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Longtime Rockville Center Rabbi Authors Deliver Adventurous Experiences | Herald Community Newspapers

The cover of “A Man of Wit”. Former Rockville Center rabbi Dr. Barry Dov Schwartz worked alongside a Nazi hunter. He marched for civil rights in Washington, DC He served as a chaplain during the Vietnam War. These stories and many more of his exciting adventures and experiences are chronicled in his new book, “A […]

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Community Care & Justice celebrates its 1st anniversary and seeks funds to continue its efforts

From South Orange Village: Village President Sheena Collum and Dr. Jamila T. Davis and Dr. Juan Rios of Seton Hall University celebrate the winner of the Social Justice Activation Award “Meet Her At The Gate” The Township of South Orange Village is pleased to celebrate the first anniversary of its Community care and justice program […]

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Excluded from Staten Island Parade, LGBTQ Community Celebrates Irish Heritage at PRIDE Center

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Although the LGBTQ+ community was shut out of the Staten Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the PRIDE Center held its own celebration of Irish heritage on Saturday night in Clifton, looking back at the history of celebratory parades At New York. . The event began at 6:30 p.m., with guest speaker […]

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Memphis BLM activist to get new trial after judge rules state withheld evidence proving their mistake led to her conviction

A Black Lives Matter activist serving more than six years in prison for voter fraud has been freed after new evidence in the case shows state officials made a mistake. The Tennessee judge who sentenced Pamela Moses said the activist knew she was not qualified to vote, but had “tricked” officials into giving her permission. […]

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Remembering the 1970 Jackson State shooting

On the first day of Black History Month, more than a dozen historically black colleges and universities across the country received bomb threatsinserting a wave of hate into a time meant for reflection and celebration. “It’s not really surprising to me just because how many events have we seen happen in places where black people […]

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CT children have the opportunity to learn about the state’s legal system through a virtual program

HARTFORD, Conn. (WFSB) – Children in Connecticut have a unique opportunity to learn about the state’s legal system and various social justice issues. This is done interactively through the Kids Court Academy program. “It really teaches you a lot and shows you what you know about the law,” said Saige Edwards. Saige is in fifth […]

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The newly restored Smith Drug Company reopens

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – On Thursday, the Smith Drug Co. in Hattiesburg reopened after a restoration process, which began in January 2020. The Mobile Street building joins other renovated structures, including the historic Eureka School and the Museum of African American Military History. “In addition to being one of the first (and oldest) companies on […]

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VS Civil Rights Activist Tells His Story | Herald Community Newspapers

On March 7, 1965, protesters traveling the 54 miles from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, the state capital, to register black voters were violently confronted by local authorities and white vigilante groups. In the wake of this national tragedy, known as Bloody Sunday, civil rights protesters sprung into action across the country. Eight days later, around […]

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Athlete-activist Tommie Smith is working on a graphic novel about life

This cover image published by Norton Young Readers shows “Victory. To stay! Raising My Fist for Justice,” a graphic novel by Olympic gold medalist and civil rights activist Tommie Smith, released September 27. (Norton Young Readers via AP) PA NEW YORK Olympic gold medalist and civil rights activist Tommie Smith is working on a graphic […]

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Today’s Obituaries: John J. Murray, Former Syracuse Councilman, Activist, Community Volunteer

John Joseph Murray, 93, died peacefully at his home on Thursday. Born in Yonkers, he graduated from Manhattan Prep and Manhattan College. He and his wife Nancy raised their eight children in Syracuse, according to his obituary. He joined the U.S. Army during the Korean War and volunteered for an Army counterintelligence position in Syracuse. […]

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The State Fair of Texas at the time of segregation

Editor’s note: Go back to Dallas Morning News Archive. the Texas State Fair began in 1886, and with it came segregation. For many years black visitors were not allowed to attend except on designated days. In the 1950s, fair protests against segregation began to take place in the form of pickets and boycotts. In 1960, […]

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Wright family and activists see injustice in Potter’s sentence

FILE – This photo provided by Ben Crump Law, PLLC., shows Daunte Wright and her son, Daunte Jr., at her first birthday party. Kim Potter, the former Minneapolis suburban police officer who said she mistook her handgun for her Taser when she killed Daunte Wright, is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, February 18, 2022. […]

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Black History Month and its minimal effects on the black community

Miki Jourdan/Creative Commons The Great February. Quite distinct from the rest of the months. 28 days! These short 28 days are commonly known as Black History Month. This joke goes around my community of black friends every year. But while this joke is pretty important, there is something we should identify and really focus on […]

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Local activists share the same passion, generations apart | 4 Your community

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – One began nearly 6 decades ago, while the other is currently embracing its intensity. They are both black women, separated by generations of passionate civil rights activists. In honor of Black History Month, we took a closer look at their journeys and found that over the years the fight for change […]

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Across the Bridge: Alabama Dem Carry Torch for Ballot Bill

FILE – Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., center, with Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, join fellow Democrats at a press conference to discuss their priorities as they will assume a majority in the 116th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 30, 2018. Democratic Rep. Selma Rural’s trip to the halls of Congress offers a stark […]

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Pygmalion Theater Company’s ‘Bella Bella’ Strikes a Deep Chord Today – The Daily Utah Chronicle

Tamara Johnson-Howell as Bella. (Photo by Beth Bruner) On February 11, “Bella Bella” by the Pygmalion Theater Company premiered at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. “Bella Bella” by Harvey Fierstein, and directed by Fran Pruyn, was a solo play about the real Bella Abzug – 20th century feminist icon, social rights activist, MP, lawyer […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Series

Yamiche Alcindor, left hosts Glenn Rice in conversation for the upcoming MLK Jr. Speaker Series. Johnson County Library is honored to partner with the University of Missouri-Kansas City Division of Diversity and Inclusion for their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Series, featuring Yamiche Alcindor with host Glenn Rice. The lecture series honors Martin Luther […]

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The Right to be Free – OZY

On this day in 1990, the great Nelson Mandela was released after spending 27 years in various South African prisons. A famous civil rights activist, the country’s first black head of state and an inspiration to many, the actions of him and his peers in the African National Congress were directly linked to the end […]

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Activist sentenced to 6 years in prison in voter registration case | State

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — A Tennessee activist was sentenced to six years and a day in prison after being convicted of illegally registering to vote while on probation for prior crimes. Pamela Moses was convicted in November and sentenced on January 31 by Shelby County Criminal Court Judge W. Mark Ward. The judge told Moses […]

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Former mayoral candidate Karen DuBois-Walton ’89 takes over as BOE state chair

A longtime New Haven official takes on a new role as State BOE chairman at a time of monumental change. Yash Roy February 08, 2022 at 01:46 Staff reporter Nat Kerman, collaborating photographer Governor Ned Lamont announced Friday that Karen DuBois-Walton ’89, a former New Haven mayoral candidate and chair of the city’s housing authority, […]

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Black Confederate site worker raises racial complaint

MONTGOMERY, Ala. Alabama welcomes visitors to the “First White House of the Confederacy,” a historic home next to the state capitol where Confederate President Jefferson Davis lived with his family in the early months of the Civil War. The museum run by the state finance ministry says it sees nearly 100,000 people a year, many […]

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Community Leaders Encourage Residents to Get Involved in Search for Kansas City’s Next Police Chief | KCUR 89.3

More than 100 attendees joined four panelists at a public forum on Saturday to discuss the hiring process and desired prerequisites for a new Kansas City, Missouri police chief. The event was organized by the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, the Police Accountability Task Force, the Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equality (MORE2), […]

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Amir Locke shooting reignites mistrust of Minneapolis police

In this image taken from Minneapolis Police Department body camera video and released by the City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis police enter an apartment Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, moments before shooting 22-year-old Amir Locke. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey imposed a moratorium on no-knock warrants after Locke was killed while a SWAT team was executing a search […]

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Cocoa and Rockledge will pay tribute to community legend Dick Blake

BREVARD COUNTY, Florida. – For decades, Dick Blake remained a larger-than-life figure who touched countless lives along the Space Coast through his coaching work and activism in civil rights, education and politics. Now, the former Rockledge board member is set to be honored during Black History Month with proclamations from Cocoa and Rockledge officials, according […]

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Van Dyke leaves Taylorville prison | State and Region

Megan Crépeau, Jason Meisner and Shanzeh Ahmad Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Just after midnight Thursday, as winds blew whirlwinds of snow around a remote central Illinois prison, one of the state’s most high-profile prisoners walked out of jail under the guise of darkness. Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke spent just over three years […]

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Statue honoring civil rights activist and community icon revealed at Smale Riverfront Park

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – The first female statue named in Cincinnati is now in place at Smale Riverfront Park in honor of a former civil rights activist. The statue represents Marian A. Spencer, a community icon who died in 2019. Despite her passing, Spencer’s legacy lives on in many ways. Many community and city officials spoke […]