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Herb Boyd

Assembly line workers put final touches on 2018 Ford Expedition SUV at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Ky

African-Americans and the driving forces in the American auto industry

By Editors' Choice

By Herb Boyd — When Africans were forcibly brought to America, they worked at the points of production. And whether as a multitude of enslaved workers on small farms, large plantations, in mines or elsewhere, black laborers were vital cogs in creating wealth for their owners. On a national scale, enslaved black laborers provided a workforce vital for the development of the American republic by bringing wage-free economic success and…

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Dr. Leonard Jeffries, Don Rojas and Rev Herbert Daughtry at Benefit Tribute to Don Rojas, May 11, 2019, House of the Lord Church, Brooklyn, New York

Freedom fighter now fighting for his life

By News & Current Affairs

By Herb Boyd — From far and wide, comrades of Don Rojas came with passages of praise for the ailing journalist, who was defined by many as a freedom fighter. Rojas, diagnosed with bone cancer and undergoing debilitating treatment, must have felt some comfort with the outpouring of love and genuine respect from a coterie of renowned speakers last Saturday evening at the House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn.

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Martin Kilson, First Tenured African American Professor at Harvard, Dies at 88

Eminent outspoken scholar, Dr. Martin Kilson passes at 88

By News & Current Affairs

By Herb Boyd — In this digital age of social media, when in a nanosecond you have the news, we are just learning of the death of noted scholar and esteemed intellectual Dr. Martin Kilson who made his transition on April 24. His passing, no matter when it occurs, is a considerable loss to the world of African and African American studies. Dr. Kilson, 88, a Government Professor Emeritus from…

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Tribute to Don Rojas on January 14th Edition of Vantage Point with Dr. Ron Daniels

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Focus: A Tribute to Don Rojas. Guests: Herb Boyd (Author, Columnist, Amsterdam News, Harlem, NY), Atty. Nkechi Taifa (Consultant, Human Rights Advocate, Washington, D.C.), Carlotta Scott (Former Legislative Assistant, Cong.Ronald V. Dellums, Washington, D.C.) and Rick Adams (Chair., Board of Directors, Institute of the Black World, Pittsburgh, PA)

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