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Restore honor to America on August 29, 2010

New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.Photo: NOAAOn Aug. 28, 1955, Emmitt Till was killed in Mississippi, and the shocking photos published in JET Magazine of his open casket funeral catalyzed the civil rights movement. On Aug. 28, 1963, at the March for Jobs and Freedom in Washington, D.C., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I have a Dream" speech. On Aug. 28, 2005 Hurricane Katrina hit the shores of the Gulf Coast, and on the morning of the 29th, the levees broke flooding New Orleans' lower 9th Ward and other areas of the city. This year, Glenn Beck, a Fox …

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This 9/11, urban communities remember and serve

This September 11th, communities are honoring those who lost their lives eight years ago by participating in service activities. Churches, schools, and community groups are holding nearly 100 Green the Block service events in more than 24 states. All across the nation, people are choosing to act on encouragement instead of discouragement, on hope instead of despair. Both of us are often asked to speak for those who have no voice, and to remind others of those who are often forgotten. We are asked to respond to the frustrations of our communities and fulfill the aspirations of those who are …

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