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Minneapolis activist claims police beat him during arrest

Al Flowers, a community activist who has spoken out about increasing violence in north Minneapolis, was arrested early Saturday morning after an altercation with police at this home,  510 more words


Harry, Sammy, Sidney.

My mother adored Harry Belafonte and Sammy Davis Jr. Pre-smarmy suck-up Sammy, although perhaps there never was such a thing. Later, in the 70′s, my parents bought season tickets to the Washington Bullets, our immensely talented basketball team. 629 more words

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No Place Like Home

Reading the account of the Greensboro lunch counter sit ins by Miles Wolff sent me back to Gary Younge’s book, ‘No Place Like Home’.  The sub-title says it all, really: ‘A Black Briton’s Journey Through the American South’.  205 more words


Greensboro Lunch Counter Sit-ins

I was researching significant events in the civil rights struggle in USA recently and came across the book ‘Lunch at the 5 and 10′ by Miles Wolff.   363 more words


Have You've Seen The Movie Trailer For Dear White People [VIDEO + POLL]

Dear White People is a satire about being a black face in a white place. At Sundance the movie won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent. 45 more words

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Thank You ? The thing is you weren't ever Welcome

Somewhere,somehow in the whirl of my life I found myself reading a number of pieces on race. The articles themselves were connected as it were and in something akin to a point/counterpoint fashion they helped cement an opinion expressed in the title. 515 more words


Say What You See

I started my professional life at 27 as a White girl in a Black anti-poverty agency called the Social Development Commission where the first day I was called out for shrinking back from a hug offered by an associate director who laughed at me and told me I didn’t have anything to be afraid of. 578 more words

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