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Brennan Williams

Nina Simone's Daughter Says New Documentary About Her Mother Gets It Right | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.29.2015 | Black Voices

After a decade in development, Nina Simone’s authorized documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” was released in select theaters and on Netfl...

Samantha Lachman

New Nina Simone Documentary Recalls Past Struggles While Echoing Present | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Black Voices

While watching "What Happened, Miss Simone?" -- a new documentary about the legendary singer-songwriter Nina Simone -- it's almost impossible not to t...

Birmingham Church Bombing: The Memorial's Unreported Sidebar

David Tereshchuk | Posted 11.18.2013 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Out of an unbearable instance of humanity's capacity for inhumanity there grew a great energizing of common purpose among people of good will, wherever they might have come from.

Have the Darkest Moments Passed?

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

The undervaluing of black lives and race-based hate crimes remain a critical issue. How can a people be truly free if they are dehumanized, and even killed, because of their race, and often without consequence?

Rice, Holder Honoring Birmingham Bombing Anniversary

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Hundreds of people black and white, many holding hands, filled an Alabama church that was bombed by the Ku Klux Klan 50 years...

Danielle Cadet

Empathy v. Embarrassment: How Four Little Girls Fought A War With Their Lives | Danielle Cadet | Posted 09.15.2013 | Black Voices

On Sunday, Sept. 15, 1963, in Birmingham, Ala., at 10:22 a.m., a bomb exploded at the 16th Street Baptist Church. The blast, erupting from the church'...

Two Weeks Later

Vincent Intondi | Posted 11.14.2013 | Black Voices
Vincent Intondi

For the last few weeks, many have commemorated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. However, one must ask, will the media and ordinary citizens be equally passionate about covering the anniversary of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing?

The Story Of The Shards Of Stained Glass From 16th Street Baptist Church

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 09.14.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) They were among the youngest martyrs of the civil rights movement, four young black girls — three 14-year-olds and one 11-year-old ...

Condoleezza Rice Recalls Racial Attack That Killed Childhood Friend

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2013 | Black Voices

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Sept 13 (Reuters) - When a church bombing killed four young black girls on a quiet Sunday morning ...

Choir To Voice The Words Of Birmingham's 'Unsung'

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 11.13.2013 | Black Voices

-- Seeking inspiration for a musical commission to mark the 50th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, composer Yotam Haber turned t...

The Racial Ghosts of the Birmingham Church Bombing Still Haunt America

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.13.2013 | Crime
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The commemoration of the bombing presents yet another chance for federal and state prosecutors to permanently close the book on all the nation's old unsolved racial murders. Without that, the ghosts of that atrocious past will continue to haunt America.

They Reminisce Over You, My God: For Addie Mae, Cynthia, Carole, and Denise

Michael W. Waters | Posted 11.11.2013 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

Though the story is well-documented, often lost in the historicity of this tragedy is its enduring humanity: those left behind to grieve and mourn life lost and security disturbed.

Congress Honors Historic Bombing Victims

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House and Senate leaders on Tuesday awarded Congress' highest civilian honor to four girls killed in the Alabama church bombing nea...

Birmingham Church Bombing Families Split Over Honor

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 06.12.2013 | Black Voices

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Relatives of four black girls killed when Ku Klux Klan members bombed an Alabama church are split over how to mark the crime 50 ye...

When Technology Isn't the Answer

Randy Turner | Posted 03.13.2013 | Education
Randy Turner

Next year, my eighth graders, for the first time, will have iPads. Technology is here, no matter what trepidations we have with it. With all of the world's information at our fingertips, the future is here, but at what cost?