Tag: African American Activist

Hue Jackson to lead Colin Kaepernick workout; 13 NFL teams have committed to attend | ESPN

FacebookTwitterMailFormer NFL head coach Hue Jackson will lead the drills during quarterback Colin Kaepernick‘s scheduled workout in Atlanta on Saturday, and former NFL head coach Joe Philbin will be in attendance to assist, the league announced Thursday. The NFL said 11 teams have committed to attend: the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, New […]
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Rep. Elijah Cummings, Democratic leader and regular Trump target, dies at 68 | The Washington Post

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Elijah E. Cummings, a Democratic congressman from Maryland who gained national attention for his principled stands on politically charged issues in the House, his calming effect on anti-police riots in Baltimore, and his forceful opposition to the presidency of Donald Trump, died early Thursday morning at Gilchrist Hospice Care, a Johns Hopkins affiliate in Baltimore. He was 68. After undergoing […]
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Backpacks honoring slain Baton Rouge activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph will be donated to 200 students | The Advocate

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Staff, The Advocate This still image taken from WVLA/WGMB file video shows Sadie Roberts-Joseph. Featured Image Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and the Professional Athletes Supporting Students organization will donate 200 backpacks to students in memory of slain civil rights activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph. The body of Roberts-Joseph, 75, a longtime community leader, was discovered on July 12. One of her […]
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Baton Rouge activist was killed by a tenant behind on his rent, police say | The Washington Post

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Hannah Knowles, The Washington Post Law enforcement officials including Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul, at lectern, announce the arrest of Ronn Jermaine Bell on Tuesday. (Travis Spradling/The Advocate/AP). Featured Image man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, the Baton Rouge activist whose body was found in a car trunk last week, city police […]
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UCSC emerita professor Angela Davis to be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame | UC Santa Cruz

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Scott Rappaport, UC Santa Cruz celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, The National Women’s Hall of Fame will host a weekend this September in New York honoring the achievements of American women in the birthplace of the country’s Women’s Rights movement. The highlight of the weekend will be the induction of […]
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Nikki Giovanni Blasts Trump Presidency: Black People Voting for Him Is Like a Vote for Slavery | Atlanta Black Star

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Kiersten Willis, Atlanta Black Star Nikki Giovanni speaking at Emory University in 2008., Featured Image Nikki Giovanni wants Donald Trump’s presidency to crash and burn and said Black Americans voting for him was like a vote for slavery. “My heart breaks for the next generation with these fools in the White House,” she said. “Asking us to give Trump a […]
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