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Mississippi Goddam And The Oppression Of Black People As They Fight For Equal Rights In America

Mar 08, 2021 10:40 am

Nina Simone’s “Mississippi Goddam” became a Civil Rights movement anthem after it was debuted in 1964. In the song, Simone highlights the violent racism of several states, Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi, as well as criticizes the government’s efforts to depict many civil rights activities as communist plots to discredit them.  In contrast from the song’s […]

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Fatherhood According To Kevin Hart: The Comedian’s Best Stand-up Moments on Being a Dad

Mar 08, 2021 10:40 am

“I’m a fun dad until you don’t do what you’re supposed to do,” Kevin Hart said in a interview with  PEOPLE in March. “But even the tough dad is still fun because I can’t not laugh at myself for trying to be tough!” While the comedian is serious about raising his two kids, Heaven, 10, […]

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Black To The Future: 6 Fathers On What It Means To Be A Dad In The Age Of #BlackLivesMatter

Mar 08, 2021 10:40 am

Incidents like McKinney, Ferguson, and the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, and countless other young black children have generated outrage and protest across the nation. So what does it mean to be a black parent at a time like this? And what does it mean to be a black father? The myth of the […]

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Bloody Sunday: Remembering the Alabama Massacre That Occurred on March 7, 1965

Mar 08, 2021 10:40 am

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images On February 26, 1965, activist and deacon Jimmie Lee Jackson died after being shot several days earlier by Alabama state trooper James Bonnard Fowler. Jackson’s murder happened during a peaceful march in Marion, Alabama. To defuse and refocus the community’s outrage, James Bevel, who was directing the Southern Poverty Law Center’s […]

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Freddie Mae Gautier: Civil Rights Activist, Political Advisor & Businesswoman

Mar 08, 2021 10:40 am

Freddie Mae Gautier was a civil rights activist, political advisor, businesswoman, and mentor. She was recognized as the most politically influential black woman in Seattle in the latter half of the twentieth century. Gautier was born at the Seattle General Hospital on July 15, 1930, she never knew her birth parents. At eight months old, […]

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Duse Mohamed Ali: Scholar, Playwright, Journalist & African Nationalist

Mar 08, 2021 10:40 am

Duse Mohamed Ali was a scholar, playwright, journalist, and African nationalist. Ali was born in Alexandria, Egypt on November 24, 1866, to an Egyptian father, Ali Abdul Salam and a Sudanese mother, whose name is unknown. At a very young age, Ali was sent to study in England under the tutelage of Captain Duse of […]

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U.S Senate Laundress Kate Brown: Seized and Ejected Forcibly from Washington Railroad Car

Mar 08, 2021 10:40 am

Kate Brown was a free black woman who began working for the US Senate as a laundress in 1861. Within a year, she was promoted to supervisor of the ladies retiring room. This was a noteworthy position for a young woman of color and Brown became known to Senate employees as a person of intelligence […]

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Black Abolitionists: Emigrationist Mary Ann Shadd

Mar 08, 2021 10:40 am

By Lestey Gist, The Gist of Freedom Emigrationist – Mary Ann Shadd Shadd’s newspaper, The Provincial Freeman, was first issued at Windsor on 24 March 1854 as a specimen. Shadd is thought to be the first black woman editor and publisher of a newspaper in North America. The Provincial Freeman was devoted to Anti-Slavery, Temperance, […]

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Juanita Millender McDonald: Educator & Member of the United States House of Representatives

Mar 08, 2021 10:40 am

Juanita Millender McDonald was an educator and member of the United States House of Representatives. McDonald was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1938. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Redlands and a master’s degree from California State University at Los Angeles. After completing her studies Millender-McDonald taught in the Los Angeles School […]

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Daddy’s Little Girl: 5 Amazingly Awesome Daddy-Daughter-Duo Videos

Mar 08, 2021 10:40 am

         

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