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This show is all about where are we today, 50 years after Selma. Has the movement lost all the key elements needed to move forward. As a race of people have Blacks lost focus, unity, key leadership and the drive to take the movement to the next level. Fifty years later Blacks are still facing racism, excessive force by police and a voter rights act that does not give Blacks the full voting privileges that all other groups are afforded. Ferguson is a clear example of how excessive force by police is still being used on peaceful protesters just as it was on Bloody Sunday 50 years ago.
The march in Selma was a historic event for our community. Many brothers and sisters suffered at the hands of the police on bloody sunday. The recent movie Selma shared with us a piece of history that isn't taught in American schools. A few things have changed for our community since that great march. We have the first African American president and have made great advances in our community. Sadly some of the same issues from 50 years ago we still deal with today. How can we improve and make progress? Why are racist still and forever obsessed with us as black people?
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The march on Selma was celebrated yesterday. I viewed the march as a courageous act by Black people. But, at what cost? 50 years later and we are still not where we need to be economically. My mother in-law asked me was I watching it. This is what you read about, she stated. I told her no. I think it is commendable that they would put their lives on the line. But, while we were getting our heads bashed in to sit at a white man's lunch counter. We were signing our own death certificate economically.
Join NCEBCTalkRadio show hosts, Dr. Eric Cooper and Dr. Nicole McZeal Walters for a history-making moment with NCEBC Queen Mother and renowned Education Activist, Dr. Adealide Sanford for a relfection on the recent 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday.
Dr. Sanford participated in the Jubliee Celebration in Selma, AL in the company of many civil rights activists - names known and unknown. Among them were Ms. Jan McCray, _____________________.
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On March 13th, people from all over the country gathered in the small town of Selma, Alabama to commemorate 50 years of the March from Selma to Montgomery in support of the right to vote. The proposal for this historic movement was written by iconic Civil Rights Leaders Rev. James Bevel and (his then wife) Diane nash. It was Reverend James Bevel who called for the March from Selma to Montgomery on February 28, 1965; yet 50 years later, there was no celebration of them or their names hardly even mentioned in the festivities that went on last week.
In May of 2007,Rev. James Bevel was arrested in Alabama on charges of incest committed sometime between October 1992 and October 1994 in Loudoun County, Virginia. Is this a reason not to celebrate Rev. James Bevel? Should we rewrite history and pretend that Rev. James Bevel never existed because of his criminal charges?
Joining us tonight as we celebrate Rev. James Bevel and Diane Nash is the wife of Rev. James Bevel, "Helen Edmond-Bevel."
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"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others."
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
HAPPY MLK DAY!
So much has been spoken, written, and even sung about this great, historic American icon. Most would agree that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was THE definitive voice of change during one of the most tumultuous seasons in American history. Because of the collaborative efforts of Dr. King and many of his contemporaries at the time, The Civil Rights Act of 1964 became a reality. But that was 50 years ago. What's left of Dr. King's legacy for us to take and use to impact this current generation? Why are we still battling with racism, classism, and sexism? Are there lessons that we failed to learn in the past 50 years?
Tune in today as we chat with Edward Perry, Psalmist, U. S. Army Veteran and Senior Pastor of Bethsalem Baptist Church in Springfield, NY. We're discussing the legacy of Dr. King and how it translates into our current social issues.
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SELMA, Ala. — It dominates the view today, as it did 50 years ago, a bridge named for a Confederate general and reputed Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, Edmund Pettus. It would have remained just another span in a sleepy Southern river town had fate not put it at the center of an epic struggle by ordinary people who tried to march peacefully for the right to vote, something most of us took for granted.That’s certainly true for me, growing up next door in Georgia on what has become known as Bloody Sunday. Raw brutality by state troopers coming across the TV news in stark black and white was so shocking it dwells in my mind’s eye still. How could that happen in this country?Less than 10 years later, I was working for the Associated Press in Alabama alongside reporters who covered that and subsequent less hazardous marches. Later in Atlanta, I became friends with John Lewis, the man nearly beaten to death as he led the peaceful protesters. He went on to be an Atlanta City Council member, U.S. congressman and civil rights legend, the only surviving speaker from the Washington rally where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.Over the years I have reminded Lewis, who just turned 75, one of my life’s goals is to walk across that bridge with him. Can’t make the 50th anniversary this week as President Obama will, but I did slip into Selma recently. Physically, it hasn’t changed much, just a small town with some interesting architecture nobody would know were it not for an awful incident.Excuse me,” a man said to me as he walked across the bridge. “Could you take a picture of me and my son?” He was retired military, now living in North Carolina. This was his first visit. He was born the year the march across the bridge put this place on the map. His son just graduated from college.
President Obama to visit Selma to mark 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday' civil rights march
Thousands Gather for 50th Anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — When the nation's first black president steps onto the Edmund Pettus Bridge to honor the marchers beaten there 50 years ago, he'll be standing on a structure that's at once synonymous with the civil rights struggle and a tribute to a reputed Ku Klux Klan leader.
SELMA, Ala. – On Saturday, March 7, the president and the first lady will travel to Selma to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to ...
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SR 14 Senate Resolution - AMENDED - State of California
California... FEBRUARY 26, 2015 Relative to the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and ... March 7, 2015, will mark 50 years since the brave Foot Soldiers of the Selma ...
Join us today 5:30 CST as we raise the question:
50 years since the asasination of Malcolm X does his words still have relevance?
His funeral was held on February 27, 1965 at Faith Temple Church of God in New York City. "All of us sitting here tonight, men and women, black and white, can stand a little taller because a man like Malcolm X walked on our earth, lived in our midst, smiled his smile on the face of Harlem," said Ossie Davis, an actor, director, writer and social activist, in a speech delivered at the funeral
"You are not suppose to be so blind with Patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong no matter who says it."
" Im for truth no matter who tells it, Im for justice no matter who its for or against".
we will be talking about race relations in the US 50 years after the civil rights movement in 1963 led to President Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act in 1965. we as a people must realize that there will always be people who are racist evil and beyond reform. We must unite come together as one
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