african-american-history

Veterans Day 2021: Philly museum will honor Black soldiers who served

BY: - November 8, 2021

The ceremony put on by the Aces Veterans Museum will feature a US Colored Troops re-enactor, a spokesperson said.

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The White Panthers: Genuine white allies in the fight against racism | Michael Coard

BY: - November 2, 2021

Dear Good White People: Keep the legacy of the WPP alive by being more than mere non-racist milquetoast liberals, and by becoming anti-racist allies.

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Colin Powell embodied the ‘two-ness’ of the African-American experience | Opinion

BY: - October 19, 2021

A patriot and a Black man, Powell died Monday at the age of 84 from complications related to COVID-19.

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Fifty-five years later, the Black Panthers’ revolutionary goals are still strong | Michael Coard

BY: - October 19, 2021

By Michael Coard PHILADELPHIA — As this column appears in the Capital-Star, the Black Panthers have just wrapped up a four-day event at Temple University that ran from Oct. 14 through Sunday. That event, sponsored by the National Alumni Association of the Black Panther Party (NAABPP), includes a viewing of the powerful film, “Judas and […]

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150 years after his murder, the resurrection of Octavius Catto continues | Michael Coard

BY: - October 12, 2021

He is resurrected each time a Black person votes, and each time a Black student attends historic Cheyney University.

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Pa.’s veteran suicide rate exceeded state’s rate in 2019 | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 6, 2021

Nearly 7 in 10 veterans took their own lives using a firearm in 2019, exceeding statewide numbers, according to U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs data.

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It’s time to stop asking, and time to start suing, for reparations | Michael Coard

BY: - October 6, 2021

We do whatever needs to be done to attain justice and we do it by any means necessary. And one of those means is litigation.

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How the brutal trade in enslaved people has been whitewashed out of U.S. history | Opinion

BY: - October 6, 2021

Americans continue to misunderstand how slavery worked and how vast was its reach – even as the histories of race and slavery are central to ongoing public conversations.

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The ‘Jerry Rescue’ 170 years later: And its lessons for modern racial justice | Michael Coard

BY: - September 29, 2021

The moral of the story (for me, at least) is this: “When the law is unjust, the just must break the law — by any means necessary.”

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These Black children changed American history. Never forget them | Michael Coard

BY: - September 14, 2021

Say their names: Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carol Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, and Sarah Collins

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This is why reparations are always about more than money | Opinion

BY: - July 12, 2021

Past atrocities do not end when the physical violence comes to an end. The violence continues to affect the social, cultural and economic lives of those targeted far into the future.

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Texas is whitewashing its racist history | Dick Polman

BY: - June 14, 2021

Defending slavery was a major impetus for Texas' decision to break away from Mexico and establish an independent republic.