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American Vernacular takes on the issue of voter suppression and how this seems destined to become the new civil rights battle of the 21st century. How can a nation that has proliferated war around the world inthe name of democracy deny any of its citizens the right to vote in fair and free elections? It's time to ask the question. AV announces the launch of Sisters Of Action, a grassroots organization established to get urban women registered to vote. Tune in and join t
Join me as I tell stories from the past, today's hot topics, and lessons for tomorrow...
I will be sharing articles from the 60's and 70's that were printed in Life Magazine and Post.
Last night on the BET Awards, the humanitarian award was given in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights movement. The award was received by Myrlie Evers-Williams, wife of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers, she also served as chair of the NAACP 1995-98. I wil be reading an article today about Medgar's older brother Charles Evers who was the first African American Mayor in a city(Fayette) in Mississippi since the Reconstruction era in 1971. He is now 91 years old. His story is so interesting, definitely not the typical politician image of today or is it? He was a gambler, ran a prostitution ring, and was a gun toting gangster by all accounts.
On July 2, 1964, exactly 50 years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the historic Civil Rights Act. The legislation outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender or national origin. It also ended discriminatory application of voter registration requirements as well as racial segregation in schools as well as in the workplace.
This landmark legislation was viewed as the culmination of the work of the civil rights movement. We are honored to have with us on this historic anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act, Mr. Jesse Epps, one of Dr. Martin Luther King's closest friends and advisors. Mr. Epps was with Dr. King on the day of his assassination.
It is the life mission of Jesse Epps to forward the work of Dr. King. He was a major part of the civil rights movement back then, and now, Jesse Epps is making history with the Rebirth of America http://americarebirth.org and Neighbors Uniting American Families. http://nuafonline.org He will share about that and how you can play a role.
We have come a long way with Civil Rights. The problem is that we still have a very long way to go!
Hello and welcome to the Forum a show about how politics results in policies that impact people. I’m Michael Fauntroy. The Forum premiers every Friday at Noon Eastern on the Tavis Smiley Network on Blog Talk Radio. You can also hear past editions of The Forum by visiting the show page. You can follow me on my website, MichaelFauntroy.com, on Twitter @MKFauntroy, or on Facebook at Michael K. Fauntroy.
Black Youth, Social Activism, and the Post-Civil Rights Generation is today’s topic. Political and social activism is not necessarily willed from one generation to the next. Indeed, the causes rallied around differ from one generation to the next. Sekou Franklin is here to help us understand what has happened to Black youth in the post-civil rights generation.
He is associate professor of political science at Middle Tennessee State University and author of the forthcoming book After the Rebellion: Black Youth, Social Movement Activism, and the Post-Civil Rights Generation
This week on Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson, Stephanie takes on some of the unfinished business of the civil rights movement by questioning the emotional and psychological legacy of this remarkable historical period and how it relates to current self-perceptions of the modern-day Black community. Did our strategic quest for political and legal equality neglect our need for psychological liberation? Did we push so hard to be equal with the majority group that we psychologically underm
Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. is the new CEO & President of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and the President of Education Online Services Corporation. Additionally, Dr. Chavis is the President and CEO of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN). HSAN, the world’s largest coalition of hip-hop artists and recording industry executives, was co-founded by Dr. Chavis and Business Mogul Russell Simmons.
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Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. was the statewide youth coordinator in NC for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). In 1970, Chavis was appointed Southern Regional Program Director of the United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice (UCC-CRJ) and was named the Executive Director and CEO of the UCC-CRJ. In 1988, Dr. Chavis was elected Vice President of the National Council of Churches of the USA.
In 1993 and 1994 Dr. Chavis served as the Executive Director and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
In 1995, Dr. Chavis was the National Director and organizer of the Million Man March. From 1995 to 1997, Chavis was the Executive Director and CEO of the National African American Leadership Summit (NAALS).
Website - http://drbenjaminfchavisjr.wix.com/drbfc
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/benjamin.chavis
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hU38P9Suwo#t=308
Join Doctor-Attorney-Author Mayer Eisenstein and Vaccine Rights Attorney Alan Phillips, joined by Analytical Chemist Dr. Paul King, Ph.D. in the last 1/3 of the show, as they discuss the level of mercury in influenza vaccines compared to that of fish and EPA maximum limits for drinking water; the passing of Dr. Anthony J. Morris at age 95, former chief vaccine officer for the Bureau of Biological Standards with NIH and later the FDA, who was fired for saying that flu vaccines were ineffective; whether or not we still have a government of, by and for the people; some of the key talking points about vaccines generally, and in particular, the many serious problems with te Hepatitis B vaccines for newborn infants; recent outbreaks of Ebola in West African countries, and research supporting the proposition that the virus was man-made; the difference between claimed and actual reasons for the increasing cost of vaccines; a recent polio outbreak in Pakistan; who the real clients of regulatory agencies are; how studies finding no problems with vaccines manage to arrive at their invented conclusions; and more!
The world was inspired by the African American fight for social justice, and the songs of that era continue to be sung around the world as a symbol of the formerly oppressed rising up to overthrow the yoke of oppression. Jazz singer Deloris Scott recounts the era of activism that was galvanized by musical performers who sang songs that spoke to the hearts of the people. As part of the musical group that traveled with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Ms. Scott recalls how the singers and band members were also part of the protest marchers and organizers who helped secure political and economic gains. During this challenging era of fighting racial injustice, Ms. Scott reveals how the musicians played a major role in maintaining the high spirit of hope among those who put their lives on the line for racial equality.
Join Doctor-Attorney Mayer Eisenstein and Vaccine Rights Attorney Alan Phillips as they discuss a Natural News article referring to Vaccine Spectrum Disorder; how medical statistics are manipulated to hide problems with pharmaceutical products, or to support misleading conclusions favoring them; why today's Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case isn't likely to impact vaccine religious exemptions in the workplace; misunderstandings about a recent New York federal court that ruled that there is no Constitutional right to a vaccine religious exemption; a British Medical Journel study that found that 20% of vaccinated children had coughs and tested positive for pertussis, and the surprising conclusion of the researchers; why Dr. Eisenstein says you're better off going to chiropractor or naturopathic physician than a medical doctor; and more!
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