Nous voulons la liberté. Nous voulons le pouvoir de déterminer la destinée de notre communauté noire. -Nous croyons que notre peuple ne sera pas libre tant qu’il n’aura pas la possibilité de décider de son propre destin. Nous voulons le plein emploi pour notre

Black Panthers (1968) part 4

October 28, 2014
Les 10 points du Black Panther Party (BPP) / (7 à 9) Nous exigeons qu’il soit immédiatement mis un terme aux BRUTALITÉS POLICIÈRES et aux MEURTRES de Noirs. -Nous croyons qu’il est en notre pouvoir de faire cesser la brutalité policière contre la communauté noire, en organisant des groupes d’autodéfense qui auront pour tâche de

Ex-Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin on the Execution of Troy Davis

October 26, 2014
The former Atlanta mayor speaks out on the controversial issue at a Sept. 22nd Kennesaw State University lecture.

Black Panthers 1968 (1)

October 19, 2014
Documentaire tourné a Oakland au cours des manifestations autour du procès Huey Newton, leader des activistes noirs du Black Panther Party.

The Assassination of George Jackson

October 8, 2014
The Assassination of George Jackson –an interview with Colonel Nyati Bolt By Angola 3 News Angola 3 News is excited to release the third interview in our new video-series focusing on the Angola 3 and the many issues that are central to their story, like racism, repression, prisons, human rights, solitary confinement as torture, and

Folk Medicine Use Among The Gullah: Bridging The Gap Between Folk Medicine And Westernized Medicine

October 4, 2014
By Tiara S. Banks This study examined the practice of folk medicine among a group of African Americans living on the coast of the Sea Islands, the Gullah/Geechee. The Gullah/Geechee are descendants of enslaved Africans, transported from Western and West-Central Africa, who have preserved their African influenced culture consisting of language, food ways, rituals, and

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

Police Brutality – Protect Your Rights

August 24, 2014
Police Brutality Police brutality and outright murder against Black people in the US  is a persistent problem that will not go away. One Black Man Is Killed Every 28 Hours by Police or Vigilantes. It has been said, and demonstrated in practice, that police in America have a license to kill Blacks with impunity. The

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: $33.83 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

Obama Takes the Lead on Doing Business with Africa

August 7, 2014
Obama Doing Business in Africa    Obama Takes the Lead on Doing Business with Africa Washington, D.C. (United States) (OFFICIAL WIRE) August 5, 2014 EXECUTIVE ORDER   ESTABLISHING THE PRESIDENT’S ADVISORY COUNCIL ON DOING BUSINESS IN AFRICA By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of

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 Geography – Cities and Countries

July 19, 2014
African Geography – Cities and Countries African Geography – Cities and Countries A Tale of Two Kaesong Industrial Zones: Not All Foreign Investment is Created … – 38 North A Tale of Two Kaesong Industrial Zones: Not All Foreign Investment is Created …38 NorthHaving brokered deals in places such as South Sudan and Central African

W E B Dubois Souls of Black Folks and the Harlem Renaissance

June 3, 2014
W E B Dubois – Souls of Black Folks Questions and Answers What is the purpose of W.E.B Du Bois The Souls of Black Folks book?Im reading this book, but is quite hard to understand. What is the purpose of this author? What is he trying to let us understand? Thank you much! Please don’t

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

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

Lift Every Voice: The Naacp and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement

March 27, 2014
#Lift #Every #Voice: The #naacp and the #Making of the #Civil #Rights #Movement A remarkable achievement. The heroes and heroines are all there, the pace is fast, and the level of emotion is truly high. Dr. Sullivan has achieved for the NAACP centennial and for all of us an exciting account of its life. –JOHN

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