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Beyoncé appeared on stage decked out in apparel with black power emblems.
The most popular movie in the world is about black power and our schools are still segregated.
This is King navigating hecklers, cynics, and detractors; fighting for the gospel of nonviolence amid bloody uprisings in cities across America, and against the rising tide of black power, as espoused by younger leaders like Stokely Carmichael.
That trip exposed profound differences of opinion with Stokely Carmichael, the head of the Student NonViolent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC, who emphasized black power and in no way believed in nonviolence as a moral imperative the way King did.
The ideas of socialism and black power are discussed with a sense of urgency that hadn’t been seen since the days of Public Enemy.
As a symbol of black solidarity, excellence and empowerment, could the Wakanda salute, then, become an overtly political gesture comparable to the black power fist adopted by the Black Panther Party in the 20th century?
The number of white and black hate groups has surged under President Trump, with white nationalists emboldened by the president’s election and black power groups rising in response, the Southern Poverty Law Center says in a new report.
Carmichael’s black power position is clear when his followers refuse to let a white Harlem resident join the march.
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Definition of black power for English Language Learners
: the use of political and economic power by African-Americans especially as part of a social movement to promote equality and racial justice in the 1960s
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