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9 Things You Should Know about Ruby Bridges and School Desegregation

Sixty years ago today, six-year-old Ruby Bridges became the first African American student to integrate an elementary school in the South. Here are nine things you should know about Bridges and the desegregation of U.S. public schools. 1. In a brief period after the Civil War, Black Americans in New Orleans gained numerous freedomsincluding the... Read more

Lucille Bridges, Mother of Iconic Civil Rights Activist Ruby Bridges, Has Passed Away | RELEVANT

Ruby Bridges announced that her mother, 86-year-old Lucille Bridges, passed away in New Orleans, Louisiana. The younger Bridges became the first Black student to attend an all-white New Orleans elementary school when she was 6-years-old and is the subject of one of the most iconic images in the American Civil Rights movement. Lucille Bridges walked... Read more

Overcoming sectarianism with peace: ABTS builds bridges in Lebanon – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) —Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) seeks to foster dialogue and cooperation between sects to create greater unity and peace throughout Lebanon. Historic Roots Lebanon has 18 officially recognized religious sects. Martin Accad, chief academic officer of ABTS, says sectarianism has a long history in the country. Our sectarian system is to some extent... Read more

Jeff Bridges Has Revealed That He’s Been Diagnosed With Lymphoma | RELEVANT

Oscar winning actor and all around good guy Jeff Bridges took to social media to announce that he’s been diagnosed with lymphoma. “I have been diagnosed with Lymphoma,” Bridges tweeted. “Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good. Im starting treatment... Read more

Chadwick Boseman Bumped Up Sienna Miller’s ’21 Bridges’ Salary With His Own Paycheck | RELEVANT

The gender pay gap remains a very real and troubling issue in Hollywood (and everywhere else), with women consistently drawing vastly smaller sums than their male co-stars. Such was the case in21 Bridges, one of Chadwick Boseman’s final roles and a film he helped produce. And now, his co-star Sienna Miller tells Empire that not... Read more

Leon Bridges Has Released ‘Sweeter’, a Haunting New Ode to the Agony of Racism | RELEVANT Magazine

Leon Bridges has a new album in the works, but was moved to share the song “Sweeter” which he performed with Terrace Martin given the death of George Floyd. “The death of George Floyd was the straw that broke the camels back for me,” Bridges wrote as part of a longer statement on Instagram.... Read more