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Brentin Mock A racist fringe of the nation’s oldest and largest environmental group lost its battle over immigration. An inside look at the power struggle.
Jamilah King What’s the purpose of the FBI’s lists? Basically, publicity and fear mongering.
Jamilah King “42,” the Hollywood film about Jackie Robinson’s first year in the racially segregated major leagues, comes out today. Inside the racial politics and legacy of the baseball trailblazer.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, during Black History Month, it seems appropriate to take a look at African American couples that have been trailblazers in their own way, making an impact on American history. There have been couples throughout history that have treaded the path for decades. Others have only just begun, in comparison. Some couples [...]
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The four college freshmen walked quietly into a Greensboro dime store on a breezy Monday afternoon, bought a few items, then sat down at the “Whites only” lunch counter – and sparked a wave of civil rights protest that changed America. Violating a social custom as rigid as law, Franklin McCain, Joseph [...]
Dallas is full of rich Black History, with hundreds of African Americans who paved the way for the freedoms that many take for granted today. Among them is William “Bill” Blair Jr., born in 1921, a time when African Americans were still treated as less-than equal human beings. Born and raised in Dallas, Blair attended [...]
As the country celebrated African American History Month, Dallas paid tribute to Dr. James M. Lawson Jr., “the architect of lunch counter sit-ins.” The 81-year-old pastor emeritus of Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles was the guest speaker during St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church services on Jan. 31.
During the Civil Rights Movement, some of the biggest steps toward justice were taken by the country’s youngest citizens. One of which was 14-year-old Carlotta Walls. She was the youngest of 10 students, chosen out of 117 Black students to attend Little Rock Central High School, an all-White school. The students were chosen based on [...]
Africans first arrived in America as slaves in 1619. That time period marked a turning point, not just in American culture, but the lives of hundreds of Black men and women. Africans became African Americans, creating a new identity and a new culture for themselves. Eventually leaving behind centuries of traditions, African Americans learned a [...]
Brentin Mock Diane Nash, Dorie Ladner and others who led and joined the March 1965 demonstrations that created the Voting Rights Act speak with Colorlines about their work then—and now.