African American Activist

Dr. Angela Davis to accept once-rescinded Fred L. Shuttlesworth Award | AL.com

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Roy S. Johnson, AL.com Image Credit, FacebookFeatured Image . Angela Davis has agreed to accept the 2019 Fred L. Shuttlesworth Award from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, says BCRI President/CEO Andrea Taylor. “Looking ahead, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute remains steadfast in its commitment to preserving and promoting civil and human rights, and being a source of inspiration and inclusion […]
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Baxter Leach, key member of Memphis’s striking sanitation workers, dies at 79 | The Washington Post

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Adrian Sainz, The Washington Post Former sanitation worker Baxter Leach, 78, also did mechanic work and picked cotton to help make ends meet. Yalonda M. James / The Commercial Appeal. Featured Image Leach, a prominent member of the Memphis sanitation workers union whose historic strike drew the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to the city where he was assassinated, died […]
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The Forgotten All-Star Game That Helped Integrate Baseball | Deadspin

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Stephanie Liscio, Deadspin The 1939 East-West All-Star Game in Chicago. Photo: Getty. Featured Image Cleveland celebrated its sixth time hosting MLB’s All-Star Game last week, it might have seemed an odd event to commemorate baseball’s integration. But when Jackie Robinson stepped onto the field in a Brooklyn Dodgers uniform in April of 1947, becoming the first African-American to play in […]
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“When They See Us” Shows How Black Slang Was Criminalized For The Central Park 5 & It Still Is Today | Bustle

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Nylah Burton, Bustle Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix. Featured Image DuVernay’s new Netflix docuseries When They See Us depicts the heartbreaking story of the 1990 Central Park Five case in which a group of young Black and Latinx boys were convicted of a crime that they did not commit. Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise, falsely confessed to […]
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The FBI Admits Black Lives Matter Was Never a Threat. It’s White People You Should Be Worried About | The Root

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Michael Harriot, The Root week, as Donald Trump curtsied before the Queen; as Congressional Democrats continued to cower from their constitutional obligations; while we took our horses down to Old Town Road, mounted Megan Thee Stallion’s bandwagon and watched what happens When They See Us, the Federal Bureau of Investigation admitted that prejudiced assumptions against the Black Lives Matter movement, […]
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