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Race matters in efforts to curb gun violence

Race matters in efforts to curb gun violence

Mar. 20 | Group seeks to ‘reframe’ the debate to address racial disparities   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Leroy Duncan is an organizer with Protect Minnesota, a group of advocates, community leaders, activists and organizers committed...

March on Washington – 50 years later

March on Washington – 50 years later

Aug. 22 | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. set the stage for the environmental justice movement   I  was not alive August 28, 1963. The March on Washington was held 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation and eight years to the date of the lynching...

Second Karamu forum draws engaged audience — One long-term goal: an action plan for the Black community

Second Karamu forum draws engaged audience — One long-term goal: an action plan for the Black community

Jul. 24 |     Mahmoud El-Kati and Jeffry MartinPhotos by Charles Hallman   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Organizers predict that by the time the “Karamu House,” a monthly forum series which began in June, concludes in December, an...

Nominally Free…

Nominally Free…

Feb. 27 |     Starting this blog just after we celebrate the 150th year of the Emancipation Proclamation’s inauguration seems fitting.  Because much of what will be written in this blog will range from the historical context of the plight of Africans...

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Jan. 29 |   This January 1 marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. The original purpose for the document core to President Abraham Lincoln’s presidency may have been to free slaves, or it may have been solely a strategic move to...

Obama presidency gives African Americans hope for ‘a more perfect union’

Obama presidency gives African Americans hope for ‘a more perfect union’

Jan. 23 |   By Vickie Evans-Nash Editor-in-Chief   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Over 800,000 people were in attendance on the National Mall for the 2013 presidential inauguration. Though the crowd may not have equaled the size of the 2009 gathering, this...

Emancipation Proclamation and our collective history

Emancipation Proclamation and our collective history

Jan. 16 |   By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Commentator   The Emancipation Proclamation, which set our nation on the path to the end of slavery, was signed 150 years ago this month. This year, we should resolve to teach our children the story of our...

Unchained to portray Black slavery? Was there a politically correct way for Django Unchained to portray Black slavery?

Unchained to portray Black slavery? Was there a politically correct way for Django Unchained to portray Black slavery?

Jan. 16 |   The start of 2013 is making it difficult to avoid one of America’s greatest sins — slavery. We’ve just marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, and a plethora of films, documentaries and TV specials are scheduled...

New Year resolutions: Protect children from violence, poverty

New Year resolutions: Protect children from violence, poverty

Jan. 9 |     By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   As New Year’s Eve countdowns wound down, many people turned to the familiar ritual of taking stock of where they are now to make resolutions for what they can do better in the new...