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‘Coming of Age in Mississippi’ Still Speaks to Nation’s Racial Discord, 50 Years Later
 

A rare exception is Anne Moody’s “Coming of Age in Mississippi,” which was published in 1968. It spoke to the day’s pressing issues – poverty, race and civil rights – with an urgent timeliness. Instead, 50 years later, the book still commands a wide readership. Read each year by thousands of high school and college students, it remains a Random House backlist best-seller – a title that continues to sell with little to no marketing.

 

As I research Anne Moody’s life for my upcoming biography, I often wonder what her memoir’s continued popularity means. Does it signal dramatic progress on race relations in the U.S. – or does it instead show us that, as former Sen. Ted Kennedy wrote in 1969, “If things are somewhat different, then they are not different enough.”

 

 

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Don’t Believe the Hype – Vote, Our Lives Depend on It
 

Though the margin between victory and loss was small, the “near victory” serves as cold comfort to those communities whose civil rights are slowly being rolled back under the ominous weight and rise of racism and White nationalism.

 
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Andrew Gillum Shocks the Political World and Sets Stage for Three Black U.S Governors
 
Wildly outspent by a billionaire challenger and the daughter of a former Florida Governor, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, 39, shocked the political establishment to win the gubernatorial primary…
 
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EXCLUSIVE: Clyburn Eyes Midterm Wins, Pelosi’s Chair
 
“We can’t just go around being Republican-lite, we have to be out there and putting forth an alternative message for our base and we have to reach out to Black voters and let them know we’re not taking them or any of our base for granted.”
 
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COMMENTARY: Time Stopped for Me on September 27th
 
“…the continuous suggestion that there must have been something wrong with Dr. Ford and others who have brought forward allegations against Judge Kavanaugh because they failed to raise their concerns earlier is specious.
 
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CRL Calls for Firing of CFPB Fair Lending Official Who Used N-Word
 

Racially derogatory and offensive comments reflects poorly on CFPB management and your commitment to fulfilling the mandate of the agency to ensure that discriminatory and predatory lending practices are stopped.

 
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A Matter of Trust, and the Florida CRC Certainly Did Not Earn Our Trust
 

We the voters are now faced with a collection of suspiciously bundled, intentionally confusing and misleading amendments. The CRC conducted its business under the heavy influence of special interest groups…

 
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