race relations http://wamc.org en Remembering The March And The Dream http://wamc.org/post/remembering-march-and-dream <p></p><p>Community organizations, labor unions, and individuals from throughout the Hudson Valley and the Capital Region are coming together this evening to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.</p><p>Groups will assemble for a night of remembrance, celebration, and discussion for the future of the civil rights movement. They'll commemorate the march and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:53:10 +0000 Dave Lucas 72407 at http://wamc.org Remembering The March And The Dream Berkshire Residents Discuss Race Issues In Wake Of Zimmerman Verdict http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-residents-discuss-race-issues-wake-zimmerman-verdict <p></p><p>An event in Pittsfield Monday night served as a reflection and call to action and service in honor of the 150<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the March on Washington. But during a discussion forum, community members were very much focused on current events.</p><p></p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:43:42 +0000 Lucas Willard 69360 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Residents Discuss Race Issues In Wake Of Zimmerman Verdict NAACP Warns Churches Could Be Targets Of Election Related Hate Crimes http://wamc.org/post/naacp-warns-churches-could-be-targets-election-related-hate-crimes <p>Civil rights leaders in Springfield Massachusetts, where a black church was burned four years ago, are urging local churches to be on guard as election day approaches. &nbsp;WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Springfield branch of the NAACP has sent a 19 page security guide to more than 100 churches in western Massachusetts. The Springfield NAACP president, Rev. Talbert Swan said the organization is concerned that African American churches &nbsp;could be the targets of hate crimes should President Obama be re-elected.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 22:15:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 48774 at http://wamc.org NAACP Warns Churches Could Be Targets Of Election Related Hate Crimes Some of My Best Friends Are Black http://wamc.org/post/some-my-best-friends-are-black <p>We speak with Tanner Colby about his new book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/067002371X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=067002371X&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=067002371X" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:35:27 +0000 Joe Donahue 42856 at http://wamc.org Some of My Best Friends Are Black Housing Discrimination Complaints Rising http://wamc.org/post/housing-discrimination-complaints-rising <p><font size="2">Civil rights authorities say they&#39;ve seen a serious uptick in housing discrimination complaints in Massachusetts.&nbsp; Its further fall out from the foreclosure crisis.&nbsp; WAMC&#39;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.<br /> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 19:55:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 36783 at http://wamc.org Housing Discrimination Complaints Rising