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Stacey Abrams Makes History As The First Black Woman To Win Democratic Primary For Governor

“I grew up in a working-poor family that struggled to make ends meet, despite getting the education they were told they needed to have to move forward.” Stacey Abrams made history last night as the first Black woman to gain the Democratic party’s nomination for Governor. If elected in November, she will be the first Black woman Governor of Georgia. …

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Flashback Friday: Tulsa’s Black Wall Street Massacre

CNN’s Sara Sidner takes us back to a time in America’s history many would like to forget–a thriving, Black-community burned to the ground. I never learned about Tulsa in high school or college. I once found a DVD about Tulsa in an African store that my friend’s dad owned in Humboldt County when I was a junior in college. This is …

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DAMN: Kendrick Lamar Makes History With Pulitzer Win For Rap Album

Video via PBS News Hour In addition to receiving $15,000, Rapper Kendrick Lamar was the first non-classical or jazz artist to win a Pulitzer Prize earlier this week for his album DAMN. “Recording released on April 14, 2017, a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American …

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New Memorial For Victims of White Supremacy To Open Tomorrow In Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. —Inspired by the Holocaust Museum in Berlin, the National Memorial For Peace & Justice opens tomorrow in Alabama. “The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which opens Thursday on a six-acre site overlooking the Alabama State Capitol, is dedicated to the victims of American white supremacy. And it demands a reckoning with one of the nation’s least recognized …

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The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords

“In this award-winning PBS documentary, archival footage and photographs are skillfully juxtaposed with interviews with editors, photographers and reporters from African-American newspapers, who toiled on the front lines to give voice to a culture disenfranchised by white media. Stanley Nelson’s film sheds light on the courageous progenitors of the black press in America and examines the historic contributions and long-lasting legacy …

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1991 Documentary: The History of Oregon’s Black Exclusion Laws

“They did not want slavery here. They didn’t want land taken over by large plantations so they didn’t have to compete with bonded labor. But they also thought blacks were inferior. That is still here. White supremacy is about that: the beliefs that whites were supreme.” Yesterday I came across an article in The Washington Post about the history of …

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