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(Nearly) Live at Social Media Week with Rev. Jesse Jackson

One percent of the employees of large tech companies are African-American. Of the 20 largest tech companies there are 300 C-Suite employees, 6 are African-American and 3 are Latinos. 376 more words

Technology

Racial trailblazers: a musician, a student, an athlete, and a protest group

IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY month, I am counting down 28 — because there are 28 days in February — young African Americans (or groups of African Americans) who played significant roles in breaking racial barriers and/or fighting injustice before and during the Civil Rights Movement. 629 more words

Jesse Jackson Calls Shelby Decision a "Game Changer"

In this interview with AL.com (Alabama) Rev. Jesse Jackson voices his concerns about media coverage – or lack thereof,  on the Supreme Court’s Shelby County… 13 more words

Voting Rights Act

Instead of race war, let's have another Caption Contest!

This is the 93rd world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic (h/t FOTM reader Mark Carroll):

You know the drill:

United States

Mark Russell: Video: Mark Russell Takes a Look Back at 1984

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1984 was almost unfair for the Democrats because they had no one who can beat Ronald Reagan and they probably knew that going in. 367 more words

PBS

Mark Russell: Video: Mark Russell Takes a Look Back at 1984

1984 was almost unfair for the Democrats because they had no one who can beat Ronald Reagan and they probably knew that going in. If you look at where the country was in 1980 and where it was in 1984, it certainly wasn’t good, but the country was feeling much better than it was in 1984 than in 1980. 335 more words

Political Satire

Jackie Robinson West stripped of Little League US Championship

Adam, Connor and Jarrett discuss their frustration with the Jackie Robinson West fiasco and politicians with callers and texters.

http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/thebeat/TheBeat21415JRW.mp3

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