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50 Years Before Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem Protest, Walter Beach III Challenged Racism in...

Current NFL protests, ignited by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, have drawn comparisons to the activist Black athletes of the 1960s. Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali and countless other sports titans sacrificed their...
Anthem Protests

Are the NFL Anthem Protests Evidence of Athletes Standing Against Racism, Or Has Black...

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick captivated legions with his season-long national anthem protest last year. He explained his kneel-down as a refusal to “show pride in a flag for a country that...
Georgetown enslaved

Georgetown Enslaved Her Ancestor. Now As a Student She’s Outing the University for Falling...

Days into her freshman term at Georgetown University, Mélisande Short-Colomb describes herself as “a somewhat disadvantaged student.” “I'm 63 years old. I don't have accumulated wealth. I'm a Black woman from New Orleans, Louisiana,”...
Black Athletes

A Growing Number of Black Athletes Are Leaving Pro Sports To Tackle Racism

All-Pro NFL wide receiver Anquan Boldin inked a new contract with the Buffalo Bills this summer worth nearly $3 million for one season. Weeks later, Boldin pulled a Dave Chappelle. Like the funnyman who...

Black Cops Matter? Cities Paint Over Police Racism By Adding African-American Chiefs

Former Oakland, California, deputy police chief Danielle Outlaw made history this summer being selected as the new chief of the Portland, Oregon, police department. She’s the first African-American female to hold the position. Portland's...

‘Displaced & Erased’: The Untold Story of Black Clayton, Missouri Residents Being Pushed Out...

Sounding as if she were describing a mafia hit, Donna Rogers-Beard said Clayton, Missouri’s Black “community was slowly suffocated and then finally snuffed out.” Rogers-Beard, a retired Clayton educator, and other Clayton citizens describe...

Doctor Began to Understand the Role of Racism In Organ Transplants After She Donated...

Earlier this month, professor Vanessa Grubbs, M.D. visited Seattle, Wash., on the promotional tour for her new book, “Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers: A Kidney Doctor’s Search for the Perfect Match.” Grubbs details the romance...

Is Black Male Privilege A Real Issue in Our Community?

Days after New York City police officers choked an unarmed Black man to death in the summer of 2014, ForHarriet.com founder and editor Kimberly Foster declared she would “not march for Eric Garner.” Foster...

In the Face of Racism and Poverty Black Parents Struggle To Support Their Children...

Those who argue the practice of racism is weakening, cite the reign of Barack Obama or the increased prominence of Black entertainers and African-Americans who’ve accumulated financial success and career accolades. It’s substantially more...

While Black Boys Are Fast-Tracked to Prison, the Pipeline to the Classroom Remains Blocked...

A Black male teacher in the New York City public school system joined a recent Q&A with Black male studies scholar Dr. Tommy Curry. The NYC educator described seeing “Black teachers, especially Black male...

What Is Sensitivity Training, and Why Is It So Terrible at Addressing Racism?

In November of 2016, Burnet County, Texas, judge James Oakley used social media to voice his contempt for a Black male suspected of killing a San Antonio police officer. Invoking the imagery of lynching, Oakley,...

New Orleans Invested More Care Removing Confederate Monuments Than Caring for Katrina Victims

Two generations of Landrieus have been mayor of the city of New Orleans, many times described as “progressive” whites, adored by many Black people and reviled as race traitors by many southern whites. Moon Landrieu...

White Savior Syndrome: Even In Fight Against Racism, Black People Are Falling Victim to...

During a 2011 interview, funnyman, author and civil rights activist Dick Gregory vehemently rejected a comparison between John Brown and Nat Turner, a pair of 19th-century rebels who killed and died to end slavery. "John...

Does the Bounty of New Television Shows On Racism Keep Audiences Woke or Commodify...

Gil Scott-Heron was wrong. In 2017, you can binge watch the revolution on Netflix. During a May NPR interview with the stars of ABC’s beloved sitcom “black-ish,” the current Hollywood era was described as “a renaissance...

Are White Female Teachers Most to Blame for Pushing Black Children Through the School-to-Prison...

The school year began in September 2014 weeks after the death of Eric Garner, who suffered cardiac arrest after being placed in a chokehold by a New York Police Department officer. Despite requests from the...

Whites Cheer Black Athletes and Loathe Them At the Same Time – We Ask...

In 2016, USA Today asked Baltimore Orioles’ center fielder Adam Jones why no Black baseball players mimicked football player Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the national anthem. Jones declared that Black players “already have two...

Practicing Nonviolence Towards Each Other Should Be Black People’s First Step In Fight Against...

This month marks the 49th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Exactly one year before his murder, the Morehouse University alumnus publicized his opposition to the Vietnam War at New York’s Riverside Church....

How Should the Black Church Serve the Black Community?

The church has always played a significant role in the history of Black people. It has been both a pacifier of Black struggle and a leader in resisting racism. Twenty-four hours after confessed white...

The Missing Black Girls of Washington D.C. Stir Haunting Memories of the ‘Atlanta Child...

Last week, NewsOne Now investigated recent reports of missing Black girls in Washington D.C. Host Roland Martin clarified how history validates Black concern, suspicion and rage regarding the safety of Black children. “Many of...

Was the Desegregation of Schools Really the Best Thing for ‘Underserved’ Black Children?

Earlier this week, the Baltimore Sun’s Liz Bowie detailed a $54-million school designed by Johns Hopkins University to model “racial diversity” in education. To erect the facility, Bowie explains that Johns Hopkins University, government...

Steve Bannon Is Urging Others to Read ‘The Camp of the Saints’ and It’s...

During Barack Obama’s tenure as president, he and Michelle Obama recommended a number of books to reveal truth about racism. They cited iconic works like W. E. B. DuBois’ "The Souls of Black Folks"...

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