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Education

American Federation of Teachers Commemorates Brown at 60

In a year when the nation has marked monumental landmarks of civil rights achievements of the past such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) used the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education as an opportunity to demand better public education for the nation’s students. The organization

Faith/Spirituality

[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] We’ve Marched, Now What?

“I want you to think about this: there will be a Negro president of this country. There will not be the country we are sitting in now.” Fifty years ago, in the spring of 1963, James Baldwin said this to a group of discouraged young Black men who could not find work in San Francisco.

News & Politics

[DREAM DEFENDERS] #MarchOn

From the hard marble floors of the Florida Capitol, to the capital of the United States, Dream Defenders and the emerging youth of this country #MarchOn. Love, power and excitement filled the air as Dream Defenders from all over the state of Florida reunited at FAMU’s Bragg Memorial Stadium earlier this week. Focused on the same goals

Arts & Entertainment

Afropunk X March on Washington

On the surface, two major events held this past weekend could not appear to be further apart. Separated by over 200 miles was the Washington, D.C. kickoff to the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and in Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park the Afropunk Festival. The former event was to commemorate a watershed moment in

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Barack Obama

OBAMA AT #MOW50:Tastes Great, Less Filling

Before I sat down to watch President Obama deliver his remarks at the conclusion to Wednesday’s 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, I had a quick ‘come to Jesus’ moment. I had to brace myself because I wasn’t quite sure which President Obama would show up. Would it be Obama the Candidate, who in 2008

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Black Listed

Economic Gap Between Whites, Blacks Hasn’t Changed in 50 Years

Even as racial barriers have tumbled and the nation has grown wealthier and better educated, the economic disparities separating Blacks and Whites remain as wide as they were when marchers assembled on the Mall in 1963. When it comes to household income and wealth, the gaps between Blacks and Whites have widened. On other measures,

Barack Obama

The White House Presents ’50 Years Forward’

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the White House hosted, “50 Years Forward,” an all-day, live-streamed briefing on America’s civil rights achievements over the past half-century and President Obama’s policy plans for a more equal future. Opening with remarks by Attorney General

News & Politics

‘I Have a Dream’ [VIDEO+TEXT]

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of

Barack Obama

MOW ‘Master Strategist’ Bayard Rustin Finally Recognized

Today marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most seminal moments in American history:  The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which brought together more than 200,000 people for one of the largest rallies ever in this nation. The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  delivered his iconic “I Have A Dream”

News & Politics

Women, a Constant Force in the Fight for Democracy

Fifty years ago, Daisy Bates was one of only two women to deliver remarks at the 1963 March on Washington.  In a 142-word speech giving tribute to Negro Women Fighters for Freedom, she called on marchers to “join hands…until we are free.” It’s an even lesser known fact that Daisy Bates, joined Josephine Baker, Rosa

Gender & Sexuality

Black Women Face Wealth Gap 50 Years After the March

Fifty years ago this August in Washington D.C., Martin Luther King Jr. led the nation’s largest political rally of its time advocating for the civil and economic rights of African-Americans. That same year in 1963 that Dr. King delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, Americans put the Equal Pay Act on the books.

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