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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...

Long Overdue: Rikers Island, America’s Most Notorious Prison, Is Closing at Last

Rikers Island is closing. Although it will not happen overnight and will likely take years to accomplish, the behemoth complex of jails known for its brutality, torture and other human rights abuses will be...

Baltimore Is a Case Study In How Black Cities Are Not Being Served by...

What are Black elected officials doing to help their Black constituents? What is the purpose and value of Black power if there are Black faces in high places in city government, yet the old...

Republicans Could Not Repeal Obamacare Because Too Many White People Realized Their Lives Were...

The recent defeat of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017 — the failed Republican House plan to repeal and replace Obamacare — symbolizes the comeuppance of the GOP. White conservatives built a movement...

Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Has a Troubling Record on Civil Rights and Social...

Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, has been promoted to the public as a genteel, polite, squeaky-clean jurist who is imminently qualified for the position he seeks on America’s...

Deportation of African and Other Black Immigrants Is Quietly Increasing And No One Is...

Although often not covered in the media, the African immigrant community is facing mass deportations in the era of Donald Trump. While the immigration debate in the U.S. is often framed in terms of...

China Sounds the Alarm on U.S. Human Rights Violations

The United States has positioned itself as the world leader in human rights, often lecturing other nations on their human rights shortcomings. One country is pushing back against this conventional wisdom and condemning America...

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