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Day: July 24, 2020

The Black Business Conundrum

Two weeks ago, I was waiting in a social distancing line to get into a Korean fish market in my neighborhood. It is a fish market that I’ve been patronizing for years; decent prices, good variety, the kind of place where you enjoy shopping because you can get what you want. A friend of mine […]Read More

What’s Going On

SUMMERTIME IN AMERICA Congressman John Robert Lewis, 80, the U.S. Representative from Georgia’s 5th district, since 1987, died on July 17, while battling pancreatic cancer. Lewis was a civil rights leader, a visionary, and a man of great moral authority. His legacy is as a peace warrior and, yet, a fighter for justice. His life’s […]Read More

John Lewis… A Remembrance

David CohenPolitico John Lewis, who went from being the youngest leader of the 1963 March on Washington to a long-serving congressman from Georgia and icon of the civil rights movement, has died. He was 80.In December 2019, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.As a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Lewis was a committed […]Read More

Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian… A Remembrance

The Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, a beloved civil rights veteran who marched alongside the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., died at his home in Atlanta, Friday. He was 95. Vivian’s daughter, Denise Morse, confirmed her dad’s passing and told Atlanta’s NBC affiliate WXIA that he was “one of the most wonderful men who ever walked the […]Read More

Race Men: Faithful to their Purpose and Mission

View From HereBy David Mark Greaves Rev. C. T. Vivian and Congressman John Lewis, the firebrands of the 1960’s Civil Rights Era,were the hammer and the anvil of a fired-up people intent on bending the arc of the nation toward justice and equality. They were “Race Men” who stayed faithful to their mission of paving […]Read More

John Lewis and C.T. Vivian: Civil Rights Icons, Pass in

Forty-eight senators introduced legislation on Wednesday to restore the Voting Rights Act after it was gutted by the Supreme Court in 2013. The lawmakers named the new bill after civil rights icon John Lewis, a member of Congress from Georgia who passed away Friday.The “John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act”—sponsored by 47 Democrats and Republican Lisa Murkowski […]Read More