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NAACP release new report: ‘Misplaced Priorities: Over Incarcerate, Under Educate’

On April 7th, the NAACP released a new report, Misplaced Priorities, that examines America’s escalating levels of prison spending and its impact on state budgets and our nation’s children.

Misplaced Priorities tracks the steady shift of state funds away from education and toward the criminal justice system. Researchers have found that over-incarceration most often impacts vulnerable and minority populations, and that it destabilizes communities.

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The Daily: [Trailer] Aoki “We didn’t lose in the 60’s … we just didn’t finish the job”

Not all of the Panther’s were Black. Watch the movie trailer about Richard Aoki a forgotten leader of the Black Panther Movement and the Civil Rights movement.

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Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded to Bill Russel, Maya Angelou and civil rights leaders

President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday to former President George H.W. Bush and 14 others, including poet Maya Angelou, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, investor Warren Buffett and basketball legend Bill Russell.

The medal is the nation’s highest civilian honor and is awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions “to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”

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[Video] Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech

In a lifetime full of memorable speeches and historic acts, Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” address stands out.

King delivered the iconic speech on Aug. 28, 1963, during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Standing before 250,000 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, King set forth a vision of an America without racial barriers, one in which blacks and whites lived together in harmony.

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Schools in GA, NC, and SC open on MLK Day to make up snow closings

Civil rights groups in Georgia and North Carolina are upset by plans in a handful of snow-stricken school districts to make up lost school days on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

In North Carolina, leaders of the state chapter of the NAACP are upset that the Charlotte-Mecklenberg County School system is holding class on the holiday.

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The Daily: Dorothy Counts and the others before us. Shake That Load Off #Liberation

Dorothy counts, one of four black students chosen to integrate various high schools in north carolina. Dorothy counts was taunted by, spit on, and harassed by other white classmates during her first four days of school 50 years ago on september 4, 1957.


Photos via Black-Vintage

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The Daily: Looking for Claudia Jones, a Black Stock Film

Enemy of the state, visionary, freedom fighter, rebel with a cause – just who was Claudia Jones? This compelling documentary reveals one of history’s most dynamic civil rights activists. A must-see directorial debut by writer Nia Reynolds with narration by actor Josette Simon (Cry Freedom).

Looking for Claudia Jones from Black Stock Films

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Roundup Radio: Black Leadership, Integration, and HBCUs



Roundup Radio-
Lavell Flamon, Educator Maurice Dolberry, and Grammy Award winning rapper David Banner discuss Black Leadership, the impact of Integration, and touch on the topic of HBCUs.
Moderated by: Be Moore of AlumniRoundup.com: @bemor