Benjamin Chavis (left) speaks during the first of a 10-part lecture series alongside All Eyes on D.C. founder Sam P.K. Collins at the Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage in Northwest D.C. on Nov. 19. Photo by Travis Riddick
Op-Ed

Ben Chavis Urges Support for Black Lives Matter Movement

For many elders who participated in the black liberation movement of the ’60s and ’70s, the burgeoning Black Lives Matter movement is history repeating itself — in a good way. Benjamin Chavis, famed civil rights leader and president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, emphasized Thursday the need to support the youth on the front lines during the first of 10 lectures in a series at the Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage in Northwest D.C. [read more…]

**FILE** Michael Jordan (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Black Experience

Abdul-Jabbar: Michael Jordan ‘Took Commerce Over Conscience’

Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is taking fellow Hall of Famer Michael Jordan to task for his apathy regarding political and social issues during his playing days. Abdul-Jabbar, during an interview Friday in D.C. with NPR’s Michel Martin to promote the HBO documentary “Kareem: Minority of One,” was asked about Jordan’s famous refusal to take political stances for fear of alienating consumers — a fear Abdul-Jabbar said is irrelevant when it’s “time to speak up.”
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GM, Ford Score High on Company Diversity
Black Experience

GM, Ford Score High on Company Diversity

For the nation’s automakers, diversity is measured in colors and it’s better to be a solid green than a token yellow or a nonexistent red. The recently released Rainbow PUSH Automotive Project, an initiative of the Citizenship Education Fund (CEF), revealed a multi-topic assessment scorecard of diversity in the auto industry.
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