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Why we can’t see the forest for the trees

Why we can’t see the forest for the trees ...

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“50 years later”

50 years after the March On Washington, our children are in greater danger than ever before, our voting rights are being threatened by racists in suits instead of white robes and no boat we have been in has been lifted by any economic tide. ...

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Wishful thinking

With the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the March On Washington, I pray that we as a people grasp the significance of this occasion ...

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Gloucester’s rebellion: Another lesson about our character

The rebels in Gloucester recognized what Dr. King memorialized in his famous remarks: we are, by our nature, capable of great things when we judge one another solely on the content of our character, not by the color of our skin. ...

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PLUS Loan crisis a blessing in disguise for national HBCU agenda

The PLUS Loan meltdown of 2012-14 will go down as one of the great targeted economic assaults on Black Americans and Black colleges in American history ...

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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

[caption id="attachment_12489" align="alignleft" width="144"] George E. Curry[/caption] 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, ...

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Jobs and Freedoms still needed

[caption id="attachment_12058" align="alignleft" width="180"] Lee A. Daniels[/caption] 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 d ...

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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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Advancing the dream with a stroke of the pen by Joe Madison

President Obama has said he will do anything within his power as chief executive to get the economy moving again. Raising the wages of federally contracted employees does just that – it is both morally right and fiscally prudent ...

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