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After Guilty Verdicts, Civil Rights Leaders Exhort Black America to ‘Never Stop Running for Ahmaud’
December 2, 2021
After nearly two years of pain, suffering, and wondering if the men who killed Ahmaud Arbery would pay for their heinous crime, the 25-year-old’s family finally received justice. ... read more »
#BlackXmas: Visioning Beyond the Weight of the Moment
November 26, 2021
This last several days have been heavy and dispiriting. Last Thursday, we breathed a collective sigh of relief that was all too brief. Our days, weeks, months, and years of organizing was successful in having the life of Julius Jones be spared from the death penalty in Oklahoma only hours before his scheduled execution. While the immediate theft of his life was blocked, Governor Stitt’s final hour clemency remanded Julius to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Julius has been on death row for more than 20 years for a crime that he was falsely accused of committing when he was a 19-year-old student at the University of Oklahoma. ... read more »
Guilty Verdicts in Ahmaud Arbery Case
November 24, 2021
After more than 11 hours of deliberation and eight days of testimony, a nearly all-white jury in the seaside town of Brunswick, Ga., have brought back guilty verdicts for all three men charged in the shooting death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery.  Travis McMichael, 35; Gregory McMichael, 65, and their neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan, 52, face sentences of up to life in prison.  Glynn County Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley will decide if those convictions come with or without the possibility of parole.  Judge Walmsley did not immediately schedule a sentencing date. ... read more »
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All 3 men charged in Arbery’s death convicted of murder
November 24, 2021
All three white men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery were convicted of murder Wednesday in the fatal shooting that became part of a larger national reckoning on racial injustice. ... read more »
LAPD: Swatting Calls in LA Tied to Suspects in Ohio, New York, Cyprus
November 12, 2021
Los Angeles police today said an investigation into ``swatting'' incidents targeting a leader of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles has tied the crimes to a group believed responsible for those incidents and for nearly three dozen other similar crimes, including bomb threats, that occurred across the United States. ... read more »
Photo Gallery: Remembering Colin Powell
October 21, 2021
Photo Gallery: Remembering Colin Powell ... read more / view gallery »
October 14: Martin Luther King Jr. received a Nobel Peace Prize, 1964
October 14, 2021
October 14: Martin Luther King Jr. received a Nobel Peace Prize, 1964 ... read more »
October 10: Grammy award winning singer, actress and dancer Mya Marie Harrison was born, 1979
October 10, 2021
October 10: Grammy award winning singer, actress and dancer Mya Marie Harrison was born, 1979 ... read more »
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October 9: Death of mathematician Benjamin Banneker (74), in Ellicott’s Mills, Maryland.
October 9, 2021
October 9: Death of mathematician Benjamin Banneker (74), in Ellicott's Mills, Maryland. ... read more »
October 8: Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.”
October 8, 2021
October 8: Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.” ... read more »
October 6: Activist, Fannie Lou Hamer was born in Montgomery County, Mississippi.
October 6, 2021
October 6: Activist, Fannie Lou Hamer was born in Montgomery County, Mississippi. Hamer was a civil rights activist who helped African Americans register to vote and co-founded the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in 1964. ... read more »
October 5: Yvonne Brathwaite Burke was the first Black Congresswoman from California. Born in Los Angeles,
October 5, 2021
October 5: Yvonne Brathwaite Burke was the first Black Congresswoman from California. Born in Los Angeles, Burke discovered a lot of feats, in 1966, she became the first African American woman elected to the California assembly. ... read more »
October 3: Alfred Sharpton Born in Brooklyn, New York, 1954
October 3, 2021
October 3: Alfred Sharpton Born in Brooklyn, New York, 1954 ... read more »
October 1: Eva Jessye was a pioneer in the world of African American music and is recognized as the first black woman to receive international distinction as a choral director.
October 1, 2021
October 1: Eva Jessye was a pioneer in the world of African American music and is recognized as the first black woman to receive international distinction as a choral director. ... read more »
September 30: Federal Marshalls escort James Meredith to the University of Mississippi campus, 1962
September 30, 2021
September 30: Federal Marshalls escort James Meredith to the University of Mississippi campus, 1962 Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at Black365.com Interested in Latinx History? ... read more »
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