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After days of tense anticipation, the residents of Ferguson, Missouri will soon learn whether a grand jury will indict Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of unarmed African-American teenager ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Nov 24, 2014 at 12:18 PM PST with 24 Recommends
I am white and my first brush with overt American racism didn't occur until 1960 when I was twelve years old and visiting cousins who had relocated from the Northeast to a small town in North ...
by BetteNoir
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 09:20 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
"I didn't know who he was." "I went to something else that was scheduled at the same time." "I am not interested in anything a minister has to say." I heard a long list of reasons why people ...
by TrueBlueMajority
Comment Count 223 comments on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM PDT with 191 Recommends
The following is an account my father wrote upon his return to Chicago from his first Civil Rights trip to Mississippi which was for Medgar Evers funeral. It was scanned and OCR'd several years ...
by Andrew C White
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 12:47 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
It's long past time to value every life equally. I can't tell you what it's like to be black in America today. I can't tell you what it feels like to watch young black people be killed because of ...
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 295 comments on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM PST with 98 Recommends
is easy for me - the year I graduated from high school, my mother died, I first worked other than baby-sitting (in a McDonald's and then a Boys Club day camp), coming to DC for the March, starting ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 11:16 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
http://thomasjasen.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/black-genocide/ Ethnic Cleansing: thomasjasengardner 1360 words Monday, Jul 22, 2013 Black men, be afraid. Be very afraid. Today’s patterns ...
by thomasjasen
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 09:04 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
The following is an account my father wrote upon his return to Chicago from his first Civil Rights trip to Mississippi which was for Medgar Evers funeral. It was scanned and OCR'd several years ...
by Andrew C White
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 01:16 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Fifty years ago, on June 12, 1963, white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith shot civil rights leader Medgar Evers in the driveway of his home in Jackson, Mississippi. At the hospital an hour later, ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 106 comments on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 08:30 PM PDT with 68 Recommends
That Obama is totally hypocritical, see for yourself in this quote from January 2012: "I've been hearing a lot of these Republicans talking about, oh, that's class warfare, and he just wants to ...
by Elon James White
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 05:42 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
It almost didn’t matter to me what she said. I have driven by Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn countless times, and I have read a little about his incredibly brave and visionary activist work. ...
by Floyd Blue
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 08:57 AM PST with 3 Recommends
Myrlie Evers-Williams Tomorrow, Myrlie Evers-Williams will become the first woman and the first layperson to deliver the invocation at a presidential swearing-in ceremony. Just as the use ...
by Denise Oliver Velez
Comment Count 124 comments on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 03:00 PM PST with 187 Recommends
Ann Coulter: "The Worst Thing That Was Done To Black People Since Slavery Was The Great Society Program" Worse than Jim Crow. Worse than being lynched. There is a reason why the ...
by MinistryOfTruth
Comment Count 134 comments on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 09:44 AM PDT with 154 Recommends
The year after i was born, on Flag Day of 1954, the Pledge of Allegiance was altered to include the following bolded words: "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to ...
by cany
Comment Count 72 comments on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 02:13 PM PDT with 111 Recommends
I haven't said anything about the Trayvon Martin shooting because there are smarter, wiser, and more knowledgeable Kossacks who've said things I agree with. Normally, I don't comment on ongoing ...
by OllieGarkey
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 12:25 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
Myrlie Evers-Williams ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 24 comments on Sat Nov 26, 2011 at 01:00 PM PST with 18 Recommends
As of the first of this month, citizens of Wisconsin maintain second amendment rights to bear arms in their statehouse. But they do not maintain first amendment rights to express themselves with ...
by Capriccio
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat Nov 05, 2011 at 04:38 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
I've seen a lot of things. Just in the last year, I witnessed an execution, the slow, oily death of almost a third of life in the gulf of Mexico, wrecked communities torn to shreds by a fierce ...
by Free Chicken and Beer
Comment Count 69 comments on Sat Jan 22, 2011 at 05:29 PM PST with 25 Recommends
I do not remember much about the day Martin Luther King was assassinated. It was just another day to someone attending an all-white school in the southwestern corner of Missouri. I vaguely knew ...
by rturner229
Comment Count 31 comments on Thu Mar 25, 2010 at 06:27 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
As usual, the mainstream media completely ignored an extremely historic event - the naming of a navy ship after a very instrumental civil rights leader - Medgar Evers. On October 9, 2009, Navy ...
by janicegwashington
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 11:21 AM PST with 22 Recommends