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Coretta Scott King: Full partner in the fight for civil rights

last weekNews : USAToday: News

In Barbara Reynolds' 2017 book, we learn about Mrs. King’s youth in the Jim Crow South, and her contributions to the civil rights movement.        

How Trump Trauma Is Resurrecting the Jim Crow Era

Click here for reuse options! An interview with Theopia Jackson, head of clinical psychology at Saybrook University. While Donald Trump’s behavior has inspired an endless amount of speculation about his mental health (or mental illness,...Show More Summary

Recreating the Jim Crow Electorate in Arkansas

John Roberts, writing his decision in Shelby County: “There is no denying … that the conditions that originally justified these measures no longer characterize voting in the covered jurisdictions.” Arkansas, 2018: In 2014, 90-year-old Doris Pendleton and 93-year-old Susie Thomas received notices in the mail that their ballots would not count. The state had recently […]

Descendant of Jack Johnson wants Trump to pardon boxing champ

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

In Jim Crow America, it's no wonder that Jack Johnson was the most despised African-American of his generation.

NHL Network will air “Mystery, Alaska” with extra interviews with Russell Crowe, Jim Fox, and Jay Roach

Sports movies feel like a natural fit for league networks at times, and an interesting way to perhaps add further value to them and draw viewers who have already seen them in is combining the film with some behind-the-scenes features and interviews. Show More Summary

Beyond Burkhart’s: Black folks pay price for LGBTQ Atlanta racism

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Project Q

Jim Crow: The Club Remix is columnist Eric Paulk's idea that there's a cover charge every time a black LGBTQ person walks into any predominantly white gay bar in Atlanta.

Southern Blacks Voted With Their Feet

(February 5, 2018 06:12 PM, by David Henderson) Millions of black people in the Jim Crow South were prevented from voting. That's the bad news. Fortunately, there's some good news. They were able to vote with their feet and millions of them did. In doing so, they... (0 COMMENTS)

NEW SERIES: "Baba Xigmda's Painful Truth HBCU" (Honest Black-Americanized Community Updates)

THE FIRST "BLACK COLLEGE" THAT WAS INSPIRED BY A "BLACK MEDIA" 'THEFT OF THE SPIRIT OF DISCERNMENT' IMPRINT WHICH MIRROR'S "BLACK LIFE" IN A MISSION ACCOMPLISHED ZONE. DESPITE THE FRAUDULENT ATTEMPTS TO BLAME "SLAVERY", "JIM CROW MORTGAGE...Show More Summary

Children’s Books: Children’s Books About Black History, Heavy on Biographies

Slavery, Jim Crow, segregation: Black history is “a tale so devoid of logic, it frustrates the young reader.” These books about great lives can help.

NYC prisoners to get copies of 'The New Jim Crow' book

3 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

The Legal Aid Society is launching a prison book drive to supply New Yorkers behind bars with copies of “The New Jim Crow."

Wednesday News: The truth is never wrong

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

ACLU CONVINCES NC PRISONS TO REMOVE "NEW JIM CROW" FROM BANNED BOOK LIST: "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" was the subject of a New York Times piece last week titled, "Why Are American Prisons So Afraid...Show More Summary

Expanding the electorate

Two pieces of good news today. First in Florida: Florida's Jim Crow era felon disenfranchisement law blocks 1.5 million people from voting, including 1 in 5 African-Americans in state. Voters can now overturn it at the polls in 2018 https://t.co/I2ArmJzWXz — Ari Berman (@AriBerman) January 23, 2018 And then in Michigan: Ballot language submitted to […]

The Book Prisons Fear

The New York Times dives into why prisons fear the New Jim Crow certain states have gone to great efforts to allow their prisons to ban it and in other states it’s fairly difficult to obtain if you’re a prisoner. We’re big fans of the New Jim Crow here; it was a Millions staff pick and … The post The Book Prisons Fear appeared first on The Millions.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Employee Lawsuit Reveals Google as Intolerant Race Cult. Just like Jim Cr…

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Employee Lawsuit Reveals Google as Intolerant Race Cult. Just like Jim Crow of yesteryear, Google “formed opinions about and then treated Plaintiffs not based on their individual merits, but rather memberships in groups with assumed characteristics,” the complaint reads. The complaint alleges that Google hires on the basis of race […]

Bill seeks to repeal 'racist' wage law

More than half a century after the end of Jim Crow laws that enforced racial segregation in the South, legislators are finding remnants of racism in Virginia law. The Code … Click to Continue »

How an Artist Learned About Freedom From ‘The Negro Motorist Green Book’

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

For 30 years, black travelers navigating the swamp of Jim Crow laws relied on guides to find safe places. Derrick Adams conjures their experiences in art.

What MLK’s ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ tells us about Ahed Tamimi in a cold Israeli cell

There are many parallels between Martin Luther King Jr's call for "direct political action" leading to a crisis for the Jim Crow South, in his letter from Birmingham jail in 1963, and Ahed Tamimi's courageous slap of a soldier after her cousin was maimed in occupied Nabi Saleh last month, leading to her imprisonment for nearly a month already.

Take it from a former Division I athlete: College sports are like Jim Crow

Now that the bowl season and College Football Playoff have concluded, college sports fans are shifting their attention from football to basketball in anticipation of March Madness. Although I’m a huge sports fan and ran track at school, I won’t be watching any men’s college basketball this spring....

New Jersey Prisons Reverse Course on Banning ‘The New Jim Crow’ After ACLU of New Jersey Letter

The state with the worst racial disparities in incarceration lifts ban on Michelle Alexander's seminal book. Michelle Alexander dedicates her book, “The New Jim Crow,” to the people who have been swept up by America’s racist criminal justice system. Show More Summary

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