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Brown vs. Board of Education Turns 60

Posted May 15, 2014 by David Smallwood

  ‘Tis a pity that Linda Brown isn’t as celebrated as Rosa Parks in the annals of the Civil Rights Movement because the little Topeka, Kansas third grader at the center of public school integration is as much a symbolic heroine as the Montgomery, Alabama seamstress who refused to move to the back of the […]

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Ovani Di: Grabbing Life, Living It Fully

Posted July 30, 2014 by David Smallwood

  On Monday mornings, some people will tell you what they did on their weekends: went skiing, mountain climbing, painted a deck, did charity work, attended the theater, and hosted a backyard barbecue for the neighborhood. You think to yourself: shoot, all I did was have a couple of days off. Ovani Di belongs to […]

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Posted July 24, 2013 by Sylvester Cosby

The case of Trayvon Martin is pointing to the important role that the black community has played – both through news outlets and social media – in keeping his death in the public eye. Celebrities, politicians, rappers, activists and several prominent black journalists have been crucial in raising awareness of the killing of the unarmed […]

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