[IN MY LIFETIME] Author Niya Brown Matthews on Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison

[IN MY LIFETIME] Author Niya Brown Matthews on Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison

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Mae Jemison becoming the first African American woman astronaut to travel into outer space was a huge deal for me that I will never forget… Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] John Carlos and the Black Power Salute at the 1968 Olympics

[IN MY LIFETIME] John Carlos and the Black Power Salute at the 1968 Olympics

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We had about 20-30 minutes max to plan. The original idea was to boycott the Olympic Games. We wanted to bring light to the fact that although we… Read More

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[IN MY LIFETIME] Rep. Bobby Rush on the Deaths of Fred Hampton and Mark Clark

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It was the foundational period of my political life. These were intense days and weeks, we lived in the crosshairs of police all across the country… Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Bree Newsome on Removing the Confederate Battle Flag

[IN MY LIFETIME] Bree Newsome on Removing the Confederate Battle Flag

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The flag was raised over the Capitol in 1962 as a racist symbol of defiance to the civil rights movement and calls for racial desegregation. I recall… Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Rep. G.K. Butterfield, His Dad and the Black Vote

[IN MY LIFETIME] Rep. G.K. Butterfield, His Dad and the Black Vote

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I grew up during the 1950’s and 1960’s in a typical southern town, Wilson, N.C.  My mother was a Wilson native as her father was… Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Marian Wright Edelman on the 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing

[IN MY LIFETIME] Marian Wright Edelman on the 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing

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“I will never forget the murders of the four little girls in Birmingham and the debt of gratitude our nation owes to the extraordinary children… Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] #BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors on Obama's Election

[IN MY LIFETIME] #BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors on Obama's Election

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Editor's Note: EBONY.com is launching a new series for Black History Month entitled "In My Lifetime." For the month of February… Read More

Pioneering Black Journalist Louie Robinson Dies

Pioneering Black Journalist Louie Robinson Dies

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Pioneering journalist Louie Robinson has died. He was 88. Robinson defied the odds during a time when America denied the existence… Read More

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Lives well lived, ones that are defined the impact that they have on others, are often animated by some deeply felt issue or cause… Read More

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Since I heard the news of Julian Bond’s passing on Saturday, I have not been able to shake my memory of the Read More

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