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50 years ago yesterday, October 16, 1968: And the good fight continues...
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When I took the MyHeritage DNA test earlier, it indicated I am 35% Nigerian. I immediately phoned a friend and former classmate who is from Nigeria, and during the conversation I commented, “Too bad it can’t pin down a tribal affiliation.” She replie...
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The story behind "Lift Every Voice And Sing" (often called the "Black National Anthem"): performed by the group Committed:
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I attended a party earlier today, for a friend’s son who completed his MA and will be teaching art at one of the colleges. I was there the day he was born, so it was amazing to see how well he’s done. My friend comes from an upper middle class Afric...
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I mean, realistically...
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Jun 29, 2018
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I saw this duo on public tv last night and have been listening to their music. Awesome. Black Violin, “Stereotypes” (2015) (Kev Marcus —violin, Wil B—viola)
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Childish Gambino --- This is America (2018)
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May 11, 2018
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Men arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks appear on GMA: 'It's not just a black people thing, this is a people thing APRIL 19, 2018 — 8:42 AM EDT Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, the two black men arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia last...
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Tonight on 60 Minutes Oprah Winfrey was discussing the establishment of the Lynching Memorial. If we're going to still celebrate the Confederacy, it's a part of the story that needs to be told, and it was still occurring long after slavery...
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Apr 9, 2018
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January 15, 1929 — April 4, 1968
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Linda Brown, woman at center of Brown v. Board case, dies (By Emanuella Grinberg and Amir Vera, CNN Updated 7:18 PM ET, Mon March 26, 2018) (CNN) Linda Brown, who as a little girl was at the center of the Brown v. Board of Education case that ended...
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Mar 26, 2018
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He would've been 89 years old today... Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) (Stevie Wonder "Happy Birthday" )
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Jan 15, 2018
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I can hardly wait to buy a couple of sheets... What: The U.S. Postal Service will honor legendary performer and civil rights activist Lena Horne on the 41st stamp in the Black Heritage stamp series. Please share the news using hashtags #LenaHorne...
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Dec 29, 2017
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"Betelehemu" performed by The Morehouse College Choir. (Happy Kwanzaa !) 😊
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Dec 26, 2017
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Beyonce presents Colin Kaepernick with SI's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award J.J. Watt and Jose Altuve were named Sportsperson of the Year, but Kaepernick was also honored (by Kevin Skiver) Beyonce presents Kaepernick with his award Thursday night at ...
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This country(America) talks about equality and freedom for ALL. I can’t help but notice that my rights, and the rights of other African Americans, are denied, when we voice our feelings. In a peaceful and respectful protest, for example. Taking a kne...
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*Gasps loudly* The Gasp! I had no idea... Alright though seriously... people who have a problem with me because of my skin tone, like if you think for whatever reason you're superior to me... I laugh at that notion. People who won't date ...
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A couple of interesting clips from the tv show "Black-ish" that are relatable to many people...
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July 28, 1917
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On the last day of Black History Month, I wanted to tell about the "Green Book", one of the guides that blacks who travelled used in order to know which hotels, motels, restaurants, etc. had accommodations for everyone, since a large part o...
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