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The Insular Cases: Why Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Are Colonies and...

The post-hurricane devastation facing Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the lack of attention being paid by the federal government to necessary relief efforts. The lack of media attention to the death...
Civil Rights Lawsuit

The Civil Rights Lawsuit Against the Orleans Parish D.A. Is Another Reason To Take...

At a time when the abuses and inequities of the U.S. criminal justice system are increasingly scrutinized, a federal civil rights lawsuit filed in New Orleans reminds us that prosecutors have a great deal...
proportional representation

Proportional Representation Could Open Door to More Black Political Power

With the debate over gerrymandering making its way through the Supreme Court, and voter suppression very much a reality, the issue of fair representation for Black people remains in need of solutions. This as...

The Black Community Must Come to Terms With the Problem of Bullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying among and against Black youth poses a continual problem to our community as both victim and the aggressor. As reported last year, 8-year-old Jordan Jackson was told, "You need...

FBI Warns of ‘Black Identity Extremists’, As White Supremacists and Mass Shooters Run Rampant

In an example of curious timing, when white mass shooters and white supremacist terror groups have captured national attention in Charlottesville, Las Vegas and elsewhere, the FBI has focused its priorities on what it...
gerrymandering and voter suppression

As Gerrymandering and Voter Suppression Spread, How Do the People Regain Control Over Their...

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case of Gill v. Whitford, a political gerrymandering case in Wisconsin, in which Republicans rewrote the state’s district lines, Democrats are contending, for partisan and unconstitutional...
NRA and White Mass Shooters

In a Country of White Domestic Terrorists, the NRA Wants to Make Sure They...

In the United States, white people are the dominant group that produces homegrown domestic terrorists. The most recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, in which a white gunman named Stephen Paddock opened fire on...
Octavius V. Catto

Monumental Man: Martyred Activist Catto at Last Memorialized by Statue in Philadelphia

At a time when historically tone-deaf monuments to Confederate leaders, slave owners, genocidal explorers and other beacons of white supremacy occupy public attention, the city of Philadelphia has erected its first monument to a...
West Papua

West Papua: Forgotten Victims of Indonesian Oppression Take Case for Freedom to World Stage

The ongoing struggle for independence in Indonesian-controlled West Papua continues, as the people fight back against five decades of brutality, terror and genocide. This was brought to light when a petition with the signatures...
Coltran Smartphones

The Mining of Coltan: Chances are Your Smartphone Was Manufactured With African Blood

People may not realize that their iPhone or Samsung Galaxy smartphone may have been manufactured via the killing of African people and the fueling of armed conflict. There are billions of cellphones in the...
African Judges British Colonial Wigs

50 Years After Colonial Rule, African Judges Still Wear Symbol of Oppression On Their...

Although it has been a half-century since the British left Africa and Black people liberated themselves from colonial rule, some remnants of colonialism remain, and bad habits, apparently, are hard to break. A case...

Trump Conducting Free-Swinging Assault on Press and Black Journalists are in the Crosshairs

The First Amendment, with its guarantees of freedom of speech and freedom of the press, is among the most cherished rights in U.S. democracy. President Donald Trump, his administration and surrogates have faced criticism...
Australian colonial statues

Aboriginal People Say the Australian Colonial Statues are Symbols of Racism and Must Go

Indigenous Australians Struggle To Tear Down Colonial Statues and Reclaim 65,000 Years of History. Although much attention has been paid to the many statues and monuments to the Confederacy in the United States, and...
White Majority

The End of America’s White Majority Is Near: What are the Implications?

It was a long time coming, but by every measure, America’s white majority is coming to an end. What are the implications? Last year, data released by the U.S. Census Bureau found that the non-Hispanic...
Stephen A. Smith and Jason Whitlock

Stephen A. Smith and Jason Whitlock: Sports Personalities Make Mockery of Black Athlete Activism

Among the most prominent Black personalities in media today are Stephen A. Smith of ESPN, and Jason Whitlock of Fox Sports 1. Both television sports commentators represent moderate to conservative voices with a pro-status...
Fraternal Order Police

Does the Fraternal Order of Police Have A Black People Problem?

Recently, John McNesby, the president of Philadelphia chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), drew criticism for calling Black Lives Matter “a pack of rabid animals.” He made the remarks at a pro-police...

How the American Jim Crow System Inspired Hate and the Alt-Right

Although it is common knowledge that modern-day Nazis in America draw their inspiration from Nazi Germany, far less widely known is that the Jim Crow South inspired Hitler. For all the outrage over the...

Have Religious Leaders Been Too Complacent In the Fight Against Racial Discrimination? Some Say...

The rise of the so-called alt-right movement has brought attention to alt-Christianity, the present-day theological underpinnings of a rebranded white nationalist movement. An assemblage of white supremacist, Klan, neo-Nazi and other groups, supportive of...

Reading, Writing, Racist: Thousands of Black Students Attend Schools Named for Confederate Figures

While much of the attention around symbolism in honor of the Confederacy has centered around Confederate monuments, statues and the flag itself, there are many schools across the U.S. named after Confederate leaders. The...

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,...

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