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Racism: Still an Issue in the 21st Century

It is extremely disheartening that 46 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., over 8 decades after the foundation of the Universal Negro Improvement association (UNIA) and 50 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the mentality of racial hierarchy continues to remain in society. 409 more words

A Stroll Through American History: Washington Mall and the Smithsonian Museum of American History (Part I)

It’s hard to describe the experience of walking around the mall. There’s a feeling that it’s all been done before, and any awe you express might be taken as contrived. 1,135 more words


Inspirational Videos

I found these videos while looking working on a school assignment. Both touched me in a way I never expected and after thinking about it for a while, I realized it was because I  could relate to both. 382 more words

School Blogs

 ‎”Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree”

Martin Luther King, Jr.


Thoughts of Passover Love

I awoke this morning to bad seasonal allergies and hoped to distract myself with Facebook news. Unfortunately, the first thing I read, on this day when Passover starts at sundown, was about the antisemitic/white supremacist violence last night. 239 more words


"We Are The World" Effect On Black Newspapers

“I will continue fighting for freedom until the end of my days.” – Nelson Mandela

Although increasing print costs, competition from radio, television, and the internet did contribute to the demise of many newspapers including the Black papers the idea that the fight for freedom was accomplished after the Civil Rights Movement had the largest impact. 561 more words

April 9 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – April 9 *

1816 – The African Methodist Episcopal Church is organized at a
general convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1,051 more words

African American History