Category Archives: History

Bree Newsome: America, Tear Down THIS Confederate Flag!

CONTEXT & AMERICA’S HYPOCRISY Ronald Reagan’s Mantra: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down THIS WALL! America’s got a nerve, doesn’t it? Telling other countries to tear down their walls and allow freedom to reign, while BUILDING walls of discrimination, inequality, imposing racial … Continue reading

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President Obama Remarks on the Supreme Court’s Decision on Marriage Equality

Notice the title is marriage equality not same-sex marriage. MARRIAGE #LoveWins. pic.twitter.com/s5aiwIsFz8 — The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 26, 2015 Not only is this week a victory for non hateful Americans, it's also a victory for all of us who … Continue reading

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Homer G Phillips Hospital Investigated for Black Stolen Babies |Black Mothers Told Their Babies Had Died

Homer G Phillips Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2012 Photo: Charles Swaney Creative Commons BY-NC-ND PURE EVIL The stench of St. Louis, MO continues to permeate the fabric of CRIMINAL ACTIVITY & COVERUPS. In this April 29, 2015 photo, Zella Jackson … Continue reading

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Simone Manuel, Liza Neal & Natalie Hinds Make History: Sweep 100 Free at Division 1 NCAA Swimming

It would be nice to have actual footage of the swim, don’t you think? But scouring the IN-TER-NETS, NONE! Please post video if you find any. Thanks! Stanford University swimmers Lia Neal and Simone Manuel, who set an American Record, … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread |Cicely Tyson Week

Happy Hump day! Hope you’re enjoying Cicely Tyson week. Now let’s get to the ROOTS! In 1977, Cicely Tyson starred as Kunta Kinte’s mother in the ground-breaking TV Mini series ROOTS.

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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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Videos & Photos | President Obama Selma Speech & The First Family In Selma

Update: Full Selma Speech The sun sets over the Edmund Pettus Bridge where preparations for the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march with a visit Saturday with President Barack Obama and the first family, Friday, March. 6, 2015, in … Continue reading

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