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The gift of the struggle

we embarked on her summer of blackness, which included her attending the Aug. 24 March on Washington, a heavy dose of research, summer reading, movies and documentaries detailing not only the facts about African enslavement, American racism, and long-term injustices but also the roots thereof. ...

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D.C. Marches inclusive – up to a point

D.C. Marches inclusive – up to a point By George E. Curry Organizers of the two recent marches on Washington – one called by Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King, III and the other engineered primarily by King’s sister, Bernice – almost stumbled over one another praising the diversity of their respective marches. However, not one addressed the elephant in the room: Why was more emphasis placed on bringing in ...

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Jobs and Freedoms still needed

Jobs and Freedoms still needed By Lee A. Daniels On Saturday August 24 and Wednesday, August 28, tens of thousands of Americans gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to honor the 1963 March on Washington and the Movement that brought America into the modern age. Speaker after speaker — including three American presidents who declared they owed their presidencies to the societal changes the Movement made possible ...

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21st Century agenda for jobs and freedom

Our participation was shaped by our determination that the 50-year anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, as well as of Dr. King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, would be both a commemoration and a continuation of the unfinished work of building our more perfect union. ...

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God goes with his people through faith

God goes with his people through faith By Dr. Lorraine Alexander      The story of the three Hebrew boys gives to us perfect example of God’s love for his children! Sometimes we feel and think that God is no where near our circumstances, but I am here to tell you he isn’t only near, he is with us in them. Whatever your fire is he is there with you, cooling the flames for you. As the old hymn says; “Walk wit ...

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