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Posts tagged with "Civil Rights Movement"

Closer to the finish line on educational equity

Closer to the finish line on educational equity

Nov. 16 | By Marian Wright Edelman Contributing Commentator With opportunity gaps widening for poor children and children of color, new guidance from the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education offers new hope and protection from discrimination....

Freedom Summer revisits Mississippi’s voting rights history

Freedom Summer revisits Mississippi’s voting rights history

Jun. 20 | Award-winning filmmaker credits his career to those who risked their lives for change   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer An oft-overlooked but important part of the Civil Rights Movement is the focus of Freedom Summer, which premiers on American...

NAACP, St. Paul teachers team up to address Brown’s unfinished business

NAACP, St. Paul teachers team up to address Brown’s unfinished business

Jun. 4 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The St. Paul NAACP branch and the St. Paul Federation of Teachers (SPFT) recently have joined forces to work on local education issues. “We started talking this [past] winter” with the NAACP on working on...

Living with White people for 238 years has jinxed us

Living with White people for 238 years has jinxed us

May. 16 | By Willie Johnson Guest Commentator   Black people, guess what — we are still as Black today as we were yesterday. Same story, different page — sleepy, dumb, tired and broke, just hoping for any kind of help. It’s the middle of the month...

Blacks will suffer a ‘great hangover’ after Obama

Blacks will suffer a ‘great hangover’ after Obama

May. 15 | Activist predicts a steep price to pay for the ‘catastrophe of mis-leadership’   By Mel Reeves  Contributing Writer   Glen Ford, executive editor and chief of Black Agenda Report, will be speaking at Minneapolis North High School this Saturday...

A Fierce Green Fire details the history of the environmental movement

A Fierce Green Fire details the history of the environmental movement

May. 1 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A toxic waste landfill in Warren County, North Carolina, a predominantly Black community that “galvanized the nation to talk about environmental racism,” was among the toxic dump sites featured in a recent...

Current NBA stars honor their Black Fives predecessors

Current NBA stars honor their Black Fives predecessors

Feb. 19 |             As we approach the wind-down days of Black History Month 2014, it’s refreshing to see other Black contributors besides the usual few names often presented — such as overlooked Black athletes who labored...

Is time the key to healthy families?

Is time the key to healthy families?

Feb. 12 | Rev. Dr. Daniel B. McKizzie of New CreationBaptist Church (l) and Brian KelleyPhoto courtesy of Brian Kelley We often hear about the importance of quality time in relationships. Time is important in development and success within anything we do....

PBS commemorates television show that featured the best in gospel music

PBS commemorates television show that featured the best in gospel music

Dec. 4 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Over the course of three decades, the late Sid Ordower brought the greats and some-to-be greats in gospel music each week on local Chicago television. The likes of Albertina Walker, Mahalia Jackson,...

“Ask What  You Can Do For Your Country”

“Ask What You Can Do For Your Country”

Dec. 4 |               By Marian Wright Edelman Contributing Writer   “It should be clear by now that a nation can be no stronger abroad than she is at home. Only an America which practices what it preaches about...