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King hoped to enlighten Kennedy on civil rights

Posted: Oct. 16, 2017 | Tags: African-Americans

Kennedy and King

 

John F. Kennedy’s relationships with staunch segregationist George Wallace and Mississippi Gov. J.P. Coleman made him an unlikely presidential candidate for black America, Steven Levingston, author of “Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor and the Battle Over Civil Rights," said in a recent talk at the Newseum.

Kennedy was concerned with courting black voters during his run for the presidency in 1960 because, in addition to these relationships, “he had never been outspoken on civil rights,” said Levingston, the nonfiction book editor at The Washington Post.  

Kennedy eventually reached out to actor Harry Belafonte for an endorsement ...

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Images of black women skew negative, study finds

Posted: Sept. 22, 2017 | Tags: African-Americans

“NPC”

Photo by Angela Swartz, IRW

Dana Gills, Saidah Grimes, Erin Horne McKinney, Kendra Hatcher King, Charisse L'Pree Corsbie-Massay and Candace Queen discuss depictions of African-American women in the media.

WASHINGTON — Only 13 percent of African-American and Caucasian millennial women think African-American women are portrayed positively in the media.

That’s just one statistic from a new study on depictions of African-American women in advertising, news, reality TV and other media. 

“We’re in such a great time of black-girl magic. It’s not the best portrayals of us, but they’re multifaceted.” — Erin Horne McKinney, Black Female Founders

 

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King hoped to enlighten Kennedy on civil rights

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tried to influence John F. Kennedy in his run for president because he saw Kennedy as far removed from the realities of blacks in America, according to a new book on the relationship between the two powerful men. 


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