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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...
christian missionaries black people

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...

Why This Philly DA’s Memo Is A Game Changer For Criminal Justice Reform

Larry Krasner — the new Philadelphia district attorney who rode into office on the promise of criminal justice reform and ending mass incarceration — wrote a memo to his assistant district attorneys that could...

A Profile of America’s Gun Owners Is Everything We’d Expect It To Be

What is the profile of the typical gun owner in America? The short answer is that a relatively small number of uneducated white men beset by racial fears and anxiety are stockpiling most of...

U.S. Guilty of More Election Meddling Than Russia, Has Done To Other Countries For...

With news of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election seizing the spotlight each day, America is now faced with the prospect of being victimized by the same practices it has promoted throughout...

Marielle Franco Assassinated, Brazil Erupts in Protest of Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman’s Death

The Black and poor populations of Brazil are in protest following the execution-style killing of Marielle Franco, 38, a Black city councilwoman, activist, and critic of police violence. Franco was shot to death in...

Black People Are the Most Religious People In America, But What Are They Getting...

African-Americans are the most religious group in the United States, but what are they getting in return? According to the Pew Research Center, 79 percent of African-Americans identify as Christian, as opposed to 70 percent...
white privilege

Social Pressure: How a Black Restaurant Owner Got White People to Temporarily Give Up...

In society, privilege is everywhere in terms of wealth and race. Yet those who are the beneficiaries of privilege may not necessarily be compelled to come to terms with its impact on them and...

Trump, Republicans Just Gave Banks and Corporations the Green Light to Rip Off Black...

African-Americans, Latinos and others have been the longstanding victims of racial discrimination in the financial services sector, from redlining to the subprime mortgage scheme that preyed upon Black people and led to historic losses...

The NRA, Gun Control and Black People: A Complicated History

The latest school mass shooting in Florida, and the unfolding debate over gun control and gun violence is a reminder of the complicated, contradictory history of the NRA and gun control as they relate...
Germany reparations

U.S. Court to Hear Reparations Lawsuit Against German Government Over Colonial-Era Genocide In Present-Day...

A federal court in New York is the venue in which a colonial-era genocide of over a century ago is being adjudicated. Germany is being made to answer for its legacy of atrocities in...
Aid charity abuse

International ‘Do-Gooders’ Have Record of Sexual Abuse Against Black Women, Children — Where’s the...

The Oxfam sex scandal has once again placed on the front burner the issue of abuse against vulnerable Black bodies by the international aid community, charities, United Nations peacekeepers and missionaries. Following the devastating 2010...
criminal justice

Black Incarceration Rates Are Dropping While White Rates Rises, But What’s Really Behind This...

Criminal justice observers are making note of a trend in incarceration that goes against conventional wisdom and deserves attention. The rates of Black incarceration have dropped, while white and Latino rates of imprisonment are...
Trump food stamps

Government Cheese? Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Replace Food Stamp Cards with Delivered Food Boxes

In a sign of a major cut to the social safety net and an assault on low-income people, the Trump administration wants to decide what food stamp beneficiaries should eat, and proposes the government...
mass incarceration class

Class Trumps Race As Main Factor In Mass Incarceration Disparities, Study Claims

What role does race play in mass incarceration? With 5 percent of the world’s population and one-quarter of its prisoners, the United States is the world leader in prisons, incarcerating 2.3 million people —...
black identity extremist

FBI Tracks & Arrests ‘Black Identity Extremist’ and Hardly Anyone Is Talking About It

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=840470522797712&set=a.107190376125734.12027.100005043159395&type=3 Six months after the FBI issued a report inventing from whole cloth the term Black Identity Extremists — claiming this group poses a terrorist threat to police — the first apparent case of the...
ETHIOPIA

African Union Inaugurates Single African Air Transport Market To Spur Trade, Investment and Create...

The African Union (AU) has reached a major milestone with the inauguration of a Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), a concept years in the making, which promises to liberalize civil aviation throughout the...

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