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Poll: America Downplaying Hate Crimes and Racial Terrorism Against Black People

With the June 17 massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and the burning of Black churches following the terrorist attack, there is an effort in the media to characterize the actions of...

The Confederate Flag May Be on Its Way Out But the Confederacy Lives

The state of South Carolina has come one step closer to removing the Confederate flag from the state capitol.  By a vote of 37-3 in the state Senate, a bill to remove the flag...

Remembering the Lynching Victims: Lawyer Plans Memorials to Those Killed in Southern Violence Ritual

The Confederate flag is a symbol of white privilege and segregation, the oppression of Black people, and the fight by Southern states to preserve slavery. But the flag also represents the peculiarly American brand...

Black Civil Rights and LGBT Rights: Why They Are Not the Same Thing

With the considerable amount of attention being paid to racism and LGBTQ rights these days—with the Confederate flag and Charleston massacre on the one hand, and the Supreme Court marriage equality decision on the...

PTSD and Mental Health Disorders in Black People Linked to Trauma From Racism and...

In this season of racial violence, the public finds itself exposed to real-life scenes of police brutality and gun violence, church burnings, white supremacist massacres and funerals of massacre victims through viral media and...

After Charleston Massacre, Poll Says a Majority of Whites View Confederate Flag as Symbol...

Following the Charleston, South Carolina, massacre at Emanuel AME Church, a poll finds public opinion on the Confederate flag remains nearly the same as it was 15 years ago, with a majority of whites viewing...

Should the Movement to Remove Confederate Leaders from Public Schools Also Include Slave Holding...

If the names of Confederate leaders should be removed from public schools around the nation, we should not stop at the Confederacy. There are a number of U.S. presidents who not only did nothing...

Plantation Tour Guide Reveals Things White People Want to Deny About About Slavery

White tourists visit a Southern slave plantation and ask the tour guide questions. What could possibly go wrong? The questions reveal a great deal about white attitudes, denial and ignorance about racism and America’s troubling...
DOJ report on Ferguson

U.S. Justice Department Report Places Blame on Ferguson Police for Intimidating, Antagonizing Protesters

According to a U.S. Department of Justice document obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, law enforcement is to blame for aggravating tensions in Ferguson, Mo. following the August 9, 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown,...

Killer Mike May Have Just Endorsed Bernie Sanders, But How Much Longer Will Black...

With every presidential election, it seems that Black voters are left to choose the lesser of two evils, and are often forgotten and left out in the cold. Even in the case of President Obama,...

As Feds Investigate Black Church Burnings, Will They Take White Supremacist Terrorists Seriously?

In the wake of the Charleston Massacre, Black churches are once again burning across the south, and the federal government is investigating these as possible hate crimes.  At a time when the federal government...

Hate Crime Laws: What Are They Good For?

  The recent murder of nine Black people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. by a white supremacist has reignited the debate over hate crime laws, and whether or not they are effective. Dylan Roof,...
Pentagon Guinea pigs

Pentagon Just Admitted to Using Black Soldiers as Human Guinea Pigs in WWII

Black enlisted men were used as human guinea pigs in chemical experiments during World War II—not by Nazi Germany, but by Uncle Sam. As was reported by NPR, 60,000 American soldiers were enrolled in a...

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