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What Involvement Did a FBI Agent and His Sons Have in the Death of...

There are new developments in the case of Kendrick Johnson, a 17-year-old Black student found dead in a school gym in Lowndes County, Ga. in 2013. CNN reported that federal marshals, warrant in hand, seized...

President Obama’s Review of Solitary Confinement Signals Possible Reform of America’s Dungeons

As a part of his new push for reform and an overhaul of the criminal justice system, President Obama has taken an interest in solitary confinement. The president has called on Attorney General Loretta...

John Russel Houser, Mass Shootings, White Violence and the link to White Privelege

In Lafayette, La., a 59-year-old white man opened fire in a multiplex movie theater with 100 people, killing three people, including himself. Nine others were wounded. The Guardian reports that the gunman was a...

MTV’s Documentary ‘White People’ Shows That White People Are Indeed the Problem

MTV’s new documentary, White People, provides an insightful look into the issue of race from the attitudes of white millennials.  And in what would not be a surprise to Black viewers, many young white...

Questions Remain Unanswered in the Death of Sandra Bland Amidst Allegations of Attempted Suicide

The case of Sandra Bland is still unresolved, as questions regarding the circumstances surrounding her arrest and her death remain murky. Now, jail officials claim the woman admitted to a past suicide attempt. On July...

Why the Debate Over ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘All Lives Matter’ Actually Matters In...

The debate over whether #BlackLivesMatter and #AllLivesMatter has reignited once again in a significant way, providing an opportunity for a nascent Black movement to place their self-worth at center stage. It started at the Netroots...

African Americans Should Care About Cuba’s Black History

For the first time in over 60 years, in what seems like an alternate reality, there is a Cuban flag flying over the Cuban embassy in Washington, just as the United States mission in...

Why Marcus Garvey’s Teachings Are as Important Today as They Were in His Time

It is often said that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the case of Black people, there are leaders who, during troubled times, provided templates for self-empowerment, models...

#BlackLivesMatters Activists Shut Down Presidential Forum at Netroots Nation

The unexpected happened at the Netroots Nation conference in Phoenix on Saturday, when Black police brutality activists interrupted Democratic presidential candidates former Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-Maryland) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) at a town hall...

Ku Klux Klan Clash With Black and Anti-Racism Protesters in South Carolina Over the...

On Saturday, the Ku Klux Klan, supported by neo-Nazi and Christian fundamentalist groups, held a rally in Columbia, S.C. to protest the removal of the Confederate flag on the statehouse grounds. If there was...

President Obama Becomes the First Siting President to Visit a Prison, Highlighting the Need...

President Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit a prison when he toured El Reno federal prison outside Oklahoma City on July 16. His visit, combined with a mass commutation of drug...
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New Gallup Poll Suggests More Americans Care About Racism, But Would the Numbers Be...

Following the June 17 killing of nine Black people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston by a white supremacist, 9 percent of Americans viewed racism as the most important problem in America, which is...

A Woman Is Dead in a Texas Jail Cell, and the Black Community Wants...

What happened to Sandra Bland?  Why was this Black woman arrested by police, and why did she die in a Texas jail cell?  There are far more questions than answers. On July 9, the Naperville,...

With 1 in Every 10 Black Males Under 30 in Prison, We Need More...

Speaking at the NAACP National Convention in Philadelphia on July 15, former President Bill Clinton apologized to Black America for signing the 1994 Omnibus Crime Bill, a tough on crime measure which boosted prison...

For the First Time, Number of Black Children in Poverty Overtakes Number of White...

The good news is the U.S. poverty rate has fallen slightly in recent years.  The bad news is that poverty remains high, particularly for Black children, and now for the first time there are...

President Obama Wants to End Mass Incarceration, But Will the Momentum Continue After He...

Nearing the end of his term in office, President Obama is focusing on the problems facing the U.S. criminal justice system, and more generally is providing a clear vision of how to attack the...

Can GOP’s Plan to Woo Black Voters Succeed Without Acknowledgment of Racism and White...

These days, the Republican Party is talking more about race, in a season — particularly a campaign season — in which the debate over the Confederate flag is providing white Southerners an opportunity, should...

Obama Commutes Dozens of Sentences, Can His Prison Reform Plan Repair Damage ‘War on...

With roughly a year and a half remaining in his administration, President Obama has decided to take up the issue of criminal justice reform by visiting a federal prison and commuting the sentences of...

Movement to Purge Confederate Relics: Necessary, or Distraction From the Real Issues?

In recent days, South Carolina and Alabama removed the “Stars and Bars” from their respective state houses, as the debate continues in Mississippi over whether the Magnolia State should remove the Southern cross from...

Obama Announces New Plan to Combat Housing Discrimination, While Almost a Third of Whites...

As Obama Reveals New Rules to Fight Housing Discrimination, Nearly One-Third of Whites Would Legalize It It's been nearly fifty years since the enactment of the Fair Housing Act, but discrimination in housing remains a...

The Confederate Flag Came Down in South Carolina, But Rampant Injustice Still Plagues the...

On Friday, the state of South Carolina removed the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse grounds in Columbia, placing it instead in a military museum. The flag had flown at the Capitol since 1961,...

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