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Dr. Michael Brown Asks From ‘Lassie’ to ‘Game of Thrones’, What Has Become of America?

America was very far from perfect in the early 1960s. In much of the nation segregation was the law of the land and women certainly had far less opportunities than men, just to mention two of society’s inequities. And I’m quite aware the first issue of Playboy, featuring Marilyn Monroe in

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Oklahoma State University Diversity Coordinator Lawrence Ware Writes Op-Ed In ‘New York Times’ on Why He Is Leaving the Southern Baptist Convention

The first time I was called a nigger to my face was by a fellow camper at a Southern Baptist Convention retreat near Oklahoma City. I was 13, and it was 1995. Devastated, I complained to a counselor who suggested I pray for the ability to turn the other cheek.

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Alaska to Honor Segregated Black Soldiers Who Helped Build Famed World War II Highway

Leonard Larkins and nearly 4,000 other segregated black soldiers helped build a highway across Alaska and Canada during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades but drawing attention as the 75th anniversary approaches. (more…)

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‘The Atlantic”s Emma Green Details How a Resolution Condemning White Supremacy Caused ‘All Hell To Break Loose’ at the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention

At its annual meeting, the evangelical denomination initially declined to consider a statement of its opposition to the alt-right. (more…)

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How One Deep South Presbyterian Church Left Segregation Behind

Elbert McGowan grew up five minutes from Trinity Presbyterian Church on the north side of Jackson, Mississippi. He passed by it daily. Never once did it cross his mind that one day he’d end up the pastor in that building. In fact, he never even considered entering the door. (more…)

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Texas Close to Passing Bill Requiring Transgender People to Use Public Bathrooms According to Gender on Birth Certificates

A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas, though it may only apply to public schools. (more…)

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Alabama Lawmakers Approve Protections for Confederate Monuments

Alabama lawmakers of Friday approved sweeping protections for Confederate monuments, names and other historic memorials, as some Southern cities rethink the appropriateness of keeping such emblems on public property. (more…)

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Martin Luther King Jr. Might Have Spoken at Camden, New Jersey Church In 1951 While a Student At Crozer Theological Seminary, Newspaper Notice Says

The church rises above a particularly gritty stretch of Broadway in Camden, where the thoroughfare meets Atlantic Avenue and addicts wander past trash-strewn lots and warehouses. (more…)

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During the Late 19th Century, Blacks and Whites in the South Lived Closer Together Than They Do Today

Growing up here in the 1940s and 1950s, Sevone Rhynes experienced segregation every day. He couldn’t visit the public library near his house, but instead had to travel to the “colored” library in the historically black area of Brooklyn, a neighborhood that used to be in the center of Charlotte.

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Maine Governor Paul LePage Says Rep. John Lewis Should ‘Take a Look at History’ and Thank Past White Presidents and Republicans for Fighting Against Slavery and Jim Crow

The controversial Republican governor of Maine, Paul LePage, responded to Rep. John Lewis’ criticism of Donald Trump by telling the civil rights icon to “look at history” and offer a “thank you” to past white presidents for fighting against slavery and Jim Crow. (more…)

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If Martin Luther King Jr. Had Sneezed

“If I had sneezed.” (more…)

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Jesse Jackson Calls on Uber to Release Diversity Data

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson is calling on Uber to release its employee demographics and join the fight to "change the face of technology." (more…)

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Predominantly White Charlotte Church, Myers Park Baptist Church, Walks Fine Line Between Its Commitment to Racial Justice and Not Alienating Its More Conservative Members

On a recent night at Myers Park Baptist Church, the predominately white congregation and guests from a black church belted out “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” a gospel song once performed at the funeral for Martin Luther King Jr. (more…)

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