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We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest…

This classic Civil Rights Anthem, “Ella‘s Song”,  by Sweet Honey in the Rock is, sadly, again appropriate for this time. A white man is “threatened” by Black young men who are just sitting in their car listening to music. So what if it was “rap music” and so what if the music was louder than

 
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Last Goodbye to Amiri Baraka (1934-2014)

The people have lost another seminal voice. Amiri Baraka was an American writer, his work included poetry, drama, fiction, essays, and movie reviews. His poem about the 9/11 attacks “Somebody Blew Up America?” generated controversy around this author. His death, at Beth Israel Medical Center, was confirmed by his son Ras Baraka. He did not mention

 
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The History of Watch Night Service

More than one hundred and fifty years have passed since the first Watch Night Service (also known as “Freedom’s Eve”) in the Black Church took place, bringing freedom and new lives for Black people in America. On December, 31st 1982, Black slaves and free Blacks gathered in churches, private homes, and communities all across the

 
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