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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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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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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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Five things you didn’t know about slavery’s birth 402 years ago | Michael Coard

BY: - August 27, 2021

Slavery was a key component of daily life here in Pennsylvania generally and Philadelphia particularly.

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Tulsa Massacre at 100: A lesson in Black bravery and resilience | Michael Coard

BY: - June 1, 2021

Like a Black phoenix literally rising from the ashes, Black folks courageously pushed onward and upward.

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Is Philly’s Democratic leadership a friend or foe of Blacks? | Michael Coard

BY: - May 25, 2021

With friends like the Democratic City Committee, who needs Trump/Rizzo Republican enemies?

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This year’s court races are seriously important. Make your voice heard | Michael Coard

BY: - May 9, 2021

Speak out in the voting booths on May 18 and protect Black people in the courtrooms every day.

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What if Chauvin is acquitted of killing George Floyd? | Michael Coard

BY: - April 6, 2021

Be prepared for a possible acquittal. And then be prepared to do something about it.

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Celebrate Black history and support Black businesses 24/7/365 | Michael Coard

BY: - February 11, 2021

There is no better way to celebrate Black history than by promoting Black power. Respect yourself by doing it every day.

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Voting plus boycotting and activism equals revolution | Michael Coard

BY: - October 20, 2020

The fundamental rule of warfare is to find out what your enemy doesn’t want you to do and then you do that very thing.