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There Will Be No Fireworks This Juneteenth

I feel a tinge of shame admitting as a black man—raised in Texas—that I’ve…


Why Juneteenth Should Be a National Holiday

America fought it’s bloodiest war mainly over the issue of slavery. It took the…


We Return Fighting: How Memorial Day Can Mean Something Different for African American Soldiers

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance. By setting aside a time to recall…


Honor & Soul at the Opening Ceremony for the Lynching Memorial and Museum

Montgomery, AL-- Bryan Stevenson and his team at the Equal Justice Initiative…


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Honor the Real King

April 4, 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin…


5 Reasons You Should Celebrate Black History Month

February 1st marks the beginning of Black History Month. Each year Americans…


My 10 Favorite History Books of 2017

After reading dozens of U.S. history books for my PhD coursework this year, I…


In Mississippi’s Museum Openings, a Victory for ‘Local People’

NOTE: This article originally appeared in "Opinion" section of the New York…


Tolerance for Racism Paved the Way for the Moral Bankruptcy of This Moment

The credible sexual abuse allegations leveled at political leaders keep coming.…


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How the Protestant Reformation led to Martin Luther King, Jr.

This article originally appeared on The Washington Post news…


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Singin’ Us to Glory: The Life and Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer

On August 31, 1962, a group of young African Americans involved in the Civil…


Martin Luther King's Eulogy of the Four Girls Killed in a Birmingham Church Bombing

September 16, 1963 brought news of one of the most horrific acts of hate and…


The Misunderstood Dream: A Reflection On the Anniversary of King's "I Have A Dream" Speech

August 28 marks the anniversary of one of the most iconic speeches in American…


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Reject Overt and COVERT White Supremacy

Overt expressions of White Supremacy engulfed Charlottesville this past…


How Should You Celebrate the Fourth of July? Make Juneteenth a National Holiday.

For most minorities, especially African Americans, "Independence" Day always…


Emmett Till and Erasing the Reality of Racism

Note: This article originally appeared in the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.An Emmett…


The Orphans of Broken Justice

30-year-old Charleena Lyles had 3 children (ages 11, 4, and 1), and was…


Revisiting the Theology of the Negro Spiritual

June is African-American Music Appreciation Month. We pay tribute to the legacy…


Suggested Resources on Race and our History for the Presbytery of the Mississippi Valley

This compiliation was originally posted on Ligon Duncan's personal blog. You…


What Is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth is the oldest celebration of the end of slavery in the United…