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Cong. John Conyers, Champion of Reparations, Passes at 90

By Katherine Lewin, diversityinc.com John Conyers, Jr., who co-founded the Congressional Black Caucus, helped create Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and became the longest-serving Black person in Congress, died on Sunday at his home in Detroit, spokeswoman Holly Baird confirmed. He was 90. Conyers’ long political career as a Democrat from Michigan began in 1964 […]Read More

FREEDOM PARTY IGNITES MOVEMENT

African-American Issues Brings Together Hundreds at Convention Freedom Party Hosts First Statewide Convention Several hundred from around the state packed the historic Siloam Presbyterian Church to ratify Council member Charles Barron as the Freedom Party’s candidate for governor. Barron named Eva Doyle as his running mate for Lieutenant Governor. Mrs. Doyle is a longtime activist, […]Read More

View From Here: Henry Louis Gates and His Sad Sense

What a strange history lesson Henry Louis Gates gives in an April 23 New York Times Op Ed.  He begins “Thanks to an unlikely confluence of history and genetics – the fact that he is African-American and president – Barack Obama has a unique opportunity to reshape the debate over one of the most contentious […]Read More