Tag Archives: civil rights movement

  • ‘Freedom Summer': PBS Takes Us Back to June 1964, Mississippi (Trailer)

    Jun 24, 14 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment

    *In June of 1964, a campaign within the civil rights movement was launched to try and register as many African American voters as possible in Mississippi, where efforts by the local Citizens Council disenfranchised the segregated state’s black population. More than 700 volunteers entered the state. White resistance was brutal.  The summer was marked with relentless beatings, […]

  • The 360 Degree Legacy of Ruby Dee – by Miki Turner

    Jun 12, 14 by Miki Turner 2 Comments

    *There are movie stars and then there are thespians. Ruby Dee, who died at the age of 91 at her home in New Rochelle, New York, was one of the latter. In Hollywood circles, Ms. Dee and her late husband, actor Ossie Davis, were truly one of the most significant creative couples in the history of […]

  • The Tatum Talks: Don’t Take This Personal Ms. Saldana…

    May 20, 14 by tatumtalks 18 Comments

    …but have you seen yourself lately? Meditate on the above foolishness while I bring you up to speed.  This week, Nina–the biopic of music icon Nina Simone–will debut at the highly esteemed Cannes Film Festival in hopes that the film will receive a deal to be released to widespread commercial success.  If that happens, the […]

  • MLK’s Only Known Letter to Rosa Parks Up for Sale

    Mar 25, 14 by EURPublisher01 3 Comments

    *The only known letter written by Martin Luther King Jr. to civil rights heroine Rosa Parks is now up for sale. The website Moments in Time is offering the historic item for $125,000. In the correspondence dated April 12, 1960, King candidly writes: “I have been intending to answer your very kind letter of March […]

  • Target Sponsors ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood (Watch)

    Mar 4, 14 by FahniaThomas Leave a comment

    *In honor of film industry notables Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Ava DuVernay and Lupita Nyong’o, Target proudly sponsored the ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at The Beverly Hills Hotel. The retail partner celebrated this year’s honorees by furthering its commitment to the African-American community through a $50,000 donation. “On behalf of today’s award winners, we […]

  • Jesse Jackson Calls Phil Robertson ‘More Offensive’ Than Rosa Parks Bus Driver

    Dec 26, 13 by EURpublisher02 6 Comments

    *Jesse Jackson has weighed in the “Duck Dynasty” drama, comparing comments made by the show star Phil Robertson to GQ to those made by the Alabama bus driver who demanded that Rosa Parks give up her seat to a white passenger and had her arrested when she didn’t. In Robertson’s statements, which got him on […]