Monday, October 23, 2017
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Charleena Lyles’ Death Demonstrates Why Black People (With Mental Health Issues) Can’t Depend on...

Charleena Lyles tried to seek help. When the father of her two youngest children assaulted her in May 2016, she called the police. Two weeks later, he broke her car windows as she was...

When It Comes to Officer Misconduct, How Many Strikes Before They’re Out?

Ramarley Graham is just one of the Black men who might still be alive today if our country’s police departments were willing to hold their officers accountable for misconduct on the job. Graham was killed...

Bresha Meadows Case Demonstrates How Domestic Survivors Are Punished for Defending Themselves

After nearly a year of being dragged through the criminal justice system, it appears there might finally be some good news in the Bresha Meadows case. The 15-year-old was arrested and charged last year...

Environmental Racism Continues to Deny Black People a Chance for a Healthy Community

There's a reason why Black communities are most often the hosts for waste and sewage facilities, power plants and land fills. For years, our government got away with dumping in and degrading the environment...

Anti-Death Penalty Florida State Attorney Sues Governor for Reassigning Her Cases In Retaliation

Florida has a complicated history with capital punishment. The state leads the country in death-row exonerations and, since Florida Gov. Rick Scott has been in office, the state has been executing death-row prisoners at...

Despite Some Setbacks, HBCUs Remain a Much-Needed Option for Black Students

As Spelman College celebrates its 136th anniversary today, its legacy reminds us of the role historically Black colleges and universities play in the advancement of African-Americans and why we must preserve their significance in...

Neglected for Decades, French Guiana Demands Investments and Not Charity From France

Schools, businesses and roads shuttered in French Guiana last week as over 30 labor unions launched a general strike protesting high unemployment, crime and substandard public services. A collective called the “500 Brothers Against Delinquency”...

Georgia’s Special Election Could Be First Step Toward Turning Georgia Into a Swing State

While the Trump administration implodes over false wiretapping claims and foibled meetings with world leaders, politicians in the 6th Congressional District in Georgia are preparing for a special runoff election that has the potential...

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Flint Water Crisis Fading from Public Consciousness

It’s been three years since Flint, Mich., last had clean water. The crisis began in 2014, when it was discovered that the city’s recently switched water source to the Flint River was operating with...

Descendants of Dred Scott and Chief Justice Taney Push for Reconciliation on the 160th...

Today marks the 160th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Dred Scott decision, which declared that Black people, whether free or enslaved, were not American citizens and, therefore, had no legal standing to sue...

It’s Time to Stop Romanticizing the Civil Rights Movement and Get Real

With celebrations relegated to the shortest month of the year, Black history has been reduced to a highlight reel of America's proudest moments. While photos of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. linking arms to...

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