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Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette: Suppose—Just Suppose?!
February 7, 2019
Consider conscience? Killing the innocents--the great unborn, many greats murdered through abortion. ... read more »
A Dream Deferred — Is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Just Another Elusive Dream?
February 7, 2019
In 1951, Langston Hughes laid bare the anxious aspirations of millions of Black people in America with his poem, “A Dream Deferred.” In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reminded America of the promissory note written to its citizens guaranteeing life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, in his “I Have a Dream” speech. ... read more »
Empowerment Requires Unaccustomed Unity
February 7, 2019
Talking about Black unity has fallen out of favor, but the need for unity is as great, if not greater, than ever. Black unity is a perquisite for sustainable change, but it has become a dust-covered relic.  Bastardized remnants remain, but are found mostly in venues that do not advance our collective interest.  Blacks continue to emulate Whites' individualistic and materialistic values without commensurate benefits.  Nonetheless, unity is essential for effectively working with each other and others. ... read more »
Rev. James Lawson, Champion of Non-Violence, Honored with Award at LMU’s King Celebration
January 31, 2019
Rev. Lawson served as the keynote speaker at Loyola Marymount University’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Interfaith Celebration & Prayer Breakfast ... read more »
Ernest Withers: Undercover Agent for FBI or Forced to be a Spy?
January 24, 2019
Lauterbach’s book attempts a balanced and unbiased perspective on what Withers’ legacy will be: a traitorous informant who spied for the FBI or a blackmail victim forced to do as he was told. ... read more »
The Compelling Need and Notion of Freedom: Retrieving Our Expansive Concept of Struggle
January 24, 2019
As we celebrate each year our strivings and struggles through history, the Black Freedom Movement is always a central focus. But we may not call it by its rightful name, because it has been renamed by the established order as the Civil Rights Movement and this has implications for us in terms of self-determination and how we define our goals, what we count as victory, and the lessons and spirit of life and struggle we learn and absorb from this world historical struggle. Our urgent and constant call was “Freedom Now!” and even now, it is no less necessary. ... read more »
The Content of Our Character
January 18, 2019
There isn’t much that hasn’t already been said (and written) about civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. The great orator could articulate his perspective on the plight of Black people with a style, grace and passion that inspired millions of people, Blacks as well as those of other races, to willfully follow him. In the presence of adversity, and often mistreatment of a physical fashion, he urged his supporters to not fight back. ... read more »
Wendy’s Window: The Struggle is Still Real
January 17, 2019
When I first started my event planning business over a quarter of a century ago, one of my favorite clients was working for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).  I was originally hired by Genethia Hudley Hayes who was the executive director at the time.  She wanted me to come in and help with what was known as “King Week.”  ... read more »
Young Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Interviewed The King
January 17, 2019
Long before he was the leading scorer of the NBA, Showtime Lakers phenom Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was a teenager who was granted an opportunity to speak with Dr. Martin Luther King. ... read more »
SCAQMD to Host Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Forum
January 8, 2019
For the sixth consecutive year, the South Coast Air Quality Management District will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with its MLK Day of Service Forum at the California African American Museum.  This luncheon will feature prominent guests and speakers on the environment and air quality.  Attendees will learn about the progress achieved and challenges ahead in cleaning the air throughout the South Coast Air Basin, especially in environmental justice communities.   ... read more »
Will You Join the Crusade for Bennett?
December 27, 2018
Bennett College has a unique history, and it is a history that must be preserved. It will only be maintained if folks who love women, women's history, and the elevation of Black women's voices come together to find five million dollars in just a few weeks. I am writing this column to appeal to those who will help. Here's how: ... read more »
Legendary singer, Nancy Wilson Passes Away
December 20, 2018
As we bid farewell to an iconic voice for many generations, we remember what made Nancy Wilson nothing short of a Legend.  ... read more »
Jefferson County, Alabama Elects Its First Black Sheriff
November 15, 2018
Democrat Mark Pettway defeated longtime Republican incumbent Mike Hale, making Pettway the first African-American sheriff in the county whose largest city is Birmingham. Website Tags and Keywords: Mark Pettway, Mike Hale, Jefferson County Sheriff, Birmingham Alabama, Stacy M. Brown, body cameras, dash cameras, accountability, teaching inmates skills, gap between law enforcement and the community, Andrew Wyatt, federal consent decree. ... read more »
Curatorial Walkthrough of “Los Angeles Freedom Rally, 1963.” Exhibition
November 8, 2018
Coined the “Los Angeles Freedom Rally,” it was one of the largest civil rights rallies in the country ... read more »
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