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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...

How Empowering Women with New Skills Can Positively Change Their World

1. Learning New Skills Leads to Employment and Self-Sufficiency We teach women in low-income areas and underdeveloped nations new skills that provide additional employment and business opportunities. Learning to be a makeup artist or stylist...

What Role Does the Diaspora Play In the Development of Africa?

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, I had the pleasure of participating in a delegation organized by the Constituency for Africa (CFA), a leading education and advocacy organization in Washington D.C. This meeting was a continuation of...

Does a Black Actor Really Have to Be American to Accurately Portray Our Unique...

In a year with relatively few bright spots, one small but encouraging trend in 2017 is the rise of the Black auteur and the unambiguous success of films focused on the African-American experience.  From...

Three Actions NYC Mayor and Other Public Officials Must Take to Protect Its Citizens...

In the weeks since Donald Trump won the presidential election and assumed office, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has sought every opportunity to present himself as opposed to Trump. While de Blasio...

(Exclusive) Al Bartell: The Independent Atlanta Mayoral Candidate Who Hopes to Stem the Flow...

Atlanta Black Star's editorial staff is conducting a series of interviews with Atlanta mayoral candidates for the upcoming 2017 November election. After interviewing each candidate we will endorse one based on how their policy...

Al Bartell Mayoral Interview Full Trasnscript

Below is the full unedited transcript of the interview with mayoral candidate Al Bartell held on Feb. 16, 2017, at the offices of Atlanta Black Star.  Present for interview from Atlanta Black Star: Neil Nelson, co-founder...

4th Annual Us Lifting Us Summit to Focus on Black Economic Empowerment

"To re-engineer a New Black Economy." That is the sole mission of Us Lifting Us. In that stead, ULU will hold its fourth annual summit, the Ujamaa Power Summit, 2-8 p.m. Saturday, March 18...
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Why the ‘Sunken Place’ in Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Reminds Me of the Public...

*Contains "Get Out" Spoilers For those who have yet to see Jordan Peele's physiological thriller "Get Out," it is very much worth seeing. The movie uses horror to brilliantly critique and illustrate the covert white...

Are Names Really That Important? For Black People, the Answer Is a Resounding ‘Yes!’

The effects of the transatlantic slave trade still resonate within the Black community in America. Slavery was the total dehumanization of Black people through exploitation and brutality. One aspect of this was the stripping away...

Stop-and-Frisk: What To Expect Under Trump’s Administration  

Welcome to the dystopian reality that is Trump's America. Muslim people are barred from entering the country, the Dakota Access pipeline is forcefully built by executive order and a dividing wall may slice across...

Divine 9 Emoji App Personalizes Conversations for Black Sororities, Fraternities Even More

Stickers are available on social messaging apps like WeChat, Twitter and Facebook’s Messenger, as well as iMessages on iOS 1. You can send stickers as part of the conversation, like an emoji or emoticon,...

Who is Betsy DeVos?

With the recent confirmation of Republican Elisabeth “Betsy” DeVos as the U.S. Department of Education’s chief officer, many wonder what the billionaire’s nomination means for Black and low-income children. DeVos, an entrepreneur and charter...

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