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MLK speaker at Manchester battles racism by building understanding

MLK speaker at Manchester battles racism by building understanding

| January 31, 2017

NORTH MANCHESTER—“After 148 years of nothing but violence and hatred, it’s time we get to know one another on a social basis, not under a cover of darkness.” –Daryl Davis Manchester University has selected a musician and author—one who has made it his quest to understand and combat racism—to be the keynote speaker at its 49th […]

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Meet Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammad (Part two of two)

Meet Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammad (Part two of two)

| June 2, 2016

‘No ways tired’—Role models crucial to showing positive path By Eric D. Hackley Editor’s note: The following is the second part of a two-part interview Eric Hackley conducted with Ferguson, Mo. native and Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammed, and owner of Ajuma’s Counseling Services L.L.C. In this week’s installment, Brother Ajuma talks about the impact […]

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Interview with Black History Underground Railroad Historian Brother Sage of So. Bend, Ind.—Part two of two

Interview with Black History Underground Railroad Historian Brother Sage of So. Bend, Ind.—Part two of two

| May 17, 2016

By Eric D. Hackley Editor’s note: Last week, Brother Eric Hackley presented the first in a two part interview with historian Brother Sage of South Bend. In part one of that interview, Brother Sage discussed his only personal family history going all the way back to Africa and discussed the role of black people in […]

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A brief history of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A brief history of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

| January 15, 2016

From various sources including online King websites and Taylor Branch’s “Parting the Waters.” In the beginning On Jan. 15, 1929, a second child is born into the family of the Rev. Michael King and Alberta Christine Williams King, the daughter of Atlanta’s widely respected Rev. A.D. Williams. That child is named Michael Luther King Jr., […]

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‘You’ve Just Got to Pray:’ A Civil Rights Movement Veteran’s Story

‘You’ve Just Got to Pray:’ A Civil Rights Movement Veteran’s Story

| November 11, 2015

Part 1 of 4 Editor’s note: The following piece centering on local coach and youth advocate H.C. Story was originally written by student Rebecca Dorrill for Professor William F. Hall’s Politics, Religion and Mass Social Protest Movements in American Democratic Society class at Washington University in St. Louis in 2005. While many know Coach Story’s […]

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Reader, veteran of civil rights battles shares revelation about mayor’s alleged KKK affiliation—where is the bear?

Reader, veteran of civil rights battles shares revelation about mayor’s alleged KKK affiliation—where is the bear?

| November 3, 2015

Sister Blossie Williams just visited our offices a moment ago to tell us she’d better not go vote “because I woke up this morning and they told me the mayor was in the KKK.” Then she laughed. Black folks, particularly elders, used to have a reputation for seeing through things. Now, we’re not calling Sister […]

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Who’s burning black churches?

Who’s burning black churches?

| July 9, 2015

Arsonists hit at possibly five, six southern congregations in recent weeks By Bethania Palma Markus Special to the NNPA from The Westside Gazette At least five black churches burned overnight recently and three have been attributed to arson. The recent shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel AME was perhaps the deadliest attack on a black church since […]

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America’s often ignored domestic terrorists

America’s often ignored domestic terrorists

| January 7, 2015

By Ashahed M. Muhammad and Nisa Islam Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call The primary threat to law enforcement officers in America, is not coming from where you may think, say analysts.  Angry white males at home are a far greater threat than foreigners abroad, they warn.(FinalCall.com)–There is a very real threat […]

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Freedom Summer –50 years later

Freedom Summer –50 years later

| July 1, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer was being commemorated this past week in Mississippi and it provided the perfect backdrop to reflect on the transformation of not only Mississippi, then the deadliest state in the nation, but the entire region. As I have written in the space before, there […]

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Racial hate born of helplessness

Racial hate born of helplessness

| April 23, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Life’s tough, isn’t it? Professionals, theologians, lay people and just plain folk have tried for centuries to make sense of senseless crimes whereby innocent people are murdered, for no understandable reasons. Among those puzzling murders are those labeled “hate crimes.” And, when a gunman opened fire at a Jewish Center and an […]

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