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#MLKNOW Brings Out Chris Rock, Harry Belafonte, & More To Honor MLK | News One

2016 MLK Now

Blackout for Human Rights, Riverside Church

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Blackout for Human Rights and The Campaign for Black Male Achievement

On the week that would have marked the late leader’s 87th birthday, social justice groups Blackout for Human Rights and The Campaign for Black Male Achievement celebrated Dr. King’s legacy and more with MLK Now at the legendary Riverside Church in Harlem, New York. Monday night’s event highlighted historic speeches by civil rights heroes like MLK, Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Sojourner Truth, and Shirley Chisholm, recited by Lin Miranda-Manuel, Andre Holland, Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, and civil rights icon Harry Belafonte.

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Why Grand Juries Don’t Indict Cops When They Kill – YouTube

It comes down to how police see young black men.
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Claims of “Post-Racial” Society and Other Denials of Racism May Reflect Ignorance of History – Association for Psychological Science

Claims of “Post-Racial” Society and Other Denials of Racism May Reflect Ignorance of History – Association for Psychological Science.

The authors note that these perceptions of racism are often treated as exaggerated or delusional. But theory and research from cultural psychology suggest that differences in how people perceive racism may arise because individuals from minority groups are actually attuned to knowledge that individuals from the majority group lack. Individuals from the majority group may deny racism in the context of current events because they are ignorant about documented racism from the past.

‘The Twelve Tribes of Hattie,’ by Ayana Mathis – NYTimes.com

‘The Twelve Tribes of Hattie,’ by Ayana Mathis – NYTimes.com.

Hattie, her men and her children — unmoored, lost and isolated — stumble through a joyless world where “talcum powder and hair grease and smoke fouled the air.” All are seeking a place for themselves, an identity to hang on to: sexual, spiritual, geographic, familial. 

In One School, Students Are Divided by Gifted Label — and Race – NYTimes.com

In One School, Students Are Divided by Gifted Label — and Race – NYTimes.com.

There are 652 students enrolled at P.S. 163 this year, from prekindergarten through fifth grade. Roughly 63 percent of them are black and Hispanic; whites make up 27 percent; and Asians account for 6 percent.

Yet in P.S. 163’s gifted classes, the racial dynamics of the neighborhood, the school itself and the school system are turned upside down.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/education/in-one-school-students-are-divided-by-gifted-label-and-race.html?smid=pl-share

 

President Obama May Change His Mind On Assault Weapons Ban | Your Black World

President Obama May Change His Mind On Assault Weapons Ban | Your Black World.

As the one month anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy passed, the White House has announced a change of plans for President Obama’s assault weapons ban. The announcement comes after Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder met with gun supporters and gun manufacturers and sellers to come up with a viable solution for the surge in gun violence. Following the meetings, the White House calculates that a ban on assault weapons will be too tough to get through Congress.

 

War Witch (2012) – IMDb

 

War Witch (2012)

War Witch (2012) – IMDb.

Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona a 14-year-old girl tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12.

DR Congo welcomes sanctions against rebels (via AFP)

 

 

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DR Congo welcomes sanctions against rebels (via AFP)

 


DR Congo welcomes sanctions against rebels (via AFP)

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday welcomed UN sanctions imposed on the M23 and FDLR, two rebel groups that Kinshasa and Kigali accuse one another of using as proxies in the country’s troubled east. “It’s a condemnation we expected… and it arrives at the right time because these groups threaten…

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It’s official: Deal reached on “fiscal cliff” – CBS News

 

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks following a Senate Democratic caucus meeting about the fiscal cliff on Capitol Hill, Dec. 31, 2012 in Washington. / AP

 

It’s official: Deal reached on “fiscal cliff” – CBS News.

 

The ball in Times Square has dropped, 2013 is here and, technically, so is the “fiscal cliff”, as Congress has yet to officially pass a plan to avert the scheduled spending cuts and tax hikes. But before panic sets in, although lawmakers failed to meet the midnight deadline, a deal is in place and the first step to making it official — Senate passage — is in the books.

 

 

Harkin blasts fellow Democrats: ‘No deal is better’ than this ‘very bad deal’ | The Raw Story

Harkin blasts fellow Democrats: ‘No deal is better’ than this ‘very bad deal’ | The Raw Story.

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Harkin blasts fellow Democrats: ‘No deal is better’ than this ‘very bad deal’ (via Raw Story )

As the deadline to stop automatic spending cuts and tax increases trigger nears, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) took to the Senate floor on Monday to decry the current deal, saying “no deal is better” than the one currently on the table. Harkin said he was “disturbed” to read a report in the Washington…

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