The Explosive Chapter Left Out of Malcolm X’s Autobiography | History.com

Missy Sullivan, History.com Truman Moore/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images, Featured Image It’s not often that a little-known chapter from one of the most important books of the 20th century emerges into the public sphere. Especially one in which a prominent civil-rights figure delivers a stern rebuke to his race. In July 2018, the Schomburg Center […]

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Black History Month: Gloria Hayes Richardson led a movement | Daily Kos

Denise Oliver Velez, Daily Kos Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Howard Greenberg Gallery. Featured Image I have never forgotten the first time I saw a photograph of a black woman dismissively pushing a National Guard soldier’s bayonet out of her face, and another image of that […]

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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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