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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...

Friend or Foe? Congressional Black Caucus Torn Over Whether to Admit First Afro-Latino to...

A debate making its way through the Congressional Black Caucus raises some fundamental questions: Who is Black? What does it mean to be African-American? And do Afro-Latinos have a seat at the table? The group...

Why Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Anti-African

President Trump's Muslim ban, halting all refugee programs and immigration from certain Muslim nations, is anti-American, its critics say. But the immigration measure is also anti-Black, and the African Union made note of that...

Trump’s ‘Send in the Feds’ Threat Could Be the First Step Toward Martial Law...

These days, President Trump’s relationship to the Black community has been limited to meetings with Black athletes and entertainers, and pledges to clamp down on violence and bring law and order to the Black...

Modern-Day Slavery? In Italy, the Government and Mafia Seek to Exploit African Migrant Labor

The Italian government is considering a new policy that may force African migrants to perform free labor as a condition for asylum, underscoring the harsh reality — even modern-day enslavement — facing Black people...

What Would Malcolm X Say About ‘Negro’ Celebrities Meeting with Trump?

What would Malcolm X have to say about the Black celebrities meeting with Trump? There is no need to guess because the Black nationalist leader — in his infinite wisdom and understanding about white...

Congressman Reintroduces Bill to Find Remedies for Reparations; Michael Eric Dyson Has an Option...

By no means a new concept, the issue of reparations for slavery is back in the news and gaining attention. The argument that America owes a debt to Black people for hundreds of years...

Now That Trump is President, What Is the Role of the Black Politician?

With the Obama presidency in the rearview mirror, Black people are assessing what they have to show for it and what, if anything, they have gained. As Black people struggle to find their way...

A Colorblind Society? Survey Shows the 10 Most Historic Events in One’s Lifetime Varies...

What are the 10 most significant historic events of your lifetime? The answer depends on who you are, your racial background and your age. Pew Research, in association with A&E Networks’ History Channel, conducted a...

America Has Compensated Other Groups, But Obama Opposes Reparations for Black People. Why?

As President Obama prepares to leave the White House, now is as good a time as any to reflect on the ways in which he and his administration helped — and ultimately failed —...

Hundreds of Ethiopian-Israelis Rejecting Mandatory Military Service In Protest of Institutional Racism

In Israel, hundreds of citizens of Ethiopian descent are refusing to serve reserve duty in the Israel Defense Forces, citing racial discrimination by the Israeli government in various state agencies, including the police. As David...

‘Getting Respect’: How Different Groups Around The World Deal With Global Racism

How do the oppressed respond to racism and how differently does each group respond depending on the country they live in? The authors of a new book explore the answers to these questions in...

How Black Political Leaders and Influencers Failed Congressman Keith Ellison

As Black men are made to denounce other Black leaders for their rhetoric in order to get ahead, no one is forced to repudiate the racially discriminatory policies of individuals, organizations and corporations who...

Sheriff Clarke Pushes Back Against Call for His Resignation Over Prison Deaths, Calling it...

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has a problem: People just seem to keep dying in his jail. But to hear him tell it, everybody is to blame — except Clarke himself. And while Clarke...

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