Dawn W Anderson

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Justice Department reopens investigation into 63-year-old murder of Emmett Till

<b>(CNN) —</b> The investigation of the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, barbarous even in an era in which blacks in the South were subjected to untold viciousness, has been reopened based on "new information," according to a US Justice Department report to Congress.<p>The 1955 slaying was listed in a …

Black History

Official: Renewed Emmett Till probe prompted by 2017 book

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A renewed investigation into the brutal slaying of Emmett Till was prompted by a 2017 book that revealed lies by a key figure in the 1955 case that helped build momentum for the civil rights movement, a federal official said Thursday.<p>A federal official familiar with the …

Black History

Jim Crow Laws - Facts Summary

BLACK CODES<p>The roots of Jim Crow laws began as early as 1865, immediately following the ratification of the 13th Amendment freeing four million …

Black History

Juneteenth and the Detention of Children in Texas

By the time word of freedom had drifted west to Texas, it was old news elsewhere. On June 19, 1865, the nearly two hundred thousand men, women, and children enslaved in Texas learned of their emancipation, two and a half years after Lincoln had issued the proclamation terminating slavery in states …

What is Juneteenth? Today celebrates a huge moment in Black history

Today, June 19th, is Juneteenth. Although some may have never heard of the holiday, it dates back to the Civil War and holds huge historical …

What is Juneteenth? We explain the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery

CLOSE<p>It may not be a national holiday, but Juneteeth marks a major milestone for America<p>Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on June 19 that …

Juneteenth: 5 Things To Know About The Day Slavery Finally Ended In The U.S.

June 19 – or Juneteenth – is a very important holiday, as it marks the end of Slavery in the United States. Get all the info on the date called …

Why Everyone Should Honor Juneteenth

Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, but few places commemorate the end of slavery on that day.<p>Instead, June 19 — or …

Black History

Celebrating Juneteenth in a Moment of Peril

The holiday celebrates the emancipation of American slaves—and a citizenship that has never quite been fully granted.<p>Across most of the reaches of the United States, the originally Texan holiday of Juneteenth is ascending in importance as a national commemoration of the emancipation of American …

Today Is Juneteenth — Here's What That Means and Where to Celebrate

Today, June 19, otherwise known as Juneteenth, marks an important day in American history. In fact, to many, it is considered the country’s true …

It’s Juneteenth: Time to Renew a Commitment to True Equality

June 19 is a date commemorated in most states honoring June 19, 1865, or “Juneteenth,” as Vox explains:<p>Word of slavery’s end traveled slowly, and for …

The Great Black Abolitionist the World Forgot

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. A version of the article below</i> …

Don't miss the last Juneteenth events around Fort Worth

Juneteenth, which is also known as Emancipation Day, marks the end of slavery in Texas and the United States. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon …

'All slaves are free': The U.S. general who ordered 'absolute equality' of races

Freedom came to Texas 153 years ago today, yet Juneteenth is partly a mystery.<p>We know a Union Army major general sent here to take command issued …

‘Juneteenth’ Is About the Triumph of American Freedom Over Slavery

The elimination of slavery in the United States—an institution as old as human civilization but out of step with the nation’s founding principles—did …

Tuesday is Juneteenth -- a holiday most Americans have never heard of, but need to know about

Many black Americans will commemorate an important day in our nation’s history Tuesday – a day that many other Americans have never heard of. It’s called Juneteenth.<p>On June 19, 1865 – more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation ordering freedom for the …

Zora Neale Hurston’s Lost Interview With One of America’s Last Living Slaves

<i>Their Eyes Were Watching God</i> is required reading in high schools and colleges and cited as a formative influence by Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou. …

Black History

Starring Serena Williams as Herself

On a gray, gloomy Wednesday in Manhattan, Serena Williams was swaddled in bath towels to stay warm in an air-conditioned corner suite on the 41st floor of the Lotte New York Palace Hotel. The room’s normally panoramic view had been obscured by dense fog, making it a challenge to see even across the …

The watermelon diet can help you lose weight fast this summer. Have you tried it yet?

The watermelon diet can help you lose weight fast this summer. Have you tried it yet?<p>Pixabay.com<p>Going on a diet is a difficult thing to do in the …

The Witness: Clara Ester, the Lorraine Motel and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

MEMPHIS – It’s 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968. In a minute, on a motel balcony, America’s greatest civil rights leader and most famous advocate of non-violence will be shot to death.<p>This story is about what it was like to witness the death of Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel. And about how, over …

Former and current Jayhawks react to KU's win over Duke, spot in Final Four | All Eyes on KU

For the first time since 2012, the Kansas basketball team is back in the Final Four. Headed to San Antonio, a familiar destination for some former …

San Antonio

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analyzing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

The 25 Best True Crime Books Every Person Should Read

Because nonfiction is often sometimes more terrifying and unsettling.<p>For every suspense novel that shocks and awes readers, there are real life stories that make fiction seem tame and predictable. True crime is a loaded genre: The best authors do not sensationalize violence and human suffering, but …

Books

Barack and Michelle Obama's Official Portraits are Stunning

Kehinde Wiley's work is instantly recognizable, with its vibrant patterns and evocative use of color. Known for "picturing young black people in …

Rosa Parks' Activism Goes Beyond What You've Been Taught, According To 'Behind The Movement's Meta Golding

She's been called a legend, a hero, and even a game-changer, but Rosa Parks' story goes way beyond what you've been taught in school. Before the …

The Reason the Patriots Always Come Back

There are about three seconds when everyone waits. It’s the momentary pause after practice when Bill Belichick decides whether the Patriots will run …

Is ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ the Most Radical Show on TV?

On a soundstage deep in the hills of Los Angeles one morning last August, RuPaul Charles and several drag queens made their way to a set that had been transformed into a simulacrum of the reality-TV show “The Bachelor.” Lacy strands of lights dripped down plastic boxwood hedges, and a row of white …

The True Story of Gianni Versace's Murder

Twenty years ago, South Beach, Florida was not a place that catered to early risers. It was a beach-cavorting, nightclub-dancing, hedonistic scene …

Crime

All the ways you can make a difference this MLK Day

<b>(CNN) —</b> Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not just a federal holiday where you take off work. It's also meant to be a national day of service -- a time for action. "You can have a person in your own house that needs help. Your neighbor needs help. That is the whole premise," said Carmen Coya van-Duijn …

Black History

The Shot That Echoes Still

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, fifty years ago this April, marked a blow to the struggle for racial equality from which the nation has still not healed. In an essay published in Esquire in April 1972, James Baldwin reflected on attending the funeral, and how King’s death signaled the …