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Book review: ‘The Reformatory’ by Tananarive Due

You'll do better next time. You're sorry, deeply sorry, sincere in your apology, and it won't happen again. You had a chance to think about...

Author: Black teachers’ resistance to segregation 60 years ago holds lessons for teachers today

By TONYAA WEATHERSBEE As a Birmingham, Alabama, native, Tondra Loder-Jackson was inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. She was especially inspired by...

Honoring Negro Leagues Baseball Week

Minor League Baseball (MiLB) is hosting Negro Leagues Baseball Week from June 20-24. The Indianapolis Indians are paying homage to the pioneers of the Negro...

60 years after Medgar Evers’ murder, his widow continues a civil rights legacy

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — It's been 60 years since civil rights leader Medgar Evers was murdered outside his Mississippi home. His widow, Myrlie Evers-Williams, is 90 years old. She says he misses him terribly and is proud of his legacy. Several events have been held in Mississippi this month to commemorate the work of the Evers family. Evers was leader of the Mississippi NAACP from 1954 until his death in 1963. He pushed for voting rights and racial equality. Evers-Williams was national chairperson of the NAACP from 1995 to 1998. She says she remains committed to trying to eliminate racism and prejudice.

Fight Like Ida, Octavia and Mari

These are challenging times:●      The “coming out of the closet” of white nationalists in the United States and the world●      The unrelenting impact of...

African-American Facts for Week of: April 26, 2015

Know Your History!Up to the early 20th century, most American knowledge of Black history was limited to the African American struggle through slavery and...
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