Black History

Ali, Me And The Red T-Bird

by Clifton Graves Jr. | Jun 8, 2016 6:22 am | Comments (5)

Paul Bass Photo Like many of you, I too was deeply saddened to hear of the transition of a true hero, legend, icon, Muhammad Ali.  As I conversed with, emailed and texted over this past week with childhood friends, and classmates from elementary through law school; from North Carolina to California; accomplished Black men, lawyers, businessmen, politicians all expressed similar sentiments: heavy hearts, tempered with a sense of gratitude that we all had grown from boys to men idolizing, imitating, and being inspired by the “Peoples Champ;”  the brother who floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee. 

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Revealed: Early Anti-Black Roots Of The Holocaust

by Edwin Black | May 31, 2016 6:26 am | Comments (4)

In recent years, some in the African-American community have expressed a disconnect to Holocaust topics, seeing the genocide of Jews as someone else’s nightmare. After all, African-Americans are still struggling to achieve general recognition of the barbarity of the Middle Passage, the inhumanity of slavery, the oppression of Jim Crow, and the battle for modern civil rights. For many in that community, the murder of six million Jews and millions of other Europeans happened to other minorities in a faraway place where they had no involvement.

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