03 05 2015
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40 Years of Service

Jackie Robinson Still Matters and '42' Shows Us Why

President Obama viewed the film with Robinson's widow, Rachel Robinson

Remembering Jackie Robinson's accomplishments is more important than ever, say people involved with the new biopic 42, and baseball historians alike. And because he was such an inspiring cultural figure, it's more important than ever to get his story right.

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Former Klansman Who Apologized for Racist Past Dies

Elwin Wilson apologized for beating Rep. John Lewis at a bus station some 50 years ago

(CNN) -- He'd said his daddy always told him that a fool never changes his mind. And Elwin Wilson didn't want to be a fool. Wilson, a former Ku Klux Klan member who apologized for his racist past and specifically for beating a black man who went on to become a U.S. congressman, has died. He was 76.

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Can the Black Power Movement of the 60s Teach Us About Today?

Many similarities connect our current issues to the past

As we looked through the Black Panther files – and a separate box with nothing but photographs that had been part of the surveillance effort – we were struck by report after report that clearly showed the tension and fear between police and the Black community in the late 1960s, though the 1970s and into the 80s, when these particular files seemed to peter out.

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Black Liberation by Walidah Imarisha

The movement was intricately tied to the Third World Liberation Movement internationally

Walidah Imarisha says that in many ways, the current anti-terrorism tactics are simply COINTELPRO. The Black Liberation Movement was intricately tied to, influenced by and also influence the Third World Liberation Movement nationally and internationally.

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