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The Art Cunningham Show: over two decades of Black history through Black media

The Art Cunningham Show: over two decades of Black history through Black media

Mar. 18 |     By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   There is no more effective means of communicating than the media, particularly the visual media and especially television, since every home has at least one set. How far, after all, do you...

Don’t let the radicals say anything

Don’t let the radicals say anything

Sep. 4 |               If there is a theme to the 50th year commemorative marches held in Washington DC and in cities all over the country last weekend, it had to be “don’t let the ‘real’” activists speak. I think...

March on Washington revisited

March on Washington revisited

Sep. 4 |               By Marc H. Morial Guest Commentator   “Almost 50 years ago, I gave a little blood on that bridge in Selma, Alabama for the right to vote. I am not going to stand by and let the Supreme Court...

Making history…again

Making history…again

Aug. 14 |     By Benjamin Todd Jealous  Guest Commentator   Remember the March on Washington? August 28, 1963, tens of thousands of activists on the National Mall: a preacher’s son from Atlanta talking about his dream for the country. We don’t...

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...

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...