Monthly Archives: July 2013

Billie Holiday & Ella Fitzgerald

Billie Holiday & Ella Fitzgerald “Once, when we were playing at the Apollo, [Billie] Holiday was working a block away at the Harlem Opera House. Some of us went over between shows to catch her, and afterwards we went backstage. … Continue reading

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Zaatari refugee camp

An aerial view shows the Zaatari refugee camp near the Jordanian city of Mafraq, some 8 kilometers from the Jordanian-Syrian border. The camp is now home to 160,000 Syrians, equal in size to what would be Jordan’s fifth-largest city.

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Scottsboro Boys.

Scottsboro Boys. Convicted by all white jury.

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Greg Grease – Black King Cole lyrics

Minneapolis MC Greg Grease’s provocative celebration of Black Queens & Black Kings from his Black KIng Cole EP. Black King Cole Black king, do your thang, do your thang Black king, black queen, do your thang, do your thang Black … Continue reading

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The Niagara Movement

The Niagara Movement: On July 11, 1905, W.E.B Dubois and William Monroe Trotter convened a conference of black leaders to renounce Booker T. Washington’s accommodationism. They met at Niagara Falls, in Ontario, Canada, because hotels on the U.S. side of … Continue reading

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Egypt celebrates July 3rd.

Egypt celebrates after the military takes power from Mohamed Morsi after one year.

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