Tag: civil rights movement

The death of Social Activism in America (part 2 of 2)

The death of Social Activism in America (part 2 of 2)

| February 4, 2015

  By Diego Morales February, cold and dark for most of us; teasing us with the promise of spring just around the corner. February also signifies Black History Month. A month of recognition for the cultural impact black society has made in this country. A month? Not just a month but the shortest month of […]

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Today’s activists: Heirs of Civil Rights Movement but tensions exist between two generations

Today’s activists: Heirs of Civil Rights Movement but tensions exist between two generations

| February 4, 2015

  By Barrington M. Salmon Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer As millennial activists have assumed leadership roles, there’s been friction between them and veteran civil rights organizations. In the months following Trayvon Martin’s shooting death at the hands of vigilante George Zimmerman in February 2012, a common question demonstrators asked was if […]

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Chavis: Civil Rights Movement needed more now than five decades ago

Chavis: Civil Rights Movement needed more now than five decades ago

| January 27, 2015

By Nathan Hardin Special to the NNPA from The Fayetteville Observer PEMBROKE–Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis kicked off a week-long Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Pembroke on Jan. 16  by saying a civil rights movement is of greater need in the state now than it was nearly five decades ago. “One of the […]

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Beginning of Journey for Justice

Beginning of Journey for Justice

| December 16, 2014

By Tony Young Civil Rights Committee UAW Local 2209 Special to Frost Illustrated For most Americans the story, of how labor organizations like the UAW were key partners in the Civil Rights movement of the mid-20th century is an unknown piece of trivia. From the UAW’s support of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955, which […]

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Technology and the continuing Civil Rights Movement

Technology and the continuing Civil Rights Movement

| December 12, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive and dreaming today, his “I Have a Dream” speech might be broadened to include technology equality along with racial parity, according to some civil rights activists. “Dr. King could not have predicted what was next. But, we now see what […]

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Armed resistence little-known fact of US black liberation

| March 20, 2014

While the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the non-violent movement he epitomized is considered the most successful aspect of the Black Liberation Movement in the U.S., fact is not everyone agreed with that approach. Truth is many fought—with arms—to protect themselves, their families, community and their rights. Unfortunately, that story never has been […]

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