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Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson a century later

June 1, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  US President Donald Trump holds a signing Executive Grant of Clemency for boxer “Jack Johnson ” in the Oval Office of the White House on May 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Olivier Douliery/ Abaca Press(Sipa via AP Images) By Jill Colvin associated press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has granted a…

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Barbados Elects Its First Female Prime Minister In Landslide Victory

May 29, 2018

????Youtube screenshot BLP News In historic fashion, the Caribbean island of Barbados recently elected the nation’s first female prime minister. Mia Amor Mottley, 52, won in a landslide Thursday against the leader of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) and current Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. Since 2008, the Democratic Labour Party has held power and went virtually unchallenged in…

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In historic votes, Lutherans elect two African-American women bishops

May 11, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  The Rev. Patricia A. Davenport speaks after being elected bishop of the ELCA Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod during its assembly at Franconia Mennonite Church in Telford, Penn., on May 5, 2018.  (Photo via SEPAsynod video)   By Mark A. Kellner religion news service A synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America made history Saturday…

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Damning audit of U.S. poverty fuels new Poor People’s Campaign

May 4, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  At a press conference earlier this year, North Carolina activists with the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival announced plans to engage in direct action to challenge public policies that hurt the poor.  (Photo courtesy of Kevin Smith.) By Rebekah Barber WWW.FACINGSOUTH.ORG Five years ago this month, about 100 people…

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Still Approaching The Beloved Community

April 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) holds the Citation in his honor with (at the left) Councilman Curtis Jones and (right) former Philadelphia mayor Rev. W. Wilson Goode Sr.   (Photo courtesy: Denise Clay) Congressman John Lewis reminded the students of St. Joseph University that while we’ve accomplished much in terms of the Rev. Dr. Martin…

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The Fair Housing Act in Philadelphia, 50 years later

April 12, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  President Lyndon B. Johnson presents a souvenir pen to Mr. and Mrs. Lupe Arzola, in 1968 in Washington, during the signing of the Fair Housing Act outside the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Arzolas were residents of the oldest federally subsidized public housing project in Austin, Tex. (AP Photo)   By…

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MLK tackled many issues in his lifetime. Where are we now?

April 6, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addresses marchers during his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. DreamWorks Studios announced Tuesday, May 19, 2009 it plans to make a movie about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., to be co-produced by Steven Spielberg. (AP Photo/File)   By Russell Contreras Associated…

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Speeches, marches mark Martin Luther King anniversary

April 4, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the civil rights leader’s family and admirers were marking the anniversary of his death with marches, speeches and quiet reflection Wednesday. The commemorations stretch from his hometown of Atlanta to Memphis, where he died, and points beyond. Among the first…

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Fifty years later, remembering one of MLK’s last speeches

March 30, 2018

By Richard Cowen The Record/ap PATERSON, N.J–Thousands of people were jamming the sidewalks on a late March evening 50 years ago when the motorcade that brought Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Paterson finally turned the corner onto Auburn Street and made its way to the old wooden church where the sound of gospel music…

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Extraordinary sisters

March 23, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Akosua Ali, Dr. Lezli Baskervill, Bev Smith, and Lisa Blunt Rochester.   By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. TriceEdneyWire.com For the past 13 years, I’ve worked almost exclusively for Black women and their families, which means I spend my time working for our entire community, including male spouses, brothers, fathers, sons, nephews, cousins….

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