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Slave Labor at the White House: Clarence Lusane Responds

One of the memorable things to happen so far at the 2016 Democratic National Convention was First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech mentioning slave labor at the White House in her speech. Here was the exact quote: “That is the story … Continue reading

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Clarence Lusane Responds to A Birthday Cake for George Washington

A Birthday Cake for George Washington, a children’s book by Ramin Ganeshram and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton, was withdrawn from publication by Scholastic in January 2016. The book’s publication was halted over its visual depiction of our first president’s … Continue reading

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5 Questions with In Search of the Movement Author Benjamin Hedin

Tonight, City Lights in conjunction with Radio Silence Magazine is proud to present Benjamin Hedin, author of In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now, at City Lights Bookstore this Wednesday. Ben answered our 5 … Continue reading

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Excerpts from In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now

Parisian-born author and documentary film maker Benjamin Hedin‘s In Search of the Movement: The Struggle For Civil Rights Then And Now declares to “look for the [Civil Rights] movement” specifically within it’s American origins in the Deep South. Though it … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Freedom by Angela Davis

Born in Birmingham, Alabama (referred to as the Johannesburg of the South) in 1944, Angela Davis experienced life on the front lines of the American Civil Rights Movement. A one-time member of the Communist Party and associated with the Black … Continue reading

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