Posted in Civil Rights History

Just the Beginning

On this day in 1964, while the Reverend Martin Luther King looked on, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. Intended to…

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Posted in Civil Rights History The Courts

Medgar Evers and the Ghosts of Mississippi

On this day in 1963, African-American civil rights leader Medgar Evers is gunned down in front of his family’s Jackson, Mississippi home by white supremacist…

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Posted in Civil Rights Education History Politics

George Wallace and JFK

On this day in 1963, after defiantly blocking the door at the University of Alabama in open hostility to the United States government, George Wallace…

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Posted in Activism Civil Rights Election 2020 Politics

Democrats Need To Get Their Act Together

Defund: to prevent from continuing to receive funds. A recent CNN poll showed Trump’s approval rating at 38 percent; down seven points from a month ago….

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Posted in Civil Rights Economy Politics

Missing the Forest for the Trees

This week, Sacramento Kings TV play-by-play announcer Grant Napear was fired after he tweeted “All Lives Matter…Every Single One!” In the same week, New Orleans…

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Posted in Civil Rights Domestic Issues Headlines

Burning Down the House

“A riot is the language of the unheard.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. When I see the images coming out of cities like Minneapolis, Louisville,…

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