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, 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.
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 […]
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.
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.
“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.
Author of ‘King—The Dream Revisited’ revisits work 20 years after debut By Minister Servant LeRoy Page Special to Frost Illustrated After reading several newspaper articles and watching station after station of TV news reports concerning black on black crime and violence 20 years ago, I thought “What would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm […]