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Bob Feldman : The Slave State of Texas, 1846-1860

Newspaper notice of runaway slave jailed in Bastrop County, Texas, 1855. Image from AfroTexan.com.The hidden history of Texas Part V: The Slave State of Texas, 1846-1860 By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / October 5, 2011 [This is Part … finish reading Bob Feldman : The Slave State of Texas, 1846-1860

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FILM / Casey Hayden : ‘The Help’ is a Game-Changer

Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer in The Help. The play’s the thing: The Help, and fighting the good fight Davis’ amazing, game changing work has made me proud to have been part of a Movement which made it possible for … finish reading FILM / Casey Hayden : ‘The Help’ is a Game-Changer

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Jordan Flaherty : The Battle for New Orleans Continues

New Orleans after Katrina. Image from Slate. Six years after Katrina: The battle for New Orleans continues Political power has shifted to whites, but blacks have not given up their struggle for a voice — and justice. By Jordan Flaherty … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : The Battle for New Orleans Continues

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BOOKS / Rick Ayers : Marable’s Malcolm Bio Hits and Misses

Malcolm X in 1964. Photo by Marion S. Trikosko for U.S. News & World Report / Wikimedia Commons.Malcolm X and the right of resistance:Dr. Marable’s book fills in gapsbut misses on Malcolm’s core vision By Rick Ayers / The Rag … finish reading BOOKS / Rick Ayers : Marable’s Malcolm Bio Hits and Misses

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Jordan Flaherty : Murder Trial Begins for Danziger Bridge Cops

Crime scene: New Orleans’ Danziger Bridge was the site of police shootings. Photo by Lucas Jackson / Reuters.New Orleans cops go on trial:Shot unarmed African-Americans in cold blood Did New Orleans media contribute to police violence after hurricane Katrina? By … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Murder Trial Begins for Danziger Bridge Cops

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Jordan Flaherty : Louisiana Civil Rights Activist Gets 15 Years on Drug Charge

Catrina Wallace (right), pictured with Caseptla Baily, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for distribution of a controlled substance. Wallace and Baily were both active in the campaign to support the Jena 6. Their door was broken down … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Louisiana Civil Rights Activist Gets 15 Years on Drug Charge

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Robert Jensen : Toni Tipton-Martin and the Politics of the Kitchen

The many faces of Aunt Jemima. Image from The Jemima Code.The Jemima Code:Toni Tipton-Martin explores thepolitics of the kitchen, past and present By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / June 5, 2011 AUSTIN — In the cafeteria-turned-classroom at UT … finish reading Robert Jensen : Toni Tipton-Martin and the Politics of the Kitchen

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John McMillian : For Manning Marable

Manning Marable. Photo by Mario Tama / Getty Images. Renowned African-American scholar, Dr. Manning Marable, 60, died April 1 of complications from pneumonia, three days before the publication of his long-awaited biography of Malcolm X, a book he had been … finish reading John McMillian : For Manning Marable

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Terry Townsend : John Coltrane and the Jazz Revolution

Trane photo used on jacket of The John Coltrane Quartet: Visit to Scandanavia. Image from Seattle Blogs.‘A force which is truly for good’:John Coltrane and the jazz revolution By Terry Townsend / October 7, 2010 “You can play a shoestring … finish reading Terry Townsend : John Coltrane and the Jazz Revolution

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Harvey Wasserman : Honor Dr. King and Bring the Troops Home Now

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with President Lyndon Johnson in the White House, March 1966. Photo by Yoichi Okamoto / Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum.Honor Dr. Martin Luther King: Bring the troops home NOW! By Harvey Wasserman / The … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Honor Dr. King and Bring the Troops Home Now

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Race and Marriage : New Day Dawning?

The picture above is of Mildred Loving and her husband Richard. They were arrested in Virginia for marrying outside their race and took their case to the United States Supreme Court. In 1967, the Supreme Court used their case to … finish reading Race and Marriage : New Day Dawning?

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Jena, Louisiana : Drug Bust or Racist Revenge?

Sheriff Scott Franklin, shown reveling in loot obtained during a controversial drug raid last summer in Jena, Louisiana. Photo special to The Rag Blog.Revenge for civil rights protests?‘Operation Third Option’ in Jena By Jordan Flaherty / The Rag Blog / … finish reading Jena, Louisiana : Drug Bust or Racist Revenge?

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