Tag: civil rights

Late civil rights pioneer George Smith to be honored by MLK Club

Late civil rights pioneer George Smith to be honored by MLK Club

| January 15, 2014

The late George Smith was a pure example of living an unselfish life. The MLK Club will hold a tribute to Smith to celebrate his life and the many contributions he gave to various causes.

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New report calls for full employment

New report calls for full employment

| December 28, 2013

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON—Fifty years ago, civil rights leaders dove head-first into the on-going debate over American economic policy by placing the fight for equal employment opportunities at the forefront of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Despite their efforts, black child poverty, black unemployment and the median income […]

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The Rev. T.J. Jemison,  civil rights leader, dies at 95

The Rev. T.J. Jemison, civil rights leader, dies at 95

| December 18, 2013

The Rev. T. J. Jemison, a longtime Louisiana pastor, pioneering civil rights leader and founder of one of the nation’s met effective faith-based civil rights organizations, has died. He was 95.

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Influential leader to keynote MLK Unity Day

Influential leader to keynote MLK Unity Day

| December 17, 2013

The Martin Luther King Jr. Club is gearing up for its 29th annual Dr. King’s Unity Day Celebration, the largest Dr. King celebration in the state of Indiana.

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OPERATION StudentNomics

OPERATION StudentNomics

| December 15, 2013

My plan to fix the Black Community and broader Fort Wayne issues is to use the 1712 Willie Lynch social problem as an educational opportunity for middle and high school students to become involved in TV productions.

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A look back at the Kennedy civil rights legacy

A look back at the Kennedy civil rights legacy

| December 1, 2013

LET’S DO BETTER Most of us are thankful. Most of us grew up believing Thanksgiving was a time to show gratitude for whatever we had. As time passed, we became somewhat more aware of the historical inaccuracy of Thanksgiving (for example, discovering America’s theft from Native Americans), but the tradition remained. This celebration is now […]

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The power of our shared vision and partnership

The power of our shared vision and partnership

| November 19, 2013

By Benjamin Jealous—Two decades ago, as a young organizer in Mississippi, I learned that there are only two types of temporal power: organized people and organized money.

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Black farmers finally collect $1.2 billion in Pigford II discrimination case

Black farmers finally collect $1.2 billion in Pigford II discrimination case

| November 2, 2013

For decades, black farmers fought the United States Department of Agriculture over racial discrimination. The farmers, mostly in the south, lost crops, their farms and their homes.

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Book review: ‘The Rejected Stone’ by Reverend Al Sharpton

Book review: ‘The Rejected Stone’ by Reverend Al Sharpton

| October 18, 2013

Every once in awhile—especially when he’s somewhere unexpected—Reverend Al Sharpton looks around, surprised and pleased. He’s been working for social justice and civil rights since he was nine years old, and there are many things he never thought he’d see in his lifetime.

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Ayanna Gregory pays homage to father, trailblazing civil rights activist Dick Gregory

Ayanna Gregory pays homage to father, trailblazing civil rights activist Dick Gregory

| October 15, 2013

“This play is an ode to my father,” said Gregory. “It’s my way of letting him know, ‘I know who you are now.’” Gregory stressed to the audience how important these stories were to her and how important it is for everyone to share their stories with younger generations.

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