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China Hosts Its First China-Africa Defense and Security Forum, As the Asian Nation Flexes...

China, Africa Strengthen Ties, Test 'Win-Win' Relationship China Promises Africa 'Win-Win' Relationship, Seems To Be Delivering **As China Flexes Its Economic and Military Muscles In Africa, What Are the Implications For Africa? China has established itself in...

The Slow Response to Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico And Completely Neglected U.S. Virgin...

As much of the recent media focus has been on the aftermath of the devastation in Puerto Rico and the estimated more than 4,600 people who died there in the wake of Hurricane Maria,...

Israel Refuses to Officially Recognize 2,000 Ugandan Jews as Jewish — Who Has the...

The Israeli government has rejected a request from a Ugandan community of Jews to immigrate to the country and refused to recognize the group as Jews. This rejection of the African Jews raises issues...
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Black and Brown Students Are Denied Access To Advanced Placement Courses, the New Jim...

Education provides a gateway for opportunity. Those who have access to a better education have better chances for success. While the U.S. education system may position itself as a meritocracy in which those who...

Intolerant Whites Prefer Authoritarian Rule If Democratic Rule Means Granting Rights to Minorities

The history of America is one of democracy for white male landowners and enslavement for Black people, with the latter struggling for the rights enshrined in the Constitution through protest and bloodshed. As marginalized...

Father Sues Child Protective Services for ‘Kidnapping’ His Kids As Black Children Are Disproportionately...

Black children are placed in foster care and separated from their parents far more often than white children, reflecting a racial disparity in the system that some Black parents are attempting to remedy. A...
NFL Protest Ban

‘Players Have the Power to Collectively Disrupt Their Bottom Line’ What Is the Appropriate...

In a unanimous decision on the part of NFL team owners, the professional football league has approved a new policy requiring all players to stand during the singing of the national anthem or face...

Plainclothes Police Officers are Terrorizing, Robbing and Killing Black People

Plainclothes or undercover police officers are engaged in an inordinate amount of killings, suggesting there is a fundamental problem with the practice of placing law enforcement out of uniform. In the New York Police Department,...
Black Identity Extremist FBI

Federal Judge Finally Releases Man the FBI Targeted As a ‘Black Identity Extremist’ —...

A Black man arrested and detained by the U.S. government in what is apparently the first attempted prosecution of a “Black Identity Extremist” was ordered released by a federal judge, highlighting the ongoing FBI...

Why Was a Pregnant Black Activist Sentenced to Two Years In Prison For Standing...

How does a pregnant Black woman receive a two-year sentence for defending herself and her family with an unloaded registered handgun, against someone who attempted to hit her with a car? Why don’t Stand...

Republicans Just Made It Easier For Auto Companies to Rob Black Consumers; Call Evidence...

The Republican Party policies of financial deregulation and rollback of civil rights enforcement have come together, as the U.S. Senate gives the green light for auto lenders to racially discriminate against Black and Latino...

Should the Kanye West MAGA Debacle Remind Black People That It’s Time To Hold...

Kanye West Ignorantly Stumbles into Important Debate About Whether Blacks Can Hold Democratic Party Accountable With the recent comments by Kanye West claiming slavery is a choice and calling the Democrats the party of slavery,  and...
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Betsy DeVos Is Scrapping Civil Rights Enforcement, Allowing Schools to Target Black Children For...

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is shutting down civil rights investigations and dismissing hundreds of complaints in the name of efficiency, reflecting a greater effort by the Trump administration to dismantle civil rights...

The Only Black FBI Agent In Minnesota Faces Prison For Exposing Bureau’s White Male...

Since its early days, the FBI has had a history of targeting Black communities and other communities of color. Someone from within the ranks of the bureau, a Black FBI agent, faces prison time...

Beyond Starbucks: America Is Still Living Out the Days When ‘Black Codes’ Were Legal 

The arrest of two Black men in a Starbucks coffee shop in Philadelphia raises the issue of practices, policies and laws that have a discriminatory impact on Black people and target Black men in...
Flint water crisis

Is the Flint Water Crisis Really Over? Residents and Experts Have Something to Say...

Four years after the start of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan — in which the city’s water supply was poisoned with lead and biological toxins — Gov. Rick Snyder declared the crisis is...
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Christian Missionaries are Bribing Indigenous People with Food, Clothing If They Convert to Christianity

Evangelical Christian missionaries in Brazil are accused of bribing indigenous peoples, offering food and clothing if they convert to Christianity, as Vocativ reported in a video. The missionaries are actively involved with indigenous communities...

Charity Begins At Home? Why are Black Celebrities Chided For Helping Black People Abroad?

  Some African-American celebrities have made their presence known beyond entertainment and sports and have engaged in philanthropy, sharing their fortunes, and giving of their time and resources to help those who are less fortunate...

White Mass Shooters Are Not ‘Lone Wolves,’ and We Must Pay Attention

In America, white men are committing mass shootings, bombings and other acts of homegrown domestic terrorism, yet law enforcement refuse to brand these people as terrorists who are part of a larger movement. Rather,...

COINTELPRO Continues As Documents Reveal FBI Surveillance of Black Lives Matter

As white supremacists commit acts of domestic terrorism and murder, the federal government is coming for Black Lives Matter. Specifically, the FBI has conducted surveillance of the Black-led antiracism movement, and the extent of...

Five Big Myths Debunked by the New York Times Report On Race, Economic, and...

The breadth, depth and reach of systemic racism in America is something with which Black people are intimately familiar, as they live the reality of discrimination every day and suffer its consequences. Yet, their...

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