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Celebrating the Haitian Revolution: Reflections on Cruising Into History
January 1, 2014 marked the 210th Anniversary of the Haitian Revolution, one of the greatest events in human history. Never before had an enslaved people rebelled against their slave masters to declare their independence and establish a nation. Inspired by the exhortations and sacrifice of the spiritual priest Boukman and ably led by Toussaint Louverture, Jean Jacques Dessalines, Henri Christophe and Alexandre Petion, this is precisely what the enslaved Africans of Haiti achieved. They crushed the military forces of Napoleon Bonaparte at the pinnacle of his power and established the world’s first Black Republic!Read More
Baltimore, Oct. 1, 2014….A major conference bringing together leaders in the fields of health care, law and social services will kick off a national campaign against human trafficking which has been described as a “horrible form of modern day slavery.”Read More
The summer of 2014 was a summer of protest: African-Americans took to the streets with a simple but ambitious demand: “Treat us like human beings.”Read More
President Obama came to the Presidency as the peace time President and two years before he leaves office, he has been forced into being a war time President.Read More
Walter L. Fields Jr.
The evidence is all around us. As the United States crawls towards its 250th anniversary the nation’s racial discord is tearing it apart at its seams.…Read More
Dr. Maulana Karenga
In the Sixties and even for a short time afterward, Blackness was conceived and engaged as a very serious and sacred thing.Read More
Staying out of prison. That’s my response to those who wonder why I push myself, unmercifully. Keeping busy takes my mind off injustice. So, for now, that’s why I am in France.Read More
Rev. Jesse Jackson
There is a Ferguson near you. Many pundits are saying that the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has revealed troubling racial tensions in America.Read More
Above: Tear gas rains down on a woman kneeling in the street after a demonstration in Ferguson on August 17.Read More
Americans are so accustomed to speaking about civil rights as an historical eraRead More
General view of the Island of Gorée, Senegal, which was from the 15th to the 19th century, the largest slave-trading centre on the African coast.Read More
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First shipment of the ramped-up U.S. military response to Ebola arriving in Liberia. (Credit: US Army Africa/CC-BY-2.0)Read More
Recent developments in Latin America continue that region’s remarkable surge toward democracy and socialism...Read More
The chatter about President Barack Obama's legacy has already begun, and Michelle Obama is leading the charge...Read More
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