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Today In Black History: Feb. 27 – 15th Admendment February 27, 2009

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1869 – Congress adopted the 15th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, making it illegal for the U.S. or any single government to deny the right to vote “on account of race, color or previous condition of servitude.”

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Xtra Xtra: Malcolm X Quotes February 25, 2009

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Here are some Malcolm X quotes on various subjects.malcolmx2

Education

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”

Self Defense

“It doesn’t mean that I advocate violence, but at the same time, I am not against using violence in self-defense.  I don’t call it violence when it’s self-defense.  I call it intelligence.”

Freedom

“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”

Politics

“A new world order is in the making, and it is up to us to prepare ourselves that we may take our rightful place in it.”

Today In Black History: Feb. 21 – Malcolm X February 21, 2009

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1965 – Malcolm X was assassinated at Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom, 11 months after his split from Elijah Muhammad’s Nation of Islam.  Three black men were later convicted of the crime and sentenced to life imprisonment.

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Today In Black History: Feb. 11 – Nelson Mandela February 11, 2009

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1990 – Nelson Mandela is released from prison after serving 27 years in Robin Island in South Africa.  Mandela, who was a leader of the African National Congress, was convicted of sabotage and other crimes while leading the charge against apartheid.

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Profiles In Black: Desirée Rogers February 10, 2009

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Desirée Rogers is first African-American White House Social Secretary.  This New Orleans native is a Wellesley College and Harvard Business School graduate.

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In 1990 Rogers was appointed to run the Illinois State Lottery.  In 2000 she was named Cheif Marketing Officer of Peoples Energy and then Senior VP of Customer Service.  In 2004, Rogers was named President of Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas becaming the first African-American to hold that position.  And, in 2008 she was hired by Allstate Corporation to run a social networking initiative.

 

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