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The loud silence of rape survivors
Friday, March 13, 2015
WASHINGTON – An online survey of sexual assault survivors conduced as part of this series vividly captures the fear and reluctance black women rape survivors exhibit about sharing their ordeal with others. From a young woman, drugged and raped by a man she met at a party at age 21: “I told someone, but I never gave specifics because I felt
Blacks dying for lack of black help
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Bi’ja Thatch sat nervously beside her mother when her doctor entered through the doors of her hospital room a little over a year ago. Thatch was diagnosed with a rare, cancer-like disease that causes cells to destroy and damage each other. Her only chance of survival was a bone marrow transplant. Thatch was lucky. It took her a year to find a donor,
Ferguson increased revenue by targeting blacks
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
WASHINGTON – The Justice Department’s recent investigation of the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department not only revealed widespread racism in its operation, but described how poor blacks were targeted to boost the sagging revenues of small municipalities. “Ferguson police officers issued nearly 50 percent more citations in the last year
Maya Angelou stamp debuts
Monday, March 9, 2015
Dr. Maya Angelou has her own stamp. Angelou’s Forever Stamp previewed last week and will debut to the public on April 7, 11 a.m. at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C. Angelou (1928-2014) was an author, poet, actress, and champion of civil rights. Her book, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” an autobiographical account of her
Obama says Selma a living history lesson for his daughters
Sunday, March 8, 2015
SELMA, Ala. — In four minutes, President Barack Obama gave his daughters a living history lesson on the civil rights movement. Obama paid tribute Saturday to civil rights legends sung and unsung by leading a symbolic march across an Alabama bridge where throngs who protested their lack of voting rights 50 years ago were beaten by police on what is
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