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  1. How Much Longer?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Switched

    August 28, 1963, standing only a few feet behind Dr. King, with almost 275,00 other people I watched and listened to his now famous "I HAVE A DREAM" speech. After the brutality of Birmingham, Ala police with police dogs and high pressure fire hoses against Black boys and girls peacefully protesting racial segregation four months earlier, Dr. King's "Dream" was a public national call to the conscience of white America to end segregation.


  2. Michelle Alexander and Hillary Clinton's Presidential CandidacyRead the original story

    May 15, 2016 | Switched

    In the February 10, 2016 issue of The Nation Magazine, Michelle Alexander, author of the New York Times best seller, THE NEW JIM CROW-Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, wrote an article captioned "Why Hillary Clinton Doesn't Deserve the Black Vote" It has been the subject of impassioned online debate among Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders' supporters of their respective presidential campaigns. Professor Alexander's article speaks for itself.


  3. New York City Students Will Now Learn About John Lewis' Life In This Awesome Graphic NovelRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2016 | Switched

    Teachers in New York City public schools will be able to use a graphic novel telling the life story of Rep John Lewis to teach students about the civil rights movement. The graphic novel, called MARCH , is a trilogy will be added to the "Passport to Social Studies" program, allowing 8th grade teachers to develop lessons from the book when they teach about the civil rights movement, according to the book's publisher .


  4. President Obama's Commencement Speech, Howard UniversityRead the original story

    May 8, 2016 | Switched

    I was inspired when I read the text of President Obama's recent commencement speech at Howard University this past Saturday, May 7th, 2016. Some of you may not know that Howard was founded as an "Historically Black College" in 1866 by missionaries initially as a training facility for black preachers.


  5. The Voting Rights Act at 51Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2016 | Switched

    Today marks the 51st anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" march in Selma, Alabama, which led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act months later, and ultimately freed the vote for millions of voters of color. New Jersey has a unique role in this story, as Atlantic City served as the site of the 1964 Democratic National Convention at which Fannie Lou Hamer famously delivered her powerful speech in support of Black voting rights on behalf of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.


  6. Jeb's Demise and Hillary's Win Shows How People Really See Obama and DubbyaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2016 | Switched

    Only a few months ago, CNN touted a poll showing George W. Bush's popularity exceeded Barack Obama's. But you wouldn't know that on February 20, 2016, as Hillary Clinton engineered a great comeback by linking herself to Obama, while Jeb's campaign flopped as he joined himself at his brother's hip.


  7. Here's A Way To Google Black History Like Never BeforeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2016 | Switched

    The Google Cultural Institute has made rare historical artifacts -- including writings by Martin Luther King and Frederick Douglass -- digitally accessible. In recognition of Black History Month, the Google Cultural Institute is providing a unique virtual experience to better explore and pay tribute to black history.


  8. Tuskegee Airman Donates MLK Keepsake to National MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2016 | The Huffington Post

    As we reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it is important to ask yourself how you are living 'The Dream' and recognizing others that are doing so. Amid our vast US population of approximately 319 million people today, we have a finite number of veterans that gave their lives to protect and serve our country during times of war.


  9. These Vintage Photos Of Jewish-Black Unity Prove The Power Of Interfaith ActivismRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2016 | The Huffington Post

    Baptist Church priest Martin Luther King Jr. marched with leaders including Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, second from right, in Selma, Alabama, in 1965. On August 28, 1963, a few minutes before Martin Luther King Jr. delivered one of the most important speeches in American history, a white man in a crisp suit took to the podium on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.


  10. All National Parks Are Free On Martin Luther King, Jr. DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2016 | Switched

    Admission to all national parks will be free on Jan. 18 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the park service announced has announced. The discount gives visitors a chance to skirt the $25 fee for entering sites likes the Grand Canyon in Arizona or Yellowstone in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho.


  11. Education Secretary: Congress Is Failing Our Children On Gun ViolenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | Switched

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan with President Barack Obama in October, after Duncan announced that he was stepping down from his post. Arne Duncan spoke Wednesday about the impact of gun violence on America's youth and chastised Congress for not acting on the issue, while giving the final speech of his seven years as U.S. secretary of education.


  12. These Are Some Of The Best White House Photos From 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    It's quite a challenging feat to document the everyday happenings of the most important office in the world, but White House Chief Photographer Pete Souza and his team beautifully lived up to that challenge in 2015. As we head into the final year of President Barack Obama's term, here's a look back at the great images taken by the official White House photographers this year.


  13. The Man Beaten And Choked At A Donald Trump Rally Tells His StoryRead the original story

    Nov 23, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    When activist Mercutio Southall Jr. was curled up on the ground getting kicked, punched, and choked by Donald Trump supporters at a campaign rally in Birmingham, Alabama, he thought, "I can't die today. I've got shit to do.


  14. Fast-Food Workers' Fight for 15 Is My Fight TooRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    Most people wouldn't expect an auto worker to have much in common with McDonald's cooks and cashiers striking for $15 an hour and union rights. But here's the truth: Even though I help make vehicles sold by Hyundai, I am one of the 64 million American workers who are paid less than $15 an hour.


  15. 3 People Hurt In Alabama Church Shooting, Suspect ArrestedRead the original story

    Sep 20, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    A man has been charged with three counts of attempted murder after shooting his girlfriend, their baby and a clergyman at a church in Alabama, authorities said Sunday. James Junior Minter, 26, of Selma, Alabama, was arrested after opening fire during services at the Oasis Tabernacle Church in East Selma, Alabama, according to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson.


  16. The Torah On the March From SelmaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    This past Monday, I sat in services for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, nervous about my task: to go to the front of the congregation and lift the Torah above my head after it was read and before it was to be placed back in its Holy Ark, where it is kept. I thought about all the things that could go wrong, and all the things I realized I wasn't sure of how to do in performing this ritual.


  17. This Women's Equality Day the Fight for Equal Rights ContinuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    I join many across the country today in celebrating Women's Equality Day. Ninety-five years ago, advocacy from a dedicated group of women and like-minded men led to the 19th Amendment -- ensuring that women in the United States have the right to vote.


  18. Amelia Boynton Robinson, Civil Rights Activist, Dies At 104Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march in 1965, championed voting rights for blacks and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, died early Wednesday at age 104, her son Bruce Boynton said. Boynton Robinson was among those beaten during the voting rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, in March 1965 that became known as "Bloody Sunday."


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