August 17, 2015

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Beenetworknews History, Words and Actions Matter segment is for those individuals who may or may not be aware of this nation’s complete  history, understand the power of words, or the actions powered by the intentional misuse of words.  Issues surrounding  the Confederacy, African-Americans and the Justice System,  the U.S. Constitution or Unjust Policies all contribute to the civility and tolerance we show toward one another.  Many forget that as a democracy Americans must stand united to defend against threats from outside and inside its borders.  In addition, they  fail to remember that prejudice, bigotry, sexism or intolerance from within will not only divided us but surely contribute to our demise as a nation.

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In the mid 80’s I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing the civil rights leader Julian Bond.  I’ll always remember the dignified, intelligent and respectful manner in which he carried himself and treated others.  He was knowledgeable, charismatic and personable.  He encouraged journalist like myself to be truthful and dedicated to getting the facts right.  Bond believed in civil rights for all people.  An activist, politician and educator whom inspired generations of civil rights activist everywhere.    He will be greatly missed.  My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.


Julian Bond

January 14, 1940 – August 15, 2015. A portrait of Julian Bon by Eduardo Montes-Bradley

SOURCE:  MontaVistaDesign

A Conversation with Julian Bond, part 1 of 6

Uploaded on Mar 2, 2011

A Conversation with Julian Bond was produced by Stanford University’s Black Community Services Center.

Julian Bond is an American social activist and a leader in the American Civil Rights Movement. Mr. Bond helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the early 1960s; was the first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center; served 20 years in both houses of the Georgia Legislature; and from 1998 to 2010, served as chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Mr. Bond is also an author of books, the creator of a comic book, and a poet.

Hosted by: Judge LaDoris H. Cordell
Event producers: Jan Barker Alexander, Tony Essifile and Justin Key
Video producer: Susan Sievert

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zdgka…
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4XnRo…
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDv6BV…
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks3KV2…
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQCdPR…
Part 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVV8gQ…

SOURCE:  Beth Warshafsky

Dad Nominates Julian Bond at the 1968 Democratic Convention

Published on Dec 6, 2012

This is a short clip from the 1968 convention when my father nominated Julian Bond for Vice President from the floor of the Democratic Convention. It was a symbolic nomination, Julian Bond was too young to be Vice President, but it effectively refocused the televised convention back to the issues that brought people like Bond and my father and others to the national stage. The Wisconsin Delegation marched in support of the students and protestors who were being beaten in the streets.

SOURCE:  centralhcc


Published on Nov 21, 2013

A Lone Start EMMY nominated-video biography of the U.S. civil rights legend Julian Bond, which was shown before his keynote speech at the Houston Community College Black History Scholarship Gala in 2011. Produced and narrated by Debra Martine McGaughey. Editor: Mohamad Alobidey.

SOURCE: Runiverse360

Julian Bond…debuking America’s disillusion on racism…

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