Debbie Amis Bell: Memories of a Freedom Rider

"Solitary" meant an unfurnished cell with a concrete floor. No bed, no furniture; a hole in the floor for a toilet.


Recapturing the social identity of the Black church

In the days of the past, the black church served as a beacon of hope for the lost-soul seeking grace and mercy.


Celebrating the life of Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune's commitment to the advancement of black women and indeed all women makes her a true American hero.


Portuguese government to unemployed: “There’s the door!”

Portugal's prime minister, Pedro Passos Coelho, of the right-wing Social Democratic Party, shocked many on Dec. 18.


60 years too late to save the Rosenbergs

Once the executions took place on June 19th, 1953, the fatal errors could not be undone.


University of Pennsylvania awards Du Bois honorary doctorate

Today would have been the 144th birthday of WEB Du Bois, the great scholar, civil rights and peace activist.

Anna Julia Cooper, 1858-1964: A fighter for equal rights for all

She was a leader in the fight for African American equality, women's equality and their rights in education, and for African Americans' and women's right to vote.


Movies you might have missed: "The Intruder"

A 30-year-old William Shatner presents a  convincing composite of a hatemonger: the consummate con man, full of easy charm and courtly manners that he uses to ingratiate himself with unsuspecting locals


Left on the bookshelf: "The John Carlos Story"

The name John Carlos will forever be etched in American history.


Media and power

Canadian sociologist Jeffery Klaehn has put together a penetrating collection of essays dealing with the political economy of the mass media spanning a broad range of topics.

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