Juanita Abernathy, civil rights icon, dies | AJC

Rosalind Bentley, Ernie Suggs, AJC In this April 18, 1963 file photo, Coretta Scott King, left, the Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, center, and Mrs. Juanita Abernathy, leave Birmingham jail after visiting Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rev. Dr. Ralph Abernathy in Birmingham, Ala. Juanita Abernathy, who wrote the business plan for the 1955 Montgomery […]

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A.L. Lewis: Florida’s first black millionaire remembered | NBC News

By Associated Press, NBC News Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole. Featured Image FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — They called him Fafa. A.L. Lewis loomed large in the Jacksonville childhood of great-granddaughter Johnnetta Betsch Cole and her two siblings. With only an elementary school education, he helped found the Afro-American Life Insurance Co. in 1901 and became Florida’s […]

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UVA grants full alumni status to black nurses who earned it decades ago | UVA Magazine

Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, UVA Magazine CLAUDE MOORE HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY. Featured Image Some 20 years ago, longtime friends Louella Walker (Nurs ’58) and Mary Jones (Nurs ’61) were browsing a former teacher’s estate sale when they unearthed a brown bag filled with black-and-white photos. Staring back at them were their own faces, alongside those of […]

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Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Patriotism Questioned During 9/11 Ceremony: ‘Why Your Confusion?’ | The Root

Jay Connor, The Root The longtime couple have finally become engaged, celebrating with family and friends. (Image via NBC Chicago). Featured Image Aside from doing nothing in response to mass shootings, one of America’s favorite pastimes is touting the virtues of tolerance, diversity, and inclusion. This is a melting pot after all, and post-racial America […]

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Busing Ended 20 Years Ago. Today Our Schools Are Segregated Once Again | TIME

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, TIME Accompanied by motorcycle-mounted police, school buses carrying African American students arrive at formerly all-white South Boston High School on September 12, 1974. In 1971, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of busing as a mechanism to end racial segregation because black children were still attending segregated schools. White children had […]

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How The African American Day Parade Has Celebrated Blackness For 50 Years | Blavity

Manseen Logan, Blavity Image Courtesy of Blavity. Featured Image Every third Sunday in September, a grand parade celebrating everything that is good and Black takes over the Harlem, New York City streets. It’s a pretty big deal. In fact, The African American Day Parade (AADP) has been a big deal, since its debut in 1969 […]

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Locked out of L.A.’s white neighborhoods, they built a black suburb. Now they’re homeless | Los Angeles Times

Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times Michelle Vaughn, 24, and Edwin Williams, 31, live in an African American homeless encampment under the Ronald Reagan Freeway in Pacoima. Many of the residents were displaced from homes their parents owned in the 1950s and 1960s.(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times). Featured Image Duane Pierfax grew up after World […]

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