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Million Man March

Justice or Else Rally Brings Millennials Together (Video)

GVH Live | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices
GVH Live

Despite the lack of media coverage leading up to the event, the message was clearly received. Thousands still peacefully gathered on The National Mall where harmony, institutional reform and human rights were demanded.

Justice or Else Rally Brings Millennials Together

GVH Live | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
GVH Live

On the 16th day of October 1995, Nation of Islam's Leader Louis Farrakhan called African American men to the National Mall to take heed to his message of commitment to serving as strong pillars not only in the household, but in the black community.

Participating in HIStory: 5 Things My Son Will Appreciate About Attending the Million Man March Once He Is Older

Patrice Tartt | Posted 10.15.2015 | Black Voices
Patrice Tartt

My son had the opportunity to make history, which is now HIS story that he can share once he gets older. With all that has been going on, and to be able to stand with thousands, leaders and celebrities included, is monumental within itself.

Million Man March, Media Coverage and Misogyny

Rev. Dominique C. Atchison | Posted 10.15.2015 | Black Voices
Rev. Dominique C. Atchison

I wouldn't be mad if there were a Million Man March every year. Yet I hope that when this and other like gatherings happen we can do the work and stay with the goal of uplifting black men. I hope we can do this without the need to push down any "type" of black woman.

A 20-Year Journey From the Million Man March to 'Justice or Else' | Posted 10.13.2015 | Black Voices

The ideological and political formations that have fueled Black progress are messy with the particulars of each person's lived experience and beliefs. When forged in operational unity, however, it has been exactly these asymmetrical formations that have been the most terribly effective.

We Celebrated My Little Brother Justice At The Justice Or Else March

Lakin Starling | Posted 10.13.2015 | Black Voices
Lakin Starling

From the moment he arrived to the march, we shifted our individual energies towards Justice. We'd come together to be a part of the historic moment but we were mostly there to support his presence while we planted seeds in his growing consciousness of self.

This Year's Million Man March Transcended The Nation Of Islam’s Involvement

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, took the stage at the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March on Saturday, there...

Black Men Rally In D.C. For 20th Anniversary Of Million Man March

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 10.10.2015 | Black Voices

  WASHINGTON (AP) -- Black men from around the nation are gathering on the National Mall to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man Ma...

Striking Images Reflect On Historic 1995 'Million Man March'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 10.09.2015 | Black Voices

October 16, 1995 was a historic day.  It marked the occasion of the memorable Million Man March, when black Americans from across the c...

A Tale of Two Pilgrimages

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 10.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Autumn is a lovely time to visit the nation's capital. Here I look at contrasting visits by two prominent faith leaders.

Farrakhan Remembers The Day A Million Men Stood Up | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices

The Million Man March showed that we could come together and love each other. The legacy that what we established on that day needs to be analyzed, because if we can do it for a day, we can do it for a week, a month, a year, and that is the beginning of a brand-new reality of a Black life.

Why I March! #JusticeOrElse

Russell Simmons | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Russell Simmons

We have little time to argue over the man or one individual, when our people are dying every day, at the hands of our system or at the hands of each other.

'Justice or Else' for Black, Brown and Indigenous Americans

Erica Garner | Posted 10.01.2015 | Black Voices
Erica Garner

We all know that I haven't gotten justice, but that doesn't mean that I'm not going to keep fighting for it. This struggle is much larger than me. We have seen our voting rights stripped right along with our humanity. And it is time that we join together to say, "Enough is enough. We want justice -- or else!"

Will And Jada Pinkett Smith Donate $150,000 To Million Man March Event | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.15.2015 | Black Voices

On Tuesday, Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke at Philadelphia’s Tindley Temple United Methodist Church to mobilize support for the 20th anniversar...

As Protests Continue, The First Family Talk 'Race' in People Magazine

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 02.17.2015 | Media
Kimberly Cooper

This is the first time our generation has spoken so outwardly on race relations and police brutality in the U.S., garnering both national and international press. If the Obamas are now sharing about racism, we need more than "sound-bites" and we shouldn't have to be baited or pay to read them.

LOOK: Black History Photo Of The Day

Posted 12.05.2014 | Black Voices

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots o...

The Time Is Now: State by State Referendum on Gun Control

Ru Freeman | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Ru Freeman

We cannot wait for national legislation. We must take our grief to the streets, state by state, neighborhood by neighborhood, door by door, voice by voice, until we create for ourselves, not the nation we bemoan but the culture we are proud to have created. It is time to vote.

David Sands

Mobile Museum Takes Black History To The Streets | David Sands | Posted 04.02.2012 | Detroit

Khalid el-Hakim is a teacher with two classrooms. Much of the time he teaches social studies at Detroit Lions Academy on the city's east side, but his...

Occupy the Dream

Michael Carmichael | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

Yesterday was the day the American Civil Rights Movement merged their hopes and dreams with Occupy Wall Street.

D.C.'s Top Rallies, Protests And Events: Using Metro As A Measure

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.11.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- While the Occupy DC and "Stop the Machine" protests in the nation's capital have received plenty of media attention, they haven't quite ...

The Road to Nowhere: Tracing Farrakhan's Anti-Jewish Paranoia

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Louis Farrakhan had his chance to reach out to mainstream America at the Million Man March on Washington in 1995, but he has since completely squandered that.

Barack Obama and the American Dream

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauri Lyons

The past four decades have been a mixture of social growing pains and progress. Even with that said, most people never believed that a Black man would become the President.

The Corporate Lobbyists Behind the Tea Parties

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Before any media accepts the idea that the "tea parties" are just a grassroots outpouring of populist sentiment, they ought to take a look behind the curtain.