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Comedian and Civil Rights Activist, Dick Gregory, Joins the Ancestors RIP

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Gregory, Richard Claxton “Dick”, African American comedian and civil rights activist whose social satire changed the way white Americans perceived African American comedians since he first performed in public, has died. He was a brilliant comedian. political activist, and social justice warrior. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, co-founder with Martin Luther King Jr. of the Southern […]

Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday: Is the Drug War the Next Big Civil Rights Issue?

DogonVillage.com’s Tribute to Champions of Change at #DNCPhilly Party Celebrating Black Vote

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Video tribute to Champions of Change in the Black community presented at DogonVillage.com’s #DNC Watch Party in Phili. It recognizes civil rights leaders who helped get the Voting Rights Act passed as well as women’s rights leaders, labor union leaders and community organizers who continue to make sure all citizens have a right to vote […]

It’s Becoming Very Clear the Support of Black Voters, Especially Black Women is the Key to a Hillary Clinton Win

President of Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, Russell Moore, Breaks the Silence on Donald Trump

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“A White Church No More” by Russell Moore (NYTimes.com) – Years ago, members of a Southern Baptist church in suburban Birmingham, Ala., who couldn’t figure out why their church was in decline asked a friend of mine for advice. The area had been majority white during the violent years of Jim Crow. While civil rights […]

Is U.S. Ready to Have Billionaire CEO as President?

‘Underground’ Premiere Shatters Records as the Most-Watched Program in Nearly 18 Years on WGN America

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Los Angeles, CA – On the heels of rave reviews, the premiere of WGN America’s critically acclaimed hit series “Underground” shattered records as the most-watched program in nearly 18 years on the network, since the Cubs vs. Cardinals game on 9/8/1998 where Mark McGwire famously hit his 62nd home run beating Roger Maris’s single season […]

Former NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous Endorses Sanders

Civil rights Leader John Lewis Says he Never Saw Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders During Civil Rights Years

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Civil rights leader John Lewis on Thursday dismissed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ 1960s work on racial equality, saying, “I never saw him. I never met him.” The Georgia congressman — a stalwart of the Freedom Rides through the South, lunch counter sit-ins and the 1963 March on Washington — raised questions about Sanders’ involvement […]

Black Women Were the Only Ones Who Tried to Save the World Tuesday Night

Women Play Integral Role in Civil Rights Meeting with President Obama

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Washington, DC – Earlier this week President Barack Obama; Attorney General Eric Holder; senior advisor to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett; and director of the Domestic Policy Council, Cecilia Munoz; met with Black leaders of civil rights organizations at The White House to discuss jobs, income inequality, voter suppression, criminal justice reform and other issues that […]

Have Blacks lost their spirit for social activism?

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by Jessica Williams-Gibson – Some are concerned that the kind of activism advocated by leaders such as Rev. Derek King (left) and Rev. Al Sharpton is not as strong in the Black community today as in the past. During the civil rights movement of the 50s and 60s, African-Americans mobilized and marched for issues such […]

AG Holder says US election systems must be free of discrimination, attempts at political gain

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By Associated Press — Attorney General Eric Holder vowed Tuesday to fully enforce civil rights protections in next year’s elections amid a flurry of activity by states to redraw political boundaries and impose requirements that could reduce voting by minorities who enthusiastically supported Barack Obama in the 2008 election. … Currently, the Justice Department is […]