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African Americans Ain't Africans Radio Presents: Immigration: Why are African Americans so quiet?

Tonight we tackle an issue where the African American is almost totally silent. Immigration!

What effects will reform have on the African American? Does the African American even care? 29 more words


There Is A Petition To Rename The Edmund Pettus Bridge

There is a petition on Change.org to rename the historic bridge in Selma called the  Edmund Pettus Bridge.  Fifty years ago, the Voting Rights Movement marched through Selma and over the Edmund Pettus Bridge. 350 more words

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Mother Maya

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As of last week, renowned poet, singer, dancer, actress and educator Maya Angelou, or “Mother Maya” as I like to call her, will be honored by the U. 658 more words

Black History

On this day 60 years ago Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus

Nine months before NAACP secretary Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus, a 15-year-old young woman would not move from her seat on a Montgomery bus on this day 60 years ago. 610 more words

From The Press

February Recap

Unfortunately, I did not cover half the topics that I wanted to cover. The topics could have waited, but I really wanted to cover key people whose actions contributed to my personal outlook on races relations; or people that I relate to or would like to relate to. 557 more words

Perspective Park

"President Obama’s Impact On Racism": Exposing The Reality Of The Continued Normalization Of Racism Ignored For The Last 40 Years

A lot of pundits have suggested that the presidency of Barack Obama has polarized the racial divide in this country. And there’s some truth to that. 732 more words


How and Why I Wrote My Graphic Memoir

by Lila Quintero Weaver

Last September at the Comadres and Compadres Writers Conference in Brooklyn, NY, I listened as Daisy Hernandez stated her belief that memoir writing arises from the unanswered questions a writer has about her own life. 1,279 more words

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