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Earlier this month, we reported on the 1908 Race Riot in Springfield and what's being done to remember and reconcile 110 years after the violence broke out. As part of that reporting, we spoke with Kelly Wickham Hurst, CEO and founder of the advocacy organization Being Black at School.

It's been 110 years since the 1908 Race Riot erupted in Springfield. The violence and its aftermath inspired the founding of the NAACP, the prominent civil rights organization. A number of groups in the city recognized and remembered the violence and lives lost in a series of public events earlier this month. There are also plans to ensure more recognition in the future of a violent period many residents say deserves more attention.

Debunking the Myth of the U.S. As a Colorblind/Post-Racial Society

Jan 28, 2016
Rich Egger

The white racial frame is a sociological concept developed largely by sociologist Joe E. Feagin. It takes us beyond the more commonly applied concepts of racial "prejudice" and bias when examining race. It affords a deeper, broader analysis of systemic racism.

The Heroism and Activism of Mamie Till-Mobley

Sep 3, 2015
Wikipedia

Last week was the 60th anniversary of the murder of a young boy, a murder that changed the world. And, the reason we even know about the murder, the reason we know his name, is because of his mother.

Rachel Otwell

The holidays can bring out the compassionate side of people.

Rich Egger

Demonstrators marched through the Western Illinois University campus in Macomb to protest for rights they feel are being eroded.