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Olympian John Carlos Stays His Course

In 1968 Olympians Tommy Smith and John Carlos took their belief in Black Power and understanding of oppression, to the winner’s podium of the 400 meters race, and raised their fists in an image that is burned in history. In the 52 years since, Carlos has maintained his vision of African Americans realizing their destiny […]Read More

Never Forget

Reprinted from February 2, 2012 It is acknowledged that legacies and attitudes toward life are carried on through families and down through the generations. And those persons now in their eighties and nineties can tell stories that their parents and grandparents told them about the lynchings and the terror and the days after slavery. The […]Read More

P.U.R.G.E. EXPANDING MISSION TO ELIMINATE GUN-VIOLENCE

2010 Speak-Out Campaign Launched from Calvary Fellowship AME Church Rest-in-peace elegies and images embellish exterior  walls of buildings throughout New York City.  To some these are fitting work-of-art memorials to lives once lived. But to so many others, like members of the anti-violence organization PURGE, founded in 1993 by community activist and child advocate Freddie […]Read More

STORY OF SAM COOK REACHES FAR BEYOND MUSIC BOUNDARIES

During the early 1960’s, he .. . encouraged Black people to support Black Press. . read voraciously from early childhood and believed that reading enlarged the world. . was a great student of  Black History, inspired by John Hope Franklin’s From Slavery to Freedom. And the works of Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes. . […]Read More