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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"...

Despite Rampant Discrimination In the Military, These Men Came Back with a Renewed Spirit...

During World War II, James Jones was a member of the 761st Tank Battalion, the first African-American armored combat unit. He was nearly denied the chance to serve. Speaking on the Mississippi Moments Podcast...

No, Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings Did Not Have a ‘Relationship’

Former president Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello plantation is undergoing a $35-million renovation to demonstrate that enslaved lives matter. Monticello historian Christa Dierksheide described the makeover as an investment to ensure visitors to the historic site...

Is Racism Passed Down From One Generation to Another?

The New York Times reports five Loudoun County, Va., teens pled guilty to vandalizing Ashburn Colored School, “a dilapidated, one-room 19th-century schoolhouse that had been used by Black children during segregation.” Their sentence includes...

How Emmett Till’s Accuser Escaped Justice

"The spectacle surrounding Emmett Till's death" as described by historian and Duke University professor Timothy B. Tyson, was "television's first real 'media circus.'" In "The Blood of Emmett Till" (2017), Tyson details how the...

Author: Black History Observation Was Meant to be a Vehicle of Independence

During a week when the president's new immigration restrictions incited global protests and condemnation, Donald Trump attempted to demonstrate a moment of nuance and inclusion. FOX 32 Chicago reported the president christened "February 2017...

Ape Depictions Continue Long Legacy of Whites Denying Black People’s Humanity to Justify White...

Seventy-seven-year-old Genevieve Benjamin told the Seattle Times she cried when Barack Obama was elected president. Now that the first Black president has departed the White House, Benjamin's "glad he's" gone. She hopes now the...

Historically and Today, Only White People Are Allowed to be Angry In America

The first Women's March on Washington, which was the day after the inauguration of Donald J. Trump, attracted nearly a half million people and inspired solidarity marches in cities throughout the country and internationally....

Obama’s Inability — or Unwillingness — to Say ‘Racism’ Did Not Help a Divided...

In "Dreams From My Father," the 44th president's top-selling memoir, the Commander in Chief wrote that his white grandfather insisted "the family left Texas in part because of their discomfort with … racism." Obama's...

How Mighty Is ‘Black Twitter’?

Did you know Twitter has a vice president of diversity and inclusion? This is currently Janet Van Huysee’s job. She’s a well-compensated white woman who was not hired by “Black Twitter.” Like prison, the overrepresentation...

Even If Sandra Bland and Kimberlee Randall-King Committed Suicide, Racism Killed Them

The New York Times’ Charles Blow wrote eloquently about the alleged suicides of Sandra Bland and Kindra Darnell Chapman. Bland allegedly took her own life on July 13 following three days of detainment in...

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