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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Black History Links I Love

Due to circumstances beyond my control I was unable to give the beginning of Black History Month the time and attention it deserves, so grab your favorite beverage and settle down for some Little Known (and some known) Black History .

Fifty Years ago, Mississippi Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers was gunned down in his driveway in Jackson Mississippi.  His crime?  Registering black people to vote.  Over thirty years later, his killer was finally bought to justice.  

Today is the 10 anniversary of the Space Shuttle Colombia disaster  that claimed the lives Astronaut Michael P. Anderson, Laurel Clark, IIan Ramon, Rick Husband, Kaplana Chawla, William McCool and David M. Brown.

Meet Senator Mo Cowan (D. MA),  the second black senator to serve the state since Senator Edward William Brooks (R. MA).

Thanks to the mainstream media, Reverend Jeremiah Wright is known as President Obama's former pastor,   famous for saying God Damn America.  Before he was President Obama's pastor he was active in the Civil Rights movement .
 
Must See Lifetime Television Betty and Coretta "They may have killed our husbands Betty but they didn't kill their ideas."
 Focusing on the extraordinary women behind the two men who would change history, "Betty & Coretta" tells the similar true stories of Coretta Scott King (Angela Bassett), wife of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Malik Yoba), and Dr. Betty Shabazz (Mary J. Blige), wife of Malcolm X (Lindsay Owen Pierre). When their husbands were tragically assassinated, these two women not only inherited the mantle of the civil rights movement in America, each also found herself to be a single mother who had to find a way to raise and support her children with no husband or father, resulting in a relationship like no other that spanned more than three decades.

Let us March on until Victory is won

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