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Pro-Gun, Pro-Labor and Anti-Racist, Redneck Revolt Is Trying to Steer Whites Away from Trump,...

In the era of right-wing populism, white Americans are not monolithic in their support of Trump but rather are reacting to the current circumstances in different ways. Donald Trump did garner a majority of whites'...

Why are Wealthy White Communities Forming Their Own School Districts?

Educational segregation is not a thing of the past but rather is alive and well more than six decades since the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education. Back then, Jim...

NAACP Is Challenged to Become Relevant Again to a New Generation, Can They Do...

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is known as the nation’s oldest civil rights organization. Launched in part as a response to the lynching of Black people across the United States at the time, the...

A Potent Symbol of Domestic Terror, the Noose Has Made a Comeback

The noose — that all-too-familiar symbol of hate, violence and death for Black people in the United States — never left the American landscape, but it is certainly experiencing a surge in popularity. New reports...

The High Graduation Rate of Black Students in Prince George County Maryland Has Brought...

America has a history of dictating that Black prosperity, excellence and empowerment must never be allowed to see the light of day. The latest possible story of this is emanating from Prince George’s County,...

From 15 Million Acres to 1 Million: How Black People Lost Their Land

At its height, Black land ownership was impressive. At the turn of the 20th century, formerly enslaved Black people and their heirs owned 15 million acres of land, primarily in the South, mostly used...

Tower Fire, White Terrorist Attack Bring Worldwide Attention to Britain’s Deeply Ingrained Racism Problem

As is the case in the United States, racism is a core element of the United Kingdom. Two recent tragedies in the European nation, the deadly burning of a West London apartment building and...

Two People Granted Clemency by Obama Return to Prison, Highlighting Need to Support Ex-Prisoner...

Two people who were granted clemency by President Barack Obama have returned to prison, highlighting the larger issue of recidivism, the role of clemency as only a partial solution and the needs of the...

Controversy Over Bust of Marcus Garvey Is A Reminder of Jamaica’s Conflicted Relationship with...

How do we honor our Black leaders? There is a controversy erupting in Jamaica over a depiction of Marcus Mosiah Garvey that raises questions over how we should remember our heroes, the significance of...

#HarlemIsHarlem: Community Is Up In Arms As Gentrifiers Move to Rebrand the Black Capital...

Are Black people losing Harlem to gentrification? And what is SoHa? Gentrifiers want to rename Harlem between 110th and 125th Streets SoHa for Southern Harlem. We have been here before. Welcome to the world...

Black Aboriginal Leaders Reject Symbolic Recognition In the Australian Constitution, Instead Demand Their Land...

May 27 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Australian Referendum, in which Australians voted to include Black people — known as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people — in the national census and to allow...

Fight Terrorism Or Control Resources: What’s the Real Reason for U.S.’s Increased Presence In Africa?

Although the Trump administration has not expressed much of an interest in Africa, the U.S. has an increased presence in the continent. As China has ramped up its economic presence and enlarged its footprint...

Louisiana, World Leader In Incarceration, Cannot Pay Its Public Defenders

What becomes of the poor when they are unable to afford access to justice? This question is being put to the test in the state of Louisiana with disastrous results. Although the U.S. Constitution...

Trump Creates a ‘Voter Fraud’ Commission, Taps a White Supremacist to Lead It

President Trump has signed an executive order to create a commission to address voter fraud. This is a nonexistent issue tied to Trump’s fallacious, unsubstantiated claims that millions of people voted illegally in the...

Rooted In Slavery, Private Prisons Make A Comeback Under Trump

President Obama announced the end of the use of private, for-profit prisons by the Federal Bureau of Prisons in light of abuses by prison companies and safety and security problems that are worse than...

MIT Economist: While the White, Wealthy Few Are Thriving, the Rest of America Is...

Much these days is said of income inequality in the U.S., of the gaping, ever-expanding chasm that separates the haves from the have nots, the rich from the poor, the 1 percent from everyone else....

The Resurgence of ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws and What It Could Mean for Black...

The criminalization of Black people and the use of white vigilantism as a weapon of violence against us are by no means a new concept in America. After all, violence and the very palpable threat of...

Massachusetts Court Dismisses 21,000 Drug Cases After State Chemist Falsified Evidence

In what is being described as the largest single dismissal of wrongful criminal convictions in U.S. history, a Massachusetts court has dismissed over 21,000 drug-related cases after it was discovered that a state crime lab...

AG Sessions: Forensic Science Panel That Helps Keep Innocent People Out of Prison Is Unnecessary

The Republican war on science has come to the U.S. Department of Justice, with the decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to eliminate the National Commission on Forensic Sciences (NCFS). The commission was started...

The South Has the Fastest-Growing Economies and the Least Economic Mobility for the Poor

The South is booming from an economic standpoint. For proof of this, one need only look at cities such as Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Dallas, Orlando and Raleigh to understand there is a new South....

With AG Sessions Calling for a Review of All Federal Consent Decrees, What Is...

The Trump White House is a law and order administration making good on its promises to get tough on crime, increase the police presence in the community and focus on the priorities of law...

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