Tag: civil-rights
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Interview
Airdate: October 6, 2010

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist discusses the legacy of the Great Migration of African Americans and explains why it is so deeply embedded in American culture.

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
June 1st, 2010

A former Arizona state senator calls it “the second coming of the civil rights movement.” Arizona’s Pima County Sheriff calls it a “travesty.” And New Mexico’s governor calls it an “unconstitutional human rights-violating law.” They are referring to Arizona’s SB 1070 — a controversial new law that makes the failure to carry immigration documents illegal [...]

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Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
May 10th, 2010

She was admired for her talent and activism and considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. Praise for Lena Horne extends to the strength of her convictions, as she changed the image of African American women in Hollywood by refusing to be cast in stereotypical roles as a maid. The 92-year-old singer, [...]

Immigrant rights activists express opposition to Arizona's law during an April 27 protest in New York.
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
April 27th, 2010

Apparently, you can boycott an entire state if it passes a law that really makes you angry. The target? Arizona. The controversy? A new Arizona law that makes the failure to carry immigration documents illegal and gives police authority to question and detain individuals suspected of being in the United States illegally. Critics have been [...]

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Interview
Airdate: April 22, 2010

Tavis pays a moving tribute to the two longtime civil rights activists.

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 24th, 2010

This is an excerpt from a post first published at AnythingUrban. I recall living in a predominately white neighborhood for a short time as a youngster. On the surface, social life was fine for me and my two younger sisters; we played with a large number of children that lived in the area — most [...]

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 17th, 2010

As we celebrate Black History Month, this guest post by legal scholar Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, continues to help frame the narrative.

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Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 8th, 2010

When you think of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., you probably think of his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. But what do you think about his “Beyond Vietnam” speech? What’s that? You’ve never heard of Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech? Well, you’re not alone. On Wednesday, March 31, the second installment of Tavis Smiley [...]

Coretta Scott King leads a march in Memphis, TN five days after her husband, Martin Luther King Jr., was killed.
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
February 3rd, 2010

Now that we are a few days into Black History Month, there has been some discussion (see here and here) about the relevance or irrelevance of the month-long celebration. What do you think? Is it still necessary to designate an entire month to celebrate Black History? Does the election of Barack Obama as president somehow [...]

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
October 5th, 2009

The passage of Proposition 8 in California led to a dramatically increased awareness of homophobia around the country as well as the launch of a new generation of activists. What I didn’t realize until recently, though, is that Prop. 8 was also a unique catalyst in battling racism and faith-phobia. Following the LGBTQ (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer) community’s [...]

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