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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...

Why Calling Enslaved Africans ‘Immigrants’ Delegitimizes the Horrors of Slavery

Fresh off his Senate confirmation as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson addressed HUD employees on Monday with remarks likening enslaved Africans to immigrants. In making this statement,...

Future of African Growth Act Uncertain In Trump Era

What will trade with Africa look like under a Trump presidency? African leaders are concerned that the African Growth and Opportunity Act, or AGOA, will be on the chopping block under Trump and that...

What Is the Community Doing to Address Chicago’s Gun Violence?

The issue of gun violence — more specifically, Chicago’s gun violence — is by no means a new issue. However, President Trump has singled out the city, even threatening to send in the federal troops,...

What Does Trump’s ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Executive Orders Mean for Black Communities?

Under the Trump administration, the slogan “Blue Lives Matter” is a matter of official policy. The term has been used by white law enforcement and their supporters, reflecting a white reactionary response to Black...

Recently Uncovered FBI Report Reveals Long History of White Supremacists Infiltrating Law Enforcement

White supremacists are infiltrating police departments around the country, drawing concern in the Trump era of white nationalism and reflecting a long history of domestic terrorists participating in law enforcement. These domestic extremist groups remain...

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