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Power of Black Women

Black women have received little attention for the critical role they have played in maintaining their families and contributing to their communities. After running across a brief reference to Rachel Whitfield (1814-1908) a “former slave who made it on her own as head of a household, subsistence farmer,” I found Rachel’s story in… 997 more words

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Man behind fake apology for LDS Church's 'history of racism' says he wanted to start a discussion

SALT LAKE CITY — An elaborate, fake website is creating a lot of controversy and heartache among some members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 427 more words

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LDS church leaders meet with NAACP, call for 'greater civility and racial harmony'

SALT LAKE CITY – Greater civility and racial harmony. That’s what The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the NAACP are calling for in a joint statement Thursday. 866 more words

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On this day in history, May 17, 1954 -- United States Supreme Court Declares Racial Segregation of Public Schools Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education grew out of several cases challenging racial segregation in school districts across America, filed as part of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s strategy to bar the practice nationwide. 276 more words

VIDEO: NAACP President Claims He Was Profiled On Stop, Then Chief Releases Video

via South Carolina NAACP president Rev. Jerrod Moultrie

South Carolina NAACP president Rev. Jerrod Moultrie

#RACISM #HATE #LIES #BIGOTRY #MENTAL_ILLNESS #POLICE #SADNESS #SOLUTIONS

“Watch: NAACP leader accuses ‘racist’ cop of profiling him — but the body cam video tells a different story” 281 more words

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On this day in history, May 15, 1916 -- Jesse Washington Brutally Lynched in Waco, Texas

On May 15, 1916, after an all-white jury convicted Jesse Washington of the murder of a white woman, he was taken from the courtroom and burned alive in front of a mob of 15,000. 380 more words

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President of local NAACP chapter files lawsuit against members

MARION, Ark. — The NAACP was formed to fight injustice, but in Crittenden County members of the local chapter are fighting each other in court. 256 more words

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