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‘Injustice to Humanity’: A Record of Brutal Arrests, Death of Black Man Puts Spotlight...

Penns Grove, New Jersey, has a police problem. The most recent issue is the arrest of a police officer for kicking a handcuffed Latino man in the face. George Manganaro, 29, a patrolman with...

Not All Monuments are Created Equal as Trump Allows Mining and Drilling on Native...

Apparently, not all monuments are created equal, at least from the standpoint of President Trump and leaders in Congress. As Trump champions the preservation of Confederate monuments that pay homage to white supremacy and...
African Sold into Slavery

World Outraged as More Reports of Africans Being Sold into Slavery in Libya Surface

African people are being auctioned off in Libya like chattel. The revelation that smugglers are buying and selling Sub-Saharan migrants in open-air slave markets in the North African country is a reminder that human...
Police Corruption

Was a Baltimore Police Officer Killed By His Own to Stop Him from Testifying...

A Baltimore police officer was killed with his own gun the day before he was scheduled to testify in a corruption case involving his own department, fueling speculation the killing was an inside job...

Israel Gives African Migrants A Choice: Accept Deportation or Indefinite Imprisonment

As President Trump makes plans to deport up to 55,000 Haitian immigrants out of the United States, his right-wing ally in Israel has similar plans to resolve his own refugee problem. Israeli prime minister...
Chicago Police

After Discovery of Corrupt Chicago Police Planting Evidence, An Unlikely Hero Begins the Process...

There are signs of a sea change in Chicago, long known as a center for police brutality and corruption. This is a city whose Black and low-income citizens have had much to fear from...
Cash Bail

The New Poor Houses, Cash Bail Is Ruining the Lives of the Accused

The socioeconomic inequality and racial injustices of American society are evident in that great processing plant of Black, Brown and poor bodies known as the criminal justice system. One of the key drivers of...
Paradise Papers

The Paradise Papers: How the Financial Elite Play a Shell Game To Stay Ahead...

The Paradise Papers detail perhaps one of the greatest economic injustices of which many have not heard, yet involve an economic issue that affects everyone. The documents are 13 million leaked financial records from Appleby,...
U.S. Military Mass shooters

Is Military Service a Factor in Turning People into Mass Shooters?

The most recent mass shooting in America, in which Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire on First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas — killing 26 and wounding 20 — once again focuses attention on...
Philadelphia School System

Can Philadelphia’s Retaking of its Its Local School System Become a Model for Community...

After 16 years, Philadelphia is retaking control of its public schools from the state government. For the eighth-largest school district in the nation, the news is encouraging, as local control brings with it the...
Police Killings in Brazil

Black Life Is Cheap In Brazil as Police Kill 4,224 People In One Year...

The police in the United States are killing civilians at an alarming rate, and the problem of police abuse is well reported. In Brazil — the largest Black country outside of the African continent,...
Confederate Monuments

United Daughters of the Confederacy Led A Campaign to Build Monuments and Whitewash History

More than 150 years since the end of the Civil War, the United States has been unable to come to terms with a war that claimed 750,000 lives and was fought over the cause...
Failed State

Is America Turning Into A Failed State?

The concept of a failed state is one which is often associated with nonwhite and Third World countries, whether developing or underdeveloped. While the advanced countries, including the United States, will point to these...
Democrats and Republicans

A Pox On Both Your Houses: Democrats and Republicans Are In Trouble

America’s two major parties are experiencing an existential crisis. The election of Donald Trump has exposed internal rifts within both the Republican and Democratic parties, and conflicts over ideology and philosophy. Neither party has...
Death of US Soldier in Niger

Death of U.S. Soldier in Niger Thrusts America’s Africa Policy in Spotlight

The death of Sgt. La David Johnson and three other Green Berets in Niger, and Trump’s insistence to Johnson’s pregnant widow that “he knew what he signed up for” begs the question: What are...

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...

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