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  1. The civil rights history I missed growing up in the SouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2012 | Alabama Live

    I learned about Christopher Columbus's voyages on the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria. I could recount the tale of the mysterious lost colony at Roanoke.


  2. John Legend Calls For Change At Controversial Bahrain GigRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 3 | WENN Blog

    John Legend risked the wrath of authorities in Bahrain by calling for change during his controversial gig in the country on Monday. The All of Me hitmaker performed to a sold-out crowd of around 2,000 on Monday night as part of the Spring of Culture festival in Arad Fort.


  3. Why We Should (All) Struggle to Make Black Lives MatterRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Counterpunch

    Historian Christopher Dietrich on the 100-year-long history of American torture; Jeffrey St. Clair on the implications of giving impunity to the CIA's torturers; Chris Floyd on how the US has exported torture to its client states around the world. David Macaray on the Paradoxes of Police Unions; Louis Proyect on Slave Rebellions in the Open Seas; Paul Krassner on the Perils of Political Cartooning; Martha Rosenberg on the dangers of Livestock Shot-up with Antibiotics; and Lee Ballinger on Elvis, Race and the Poor South.


  4. A collection of Martin Luther King mementoes goes on saleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | WTOP-FM Washington

    An impressive collection of items related to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will go up for auction in Falls Church on Thursday, just ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights marches in Selma, Alabama. A close-up of the letter of condolence from President Lyndon B. Johnson to Coretta Scott King the day after the murder of her husband, Martin Luther King.


  5. Estelle Talks 'Empire' & New 'Conqueror' Duet with Jussie Smollett: WatchRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Billboard

    Estelle at the 2014 IWC Schaffhausen and Tribeca Film Festival "For the Love of Cinema" Dinner on April 17, 2014 at Urban Zen Loft, NYC. Gladys Knight .


  6. Top Ten Movies of 2014Read the original story

    Monday Mar 2 |

    I wanted to wait until the Oscars had passed before I posted the list of my Top 10 Favorite Movies of 2014 . Here are my picks: The story of a once-famous rich guy dealing with the pain of being slightly less famous by throwing the last of his riches at a Raymond Carver vanity project.


  7. The 13 Reasons I Owe Democrats an ApologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Townhall

    I owe Democrats an apology. Flipping through some of my hate mail it dawned on me that it's quite possible conservatives are a little too hard on our liberal friends.


  8. Civil rights leader Vernon Jordan urges audience at Pitt to keep up the fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    The optimistic voice of a man whose journey took him from a poor childhood in public housing to the powerful halls of Washington, D.C., rang out Monday evening, urging an audience at the University of Pittsburgh to keep the faith and the fight into the future. Vernon E. Jordan Jr., 79, former president of the National Urban League and a counsel to businessmen and presidents, addressed about 250 people in the Alumni Hall auditorium as part of the sixth annual panel discussion presented by the University Honors College.


  9. Civil rights activist Rev. Willie T. Barrow in hospitalRead the original story

    Monday Mar 2 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Civil rights activist Rev. Willie T. Barrow was in the intensive care unit at Jackson Park Hospital Monday night with a blood clot in her lung.


  10. Letter: Plan to honor a great man without burdening the cityRead the original story

    Monday Mar 2 | The Gaston Gazette

    I want to attempt to explain the upcoming Gastonia City Council vote on changing the name of several blocks on Marietta Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Way. About a month ago, several of Gastonia's prominent African-American leaders made a request to the Mayor and City Council that we consider the street name change.


  11. John Legend performs in Muharraq, Bahrain, Monday night, March 2, 2015.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | CTV

    Award-winning American singer and songwriter John Legend took to the stage in Bahrain on Monday night, performing to a sold-out crowd of more than 2,000 people despite calls by some activists to cancel the concert due to concerns over human rights abuses in the Gulf Arab nation.


  12. Black vote may prove key in Chicago mayoral electionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Christian Science Monitor

    A major political upset may be in the works in Chicago, with issues of race and education helping to catapult a little-known candidate into the position of viable contender to unseat incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The race took an unexpected turn last month after incumbent Mayor Emanuel failed to garner a sufficient number of votes in the Feb. 24 primary to avoid a runoff election.


  13. Fifty Years After Bloody Sunday in Selma, Everything and Nothing Has ChangedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The Nation

    Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King and others march from Selma to Montgomery, 1965. Congress can't agree on much these days, but on February 11, the House unanimously passed a resolution awarding the Congressional Gold Medal - the body's highest honor - to the foot soldiers of the 1965 voting-rights movement in Selma, Alabama.


  14. Walkabout: Police tensions serve as starting topicRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 |

    The good news is that people are gathering to discuss ways to grow goodwill between the police and African-American communities. We all know the bad news - people in authority sometimes kill people who have not picked a fight with them and are not armed.


  15. Chicago Civil Rights Icon HospitalizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | CBS Local

    CBS 2 Welcome to CBS 2 on! CBS 2 is joining forces with the most trusted local CBS RADIO stations in Chicago to give you the best Chicago has to offer as CBS Local. CBS 2 [] WBBM Newsradio Welcome to WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9FM, The Home of Chicago Bears Radio, on! WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9FM is joining forces with the CBS 2 Television and 670 The Score to give you [] 670 The Score Welcome to 670 The Score, The Home of White Sox Radio, on the new! The Score is joining forces with the CBS 2 TV and WBBM 780 to give you the best Chicago has [] - Civil rights icon Willie T. Barrow is extremely ill and has been hospitalized, Rev.


  16. Palestinian doctor delivering message of peaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | 13WHAM

    Rochester, N.Y. - The man known as the Martin Luther King, Jr. of the Middle East was in Rochester Monday to talk about how Americans can help the crisis between Israelis and Palestinians. Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish spoke about his experience growing up in a Gazan refugee camp before eventually becoming a doctor and a medical expert treating Israeli patients.


  17. Before Rosa Parks, A Teenager Defied Segregation On An Alabama BusRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | KWBU-TV Waco

    Rosa Parks is well-known for her refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger on a public bus in Montgomery, Ala., in December 1955. But Parks' civil rights protest did have a precedent: Fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin, a student from a black high school in Montgomery, had refused to move from her bus seat nine months earlier.


  18. Remembering Rev. Malcolm Boyd, The Overlooked Gay Rights Activist Who Pushed BoundariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Switched

    The Rev. Malcolm Boyd, who died on Friday at the age of 91, lived three lives - each extraordinary.


  19. Malcolm Boyd, the gay rights icon youa ve probably never heard ofRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Religion News Service

    Malcolm Boyd at the height of his fame as author of "Are You Running With Me, Jesus?" Photo courtesy of Malcolm Boyd archives The Rev. Malcolm Boyd, who died on Friday at the age of 91, lived three lives - each extraordinary.


  20. More than just a monthRead the original story

    Monday Mar 2 | The Daily Princetonian

    Black History Month has just ended, so I believe now is the perfect time to look at the goals and intentions of the month, and how they fit into the history of the University. In honor of the month, Shriya Sekhsaria has been writing a very informative series in The 'Prince' about the history of African Americans on this campus, from the very first evidence of an African American student, way back in 1792, to the feelings of current students with regards to race relations at Princeton.