Category Archives: Jim Crow laws

ICYMI: Ken Burns’ Documentary on Jackie Robinson

This past week on PBS, they aired the documentary that was done on Jackie Robinson. By showing the context of Jackie Robinson’s life, including many stories about how he grew up, and what happened in his life, it brought out … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | Life In Pictures

Posted in African Americans, Current Events, Democracy, Freedom, History, Honor, Human Rights, Jim Crow laws, Justice, Memorial, News, Open Thread, Photos, Police bruality, Police violence, Protests, Racial Bias, Racism, segregation, Voting Rights, Voting Rights Act | Tagged , , , | 27 Comments

Wednesday Open thread | Chicago voters reject Anita Alvarez

Voters in Chicago’s Democratic primary rejected the city’s top prosecutor who was criticized for her handling of a case involving the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Anita Alvarez conceded the race to her challenger Kim Foxx, an … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread |Brazen in your face segregation at Trump Rally

OMG! Sweet Jesus! I can’t believe what I just saw. Black woman with tickets denied entry. White guy admitted he was a protester allowed in. We’ve witnessed overt racism from Donald Trump, his supporters yelling…”go back to Africa”. The hate … Continue reading

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Donald Trump: I love this country. We’re going to make our country great again.It’s payback time! It’s payback time!

Donald Trump is a dangerous racist sob. How can he be allowed to continue his campaign? It’s payback time? Who is he going to pay back? And for what? The country electing a black Potus? This is scary. It will … Continue reading

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Trump Supporter Who Punched Protester: Next Time, We Might Have To Kill Him

Donald Trump is dangerous for America. But what does the US media do? Continue to give him a platform to spread his hate. These people are wicked beyond description. If a black Presidential candidate was saying the things Trump says … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | NPR Interview with Clinton Emerges: ‘My Roots Are Conservative, I’m Proud I Was a Goldwater Girl’

A 1996 NPR interview with Hillary Clinton has recently resurfaced, in which the current Democratic front-runner shockingly embraced conservatism and reiterated how proud she was to support a segregationist presidential candidate. In the interview, Clinton told NPR’s Scott Simon that … Continue reading

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