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Tidbits – Apr4 2024 – Reader Comments: Demand Ceasefire, Stop Killing Civilians; Israelis Threatened by Ceasefire?; Worse Than Dobbs?; the Black Scholar Journal: Legacies, Futures of Black Radicalism-Apr 6&7; Celebrating Pittsburgh’s Anne Feeney-May1

Reader Comments: Demand Ceasefire, Stop Killing Civilians; Why Do Israelis Feel So Threatened by Ceasefire?; Worse Than Dobbs?; The Black Scholar Journal: Legacies and Futures of Black Radicalism-Apr 6 & 7; Celebrating Pittsburgh’s Anne Feeney-May 1

Angela Davis: Standing With Palestinians

Angela Y. Davis Hammer & Hope
Reflecting on the past 60 years. "This is the first time in my own political memory that the Palestine solidarity movement is experiencing such broad support both throughout the U.S. and all over the world."

There Were Lynchings in the North, Too

James Barron New York Times
An NYU project examines the history of lynching's after the Civil War, including one in New York State. Billie Holiday sang a disturbing ballad called “Strange Fruit” for the first time in 1939, referred to lynching's in the South, and also the North


Salaria Kea

Peter Neil Carroll Sketches From Spain: Homage to the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
The only African American woman to serve in the Spanish Civil War, nurse Salaria Kea fought racism all of her life.

The Scary Third Meaning of Freedom

Felicia Wong, Michael Tomasky, Jefferson Cowie The New Republic
Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Jefferson Cowie on the deep, twisted roots of American oppression

Martin Luther King – a Video Selection 1954 – 1968

Martin Luther King's speeches from 1954's Montgomery Bus Boycott to the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike. Compiled by Abdul Alkalimat, Prof Emeritus Dept of African American Studies and School of Information Sciences, Univ of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

How the UAW Broke Ford’s Stranglehold Over Black Detroit

Paul Prescod Jacobin
In the early 1900s, Ford Motor Company commanded strong loyalty from Detroit’s black workers. But the United Auto Workers broke Ford’s stranglehold through patient organizing, cementing an alliance that would bear fruit for decades.

Our Supposedly Glorious Past Existed Only for Some

Esau McCaulley New York Times
Where can African Americans find this lost golden age? Do we discover it during the first centuries of the Republic when slavery was the law of the land? Do we fast forward to the Red Summer, Jim Crow laws, “strange fruit” hanging from poplar trees?
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