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Trump Ignores the Future of Clean Energy to Hang on to the Past of...

President Trump’s announcement that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement is reckless and short-sighted. By doing so, he is passing along the burden of environmental stewardship to future generations —including my daughter —...

Successful Business Owner Seeks to Pay It Forward with Six-City Franchise Contest Worth $3 Million...

You never know who you’ll find generating ways to share opportunities for others. Take Donnie P., the founder and operator A Caring Home Services franchises in several locations. This week in Atlanta, he’s offering a lucrative franchise...

Home-to-Prison Pipeline: The Parents Role In Protecting Their Children from Prison

There is a great deal of concern about the school-to-prison pipeline and rightfully so. Our children are being arrested, detained and imprisoned at a staggeringly disproportionate rate compared to every other group. No doubt, there...

Activist Pens Open Letter to Steve Harvey: Flint Water Crisis Is No Laughing Matter

Steve Harvey, I actually used to enjoy your country humor and down-home jokes until recently when I had to check myself for confusing ignorance with comedy. All this time, I was duped into believing that Steve...

Atlanta Filmmaker Continues to Explore the School-to-Prison Pipeline with Third Installment of Documentary Series 

Julia Bond once said, “Violence is Black children going to school for 12 years and receiving six years' worth of education.” With incredible nuance and skill, award-winning filmmaker Rahiem Shabazz expresses the same sentiments in...

Afro-Colombia City Burns In Protest As Citizens Fight for Basic Human Rights

Last week, images of massive demonstrations, tear gas, riot police and tanks once again filled social media. While many of the pictures and videos resembled the recent #BlackLivesMatter uprisings in Ferguson, New York and...

Build and Fight: The Program and Strategy of Cooperation Jackson

The fundamental program and strategy of Cooperation Jackson is anchored in the vision and macro-strategy of the Jackson-Kush Plan. The Jackson-Kush Plan, as you will read later in this book, was formulated by the...

Action-Oriented Afrikan Education: Freedom Home Academy Opens In Atlanta!

Freedom Home Academy is an Afrikan-centered, independent school intended to build Afrikan children to be exceptional leaders and entrepreneurs, academically intense, disciplined and conscientious human beings. Its organic approach concentrates on reading, comprehension, vocabulary,...

To Create True, Lasting Wealth and Power, Black People Must Adopt a ‘Cooperative’ Mindset

One of the mistakes the Black "conscious community" keeps making is promoting the concept that we all need to be entrepreneurs and that Black people shouldn’t be relying on government jobs and weekly paychecks. We...

The United States and Our Russian Obsession: An Interview with Margaret Kimberley

In this interview, journalist Daniel Falcone talks to writer and activist Margaret Kimberley to discuss the mainstream media’s obsession with Russia and its alleged U.S. election interference. She talks about the irresponsibility and potential...

Remembering the Forgotten Organizations that Fought for Black Power

When we think of the Black Power and civil rights movements of the 1950s/1960s/1970s, we usually think of figures like Martin Luther King and Angela Davis, and organizations like the Black Panther Party and the...

Vincent Fort Mayoral Interview Full Transcript

Below is the full unedited transcript of the interview with mayoral candidate Vincent Fort held on March 10, 2017, at the offices of Atlanta Black Star.  Present for interview from Atlanta Black Star: Neil Nelson, co-founder...

Cathy Woolard Mayoral Interview Full Transcript

Below is the full unedited transcript of the interview with mayoral candidate Cathy Woolard held on March 22, 2017, at the offices of Atlanta Black Star.  Present for interview from Atlanta Black Star: Neil Nelson, co-founder...

Teaching Black Power at an HBCU and the Journey to Undo the Miseducation

This semester, at a historically Black college, I taught a course on African liberation movements that, in part, examined how such activism in Africa influenced Black Power across the globe. Most of the students...

A Society Without Prisons: Envisioning the Radical Philosophy of Angela Davis

Over the past decade, we have experienced a resurgence of interest in social justice as the movement for Black lives continues to grow. Black Lives Matter and other activist networks have galvanized the public...

The Trauma of the Prison Pipeline for Black Women and Girls 

Barack Obama made history in 2015 by becoming the first sitting president to visit a federal prison in an attempt to bring attention to his call for reform of the criminal justice system and reduce...

A Progressive Future for America & How We Can Overcome a Trump Presidency

Following Trump’s election came the blame game. The Democratic Party establishment — after backing the weakest candidate possible (and sabotaging the one known to have more of a chance at victory) — has begun to...

In These Times of Heightened Stress and Activism, It’s Vital That We Take Care...

By Victor Narro and Chaumtoli Huq Law at the Margins, as part of its #FaithJustice series, hosted a much-needed and innovative online discussion on the importance of integrating self-care and community care in our work...

The Young Lords and Health Care Reform: Why It Matters Today

The pages of history overflow with tales of white American heroes. Rehashed again and again is the story of courageous white men who stand up to the establishment to make change. It is only...

Michael Sterling Mayoral Interview Full Trasncript

Below is the full unedited transcript of the interview with mayoral candidate Michael Sterling held on March 10, 2017, at the offices of Atlanta Black Star.  Present for interview from Atlanta Black Star: Neil Nelson, co-founder...

What Trump Sold White America

Trump espouses no political ideology. Not only is he not a true conservative, but he has also self-identified as a Democrat as recently as 2015. He talks of job creation but is a proponent...

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