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Bob Moses—Visionary, Organizer, Teacher—Risked His Life For Voting Rights

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. At a time when voting rights are under assault, it is important to remember the legacy of Bob Moses, a brilliant community organizer who died on Saturday at age 86. Moses was a key architect of the civil rights movement’s campaign to enlist Southern Black workers and sharecroppers to register to vote, a campaign that eventually pressured Congress to pass the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a momentous victory which in the d...
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Top Ten Books for College Orientation

Many students heading off to college for the first time this fall already have a college-level assignment. In preparation for their first year, they’re expected to have read a book over the summer and come prepared to discuss it in class. It was not just any book, but a “common reading.” It was a specific book selected by their institution to not only create a shared experience, but also planned to be the subject of discussions by college freshmen and their teachers. As you look through the list...
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Malcolm X TV Series in the Works at Sony, Late Activist’s Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz to Produce

The life of Malcolm X has inspired countless people, including such movie directors as Spike Lee and Regina King, who memorably depicted the civil rights activist in their films Malcolm X and One Night in Miami. Now, Malcolm’s own daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, will ensure his legacy continues with a Sony/TriStar television series based on the books X: A Novel and The Awakening of Malcolm X, both of which she co-wrote. Variety reports that Shabazz is executive producing this new Malcolm X series...
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Texas Senate declares war on history

Julian Zelizer writes that legislators in Texas want their state to cancel the required teaching of key aspects of civil rights in America, including Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a Dream" speech.
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NASA’S Lucy Spacecraft Will Carry a Time Capsule for Future Earthlings

NASA engineers installed a time capsule on the Lucy spacecraft late last week, intended for future astro-archaeologists to retrieve and interpret. The time capsule is a plaque that includes messages from Nobel Laureates and musicians, among others, as well as a depiction of the solar system’s configuration on October…Read more...
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The city that keeps changing America

It rose from the embers of the US Civil War and, as the hometown of activists like Martin Luther King Jr., has been pivotal in the fight for equality and justice. Today, Atlanta remains steeped in southern traditions, but at the forefront of progress.
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Here Are Two ‘America: The Motion Picture’ Deleted Scenes That Were Too Expensive and Too Ridiculous for the Movie

America: The Motion Picture offers up a totally insane retelling of the American Revolutionary War and the birth of the United States of America. It’s a movie that gives George Washington chainsaws on his arms, makes him best friends with Abraham Lincoln, turns Benedict Arnold into a werewolf, and features a final battle with a giant Paul Bunyan and a Big Ben that had transformed into a massive robot. But even with all that, there were a couple deleted scenes that were too expensive and too rid...
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The Daily Stream: If You Miss Live Music, ‘Summer of Soul’ Is The Answer

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching, why it’s worth checking out, and where you can stream it.) The Movie: Summer of Soul (…OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) Where You Can Stream It: Hulu The Pitch: This is your chance to journey back in time, to 1969 and attend the Harlem Cultural Festival. This joyous, electrifying concert doc zeroes in on a forgotten moment in history and enlightens you in the best possible w...
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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Lakefront Trail – Chicago, Illinois

Photo submitted by Maleek Toran, “This is on Chicago’s Lakefront Bike Path. The mural is Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” We always love seeing photos from where you are riding and are happy to share them with our readers around the world here on the Pic Of The Day. Send in your pics with […] The post Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Lakefront Trail – Chicago, Illinois appeared first on Bikerumor.
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'Horrific' graffiti on MLK statue in California is being investigated as a hate crime

A statue of Martin Luther King Jr. in Southern California was vandalized with a swastika and other "horrific" graffiti that police are investigating as a hate crime, officials said.
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'Horrific' graffiti on Martin Luther King Jr. statue in Southern California is being investigated as a hate crime, police say

A statue of Martin Luther King Jr. in Southern California was vandalized with a swastika in a "horrific" graffiti that police are investigating as a hate crime, officials said.
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Civil Rights Tourism Begins Its Comeback After Shutdowns

Tom Houck, who drove Martin Luther King Jr. and his family around Atlanta during the Civil Rights movement, is reopening his Civil Rights Tours Atlanta bus tours after shutting down during the pandemic.
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California police investigate Martin Luther King Jr. statue vandalism as a hate crime

The Long Beach Police Department told USA TODAY that the incident is being investigated as a hate crime. There were no suspects as of Monday night.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Progressive Patriotism For July 4

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. This July 4 will be the first Independence Day of Joe Biden’s presidency. Americans can celebrate the holiday by expressing their patriotism around a set of ideas and principles instead of Donald Trump’s insistence that patriotism is about fealty to one man and his government. Trump has never understood that the ways Americans express their patriotism are as diverse as our nation. To some, patriotism means "my...
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Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul’ revives lost history, performances from Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone, more

By Jake Coyle “Like a rose coming through the concrete” is one description of 1969’s Harlem Cultural Festival heard in Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s exuberant, illuminating documentary “Summer of Soul (…or: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’).” The event, held the same summer as Woodstock, drew together Nina Simone, a 19-year-old Stevie Wonder (a genius already), Sly and the Family Stone (the lone act to hit Woodstock, too), B.B. King, the Staples Singers, The 5th Dimension, some of the giants...
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Let Freedom Ring

Americans are not shy about letting their opinions be known, particularly when it comes to matters of freedom. From the very inception of this country, our founding fathers were shouting from the rooftops about liberty and justice for all. That ideal was a bit skewed and misleading at the time, silently omitting the vast majority of the population, but after a few hundred years of mucking about, I’m cautiously hopeful that we’re on the right path to actually realizing that dream. “…if America is...
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15 of the best hotels in central Atlanta, including architectural gems, historic B&Bs, and indulgent luxury stays

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Marriott 217 sunny days a year makes Atlanta a haven for urban and outdoor exploration. Business travel is also big, with the third-most Fortune 500s in America and the busiest airport. We found the best hotels in Atlanta at a range of prices, starting from $104 to $507 per night. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A sprawling city whose various neighborhoods radiate outward, Atlanta has a lot to offer...
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Trump says that former NFL player Herschel Walker will run in the 2022 Georgia Senate race

President Trump greets former NFL running back Herschel Walker at a campaign event aimed at Black Americans on Sept. 25, 2020. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Former President Trump said that Herschel Walker will jump into the 2022 Georgia Senate race. "He told me he's going to, and I think he will," Trump said. "He's a great guy." Walker, a former University of Georgia standout, would likely enter the GOP contest as the party favorite. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. F...
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3 injured in drive-by shooting in downtown Long Beach near The Pike Outlets

Three people were injured, one of them critically, in a drive-by shooting in downtown Long Beach near The Pike Outlets on Saturday evening, authorities said. Around 7:30 p.m., two men and a 13-year-old were standing in front of a Hooters restaurant on Aquarium Way near Shoreline Drive when gunfire from a car struck the three individuals, Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna said at the scene. The three victims were hospitalized; a man was in critical condition, while the other two were described ...
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Top House Republican group urges its members to 'lean into the culture wars' and fight critical race theory

Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana speaks during a Republican Study Committee press conference. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images The largest House Republican caucus is urging conservative members of Congress to "lean into the culture war. Rep. Jim Banks writes in the memo that Republicans are "winning" the war against critical race theory. More than 20 states have introduced bills banning critical race theory and other "divisive concepts. See more stories on Insider's business page. The la...
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GOP filibuster blocks Democrats’ big voting rights bill

By BRIAN SLODYSKO, CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats’ sweeping attempt to rewrite U.S. election and voting law suffered a major setback in the Senate Tuesday, blocked by a filibuster wall of Republican opposition to what would be the largest overhaul of the electoral system in a generation. The vote leaves the Democrats with no clear path forward, though President Joe Biden declared, “This fight is far from over.” The bill, known as the For the People Act, wou...
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recalls interviewing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

NBA legend and Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks with CNN's Don Lemon about his new documentary and Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday.
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Black history is more than Juneteenth, Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks

The first time Olani LaBeaud learned in detail about Juneteenth — a day in history that marks the end of slavery in America — was toward the end of high school, in an AP history class. She was in her first year of college at Cal State Long Beach when she heard about the Tulsa Massacre — a race riot in 1921 when mobs of White residents, some deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked Black residents and destroyed homes, killing more than 800 people and wounding many others. LaBeaud, ...
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Four Ways Self-Compassion Can Help You Fight for Social Justice

How can we effectively bring about a more just world? Although it may not be obvious at first glance, self-compassion plays a key role in the quest to end sexism, racism, heterosexism, and other forms of oppression. By aiming compassion inward as well as outward, we can better confront the pain of injustice without being overwhelmed, and find the strength and energy to fight for what’s right. Self-compassion helps us cope by accepting our difficult feelings, and also by changing the circumst...
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From Houston to Upstate New York, here are 7 US destinations to visit to learn about Black history

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Visit Baltimore One of the first steps to combating racial injustice is learning and understanding Black history. We're highlighting great US destinations to learn about the contributions of Black Americans. From museums and cultural sites to Black-owned hotels, here's what to see and where to stay. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamatio...
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For over 35 years, Rosanna Durruthy has advocated for a more inclusive corporate America as an openly queer leader. Now, as LinkedIn's head of diversity, she's clearing the path for other LGBTQ professionals.

Rosanna Durruthy, LinkedIn's head of DEI, wants companies to prioritize inclusion as much as they prioritize diversity. LinkedIn For Pride Month, Insider interviewed Rosanna Durruthy, LinkedIn's head of diversity, equity, and inclusion. A third of LGBTQ workers have faced discrimination at work, per LinkedIn research. Durruthy, an openly queer Afro-Latina, shared her plans to promote inclusion for LGBTQ workers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several years ago, Ro...
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Loss and Perseverance | By Keith Kefgen & James Houran

Mike Tyson might have a new career as a philosopher. Indeed, his point about life being comprised of a long series of losses is not only insightful but also motivational. Tyson contends that a person’s drive and stamina to rise above loss is the defining mark of a winner. Martin Luther King, Jr. echoed this sentiment when he argued that “The ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where they stand at times of challenge and controvers...
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Sen. Johnson twists MLK Jr.'s words to deny systemic racism in US

CNN's Don Lemon talks to Peniel Joseph, Professor of History at the University of Texas and author of "The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.", about Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) mentioning Martin Luther King Jr. when saying critical race theory shouldn't be taught in American schools.
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26 spectacular books that made it onto college summer reading lists this year at universities around the country

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. AleksandarGeorgiev/Getty Images Many colleges release summer reading lists for incoming students. We compiled some of the best books from university reading lists in 2021. Included on the list: "Caste," "The Alchemist," "The Vanishing Half," and more. Every summer, universities around the country release their recommended summer books and reading lists for incoming students. This year, schools like Colu...
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Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and other gig companies said California's Prop 22 would create opportunity for workers of color. A new study says it 'legalized racial subordination.'

Drivers in California sued Uber and Lyft, claiming the companies owe them $630 million in back wages. Mario Tama/Getty Images Gig companies said labor law exemptions would create better opportunities for workers of color. Instead, California's Prop 22 "legalized racial subordination," a new research paper argues. The law worked like 1930s "wage codes" that paid workers in mostly minority industries less. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last year, Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, ...
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