Tag Archives: Civil Rights

Scott Galindez : Black Churches to ‘Occupy the Dream’

Young people participating in the Occupy the Dream rally in front of the Federal Reserve in Washington DC, January 16, 2012. Photo by Scott Galindez / RSN.Occupy the Dream:Black churches join the Occupy movement Rallies throughout the country are designed … finish reading Scott Galindez : Black Churches to ‘Occupy the Dream’

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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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SPORT / Dave Zirin : Santana Blasts Immigrant Haters at Baseball’s ‘Civil Rights’ Game

Grammy-winning rock legend Carlos Santana was given the Major League Baseball Beacon of Change Award before Braves-Phillies game Sunday, May 15, 2011, in Atlanta. Photo by John Bazemore / AP.Atlanta fans boo!Santana speaks out for Civil Rightsat baseball’s ‘Civil Rights … finish reading SPORT / Dave Zirin : Santana Blasts Immigrant Haters at Baseball’s ‘Civil Rights’ Game

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Steve Russell : In Memory of Jay Spotted Elk

In memory of Jay Spotted Elk It became possible to prove that Jay Spotted Elk’s last night on earth was not unusual in the history of Sheridan County, Nebraska. By Steve Russell / The Rag Blog / August 9, 2010 … finish reading Steve Russell : In Memory of Jay Spotted Elk

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NOLA’s Killer Cops : Danziger Bridge is Just the Beginning

Lance Madison is surrounded by State Police and NOPD SWAT members on Sept. 4, 2005, after violence erupted on the Danziger Bridge in New Orleans. Madison was accused of shooting at police and was arrested, but he was later released. … finish reading NOLA’s Killer Cops : Danziger Bridge is Just the Beginning

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Dick J. Reavis : How Davy Crockett Really Died

Costumed Klansmen plying their trade. Image from University of North Carolina.The true story:David Crockett and the KKK in San Antonio By Dick J. Reavis / The Rag Blog / June 23, 2010 During a bout of recent microfilm reading in … finish reading Dick J. Reavis : How Davy Crockett Really Died

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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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Carl Davidson on SNCC : Blazing the Trail

Harry Belafonte addresses SNCC’s 50th Anniversary celebration at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.Civil rights pioneers: SNCC celebrates it’s 50th anniversary By Carl Davidson / The Rag Blog / April 28, 2010 [This article was written by Carl Davidson, incorporating … finish reading Carl Davidson on SNCC : Blazing the Trail

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Lester ‘Red’ Rodney : The Sportswriter Who Helped Break Baseball’s Color Line

Sportswriter Lester “Red” Rodney, September 2007. Photograph by Byron LaGoy / Wikipedia Commons.More than a sportswriter: Lester ‘Red’ Rodney: 1911-2009By Dave Zirin / December 24, 2009 It didn’t make SportsCenter, but one of history’s most influential sportswriters died this week … finish reading Lester ‘Red’ Rodney : The Sportswriter Who Helped Break Baseball’s Color Line

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FILM / William Kunstler : Disturbing the Universe

William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe… Remarkable film tells story ofFamed civil rights attorney By Alice Embree / The Rag Blog / October 28, 2009 William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, a film by Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler, premiered as part … finish reading FILM / William Kunstler : Disturbing the Universe

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David Richards : The Judge Who Brought Justice to Texas

Justice William Wayne Justice. Photo by Michael O’Brien / School of Law / UT Austin William Wayne Justice, Judge Who Remade Texas, Dies at 89 William Wayne Justice, a federal district judge who ruled on ground-breaking class-action suits that compelled … finish reading David Richards : The Judge Who Brought Justice to Texas

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Joe Nick Patoski : Jim Dickinson Was One Cool Memphis Cat

It’s not just the whites reaching for the black culture, it’s the blacks reaching for the white culture. It’s about the collision. Jim Dickinson. Photo from Memphis Flyer. Memphis musician Jim Dickinson dies at 67Career of artist, producer touched four … finish reading Joe Nick Patoski : Jim Dickinson Was One Cool Memphis Cat

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