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Nearly 60 Years the Murder of Emmett Till, New Details Emerge

sunnubian ·
Nearly 60 Years the Murder of Emmett Till, New Details Emerge April 3, 2013 | Filed under: Featured , Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff African-American martyr Emmett Till must never be forgotten AFRICANGLOBE – Almost six decades after white supremacists savagely murdered Emmett Till in 1955, new details and insights are emerging in one of Mississippi’s most infamous hate crimes. Florida State University professor Davis Houck, co-author of Emmett Till and the Mississippi Press , said...
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Eric Holder vows to aggressively challenge voter ID laws

sunnubian ·
Eric Holder vows to aggressively challenge voter ID laws By Sari Horwitz , Published: July 10 The Washington Post Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday vowed to be “aggressive” in challenging voting laws that restrict minority rights, using a speech in Texas to make his case on the same day a federal court was considering the legality of the state’s new voter ID legislation. “Let me be clear: We will not allow political pretexts to disenfranchise American citizens of their most...
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The NAACP Launches New Interactive Timeline

EbonyRose ·
They did a pretty good job if you ask me! NAACP Historical Interactive Timeline The NAACP is proud to unveil our new Interactive Historical Timeline, which provides a dynamic multimedia experience, highlighting key events of the organization’s history and our role in the civil rights movement. The Web site, funded through a grant from the Verizon Foundation, includes photos, video archives and film clips in addition to a detailed interactive narrative. As actor Laurence Fishburne notes in...
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Former NAACP President Benjamin Hooks Dies at 85

Cholly ·
The world just lost a champion. Benjamin Hooks, who served as executive director of the NAACP died at 85 years old after battling a long illness. Hooks took over as executive director in 1977, at a time when the organization was on its knees. They...
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Ending the War on Drugs

sunnubian ·
Ending the War on Drugs 1 in 9. That’s the number of black children with incarcerated parents. Juxtapose that number with 1 in 57. That’s the amount of white children with incarcerated parents. The greatest victims of the prison industrial complex are our nation’s children. Hundreds of thousands of children have lost a parent to long prison sentences for non-violent drug offenses, leaving these children to fend for themselves. These offenses and sentences are the beginning of a never ending...
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Activists push for juvenile justice system reforms

sunnubian ·
Activists push for juvenile justice system reforms by Molly Knefel January 6, 2014 5:00AM ET Critics argue detention centers wrongly focus on punishment rather than rehabilitation for young people <dl class="standard-topics topics visible-desktop"><dt>Topics:</dt><dt> </dt><dd> Crime </dd><dt> </dt><dd> U.S. </dd><dt> </dt><dd> Prison </dd></dl> Inmates at the Caddo Juvenile Detention Center in...
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As FBI Seeks Capture of Assata Shakur, NAACP Head Calls for U.S. Truth & Reconciliation Commission

sunnubian ·
As FBI Seeks Capture of Assata Shakur, NAACP Head Calls for U.S. Truth & Reconciliation Commission Donate <noscript>amp;lt;div id="player_not_available"amp;gt; amp;lt;pamp;gt; Javascript is required to watch video inline on this page.amp;lt;br/amp;gt; You can choose another option amp;amp;lt;a href=amp;amp;quot;/2013/5/31/streamamp;amp;quot;amp;amp;gt;on the listen/watch pageamp;amp;lt;/aamp;amp;gt; if you prefer. amp;lt;/pamp;gt; amp;lt;/divamp;gt;</noscript> download: Video...
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Benjamin Todd Jealous announced Monday that he has decided to resign from his position as the president of the NAACP.

sunnubian ·
NAACP’s Ben Jealous wants to ‘spend more time at home’ by Lilly Workneh | September 9, 2013 at 1:20 PM Comments 0 Share on email Print <noscript>lt;img width="650" height="366" src="http://thegrio.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/benjealous_wife_16x9.jpg?w=650" class="attachment-single wp-post-image" alt="NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous (L) and wife Lisa Epperson Jealous arrive at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)" /gt;</noscript> NAACP...
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The NAACP has brokered deal to end School to Prison Pipeline in Broward County

sunnubian ·
November 05, 2013 (Fort Lauderdale, Fl.) -- The NAACP has brokered a groundbreaking collaborative agreement on school discipline with Broward County Public Schools, law enforcement and its community partners. The agreement will serve as a model for school districts nationwide that aim to end the school to prison pipeline wreaking havoc in communities of color. The collaborative agreement establishes proven alternatives to arrest for misdemeanor infractions by students that include common...
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Re: Bloomberg Businessweek Attacked for Cover Many See as Racist

sunnubian ·
First, they lied and blamed the housing crash on African Americans and Latinos/Hispanics, now they are lying and saying that its African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos that are benefiting from the housing crash.
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Re: Bloomberg Businessweek Attacked for Cover Many See as Racist

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: First, they lied and blamed the housing crash on African Americans and Latinos/Hispanics, now they are lying and saying that its African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos that are benefiting from the housing crash. No it was the greedy banks giving subprime loans to African-Americans specifically. And now the same greedy banks are hoarding the properties that they not only set up to fail, BUT they are using the same taxpayers money from the stimulus packages to...
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Re: Bloomberg Businessweek Attacked for Cover Many See as Racist

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: First, they lied and blamed the housing crash on African Americans and Latinos/Hispanics, now they are lying and saying that its African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos that are benefiting from the housing crash. Sadly many people (and some still do) believe that lie. The current discussions often omit the massive advertising campaigns undertaken encouraging people to 'take out equity in their home'. Why? And why are there so many reports of Banks settling...
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Re: Is the Black-LGBT Divide Exaggerated?

EbonyRose ·
The majority of the entire American population as a whole are not as "supportive" of gay issues .... as the gay community wants them to be!! The Black community is no more or less different than everybody else in America in that regard. MOST people are agreeable to the support of (specific) gay rights (i.e., non-discrimination, prosecution of violence as a hate-crime) ... While MOST people are against the issue of gay marriage ! The attitudes of Black people are always singled out when it...
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Re: Is the Black-LGBT Divide Exaggerated?

sunnubian ·
That's about my take on it. I really don't know where all these claims that Black people are sooooooo homophobic are coming from; probably from exaggeration as said in this article.
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Re: Is the Black-LGBT Divide Exaggerated?

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: The majority of the entire American population as a whole are not as "supportive" of gay issues .... as the gay community wants them to be!! The Black community is no more or less different than everybody else in America in that regard. MOST people are agreeable to the support of (specific) gay rights (i.e., non-discrimination, prosecution of violence as a hate-crime) ... While MOST people are against the issue of gay marriage ! The attitudes of Black people...
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Re: Bankruptcy Judge Denies Motion to Suspend Detroit Water Shutoffs

RadioRaheem ·
Is there a fundraising site for the residents needing help?
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Re: Bankruptcy Judge Denies Motion to Suspend Detroit Water Shutoffs

Norland ·
If you're not wealthy in America, there's no use nor time for you.
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Re: Bankruptcy Judge Denies Motion to Suspend Detroit Water Shutoffs

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by RadioRaheem: Is there a fundraising site for the residents needing help? I don't know. I'll try to surf throw some of the sites reporting on and trying to do something about this.
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Re: Bankruptcy Judge Denies Motion to Suspend Detroit Water Shutoffs

Momentum ·
Next the ruling oligarchy will privatize water and exploit it for gigantic profits. The citizens of the European Union voted that natural sources of water and public utilities of water can not be privatized and humans have the right to water. Dumb fuk Americans think everything must be exploited for profit. What next, air? It's so embarrassing to be a US citizen, we are some gaddam ahz kissers! So many American can't bury their heads deep enough in the ahz's of the super rich. This whole...
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Re: Bankruptcy Judge Denies Motion to Suspend Detroit Water Shutoffs

Momentum ·
Nestle CEO Says You Shouldn’t Have The Right to Water Water is essential to the human body and having access to good, clean water, should be a right of every person on this planet. While that is my opinion, the former CEO of Nestle , Peter Brabeck, has a very different opinion and one that might shock you. Brabeck stated rather clearly in an interview for a documentary called “We Feed The World,” that he believes water should not be a public right and that it should be something only the...
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Re: Bankruptcy Judge Denies Motion to Suspend Detroit Water Shutoffs

Momentum ·
CEO of Nestle , Peter Brabeck The way in which this sociopath clearly has zero regard for the human race outside of his own wealth and the development of Nestle, who has been caught funding attacks against GMO labeling, can be witnessed when watching and listening to his talk on the issue. This is a company that actually goes into struggling rural areas and extracts the groundwater for their bottled water products, completely destroying the water supply of the area without any compensation .
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Re: On Rachel Maddow Show, Ifill Applauds Courage of Holder's Civil Rights Agenda

Momentum ·
Good for Eric Holder but somehow I don't feel any better after watching that segment.
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Re: Bankruptcy Judge Denies Motion to Suspend Detroit Water Shutoffs

sunnubian ·
I will never buy another Nestle product again. Corporations pay out big money for humanity to be lulled into a sleep-state or indifference or into collusion with their relentless destruction of the environment and human health. And “Black Planet Award” should be renamed the "White Planet Award" considering that it is, and has been from the past several centuries, White people that are responsible for destroying the planet and responsible for all the influence, exploitation, misinformation,...
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Re: Bankruptcy Judge Denies Motion to Suspend Detroit Water Shutoffs

GoodMan ·
Anddddddd This is why it's important to have a second adversarial hegemonic power in the world when you are a minority. I hope the USA becomes weak and rots and there is a second power coming out of somewhere so when the UN does meet and discuss things, they actually matter. UN ain't gonna do ish to the USA lol. USA is the UN.
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Re: Bankruptcy Judge Denies Motion to Suspend Detroit Water Shutoffs

DennisKalita ·
Originally Posted by GoodMan: Anddddddd This is why it's important to have a second adversarial hegemonic power in the world when you are a minority. I hope the USA becomes weak and rots and there is a second power coming out of somewhere so when the UN does meet and discuss things, they actually matter. UN ain't gonna do ish to the USA lol. USA is the UN. Your wish for weakness has already come true. Everyone from Australia to China considers the US in process of fading. Most everything has...
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Re: Bankruptcy Judge Denies Motion to Suspend Detroit Water Shutoffs

DennisKalita ·
Originally Posted by Momentum: Nestle CEO Says You Shouldn’t Have The Right to Water Water is essential to the human body and having access to good, clean water, should be a right of every person on this planet. While that is my opinion, the former CEO of Nestle , Peter Brabeck, has a very different opinion and one that might shock you. Brabeck stated rather clearly in an interview for a documentary called “We Feed The World,” that he believes water should not be a public right and that it...
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Re: Bankruptcy Judge Denies Motion to Suspend Detroit Water Shutoffs

Momentum ·
Originally Posted by DennisKalita: Originally Posted by GoodMan: Anddddddd This is why it's important to have a second adversarial hegemonic power in the world when you are a minority. I hope the USA becomes weak and rots and there is a second power coming out of somewhere so when the UN does meet and discuss things, they actually matter. UN ain't gonna do ish to the USA lol. USA is the UN. Your wish for weakness has already come true. Everyone from Australia to China considers the US in...
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Re: Bankruptcy Judge Denies Motion to Suspend Detroit Water Shutoffs

DennisKalita ·
Originally Posted by Momentum: Originally Posted by DennisKalita: Originally Posted by GoodMan: Anddddddd This is why it's important to have a second adversarial hegemonic power in the world when you are a minority. I hope the USA becomes weak and rots and there is a second power coming out of somewhere so when the UN does meet and discuss things, they actually matter. UN ain't gonna do ish to the USA lol. USA is the UN. Your wish for weakness has already come true. Everyone from Australia...
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Re: Bankruptcy Judge Denies Motion to Suspend Detroit Water Shutoffs

DennisKalita ·
Originally Posted by DennisKalita: Originally Posted by Momentum: Originally Posted by DennisKalita: Originally Posted by GoodMan: Anddddddd This is why it's important to have a second adversarial hegemonic power in the world when you are a minority. I hope the USA becomes weak and rots and there is a second power coming out of somewhere so when the UN does meet and discuss things, they actually matter. UN ain't gonna do ish to the USA lol. USA is the UN. Your wish for weakness has already...
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Re: Bankruptcy Judge Denies Motion to Suspend Detroit Water Shutoffs

Momentum ·
Originally Posted by DennisKalita: Originally Posted by Momentum: Originally Posted by DennisKalita: Originally Posted by GoodMan: Anddddddd This is why it's important to have a second adversarial hegemonic power in the world when you are a minority. I hope the USA becomes weak and rots and there is a second power coming out of somewhere so when the UN does meet and discuss things, they actually matter. UN ain't gonna do ish to the USA lol. USA is the UN. Your wish for weakness has already...
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Re: Bankruptcy Judge Denies Motion to Suspend Detroit Water Shutoffs

DennisKalita ·
Originally Posted by Momentum: Originally Posted by DennisKalita: Originally Posted by Momentum: Originally Posted by DennisKalita: Originally Posted by GoodMan: Anddddddd This is why it's important to have a second adversarial hegemonic power in the world when you are a minority. I hope the USA becomes weak and rots and there is a second power coming out of somewhere so when the UN does meet and discuss things, they actually matter. UN ain't gonna do ish to the USA lol. USA is the UN. Your...
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Re: NAACP Files Lawsuit Over Maryland Governor’s Decision to Reject Urban Mass Transit System in Favor of Road Projects Serving Suburban, Rural Residents

sunnubian ·
scorched–earth play adjective \ˈskȯrcht-ˈərth\ Simple Definition of scorched–earth Popularity: Bottom 10% of words —used to describe a military policy in which all the houses, crops, factories, etc., in an area are destroyed so that an enemy cannot use them Full Definition of scorched–earth 1 : relating to or being a military policy involving deliberate and usually widespread destruction of property and resources (as housing and factories) so that an invading enemy cannot use them 2 :...
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Flint Water Crisis Continues: Michigan AG Files Civil Suit Against Two Companies Alleging ‘Fraud, Negligence’

sunnubian ·
Flint Water Crisis Continues: Michigan AG Files Civil Suit Against Two Companies Alleging ‘Fraud, Negligence’ June 23, 2016 | Posted by Shaundra Selvaggi Tagged With: Attorney General Bill Schuette , flint water crisis , flint water lawsuits , Veolia North America Courtesy NBCNews. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is suing two water engineering firms hired to assist in Flint’s ongoing water crisis. The civil lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Genesee County Circuit Court, alleges “acts and...
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After Black Teen Was Found Hanging From Swing Set in NC, His Family and NAACP Ask Feds to Investigate

sunnubian ·
After Black Teen Was Found Hanging From Swing Set in NC, His Family and NAACP Ask Feds to Investigate November 20, 2014 | Posted by Nick Chiles What happened to Lennon Lacy? After the 17-year-old African-American student and football player was found hanging from a child’s swing set in August in the middle of a mostly white trailer park in North Carolina , Lacy’s family members don’t believe law enforcement’s contention that he killed himself. The historical resonance of a Black boy found...
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Google, Bryan Stevenson Launch Website Uncovering History of Lynchings in America

sunnubian ·
Google, Bryan Stevenson Launch Website Uncovering History of Lynchings in America By Marcus Howard - June 13, 2017 The Feb. 1, 1893, public lynching in Paris, Texas, of Henry Smith, a black man accused of raping and murdering a 4-year-old white girl. (Photo/Wikimedia) Before police shootings and mass incarceration beset Black America, the grotesque specter of brutalized Black bodies terrorized communities throughout the South, which struggled to deal with the problem of lynching. Lynching...
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A silent protest parade in 1917 set the stage for civil rights marches

sunnubian ·
Silent protest parade in New York against the East St. Louis riots, 1917. Libraray of Congress OP-ED A silent protest parade in 1917 set the stage for civil rights marches BY CHAD WILLIAMS Brandeis University LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST REDDIT PRINT ORDER REPRINT OF THIS STORY JULY 28, 2017 12:44 AM The only sounds were those of muffled drums, the shuffling of feet and the gentle sobs of some of the estimated 20,000 onlookers. The women and children wore all white. The men dressed in black.
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The Racist Origins of Private School Vouchers

sunnubian ·
: Apryle Young has seen the water dripping from the ceiling and the rats that hide in the walls at her children’s schools in Memphis, Tennessee. There’s no air conditioning on hot days, and no heat on cold days. What’s more, there are not enough textbooks: Teachers have to make copies of the relevant pages. But when Young’s daughter has problems with her homework at night, she needs the whole textbook, not just a few pages. On the eve of the 66 th anniversary of the 1954 Brown v. Board of...
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A Louisiana official made a horrifying lynching joke about an NAACP chair

sunnubian ·
KAY 11 / 2 / 16 3 PM A Louisiana official made a horrifying lynching joke about an NAACP chair By Rafi Schwartz http://www.naacplafayettela6060.org SHARE TWEET TUMBLR EMAIL Officials in Lafayette, Louisiana this week are grappling with whether comments made by several city employees about the local NAACP president are grounds for dismissal, or simply a joke taken out of context. For city-parish councilman Kenneth Boudreaux, however, the answer is clear. This week, Boudreaux played audio of...
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IN COMMEMORATION OF FRED HAMPTON DAY [CHICAGO] SINCE GOOGLE, FACEBOOK'EM, ETC., HAS ALL CURRENT INFORMATION BLACKED OUT

sunnubian ·
Nation Home › Nation Remembering The Politics Of Fred Hampton’s Killing 49 Years After His Death Along with being chairman of the BPP’s Illinois chapter, Hampton was known as a charismatic leader. Written By Stephanie Long, Cassius Life Posted 23 hours ago AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to Facebook 3.1K Share to Twitter Share to More 64 Share to Email U PDATED 12:23 p.m. EDT, Dec. 4, 2018 — Fred Hampton, one of the major figures in the original Black Panther Party that rose to prominence...
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NAACP and Movement for Black Lives Call for Moratorium on Charter Schools

sunnubian ·
NAACP and Movement for Black Lives Call for Moratorium on Charter Schools Submitted by Glen Ford on Tue, 08/09/2016 - 16:17 charter schools Share this story... Forward Print HTML Reddit Viadeo in Share 1 A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford “The NAACP and the Movement for Black Lives are both on the same page when it comes to charter schools.” Both organizations called for a halt to the spread of charter schools, with the NAACP charging that charters are “as...
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NAACP Files Lawsuit Over Maryland Governor’s Decision to Reject Urban Mass Transit System in Favor of Road Projects Serving Suburban, Rural Residents

sunnubian ·
NAACP Files Lawsuit Over Maryland Governor’s Decision to Reject Urban Mass Transit System in Favor of Road Projects Serving Suburban, Rural Residents December 23, 2015 | Posted by Manny Otiko Tagged With: Balitmore , discrimination mass transit , Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan , public transportation , red line , Sen. Barbara Mikulski , The NAACP Legal Defense Fund Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (Bryan P. Sears/The Daily Record) Local civil rights groups are up in arms over Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s...
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Black Philadelphia Woman Gets Trial, Says Cops Falsely Arrested Her for Refusing to Let Them in Her Home

sunnubian ·
Black Philadelphia Woman Gets Trial, Says Cops Falsely Arrested Her for Refusing to Let Them in Her Home March 28, 2016 | Posted by Ricky Riley Tagged With: NAACP , Philadelphia , social worker Nicol Newman Left to right: Attorney Michael Coard, Cheney Newman, Nicol Newman, NAACP President Rodney Muhammad via Philly Mag A Philadelphia social worker wants a trial after two detectives allegedly violated her civil rights by forcing her from her Southwest Philadelphia home and making her spend...
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NAACP Plans March in Pocomoke

sunnubian ·
THE REAL NEWS NAACP Plans March in Pocomoke State and Worcester county branches aim for show of strength as city continues to fire black police officers - November 16, 2015 ************************************************************* http://www.nytimes.com/ A Maryland Town Fires Its Black Police Chief, Exposing a Racial Rift By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG AUG. 2, 2015 POCOMOKE CITY, Md. — Kelvin Sewell figured he had landed his dream job in 2010, when he retired as a Baltimore police officer to...
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Walmart to stop selling Confederate flag merchandise

sunnubian ·
First on CNN: Walmart to stop selling Confederate flag merchandise By  MJ Lee , CNN Politics and Finance Reporter   Updated 8:19 PM ET, Mon June 22, 2015       First on CNN: Walmart to stop selling Confederate flag...
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Re: Former NAACP President Benjamin Hooks Dies at 85

EbonyRose ·
May he RIP I did really like this article, though. I think it pays great homage to what he stood for. Here's another one that tells a little more of his history.
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Re: Former NAACP President Benjamin Hooks Dies at 85

EbonyRose ·
Former NAACP Head Benjamin Hooks Dead at 85 Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010 By: Lucas L. Johnson II, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Benjamin L. Hooks, a champion of minorities and the poor who as executive director of the NAACP increased the group's stature, has died. He was 85. State Rep. Ulysses Jones, a member of the church where Hooks was pastor, said Hooks died early Thursday at his home, following a long illness. Hooks became executive director of the NAACP in 1977, taking...
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Re: The NAACP Launches New Interactive Timeline

Vox ·
Wow, this is awesome! Thanks for posting this, ER.
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Re: The NAACP Launches New Interactive Timeline

EbonyRose ·
Yeah, I oops up on it .. but I thought it was pretty cool, too!
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Re: A Louisiana official made a horrifying lynching joke about an NAACP chair

Fabulous ·
These racist white folks get away with murder every time.
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Re: A Louisiana official made a horrifying lynching joke about an NAACP chair

RadioRaheem ·
Trump's clown car is full. It will only get worse when he loses next Tuesday
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