Tag Archives: Civil Rights Movement

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[PHOTOS] #Freedom50: 10 Riveting Civil Rights Moments That Inspire

In commemoration of the Civil Rights Act anniversary, take a look at iconic moments of activism.

Today, July 1, marks 50 years since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act on…

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Maya Angelou: Top 10 Boss Moves of a Global Renaissance Woman

Novelist, actress and educator laid the groundwork for female bosses of color around the world

Remembering her legacy, here are the top 10 most daring and inspiring career moments of…

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National Basketball Retired Players Association Teams with Stand for Children Louisiana

Partners together to take New Orleans youth on an enriching Civil Rights history trip

The National Basketball Retired Players Association teams with Stand for Children Louisiana to take youth…

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Entrepreneurs Conference Countdown: A.G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award Salutes Top Guns of Business

Each year, a major event highlight has been the presentation of the A. G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award

When more than 1,000 entrepreneurs convene at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo in…

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16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Victims Posthumously Receive Gold Medal

Victims of 1963 Birmingham bombing awarded 50 years later.

As a result of the passage of this bill, the Secretary of the Treasury and…

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Civil Rights for a New Generation: Rescuing the Abandoned

The 50th Anniversary March on Washington is an opportunity to begin paving a way to freedom and equality for the “least of these” of black America.

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington is an opportunity to refocus the civil…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Birmingham’s ’4 Little Girls’ May Receive Congressional Medal

The bombing ignited the Civil Rights movement

Congress considering Congressional Medal for 1963 Alabama church bombing victims

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Jesse Hill Jr., Atlanta Activist and Businessman, Dead at 86

St. Louis native was a civil rights activist who led Atlanta Life Insurance Co.

Mr. Hill died Monday at age 86.

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Lawrence Guyot, Lawyer and Civil Rights Activist, Is Dead at 73

Guyot fought racism with Fannie Lou Hamer and Medgar Evars

May he rest in peace.

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Artist Creates Tribute with ‘Freedom Fighters’ Exhibit

Works feature infamous mugshots of Civil Rights activists

Artist Charlotta Janssen’s “Freedom Riders” exhibit pays homage to slain Civil Rights activists.

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Would Jesse Jackson Have Been a Better Black President than Obama?

Raynard Jackson takes a critical look at why Obama’s rise was historic, but not transformational for the Black community

Before Barack Obama there was Jesse Jackson. Here’s a look at the lasting impact Jesse…

By Raynard Jackson

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Is George Zimmerman the New OJ Simpson? The Politics of Race & Law in America

Exploring the paralleles between two of America's most racially divided cases

After the shooting death of Trayvon martin George Zimmerman has become more hated than OJ…

By Chloe Hilliard

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Remembering a Media Legend: Top 5 Black News Moments with Mike Wallace

From Malcolm X to Tina Turner, we highlight top moments in a media legend's career

From Malcolm X to Tina Turner, Mike Wallace–who died April 7— has had a stellar…

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How Long Before We Forget About Trayvon Martin?

Being politically active against injustice should not be a trending topic but a lifetime mission

Following the death of Trayvon Martin everyone’s rallying for justice, but will the activism last…

By Anslem Samuel

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New Museum Ensures Black History is Part of the American Story

Black Enterprise is on hand for the groundbreaking of a new museum dedicated to African American history and culture

Barack Obama, Calvin Butts and others take part in groundbreaking for National Museum of African…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Playwright Katori Hall Celebrates MLK’s Legacy with ‘The Mountaintop’

The Mountaintop playwright explains the real story behind why she re-imagined MLK's last day

The Mountaintop’s Katori Hall opens up about the true story behind her fictional account of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Preview Our World: Activist & Scholar Dr. Angela Y. Davis

Host Marc Lamont Hill visits with the Civil Rights and feminist legend for a candid and insightful look at her life, work and impact on America

This week on a special edition of Our World with Black Enterprise, host Marc Lamont…

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A Dream Secured: BE Preview of Martin Luther King Memorial

Black Enterprise gets an early preview of the historical MLK Memorial site

Black Enterprise gets an early preview of the historical Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial site…

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Power Moves: Today’s Revolution Will Be Tweeted

Social media continues to fire up global movements. Why Malcolm Gladwell may be surprised

Social media continues to fire up global movements. Why Malcolm Gladwell may be surprised

By Derek T. Dingle

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Influential Blacks Who Could Bend Presidents’ Ears

African American leaders whose advise, insights led to groundbreaking change

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The Measure of Greatness

The legacy of Dorothy Height is even more prodigious in light of the obstacles she overcame

The life story of Dr. Dorothy Height, who died on Monday, often reads like a…

By Caroline Clarke

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We Mourn Dorothy Height’s Passing and Celebrate Her Life

Paying tribute to a 'dream giver' who was a catalyst for change

How can one pay adequate homage to Dorothy Height? One can’t really, but we are…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Obama Signs Law for Civil Rights Project

Historic period to be documented via video, audio

President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday a bill that requires the Library of Congress…

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