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Carl Matthews’ Civil Rights Legacy Set
March 10, 2016
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Carl Wesley Matthews, the leader of the local lunch counter protest in 1960 that became the state’s first victory for the sit-in movement, passed away on Friday, Feb. 26. A service for Matthews was held Thursday, March 3 at noon at Russell Funeral Home, 822 Carl Russell Ave. ... read more »
“Taste of Soul” Family Festival in Los Angeles Is a Model for the Nation
October 28, 2015
Black America needs more good news and positive news. Too often headlines in American media have the proclivity to focus only on the negative when it comes to the life-experience of Black Americans and other people of color communities. ... read more »
Hanging on to Hope to Keep Black Men and Boys Alive
August 5, 2015
South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of the world’s leading peace and justice advocates, has called Bryan Stevenson “America’s Nelson Mandela.” ... read more »
I am Sandra Bland
August 5, 2015
Sandra Bland is described as an advocate for justice who had embraced her purpose to fight racism. She is described as a sister who knew her rights. She was well-educated, assertive, and a resource for her people. She was dragged out of her car for failing to signal a traffic lane change because Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Brian Encinia chose to abuse his power and violate her rights, because he could. ... read more »
Voter Suppression Overshadows Voting Rights Act Celebration
August 5, 2015
Thursday, Aug. 6, marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the 1965 Voting Rights Act into law. ... read more »
Mobilizing for the Oct. 10 ‘Justice or Else’ March in D.C.
August 5, 2015
When The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan issues a sacred clarion call for a national and international mobilization for justice, freedom and equality, millions of people across America and throughout the world respond with responsive enthusiasm and energy. ... read more »

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