Category Archives: Black History

“Loretta Lynch…is asked to sit in the back of the bus…” So Says Illinois Senator Dick Durbin

It’s been over 130 days since President Obama announced nominated Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General of the United States. And no vote, which means the GRAND OBSTRUCTIONIST PARTY is doing what they promised to do…OBSTRUCT! Senator Durbin: “Loretta … Continue reading

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Freedom Rider Bernard Lafayette shuts down Ferguson protesters from disrupting President Obama’s speech

SELMA – Civil rights leader Bernard Lafayette was listening intently to President Barack Obama’s speech in Selma on Saturday afternoon when he began to hear what sounded like a drum beat and chants of “We want change, we want change.” … Continue reading

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Selma 50th Anniversary

Legislation removed barriers that had prevented black people from voting. Millions joined voting rolls across the country, and thousands went on to win elections to offices in city halls, state legislatures, Congress, and, eventually, the White House. Rep. John Lewis, … Continue reading

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President Obama remembers Trayvon Martin

President Obama on Thursday commemorated the third anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old black high school student shot dead in Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer. “Today on the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death, showing all … Continue reading

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#BlackHistory: Student uncovers lost Malcolm X tape

Ever since Malcolm X was killed, every detail of his life has been scoured. At least that’s what Malcolm Burnley thought … until, as a senior at Brown University, he discovered a story about a campus visit. “Reading his autobiography … Continue reading

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BlackHistory: #AmeriKKKa Selling humans for profit

America has committed crimes beyond description against black people, caused destruction of families and untold sufferings.

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Black History | Celebrating 50 years | #Selma March 1965

Hat tip Smithsonian.com

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