LISTEN: Nina Simone’s Ode to ‘Young, Gifted and Black’ Children Still Matters | Colorlines Meshell Ndegeocello and Somi discuss the enduring importance of Simone’s 1969 tribute to Black youth for NPR’s American Anthem series.

Meshell Ndegeocello and Somi discuss the enduring importance of Simone’s 1969 tribute to Black youth for NPR’s American Anthem series.

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The War on Black Athletes | The Atlantic Trump isn’t the first president to show such overt interest in sports, but he’s the only president in recent memory to attack athletes for their politics.

Trump isn’t the first president to show such overt interest in sports, but he’s the only president in recent memory to attack athletes for their politics.

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50 Years After Their Mug Shots, Portraits of Mississippi’s Freedom Riders | The New York Times [Lens] The journalist and photographer Eric Etheridge provides visual and oral histories of the courageous men and women known as the Freedom Riders in the 1960s.

Facebook0Twitter0MailMaurice Berger, The New York Times Gloria Bouknight, at 20 years old, and at 74 in 2015. While living in New York City, she discovered the Congress of Racial Equality, or CORE, on a visit to Harlem, and became an active member. Since then, she started a business representing European designers in the United States, […]

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Angela Davis Says She’s ‘Stunned’ After Award Is Revoked Over Her Views on Israel | The New York Times

Facebook0Twitter0MailNiraj Chokshi, The New York Times Angela Davis, the activist and scholar, said this week that she was “stunned” after a civil rights group in her native Birmingham, Ala., reversed its decision to honor her with an award amid protests over her support for a boycott of Israel. Professor Davis, once a global hero of […]

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How Cory Booker’s “Baby Bond” Proposal Could Transform the Reparations Debate | The New Yorker

Facebook0Twitter0MailBenjamin Wallace Wells , The New Yorker Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) listens during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing for Rex Tillerson, former chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corp. and secretary of state nominee for President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images). Featured Image Cory […]

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(1990) Bush Vetoes Civil Rights Bill | The Washington Post

Facebook0Twitter0MailAnn Devroy , The Washington Post President Bush yesterday vetoed the Civil Rights Act of 1990, prompting the sharpest criticism he has endured from women, unions, blacks and other minorities since taking office. In a three-page veto message to Congress, Bush said that “despite the use of the term ‘civil rights,’ ” the legislation “actually […]

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Sonia Sanchez Inspires DC Audiences and Weighs in on Gentrification | The African American (AFRO) Busboys and Poets offered up another inspirational evening with none other than the renowned poet Sonia Sanchez. On November 5, Sanchez shared an intimate evening of poetry and dialogue with the D.C. community.

Busboys and Poets offered up another inspirational evening with none other than the renowned poet Sonia Sanchez. On November 5, Sanchez shared an intimate evening of poetry and dialogue with the D.C. community.

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Talking About Race With Racists (Why Bringing Up The Subject Makes You Racist) | Medium

Facebook0Twitter0MailWilliam Spivey , Medium Trump Accuses Black Reporter Yamiche Alcindor of Asking ‘Racist Question’ During White House Press Briefing Trump Accuses African-American Reporter Of Asking “Racist Question”. Featured Image In a recent press conference, Donald Trump demonstrated how every conversation with a racist goes when the subject comes up. He was asked by PBS reporter […]

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‘I’m ecstatic’: black liberation prisoner Mike Africa Sr released after 40 years | The Guardian Member of the radical Philadelphia-based group Move 9, sentenced after violent confrontation with police in 1978, reunited with wife Debbie Africa and son Mike Jr

Member of the radical Philadelphia-based group Move 9, sentenced after violent confrontation with police in 1978, reunited with wife Debbie Africa and son Mike Jr.

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How Black women are organizing to energize voters | The Philadelphia Tribune Meeting on the campus of Jackson State University on a recent Friday afternoon, dozens of Black women came together to strategize about the upcoming midterm elections, opening the gathering with a freedom song.

Meeting on the campus of Jackson State University on a recent Friday afternoon, dozens of Black women came together to strategize about the upcoming midterm elections, opening the gathering with a freedom song.

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