Source: MATT CAMPBELL / Gettyvia BlackAmericaWeb:The public funeral for opera star Jessye Norman has been set for Saturday in Georgia and will feature tributes from actor Laurence Fishburne, civil rights activist Vernon Jordan and Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald. The funeral will be at the William B. Bell Auditorium in Augusta. A private interment will follow. There are two public viewings — on Thursday and Friday.
Published: 10:48 EDT, 30 September 2019 | Updated: 10:48 EDT, 30 September 2019 Joe Biden has insisted he doesn't want Barack Obama's endorsement in his third run for the presidency. But if history is any gauge, Obama had no intention of going out on a limb for his former VP this time around.
In 1963, Malcolm X, who advocated armed self-defense of black folk in the face of white supremacy, flayed Martin Luther King Jr., who preached nonviolent resistance to social injustice. “The white man pays Rev. Martin Luther King, subsidizes Rev. Martin Luther King, so that Rev. Martin Luther King can continue to teach the Negroes to be defenseless,” Malcolm charged. He was a “modern Uncle Tom.” Elsewhere, Malcolm dubbed King “the best weapon that the white man . . .
For @S_C_ upcoming 50th birthday & his years of contributions & creativity, I’ll be posting 50 Days of Jay. Lyrics, milestones, politics, hustling, battles, art, love, business, philanthropy, looking at ways JAY-Z, & hip-hop in general, has transformed America. @RocNation pic.twitter.com/CXezzYcwQo