Saturday, September 21, 2019

Tag: jim crow

African-American North Carolina Voting Rights Activist Dies

LOUISBURG, N.C. (AP) — Rosanell Eaton, an African-American voting rights activist who successfully helped challenge voting restrictions supported by North Carolina Republicans, has died....

Lawyer Argues His Client Cannot Get Fair...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A legal argument has been revived in Louisiana over whether a black defendant can get a fair trial in a...

Black Elders Hold Mixed Views on Confederate...

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Gertrude Evans, 70, was born into the Jim Crow South and lived through the rocky integration of Leesburg when firemen...

Effort to End Louisiana Law That Allows...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An unlikely, bipartisan coalition is working to win voter support for a proposal ending Louisiana's Jim Crow-era law that...

How the American Jim Crow System Inspired...

Although it is common knowledge that modern-day Nazis in America draw their inspiration from Nazi Germany, far less widely known is that the Jim...

Asian Passenger Yanked Off United Flight Same...

Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in the Jim Crow South in 1955. David Dao was forcibly removed from his seat on a...

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant Says Black People,...

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant exposed his lack of knowledge on American racism by claiming Black people are to blame for the lack...

If Endurance, Survival Are the Measures, Black...

When I was a girl back in the '60s, I was fixated on clothes, boys, soul music and superheroes. I had misplaced anger, too....

Steve Harvey Makes Bold Statement About Media’s...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNjPvyEoGXU Steve Harvey believes the media is being "unfair" to Nate Parker. While speaking to Parker on his talk show Wednesday, Harvey expressed disagreement over journalists' coverage of...

5 Ways Integration Underdeveloped Black America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVZuA7d2_7Q&feature=youtu.be African-Americans have appealed to the descendants of our oppressors to right their ancestors’ wrongs, pay us sufficient wages to take care of our families,...

Equal Justice Initiative Founder Beautifully Explains Why...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWpW8NIB4zM On Monday's edition of CBS This Morning, attorney and director/founder of the Equal Justice Initiative Bryan Stevenson breaks down the history behind the perceived...

How Do We Build a Nation? We...

As you watch the rallies, political speeches and debates, you will hear beautifully articulated ignorance. You will experience well-produced propaganda. You will see hateful...

10 Legendary Black Singers Who Risked It...

Eartha Kitt Eartha Kitt saw Billie Holiday as an influence in her singing career. She also related to Holiday's fight against racism. When Kitt made it big...

‘Get ‘Em Out’: Rampant Racial Violence, White...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shows no signs of abating, despite his divisive, racist rhetoric and the increased violence taking place at his campaign...

President Obama Will Dedicate the National Museum...

History matters. And Black history matters. This year will prove to be an important year, as President Obama will dedicate the National Museum of...

In Sea of Negative Racial Stereotypes in...

In a sea of negativity concerning the stereotypes of Black men, it is clear that years of racially demeaning portrayals of Black people in...

‘Make The Victim Look Like He’s the...

Why is America still discussing the “Ferguson Effect?” The term refers to the misguided and fallacious notion that, in light of the killing of...

Traveling While Black: Is it Time to...

It is a window into the Jim Crow past.  During the days of segregation, when Black travelers were not welcome in whites-only establishments, there...

7 Little Known Facts About the First...

The Creation of Orange Mound  In 1890, white developer E. E. Meacham purchased land from the Deaderick family, plantation owners in Memphis Tennessee.  He sold lots to African-Americans for...

#NeverForget Means We Should Never Forget All...

On this anniversary of the 911 terrorist attacks, America must never forget what took place that day--the cycle of violence in today’s world, the...

Filmmaker Keith Beauchamp Discusses 20-Year Journey to...

Sixty years ago on August 21, 1955, 14 year-old Emmett Till, an African-American from Chicago, arrived in Money, Mississippi to visit relatives for the...