african-american-history

Philly radio station WURD Founders Day celebration honors richness of Black culture

BY: - August 30, 2022

The festivities will take place Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Free Library of Philadelphia Parkway Central branch at 1901 Vine St.

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A Texas law says slavery cannot be taught as part of the ‘true founding’ of the United States (Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images/The Conversation).

How politicians are seeking to control classroom discussions about slavery | Opinion

BY: - August 16, 2022

A Texas proposal to refer to slavery as 'involuntary relocation' is part of an ongoing effort to hide its horrific and brutal nature.

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Kids charged in brutal Philadelphia murder still deserve due process | Michael Coard

BY: - July 19, 2022

The online lynch mobs already are baying for blood. There's a long and racist history of that happening.

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A photo illustration of some of the attendees at the first Niagara Conference meeting in Fort Erie, Canada, in 1905. From left, top row: H.A. Thompson, Alonzo F. Herndon, John Hope, possibly James R.L. Diggs. Second row: Fred McGhee, Norris B. Herndon, J. Max Barber, W.E.B. Du Bois, Robert Bonner. Bottom row: Henry L. Baily, Clement G. Morgan, W.H.H. Hart, B.S. Smith. — Library of Congress photo

The Niagara Movement, a precursor to NAACP, fought for economic and civil rights | Michael Coard

BY: - July 6, 2022

The Niagara Movement was right in rejecting an accommodationist approach and in advocating for economic wealth backed by intellectual, voting, and political power.

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What, to the slave, is the Fourth of July? | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 4, 2022

On Independence Day, a reminder that the promise of America is still unfulfilled.

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The U.S. has a long and shameful history of treating women like property | Michael Coard

BY: - June 28, 2022

Free white women's bodies have it bad in the U.S. History shows that enslaved Black girls' bodies had it worse.

Juneteenth in Philadelphia: A list of events celebrating the holiday

BY: - June 18, 2022

By Chanel Hill Community events, concerts and a parade are just some of the activities that will be taking place Sunday in Philadelphia to celebrate Juneteenth. “Juneteenth is the celebration of freedom,” said Tamara Staley, president and CEO of The Philadelphia Juneteenth Family Inc. “The holiday was first celebrated in Texas with food, music and […]

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When you say ‘that’s not us’ remember this historic tale of racial savagery | Michael Coard

BY: - June 14, 2022

The story of white racism in America is one of sociopathy, psychopathy, perversity, sadism, savagery and malice.

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The President's House Site tells the story of the paradox of liberty and enslavement in one home - and in a nation.

Oney Judge, enslaved by George Washington, made a great escape — and history | Michael Coard

BY: - May 24, 2022

This is a story that every American should know. And it's a movie Hollywood should make right now.

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Some 68 years after Brown v. Board, similar foes continue stubbornly fighting progress | Opinion

BY: - May 19, 2022

W.E.B. DuBois once said, 'Either the United States will destroy ignorance or ignorance will destroy the United States.'

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Brown v. Bd of Ed never really overturned Plessy | Michael Coard

BY: - May 17, 2022

America won’t be serious until it destroys its inherent and systemic racism.

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Jackie Robinson addresses civil rights supporters protesting outside the 1964 GOP National Convention. Ted Streshinsky/Corbis via Getty Images

Jackie Robinson was a radical. Don’t listen to the sanitized version of history | Opinion

BY: - April 18, 2022

He challenged banks for discriminating against Black neighborhoods and condemned slumlords who preyed on Black families.