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The historian Thomas Sugrue notes how “civility” has long been used by conservative forces against people of color and bemoans how even Democratic Party leaders fall into the trap of promoting it in the face of fascism. This sugarcoating of protest has a long history. During the last major skirmish in the civility wars two […]
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This is the grave of James Baldwin. Baldwin was born in 1924 and was raised by his mother and an awful stepfather. Avoiding his enormous, poor, and abusive family, Baldwin spent as much time in libraries as he could and of course, he was a genius so he picked up everything he could. He started […]

Dick Gregory, RIP

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On August 19, 2017

The great Dick Gregory, one of the most amazing living Americans, has died. Gregory was both a pioneering comedian who influenced people such as Richard Pryor and someone who was at the front lines of

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If you are the Secretary of State for Alabama, well…. After Alabama’s Secretary of State John Merrill promoted the state’s voter ID law at a church service held Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of a civil rights milestone in Selma, patrons walked out. The service at Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Alabama was […]
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The King Children: Show Me the Money

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On September 13, 2016
The children of Martin Luther King care about one thing: money. That’s why the new African-American history museum at the Smithsonian has no important artifacts from King. When the museum opens Sept. 24, no major artifacts from the civil rights icon will be on display. “It’s outrageous,” said Clarence Jones, the former King attorney who […]
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