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Two smiling women stand outdoors and hold signs reading “Vote Baby Vote” and “Voting is People Power,” c. 1970. (Photo: Gabriel Hackett /Getty Images) ***** So Twitter is buzzing right now about the fact that only 4.7% of African Americans voted yesterday. However, CBS News reports that the number is approximately 10%. Better, but still [...]
Dorothy I. Height, 98, a founding matriarch of the American civil rights movement whose crusade for racial justice and gender equality spanned more than six decades, died early Tuesday morning of natural causes, a spokesperson for the National Council of Negro Women said. Ms. Height was among the coalition of African American leaders who pushed [...]
US President Barack Obama listens to his introduction by Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy before signing the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act at the SEED School i n Washington in this April 21, 2009. PHOTO: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images ***** DEATH OF SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT [...]
“It is with profound grief that I learned the news of Senator Edward Kennedy’s passing late last night. “Senator Kennedy took his seat in the United States Senate in 1962, and from the moment he was sworn in, he fought for the progressive principles and ideas that he held so close to his heart. Over [...]
The white police sergeant criticized by President Barack Obama for arresting black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. in his Massachusetts home is a police academy expert on racial profiling. Cambridge Sgt. James Crowley has taught a class on racial profiling for five years at the Lowell Police Academy.
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Booking Photo (AP Photo/Cambridge Police Dept.) **** A prosecutor is dropping a charge against prominent Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. after Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the city’s police department recommended that the matter not be pursued. In a joint statement, Cambridge and the police department said they made the recommendation to the Middlesex County [...]
Statement on Behalf of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. — By His Lawyer Charles Ogletree This brief statement is being submitted on behalf of my client, friend, and colleague, Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. This is a statement concerning the arrest of Professor Gates. On July 16, 2009, Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 58, the Alphonse [...]
Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Skip Gates), one of the nation’s pre-eminent African-American scholars, was arrested Thursday afternoon at his home by Cambridge police investigating a possible break-in. The incident raised concerns among some Harvard faculty that Gates was a victim of racial profiling. Police arrived at Gates’s Ware Street home near Harvard Square [...]
So much has been made of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court that it’s hard to know what people expect from the upcoming hearing. For her part, I expect to see an infinitely qualified and highly prepared nominee anxious to address the Senate Judiciary Committee. Despite her years of practice and judicial experience, [...]
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Two days ago, Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee stood onstage at the Michael Jackson memorial service and said she would introduce a resolution in the House of Representatives honoring Jackson as a “global humanitarian.”
Mourners at the Michael Jackson’s memorial service were handed received programs filled with triumphant photos and emotional tributes to the late singer.
More Photos: Inside Michael Jackson Public Memorial at the Staples Center with Jennifer Hudson, Chris Brown, Usher and Suzanne de Passe
A Very Pregnant Jennifer Hudson attends Michael Jackson Public Memorial Services at the Staples Center ****
Inside Michael Jackson Memorial at the Staples Center — Usher, Wesley Snipes, Magic Johnson and Brooke Shields Mourn
Usher attends Michael Jackson’s Public Memorial Service held at Staples Center ****
Michael Jackson ‘s coffin arrives in a hearse for a private viewing for invited guests at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. ***** Michael Jackson will be buried among Tinseltown’s legends at Forest Lawn Michael Jackson’s family arrives at Forest Lawn
Updated: Full Video Below According to Billboard.com, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Usher and Stevie Wonder are among the confirmed participants at Tuesday’s public memorial service for Michael Jackson at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The announcement by Jackson family via spokesman Ken Sunshine also named Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Martin [...]