Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Unequal Protection Under the Law: Killings of Black Men Ruled Justifiable Eight Times More Often...

A sentiment within the Black community is that it is open season on Black men, that they are killed by police, by vigilantes with reckless abandon. One need only look at the anecdotal evidence,...

Charlottesville Is Part of A Continuum of White Supremacist Domestic Terror In America

Finally, America has discovered white supremacy. The recent “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia was a gathering of alt-right, neo-Nazis, Klan and other extremists, but also more mainstream college Republicans, rightwing activists and intellectuals,...

Ghana Launches Its First Satellite As Part of A New Era of African Space...

African nations have entered the space race, with Ghana as the most recent example of this bold technological achievement. Built by a group of engineers from All Nations University College (ANUC) in Ghana — Benjamin Bonsu, Ernest...

Is ‘Trump TV’ Providing the President with a Dictatorship-Style Propaganda System?

Although many people may not even realize it, President Donald Trump is using the power of the government to enable further corporate consolidation of the public airwaves, a takeover by a pro-Trump media company with...

Can a Second Black President Make a Difference? These Three Potential Candidates Think They...

With barely seven months into the Trump White House, already there are rumblings about the 2020 presidential race. On the Republican side, politicians are waging a shadow campaign, smelling blood in the water in...

Legislation Criminalizing ‘BDS’ Boycott of Palestinian Occupation Has Implications For Black Protest Movements

A new piece of legislation working its way through the Senate has drawn attention for its attempt to criminalize boycotts against Israel. The bill would make it a felony punishable by a fine and...

The Failed Attempt to Repeal Obamacare Is a Culmination of Republican White Resentment Politics

In whatever version it was in, the now failed attempt at Trumpcare, the complete repeal of Obamacare, “repeal and replace,” or the "skinny repeal," the plan by Republican congressional leaders and President Donald Trump...

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...

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