Tag: Movement

They Were There as the Modern Environmental Movement Began. As Earth Day Turns 50, They Say the Planet’s Problems Have Gotten Worse

May 3, 2020
Dorothy Bradley was 23 when she decided to run for the Montana House of Representatives. Her decision was made on the first Earth Day — April 22, 1970 — when she was one of roughly 20 million Americans who participated in some of the day’s 12,000 events raising awareness of environmental problems in society. At…

The Education Reform Movement Has Failed America. We Need Common Sense Solutions That Work.

February 15, 2020
The education reform movement that started with George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind law is dead. It died because every strategy it imposed on the nation’s schools has failed. From Bush’s No Child Left Behind to Obama’s Race to the Top to Bill Gates’ Common Core State Standards to Trump’s push for school choice,…

Republicans-If You&’re Really Against Racism-Restore Voting Rights Act

June 25, 2015
WASHINGTON (Wednesday, June 24, 2015) – Two years since the Supreme Court gutted core protections in the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder ...

White Supremacist Donated to Several 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates

June 22, 2015
The head of a white supremacist group, cited by the suspected gunman who killed nine people at a black South Carolina church last week, has given thousands ...

The Modern Voting Rights Movement, Single Member Districts, and Black Office Holding

November 27, 2014
The Modern Voting Rights Movement, Single Member Districts, and Black Office Holding – http://www.blackpolitics.org Bloody Sunday BLOODY SUNDAY The Selma-to-Montgomery March for voting rights ended three weeks–and three events–that represented the political and emotional peak of the m…   Editor’s Note – The modern Voting Rights movement can be traced to the 1944 decision of

Eyes on the Prize – 03 – Ain\'t Scared of Your Jails 1960-1961

October 24, 2014
Ain’t scared of your jails chronicles the courage displayed by thousands of young people and college students who joined the ranks of the movement and gave it new direction. In 1960, lunch counter sit-ins spread across the South, may organized by the new, energetic Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. In 1961, on the Freedom Rides, many

\"Bro. Dick Gregory Unchained: On Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.\" 2/22/2013

October 18, 2014
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[1/7] The Black Power Mixtape (1967-1975)

October 17, 2014
The Black Power Mixtape examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in the black community and Diaspora from 1967 to 1975. The film combines music, startling 16mm footage (lying undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for 30 years), and contemporary audio interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars. Writen and Directed

RBG | "The Black Power MixTape" Excerpts from the Acclaimed Swedish Documentary

October 17, 2014
FULL FILM DESCRIPTION http://blackpowermixtape.com/ In the late ’60s, after the assassination of both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, the civil rights movement in America gave way to a more militant breed of activists who were demanding greater self-determination for the African-American community and the right to defend themselves against a system they felt was

An Introduction to the Civil Rights Movement

October 12, 2014
A desktop documentary previewing the African American Civil Rights Movement with a focus on southern desegregation violence, school integration, and the important contributions of civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.

Alabama City Remembered as Climactic Battle of Civil Rights Movement

October 10, 2014
Sunday, August 28, in Washington, President Obama leads the nation in dedicating a new national memorial to the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. King was a southern Baptist minister who rose to become the leading voice of the nation’s modern day civil rights movement during the1950’s and 1960’s. His struggle for equal

SNCC – STUDENT NON VIOLENT COORDINATING COMMITTEE – LEGACY PROJECT – 99% SPRING – WHO WE ARE

October 3, 2014
Those of us who fought to empower the disenfranchised in the 1960s, we veterans of the Southern Civil Rights Movement are now called upon to defend everything we have won. We now have the opportunity to join, at its inception, the 99% Spring Movement to train 100,000 people in economic literacy as well as the

Baba Dick Gregory on Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) 1/26/2014

October 3, 2014
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History of the Black Panther Party: Huey Newton and the Price of Black Power in America (1994)

October 2, 2014
Huey Percy Newton (February 17, 1942 — August 22, 1989) was an African-American political and urban activist who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966. Newton had a long series of confrontations with law enforcement, including several convictions, while he participated in political activism. He continued to pursue an education, eventually

Politics, Power and Idenity, The Black Arts Movement

October 2, 2014
http://harlemtalkradio.com The National Black Theatre held a symposium: The Black Arts Movement: Finding Identity In The Midst of Artistic and Political Upheaveal NYC Council Member Charles Barron, Dr. Leonard Jeffries, Dr. Rosalind Jeffries, Ademola Olugabefola, moderated by Ralph Carter. Politics, money and idenity, The Black Arts Movement – understanding how the game is played in

Poetry of the Black Arts Movement

October 2, 2014
A quick description of the Black Arts Movement, with some examples of the poetry that was influenced by it.

The Black Power Movement; March 31, 2006

October 2, 2014
The Black Power Movement: Self-Determination, Transformation and Sabotage Kathleen Cleaver Senior Lecturer in Law, Emory School of Law, Emory University Senior Lecturer, Department of African and African American Studies, Yale University Kathleen Cleaver, former National Press Secretary for the Black Panther Political Party, discusses her experiences in one of the most recognized and revered groups

Sonia Sanchez-Black Arts Movement (BAM) to Hip Hop

September 30, 2014
This was a panel discussion from a few years back where several members of the Black Arts Movement spoke including poet Sonia Sanchez .. They gave up game on the History of the Black Arts Movement, their lives and the role art plays in shaping politics and the world around them..Here’s what Ms Sanchez had

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

Emmett Till – Civil Rights Movement History Documentary Part 1

September 28, 2014
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History of the Civil Rights Movement

September 28, 2014
Beginning with the end of the U.S. Civil War in 1865, African Americans toiled to reach equal status in the eyes of the law. http://www.WatchMojo.com explores the history of the United States’ Civil Rights Movement. Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/DOhS/

Ban the Box

August 8, 2014
Ban the Box Legislation   Ban the Box is a nationwide movement that supports legislation prohibiting employers from including questions about criminal records on job applications.  In New Jersey, the Opportunity to Compete Act, also know as “ban the box” has gained support from civil leaders and legislators. The purpose of the legislation is to ban

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

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

Nigeria Kidnappings — Who Are the ‘Boko Haram?’

July 16, 2014
By Andrew Lam Editor’s Note: Professor Michael Watts teaches geography at UC Berkeley and is the author of many books, including “Silent Violence: Food, Famine, and Peasantry in Northern Nigeria” and “Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta.” He spoke to NAM editor Andrew Lam about the recent kidnappings

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

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

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