Tag Archives: History

Senator Scott Brown’s staffers mock Elizabeth Warren with racist chant

TweetHow charming! Senator Scott Brown’s staffers were caught on tape chanting Indian War whoops with some tomahawk chops for good measure.  The racist chant is apparently intended to mock Elizabeth Warren for her Native American roots.  WCVB news in Boston confirmed that Deputy Chief of Staff Greg Casey and Constituent Service Counsel Jack Richard, State [...]
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On Juneteenth, idleness, legacy and history

TweetMy grandmother tells me that in Tennessee, this day, the day the slaves caught word that they had been freed by President Lincoln by executive proclamation in January 1863, was on August 8, 1865. But she’d add, still, we celebrate this day, June 19th, as Juneteenth, the official day as the end of intergenerational, black [...]
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Gloria Browne-Marshall: First Black Woman to get media credentials for Supreme Court

TweetMaking history law Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall of, What’s the 411 Networks, is the first black women to get media credentials to cover the U.S. Supreme Court.  What’s the 411 Networks, a digital news/media company, was founded by Ruth Morrison in 1993 and is also the first black owned media company to get credentialed to cover the country’s highest court. Professor [...]
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Vale Una Mulzac, radical bibliophile

TweetThe weekend Times published an obituary of Una Mulzac, founder of Liberation Bookstore, the Harlem bookstore that became a well-known and well-loved for selling books about African American identity and racial justice. Mulzac opened the store in 1967 after returning from Guyana, where she participated in that country’s struggle for independence from Great Britain. It [...]
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Don Cornelius: Respecting those we’ve lost while holding them accountable for their actions

TweetYesterday, Don Cornelius, the man who started the groundbreaking Saturday morning show “Soul Train,” was found dead at 75 years old from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. After an incredibly successful career and having altered the face of American music, he was ultimately not able to overcome his personal struggles. Cornelius’s contributions to music can’t be [...]
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