#takeitallthewaydown Clyburn Op-Ed: The Confederate ‘Battle Flag’ Should Come Down from the Statehouse

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2016-11-29T17:39:12+00:00

The tragedy that occurred Wednesday night in Charleston, S.C., has engendered many personal emotions about race and reopened a conversation about a controversial and divisive symbol. Let us begin with several little-known but well-documented facts about that flag currently flying in front of the statehouse. It [...]

Will Milwaukee Schools be turned over to National Charter School Companies? Ask New Orleans

2016-11-29T17:39:14+00:00

With education reform ideas moving through Wisconsin’s legislature, three citizen experts on the nation's "Recovery" School District— the Miracle that never was, and the Recovery that never came — will share their personal stories and perspectives. Dr. Raynard Sanders, Karran Harper Royal, and Dr. Kristen Buras are [...]

It’s Harvest Time for Selma!

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2016-11-29T17:39:14+00:00

It’s Harvest Time for Selma. Selma sowed abundantly in 1965, 50 years ago. It sowed blood, sacrifice, courage, struggle, victory, freedom and more. People all over this country and across the world have reaped the fruits of Selma’s sowing. Yet Selma has benefited little from [...]

The Sacredness of Bloody Sunday Triumphs! #BloodySunday #Sacred

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2016-11-29T17:39:17+00:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ten major civil rights organizations have united to commemorate the 50thAnniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma-to-Montgomery Marches. We have jointly created more than 40events for this historic anniversary weekend which include: An address by the President of the United [...]

An Open Letter to President Barack Obama — Re: Bloody Sunday

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2016-11-29T17:39:17+00:00

THE BLOODY SUNDAY MARCH MUST AND WILL TAKE PLACE IN SELMA ON SUNDAY, MARCH 8TH Dear President Obama… We love you. We respect you. We support you. We strongly supported your becoming President and have continued to support you through all the trying times. [...]

Bloody Sunday March Will Go On — Sunday, March 8, 2015

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2016-11-29T17:39:17+00:00

BLOODY SUNDAY MARCH WILL GO ON ON THE SACRED DAY OF SUNDAY MONTGOMERY, AL – “The Bloody Sunday March is on for Sunday, March 8th,” said Sen. Hank Sanders (D-Selma). “We appreciate the President’s coming to Selma on Saturday, March 7th, but the Bloody [...]

After Grand Jury Verdict and Beyond Today Let’s Take Action

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2016-11-29T17:39:19+00:00

Hey Friends of Ferguson, Last night, the world learned the grand jury's unfortunated decision regarding the indictment of Officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed young Michael Brown. The world exploded, especially in our communities of Ferguson, St. Louis (Shaw/Tower Grove), and Clayton. Members of [...]

The Results Are In. An Open Letter from Protestors On The Grand Jury Decision (11.24.14)

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2016-11-29T17:39:19+00:00

In Ferguson, a wound bleeds. For 108 days, we have been in a state of prolonged and protracted grief. In that time, we have found community with one another, bonding together as family around the simple notion that our love for our community [...]