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Rosa Parks, 60 years later: What we must do

Rosa Parks, 60 years later: What we must do

| December 9, 2015

By the Rev. Bill McGill Special to Frost Illustrated “Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again?”—Rosa Parks Tuesday marked the 60th anniversary of a simple act of civil disobedience that forever changed the landscape of American history. […]

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District ministers call for removal of Margaret Sanger bust from the National Portrait Gallery

District ministers call for removal of Margaret Sanger bust from the National Portrait Gallery

| September 17, 2015

By Shantella Y. Sherman Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Planned Parenthood, the abortion rights group, recently came under attack from a group of local ministers, known collectively as Ministers Taking a Stand. The group is demanding that the bust of the organization’s founder, Margaret Sanger, be removed from a Smithsonian exhibit celebrating […]

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In Selma, Obama proved that he is ‘black enough’

In Selma, Obama proved that he is ‘black enough’

| March 11, 2015

Click here to watch video of the president’s speech. Click here to read the full text of the president’s speech. By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief SELMA, Ala.–Throughout his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama was dogged by one question: Is he black enough? The question was repeated so often that after showing up late for […]

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Claudette Colvin: A Forgotten Civil Rights Hero – The Root

| March 5, 2014

The Woman Civil Rights Leaders Threw Under a Bus Remembering Claudette Colvin: Black History Month is the perfect time to get our history right. BY: ABDUL ALI DEMOCRACY NOW SCREENSHOT Every year during Black History Month, Rosa Parks’ name rolls off the tongues of schoolchildren and educators around the nation as they discuss the civil […]

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