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Monthly Archives: May 2012
Aberdeen Gardens – Celebrates 75 Years.
By Linda Tarrant-Reid When Franklin Delano Roosevelt became president in 1933, the United States was a divided America – one Black and one White. The 1896 Supreme Court Decision in the Plessy v. Ferguson Case had effectively outlawed the mixing … Continue reading
By Linda Tarrant-Reid Two giants of journalism died recently, days apart, leaving a deep void in the coverage of significant stories that speak to the history of a people and the corruption of the system. Gil Noble was the producer/host … Continue reading
By Linda Tarrant-Reid As the world watches the parents of Trayvon Martin seek justice in the murder of their 17-year old son by a vigilante volunteer, we are struck by their grace. Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton have faced TV … Continue reading
By Linda Tarrant-Reid “Ain’t nothin’ changed, but the date.” Sadly, no truer words have been spoken, especially given the sweeping initiatives by Republicans today to turn back the clock to the Jim Crow Era, where individuals’ rights were legislated away … Continue reading