How Frederick Douglass Challenged the Hypocrisy of Independence Day | Colorlines “What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days of the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is a constant victim.”

“What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days of the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is a constant victim.”

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Dorothy Cotton, Civil Rights Pioneer and MLK Colleague, Dies | Afro Dorothy Cotton, who worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., taught nonviolence to demonstrators before marches and sometimes calmed tensions by singing church hymns, has died. She was 88.

Dorothy Cotton, who worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., taught nonviolence to demonstrators before marches and sometimes calmed tensions by singing church hymns, has died. She was 88.

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Unseen photographs of civil rights conflict in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963 | The Guardian The Observer dispatched photographer Colin Jones to cover the story and capture the activism centred around the 16th Street Baptist church.

The Observer dispatched photographer Colin Jones to cover the story and capture the activism centred around the 16th Street Baptist church.

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Black activist jailed for his Facebook posts speaks out about secret FBI surveillance | The Guardian Exclusive: Rakem Balogun spoke out against police brutality. Now he is believed to be the first prosecuted under a secretive US effort to track so-called ‘black identity extremists’

Exclusive: Rakem Balogun spoke out against police brutality. Now he is believed to be the first prosecuted under a secretive US effort to track so-called ‘black identity extremists’

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Michelle Obama: ‘I Wish that Girls Could Fail as Bad as Men Do and Be OK’ | The Washington Informer At the United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles on Saturday, former first lady Michelle Obama talked with actor and activist Tracee Ellis Ross, star of “Black-ish,” about gender equality.

At the United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles on Saturday, former first lady Michelle Obama talked with actor and activist Tracee Ellis Ross, star of “Black-ish,” about gender equality.

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Moving From Generosity To Justice: A Conversation With The Ford Foundation President | 1a.org

Facebook0Twitter0Mail1a.org Staff, 1a.org Ford Foundation President Darren Walker says these words have been a guiding light in his approach to leading the philanthropy with a goal of tackling the root causes of inequality in society. Philanthropy is marvelous, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy […]

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Lezley McSpadden, Michael Brown’s Mother, Is Considering Running For Political Office In Ferguson | Essence Ever since her son, 18-year-old Michael Brown, was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014, Lezley McSpadden has been a tireless advocate for justice. Now, she could be running for office.

Ever since her son, 18-year-old Michael Brown, was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014, Lezley McSpadden has been a tireless advocate for justice. Now, she could be running for office.

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