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Live stream of the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington

24 Aug

I know many are interested in this and many more wish that they could be in Washington DC right now to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington. Here is the live stream of the event so that many of us can at least watch it. – See more at: http://aareports.com/2013/08/watch-live-stream-of-50th-anniversary.html   #marchonwashington #50thanniversary

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Live stream of the 50th anniversay of the March On Washington

24 Aug

I know many are interested in this and many more wish that they could be in Washington DC right now to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington. Here is the live stream of the event so that many of us can at least watch it. – See more at: http://aareports.com/2013/08/watch-live-stream-of-50th-anniversary.html   #marchonwashington #50thanniversary

Alonzo Mourning’s speech at Miami Justice For Trayvon Rally

21 Jul

NBA great Alonzo Mourning lent his voice to the Justice For Trayvon rallies by making a speech at the Miami rally. Watch his speech below: – See more at: http://aareports.com/2013/07/alonzo-mournings-speech-at-miami.html

Muhammad Ali receives Liberty Medal in Philly

14 Sep

Muhammad Ali receives Liberty Medal in Philly

Boxing great Muhammad Ali was honored Thursday with the Liberty Medal for his longtime role outside the ring as a fighter for humanitarian causes, civil rights and religious freedom. Read more and learn what the Liberty Medal is and who the past winners were here: http://aareports.com/2012/09/muhammad-ali-receives-liberty-medal-in.html

US Navy ship named after civil rights leader Medgar Evers

13 Nov

US Navy ship named after civil rights leader Medgar Evers

The widow of Medgar Evers broke a bottle of champagne against the hull of a new Navy ship that has been named in honor of the slain civil rights leader. Read more here: US Navy ship named after civil rights leader Medgar Evers

President Obama’s speech at the National Action Network’s Keepers of the Dream Awards Gala

8 Apr

Watch President Obama’s speech at the National Action Network’s Keepers of the Dream Awards Gala in New York. April 6, 2011: http://aareports.com/2011/04/obama-speech-at-national-action.html

The MLK speech everyone should hear: The Drum Major Instinct

17 Jan

This weekend and on MLK Day we will hear Dr. King’s I Have a Dream speech ad nauseam. While it is a great and historical speech I believe it’s not the one many in this current United States especially politicians and political pundits need to hear and understand. That speech is “The Drum Major Instinct” Listen to it hear: http://aareports.com/2011/01/mlk-speech-we-should-all-hear-drum.html

Who the hell chooses black leaders anyway?

7 Jan

This question came to me after a group of “black leaders” got together and worked it out so that Carol Moseley Braun would be the consensus black candidate in the Chicago mayoral race. Read more and give your opinion : http://aareports.com/2011/01/just-who-hell-chooses-black-leaders.html

Gays in the military: It’s not that big a deal

19 Dec

In the interest of full disclosure I must let you know that I am straight not gay. I am however a black man who has served in our nations military as a member of the NJ National Guard. That gives me a perspective on the civil rights and military issues at play here.

Read my opinion piece here: http://aareports.com/2010/12/gays-in-military-its-not-big-deal.html

NAACP chapter has first white president

14 Dec

Michael Teasley, a white man in his mid-30s who grew up in rural Rankin County, is the new president of the JSU chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Read more: http://aareports.com/2010/12/naacp-chapter-has-first-white-president.html

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