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Black History Month in February will mark just over a year since the election of Barack Obama. The election of the first African-American President in the former land of slavery was a monumental and historic...

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Former President Carter said in September that racism is playing a significant role in the mounting opposition to President Obama by the right wing. The politics of racism are once again on display, as the...

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On July 16, world-renowned African American Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. was questioned and arrested in his own Cambridge home as though he was an intruder. A neighbor had called 911 after seeing what...

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Media personality Don Imus, Hip-Hop artist 50 cent, comic/actor Michael Richards of Seinfeld fame and the resurgence of the gore and snuff films like the Quentin Tarantino presented Hostel I and II are at the...

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“It is a movement, not a march” was the mantra of many speakers at the Millions More Movement demonstrations held October 15 in Washington, DC. The rally commemorated the tenth anniversary of the Million Man...

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Hurricane Katrina was a natural disaster. But the massive death, destruction, and misery that followed in its wake was entirely man-made and preventable. It was the poor, the old, the sick – overwhelmingly African American...

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Ten years ago, the Million Man March, led by Louis Farrakhan and his Nation of Islam, mobilized 500,000 African American men to Washington, D.C. This year, on October 15th, there will be a “Millions More...

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Racist Recruiting Tactics

September 1, 2004

“On Thursdays, my classroom looks like a training ground for war,” says Ben, a high school Spanish teacher. Thursdays are the day students of this predominantly black and Latino Boston high school come dressed in...

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by Eljeer Hawkins, Harlem, New York Bayard Taylor Rustin (1912 -1987) left an indelible mark on the civil rights movement as an adviser and organizer of the Montgomery bus boycott and the March on Washington...

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By Eljeer Hawkins, Harlem, New York 100 years ago in 1903, sociologist, scholar, and historian W.E.B. Dubois (1868-1963) wrote his book The Souls of Black Folk, which would make a vital contribution to the struggle...

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