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October 16: Nation of Islam’s Minister gathered one million black men together in Washington DC, 1995
October 16, 2021
October 16: Nation of Islam's Minister Louis Farrakhan gathered one million black men together in Washington DC ... read more »
Civil Rights activist, Historian Timuel Black Dies at 102
October 15, 2021
Black died Wednesday, his widow told the Chicago Sun-Times and WLS-TV. ... read more »
Objection your honor: Bar Exam Comes Under Further Scrutiny
October 14, 2021
When the coronavirus pandemic struck, some states allowed law graduates to postpone taking the two-day, 12-hour exam for public health reasons. Meanwhile, George Floyd's murder in Minneapolis in May 2020, and subsequent racial unrest that summer, raised awareness of the bar exam's role in keeping people of color out of the profession. ... read more »
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Town Honors First Black Tow Truck Business Owner in Delaware
October 11, 2021
A flatbed tow truck from Harris Towing Group sat silently in front of Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Dover Thursday night, a solemn reminder that Delaware businessman and trailblazer Luke J. Harris Jr. had died at age 76 on Sept. 18. ... read more »
Group Begins Work to Revitalize Africatown Community
October 11, 2021
 Longtime residents of the Mobile community called ``Africatown USA'' recall the days when it was a beehive of activity, with Black descendants of the last slave ship to land in the United States tending gardens, running businesses and filling churches. Today, much of the place is a dilapidated landscape of empty lots and ramshackle, vacant homes. ... read more »
Couple Preserving Florida House Linked to Martin Luther King
October 11, 2021
A house connected to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is now in the hands of a couple who plans to preserve it. ... read more »
October 11: Malcolm X gave a profound speech at the University of California, Berkeley, highlighting “philosophy of black nationalism.” 1963
October 11, 2021
October 11: Malcolm X gave a profound speech at the University of California, Berkeley, highlighting "philosophy of black nationalism." 1963 ... read more »
WATCH: Tree planter, Nobel Prize laureate, revolutionary: Prof. Wangari Maathai at 80
October 8, 2021
Tree planter, Nobel Prize laureate, revolutionary: Prof. Wangari Maathai at 80 ... read more / watch video »
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George Floyd’s Family Members Launch `Thank You’ Tour In Leimert Park
October 8, 2021
Members of George Floyd's family were in Los Angeles today to launch their ``Thank You Tour'' across the U.S. to show their appreciation for the millions of people who protested in 2020 to demand justice and call for an end to police brutality and racism after Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer. ... read more »
Remnants of Black Church Uncovered in Colonial Williamsburg
October 8, 2021
The brick foundation of one of the nation's oldest Black churches has been unearthed at Colonial Williamsburg, a living history museum in Virginia that continues to reckon with its past storytelling about the country's origins and the role of Black Americans. ... read more »
WATCH: Melvin Van Peebles – Wisdom | The Big Heart (2015)
October 8, 2021
Melvin Van Peebles - Wisdom | The Big Heart (2015) ... read more / watch video »
Free Entry to Museums Marks Civil Rights Icon Hamer’s Legacy
October 7, 2021
Entry to two Mississippi history museums is free Wednesday to mark the birthday of the late civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer, known for saying she was ``sick and tired of being sick and tired.'' ... read more »
WATCH: The Tragic Real-Life Story Of Fannie Lou Hamer
October 7, 2021
When you hear stories about the civil rights movement in the '50s and '60s, it mainly revolves around figures like Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, and Medgar and Myrlie Evers. But did you ever hear about Fannie Lou Hammer? ... read more / watch video »
Study: Racism Plays Role in Premature Birth Among Black Americans
October 7, 2021
The tipping point for Dr. Paula Braveman came when a longtime patient of hers at a community clinic in San Francisco’s Mission District slipped past the front desk and knocked on her office door to say goodbye. He wouldn’t be coming to the clinic anymore, he told her, because he could no longer afford it. ... read more »
Helping Women Win: Catching Up With EMILY’s List First Black President Laphonza Butler
October 7, 2021
When she was just 30-years-old, more than 400,0000 members of California’s largest labor union, SEIU Local 2015, elected LaPhonza Butler to be their president. Known for her outspoken, straight-shooting style as she is for her poise and even temper, Butler has a reputation for being a leader capable of building bridges and driving consensus. ... read more »
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