PBS’s “Where Poetry Lives” to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

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NATIONWIDE – The Civil Rights movement was about brave deeds and bold words. Both are explored by US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and PBS NewsHour Correspondent Jeffrey Brown in the latest of their reports on “Where Poetry Lives.” Their story airs Friday, April 11. To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Civil […]

Former King, Mitch Richmond Selected for the Hall of Fame

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NEW YORK — Mitch Richmond, the Sacramento Kings all-time leading scorer who played many of his most productive seasons with the team, was named on Monday to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. He becomes the 14th player in franchise history and the first during the Sacramento-era to earn Hall of Fame induction. Enshrinement festivities […]

50th Anniversary of March on Washington to Air Live on Aspire

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ATLANTA –  ASPiRE today announced it will carry the live broadcast of today’s national “The Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action Ceremony” (#MLKDream50) in Washington, D.C., marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.’s epic “I Have a Dream” speech. ASPiRE’s live broadcast will […]

CHARLES DAVIDSON: The N-Word Unchained

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OPINION – By now, people across the country are embroiled in heavy social media discussions or water cooler arguments about Quentin Tarantino’s use and Spike Lee’s criticism of said use of the infamous N-Word in the blockbuster hit ‘Django Unchained.’ There are those who believe that the word is grossly overused in the film starring […]

BENJAMIN JEALOUS: The Emancipation Proclamation and Our Collective History

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OPINION – The Emancipation Proclamation, which set our nation on the path to the end of slavery, was signed 150 years ago this month. This year we should resolve to teach our children the story of our collective history. The past century and a half offers countless tales of bravery and sacrifice to inspire the […]