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Fifty Years Later, Reassessing The March On Washington

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AFRICANGLOBE - There’s a bizarre dissonance that comes with watching the first Black Attorney General give a speech to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington and recognizing that the themes of his speech might have fit well with those given at the original march, in 1963.

Economic Justice Eludes Black Americans 50 Years After MLK’s ‘Dream’

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Focusing only on the eloquence and power of King’s oratory has caused even some of his admirers to miss the historical context of King’s call for social equality and the contemporary significance of the issues of that day. The March on Washington was organized both to demonstrate public support for civil rights legislation and to call for action to address the high unemployment rate among Black Americans.

Enough Is Enough: It’s Time for Washington to Cut Egypt Loose

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With blood in Egypt's streets and a return to a state of emergency, it's time for Washington to stop pretending. Washington should, and probably will, call for a return to an elected civilian government, a rapid end to the state of emergency, and restraint in the use of force. When that doesn't happen, it needs to suspend aid and relations until Cairo begins to take it seriously.

Behind the Times: Washington’s Slow Changing Attitude Towards Africa

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AFRICANGLOBE - Africa’s international relationships are increasingly hinged on trade and investment rather than strategic security and aid, but attitudes in Washington are slow to change While many Africans were celebrating President Barack Obama’s re-election victory, arguably a more important leadership shift was taking place across the Indian Ocean.

Black-Owned Banks Still Making a Difference

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AFRICANGLOBE - When it opened, Industrial Bank was Washington’s only Black-owned bank. Jesse Mitchell, a 1907 Howard University Law School grad, started Industrial Bank of Washington in 1934. A range of Black investors – including individuals, churches, and service-oriented organizations – rallied around the effort.

Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigning, Expected to Plead Guilty to Misuse of...

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A former U.S. attorney representing embattled Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is negotiating a plea deal with the federal government, according to reports. The plea deal...

Black Minister “Honored” to be Columbus Day Grand Marshal

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In what may be a nationwide first, a black minister has been chosen to be grand marshal of the Columbus Day parade in the...

Into Africa – American War On Terror’s Newest Frontier

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The US government's heightened preoccupation with "terrorists" is out of proportion with the threat these groups actually pose to the United States. So what...

White Supremacist Group Registers to Lobby in Washington

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A White supremacist group has registered to lobby in Washington, according to lobbying disclosure records. The group, Crusaders For Yahweh-Aryan Nations LLC, said on a...

Many Black Pastors Remain Opposed to Gay Marriage

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They love President Barack Obama. But when it comes to his support for gay marriage, some of the nation's leading African-American clergy are divided,...

Limbaugh On “Persecution Of Blacks In America”: “What Persecution Would That...

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Rush Limbaugh is dismissing the notion that racial minorities face persecution. Limbaugh was discussing a campaign stop Mitt Romney made on May 24 at a...

Martin Luther King Jr Memorial To Be Changed

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The controversial inscription on the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial is set to be changed, say reports. Last year Maya Angelou blasted a quote...

Washington Post Accused of Pushing-Out Black Employees

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The Washington Post has pushed out -- or is trying to push out -- at least thirteen people through layoffs, coerced buyouts or outright dismissal on dubious charges," Fredrick Kunkle, co-chair of the Newspaper Guild unit at the Post, wrote in a memo posted on the Guild website Monday.

Washington DC's Black Population Now a Minority

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Washington’s black population slipped below 50 percent this year, possibly in February, about 51 years after it gained a majority, according to an estimate by William Frey, the senior demographer at the Brookings Institution.
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