Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tag: Martin Luther King

New York Activist Calls for ‘Shameful’ Bust...

A community activist of Buffalo began a petition to replace a bust of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in a western New...

Martin Luther King, African-Americans and the Inescapable...

“Oh yes, Great White Father, you did surprise us with one thing you did … but it wasn’t you killing us, it wasn’t you...

How and Why Barack Obama Purposely Learned...

Is an American story tragic if the hero becomes a massive success, if he follows the same rules others use to obtain greatness and...

Martin Luther King, Malcolm X Among Potential...

The University of Oxford plans to diversity its curriculum by requiring students to learn more about the history of Black, Asian and other nonwhite...

Remembering the Forgotten Organizations that Fought for...

When we think of the Black Power and civil rights movements of the 1950s/1960s/1970s, we usually think of figures like Martin Luther King and Angela...

Homeownership, a Cornerstone of MLK’s Vision, Still...

Not long ago, I saw a comment on an online article about the rise in protests for Black civil rights. "We gave you a...

From Lumumba to MLK: The Life and...

  Patrice Lumumba and Martin Luther King, Jr.  It is fitting that we mark the day on which an important Black leader was assassinated, as...

Perfectly Legal: From Slave Codes to Tamir...

What is to be done when the law is the crime being committed?  Let it marinate for a minute. If there is a positive outcome...

Ferguson Effect? Hard Data Knocks Out FBI...

Recently, FBI Director James Comey has promoted a theory that increased scrutiny of the police has caused a spike in crime. Although he was...

A Concerned Mother Asks ‘Who’s Looking Out...

Jackie Stewart sits outside the principal’s office at her daughter Mariah’s school for the fourth time since school began on August 27. It is...

Why Polls on Race Relations Ignore the...

As we focus on whether people think race relations are improving or getting worse, we lose sight of institutional racism. A new CBS/New York Times...

Obama Announces New Plan to Combat Housing...

As Obama Reveals New Rules to Fight Housing Discrimination, Nearly One-Third of Whites Would Legalize It It's been nearly fifty years since the enactment of...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The ‘Baltimore Uprising Is Not...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the Hall of Fame former NBA player who won six championships and transformed the game with his patented “sky hook,” underwent quadruple coronary...

6 Fascinating Facts You Should Know About...

Medgar Evers Before he was killed on June 12, 1963, NAACP field worker Medgar Evers traveled through Mississippi encouraging poor African-Americans to register to vote...

Frustrated Leaders Planning a Hunger Strike Until...

Nominated six months ago and cleared by the Judiciary Committee in February, Loretta Lynch remains unconfirmed as the U.S. Attorney General because the Republican...

9 Ways Black People Seriously Fought Back...

The notion that the Civil Rights Movement in the South was strictly a nonviolent movement remains a dominant theme and a misrepresentation of history....

Confession: Why I Never Liked Rosa Parks

I was born in Brooklyn in 1945. Rosa Parks was 32 years my senior. We never met, but I’ve disliked her for the past...