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  • Turner’s Two Cents: Selma Legacy – March On Ballot Boxes! (Watch)

    Jan 19, 15 by Cameron Turner Leave a comment

    *The epilogue to Ava DuVernay’s stirring, Academy Award-nominated movie Selma reminds us of what became of the heroes and villains of the wrenching 1965 voting rights struggle.  Andrew Young, one of Dr. King’s leading lieutenants, became US ambassador to the United Nations and two-term mayor of Atlanta.  John Lewis embarked upon his longrunning service in […]

  • Turner’s Two Cents: Brown, Mendez and the Education Obligation (Watch)

    Aug 30, 14 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *As young people return to school across the nation, it’s worthwhile to remember that, for children of color, education is not only the best opportunity for personal growth and career readiness – education is also an obligation we have to those who came before us. “We conclude that in the field of public education the […]

  • Turner’s Two Cents: The Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Watch)

    Jul 2, 14 by Cameron Turner Leave a comment

    *“We will resist to the bitter end any measure or any movement which would have a tendency to bring about social equality and intermingling and amalgamation of the races in our states.” With that racist pronouncement, Sen. Richard Russell of Georgia declared war on the federal civil rights bill that reached the Senate in the […]

  • Cameron Turner: Thank You, Donald Sterling (Watch)

    Apr 29, 14 by Cameron Turner 7 Comments

    Dear Mr. Sterling, Thank you for telling the truth of your feelings.  By dropping your guard and uttering those disgusting, infuriating, unabashedly bigoted remarks in that phone conversation with your girlfriend, Vanessa Stiviano, you validated those of us who have been warning the nation that racism, while in public retreat, is still alive and well […]

  • Turner’s Two Cents: Mandela and the Healing Power of Forgiveness

    Dec 18, 13 by EurPublisher 1 Comment

    *During the Christmas season, millions around the world reflect on the miraculous birth of a divine prophet who taught that we should “forgive those who trespass against us” and love our neighbors — including our enemies — as we love ourselves.  The iconic freedom fighter who was recently laid to rest in South Africa proved […]

  • Turner’s Two Cents: Dismissal Doesn’t Clear Paula Deen Of Racism

    Aug 13, 13 by EurPublisher 2 Comments

    *A federal judge dismissed the racial discrimination lawsuit filed against her, but Paula Deen has not been exonerated.  The suit was tossed on a technicality, leaving the stain of the Southern cooking queen’s racially offensive remarks unwashed. Paula Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers, were sued by their former restaurant manager, Lisa Jackson, who accused […]