Posts filed under: civil rights

The Message of the Film “Soul Man”

I recently released a humor eSingle, titled “Oh sh!t, you’re black!”. My goal was to examine how we judge each other when we only hear them over the phone. Is he as handsome as his voice sounds? Is she really...
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Will “I Have A Dream” Remain His Nightmare?

Today is a very special day for my America, although my day here in Germany is almost over. It’s the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It’s also the day of Dr. Martin Luther King,...
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Language of the Unheard

On August 28, 2013, America will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, D.C. and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s landmark “I Have A Dream” speech. It was such a powerful piece of oratory that Jon Meachem, Pulitzer...
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BestsellerBound Recommends: Getting To Know Lawrence D. Elliott

In case you missed my Getting to Know interview from January 11, 2013, at BestsellerBound Recommends. Once again, I’d like to thank both Darcia Helle and Maria Savva for the opportunity and honor. Getting To Know Lawrence D. Elliott Today we have...
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The Huffington Post: The Outing of a Recovering Homophobe

“I’ve used the “F” word in the past. It’s not something I’m proud to admit. And I wasn’t comfortable seeing two guys kiss in public. Funny, seeing two women never affected me the same way. The internal conflict grew stronger...
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Black History Month: Madam C. J. Walker

Madam C. J.Walker was born as Sarah Breedlove in Delta, Louisiana on December 23, 1867. She was one of six children born to Owen and Minerva Breedlove. As her parents and older siblings were were born into slavery, “The Madam”...
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Black History Month: Shirley Chisholm

  Shirley Chisholm on November 30, 1924, as Shirley Anita St. Hill. She was an African-American politician, educator, and author. In 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress and represented New York’s 12th Congressional District from...
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Black History Month: James Zwerg

James Zwerg was born on November 28, 1939, in Appleton, Wisconsin.  He was member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (also known as SNCC) and the Freedom Riders movement to desegregate interstate travel. Being white, he’s a perfect illustration of how the civil rights cause touched the...
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Black History Month: Diane Judith Nash

Diane Judith Nash was born on May 15, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois. She was a leader and strategist in the African-American civil rights movement in the 1960’s. Nash initially attended historically-black Howard University in Washington, D.C., then transferred to Fisk University, another...
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Black History Month: Walter Francis White

Walter Francis White was born on July 1, 1893, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was an American civil rights activist. From 1931 to 1955, he led the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (also known as the NAACP), the nation’s...
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