Tag Archives: Frederick Douglass

Nice Speech, Obama, but What About Policy?

By Peniel E. Joseph President Barack Obama’s speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington forcefully articulated an expansive vision of economic justice and racial equality but stopped short of concrete policy proposals needed to turn words into … Continue reading

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Paul Laurence Dunbar-We Wear the Mask

My first experience with Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) was through my mother. She had a book of African-American poetry in our home. Once the innocence of childhood began to wane, I opened the book and began reading. This was my first and it moved me instantly. … Continue reading

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America Never Really Ended Slavery

The new form of slavery has the same intent and purpose as the old: to rob us of our labor and to keep us powerless. By Jazz Hayden Photo Credit: SHUTTERSTOCK.COM                                                                                       February 25, 2013 | February is African-American … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglass Condemned Slaveholders On 4th Of July

Over this weekend amidst all the celebrations we have to remember our great contributions to this nation. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow we have reminded this nation of its greatness as we aspire to share more equitably in it. THROWBACK: Frederick … Continue reading

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