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Book review: ‘Our Secret Society: Mollie Moon and the Glamour, Money, and Power Behind the Civil Rights Movement’ by Tanisha C. Ford

The One Percent has everything you do not. A fancy house in a posh place. Designer clothing, fast cars. Friends in high places that know...

Mississippi judge declares mistrial in case of 2 white men charged in attack on Black FedEx driver

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Citing errors by police, a Mississippi judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the case of two white...

Till (Till you do right by me…)

We entered hushed, our eyes spoke, and with our heads, we greeted hello. Old friends broke the silence by introducing children and grandchildren. Blacks...

For Emmett Till’s family, national monument proclamation cements his inclusion in the American story

President Joe Biden has signed a proclamation establishing a national monument honoring Emmett Till, the Black teenager from Chicago whose abduction, torture and killing...

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.

African-American History for Week of: August 16th

Know Your History!While slavery in America hosts the background of Black history, the African American impact on history reaches beyond the country's early history,...

On its 50th anniversary, more than 55 million Americans covered by Medicare

As Medicare and Medicaid celebrate their 50th anniversary protecting the health and well-being of millions of seniors, people with disabilities and low-income individuals, the Centers...

African-American Facts for Week of: July 12, 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...

Indiana Pride of Color presents: Blackbird

Thursday, July 16, 20156 - 9 p.m.Brothers United Community Center3740 Lafayette Road Indianapolis, IN 46222Ticket Price: $10.00 Purchase HereFor more information tparker@brothersunitedinc.orgFor the first...

African-American Facts for Week of: January 4, 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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