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More Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events

Monday, January 17, 2022 Northern Orange County MLK Commemoration Event (livestreamed) 11:00 am | FREE | Virtual King Day: A...
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More Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events

State of American Energy Remains Strong Despite Federal Government Barriers

According to the American Petroleum Institute, abundant domestic energy has helped reduce energy costs for American households over the past...
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State of American Energy Remains Strong Despite Federal Government Barriers

The Freedom to Vote Act Would Boost Voter Participation and Fulfill the Goals of the March on Selma

In March 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis, and several other civil rights activists and leaders led thousands...
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The Freedom to Vote Act Would Boost Voter Participation and Fulfill the Goals of the March on Selma

Statement by Union Veterans Council Executive Director Will Attig on Veterans Role in the Fight for Voting Rights

Veterans have defended our rights and freedoms across the globe, and we should not need to defend the fundamental right...
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Statement by Union Veterans Council Executive Director Will Attig on Veterans Role in the Fight for Voting Rights

Flim Review: “The 355” – Surprisingly Engaging Espionage Action/Thriller

Need a break from COVID mania and winter melancholia? A dose of pure escapism may help. For 122 minutes this...
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Flim Review: “The 355” – Surprisingly Engaging Espionage Action/Thriller

IN MEMORIAM: Maxine McNair, 93, the Last Living Parent of the 1963 Birmingham Bombing Victims, Dies

Maxine McNair, who was the last living parent of the four African American girls murdered in a 1963 Alabama church...
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IN MEMORIAM: Maxine McNair, 93, the Last Living Parent of the 1963 Birmingham Bombing Victims, Dies

Black America Salutes CEO Robert F. Smith for Accelerating Racial Equity and the Spirit of Giving

Today we are witnessing an increased spirit of giving to help underserved communities across the United States. The Black Press...
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Black America Salutes CEO Robert F. Smith for Accelerating Racial Equity and the Spirit of Giving

U.S. Department of Energy Kicks off Recruitment to Support Implementation of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

“Clean Energy Corps” Hiring Campaign and Applicant Portal To Streamline The Largest DOE Staff Expansion In More Than Four Decades...
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U.S. Department of Energy Kicks off Recruitment to Support Implementation of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Democratic Sens. Manchin and Sinema Kill Any Hopes for Voting Rights Legislation

The two renegade Democrats pre-empted President Biden’s visit to the Capitol in embarrassing fashion. Before he arrived, the duo took...
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Democratic Sens. Manchin and Sinema Kill Any Hopes for Voting Rights Legislation

Just Saying… America’s Checkered Voting Rights History

Social and political commentary from a progressive point of view While this nation is known as a representative government for...
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Just Saying… America’s Checkered Voting Rights History


“I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”

Harriet Tubman

There are several ideas on empowering underserved communities that have gained historical consensus:

•  To empower Black communities, we must educate them;

•  To effectively educate our communities we must teach them history.

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We Are Called to Be a Movement By Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

It’s time for everyone who cares about the state of our nation to heed the call and join forces to

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All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake

In a display case in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture sits a rough cotton bag,

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“The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story” by Nikole Hannah-Jones

 Editorial Reviews Review “[A] groundbreaking compendium . . . These bracing and urgent works, by multidisciplinary visionaries ranging from Barry Jenkins

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“White Space, Black Hood” A System of American Residential Caste Based on Race

Cashin shows how government created “ghettos” and affluent white space and entrenched a system of American residential caste that is

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Doctor Exposes the Shadowy World of Health Care in America

CONCORD, NC — Everyone needs health care at some point in their lives, and wouldn’t it be nice if navigating

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The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965–1972

Between 1965 and 1972, African American students at upwards of a thousand historically black and white American colleges and universities

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Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer

In Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, investigative journalist Jane Mayer

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Elizabeth Keckley, Thirty Years a Slave, Four Years in the White House

A Black woman’s memoir published 153 years ago still tops Amazon’s books sales chart. “Behind the Scenes or Thirty Years

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Banking on Freedom: Black Women in U.S. Finance Before the New Deal (Columbia Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism)

Banking on Freedom is the first full-length history of finance capitalism that centers black women and the banking institutions and networks

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The Game is Not a Game: The Power, Protest and Politics of American Sports

By Scoop Jackson
Liberating and provocative, with sharp wit and generous humor, Jackson’s essays explore the role that sports plays in American society and the hypocritical standards…

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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome : America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing

By Dr. DeGruy
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome helps to lay the necessary foundation to ensure the well-being and sustained health of future generations and provides a rare glimpse into the evolution of society’s beliefs

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American Policing: A Culture of Violence in Minority Communities

Former LAPD detective and leading national expert Timothy T. Williams, Jr. dives deep into police procedure, use of force, and

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Racism And Distrust In The Country’s Medical System Among African Americans

By Chris Jones

It’s no secret that the nation has seen a disproportionate loss of life among black Americans. That was the case in May 1968…

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Black Radical – The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter

By Kerri Greenidge
William Monroe Trotter (1872– 1934), though still virtually unknown to the wider public, was an unlikely American hero. With the stylistic verve of a newspaperman and the unwavering fearlessness of an emancipator…

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“Black History Saved My Life: How My Viral Hate Crime Led to an Awakening”

“Black History Saved My Life: How My Viral Hate Crime Led to an Awakening” is the compelling autobiography of Ernest

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A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump

By DAVID PLOUFFE
A voter’s playbook on making a difference in the 2020 election and beyond from the most recognized and most successful political strategist in the country…

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This Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement

Author Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II with Jonahtan Wilson-Hartgrove
At a time when divide-and-conquer politics are exacerbating racial strife and economic inequality, Rev. Barber offers an impassioned, historically grounded argument …

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“Seeds of Slavery” by Joseph F. Baiden Shares Chilling Tale of West African Slave Trade

By Joseph F. Baiden
A West African native has written a new book that details the early years of the slave trade in Gold Coast, Africa. The historical novel, which begins in the 1600s, is based on true events, lending to its authenticity.

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A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American

By DaMaris Hill
DaMaris Hill honors their experiences with at times harrowing, at times hopeful responses to her heroes, illustrated with black-and-white photographs throughout.

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Boss of the Grips: The Life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal

By Eric K. Washington
A long-overdue biography of the head of Grand Central Terminal’s Red Caps, who flourished in the cultural nexus of Harlem and American railroads.

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She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman

By Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Filled with rare outtakes of commentary, an expansive timeline of Tubman’s life, photos (both new and those in public domain), commissioned illustrations, and sections including “Harriet By the Numbers”

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Educate, Organize, Mobilize.