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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...

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...

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