Tag: civil rights

Rand Paul tries to recast racial views

Rand Paul tries to recast racial views

| April 2, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Question: What do you call someone who believes white shopkeepers and owners of other large and small businesses have the “right” to discriminate against black people. Answer: Rand Paul. That answer, of course, came from the Kentucky Republican senator’s own lips during his 2010 campaign for the office when […]

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J. Edgar Hoover’s war on Black America

J. Edgar Hoover’s war on Black America

| February 24, 2014

In the late 1960s, it became apparent that America’s racist power structure had long had a secret ally at the very top: J. Edgar Hoover.

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Interview with ‘American Master’ Alice Walker

Interview with ‘American Master’ Alice Walker

| February 20, 2014

Alice Walker made history as the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1983 for her novel “The Color Purple.”

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Video: Alice Walker—Beauty in Truth

Video: Alice Walker—Beauty in Truth

| February 19, 2014

“Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth” is the first film biography of writer and activist Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Color Purple.”

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Black History Month in retrospect: Until the day…

Black History Month in retrospect: Until the day…

| February 11, 2014

There is a common narrative that accompanies this month. In it, we typically speak of the amazing and central contributions African Americans have made to American life…

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The life, legacy of Amiri Baraka

The life, legacy of Amiri Baraka

| February 6, 2014

With the passing of the prolific poet, playwright, essayist, and critic Amiri Baraka, one of the literary giants of the 20th century was called home.

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Theoplis Smith show to open at Wunderkammer Feb. 8

Theoplis Smith show to open at Wunderkammer Feb. 8

| February 5, 2014

The opening of “Can You Spare Change,” Theoplis Smith’s first solo exhibition with Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave., is set for 6 to 10 pm, Feb. 8.

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Theodore Ransaw to deliver MLK lecture at Manchester University

Theodore Ransaw to deliver MLK lecture at Manchester University

| January 28, 2014

“How many perfect moments can you count in your life?” asks educator and scholar Theodore Ransaw. “The civil rights movement was God’s blessing of delivering the right people for the perfect moments in history that changed our world today.”

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A letter of our own: Dear Dr. King…

A letter of our own: Dear Dr. King…

| January 22, 2014

Brenda Robinson’s letter to Martin Luther King Jr. from America: ” We don’t know anyone as smart as you, smart enough, that is, to get America out of this mess.”

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s greatest legacy: Seeing polarization as progress

Martin Luther King Jr.’s greatest legacy: Seeing polarization as progress

| January 18, 2014

Too many King ceremonies indulge too much in the simplistic, feel-good rhetoric and ponder too little why he was so widely criticized in the last years of his life.

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