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Reparations millenials

Reparations and Why Millennials Aren’t Exactly Colorblind

There are few things in U.S. culture more divisive than a discussion surrounding whether the descendants of the “peculiar institution” of slavery should be compensated. For most African-Americans (and half of Hispanics) the answer...

The Roots of Trump’s Anti-Obama Rage

As explored during Donald Trump’s troubled first 100 days in office, there’s a new force in the White House, a political whirlwind of sorts determined to sweep away all traces of its previous occupants,...
criminal justice

Pennsylvania Takes Lead in Tackling Post-Conviction Criminal Justice Reform with New ‘Clean Slate’ Law

Life after a criminal conviction can be costly, messy or both. Too often, those charged with minor offenses are forced to deal with consequences long after they've paid their debt to society, unable to...

Black Immigrants Remain a Silent Minority, But Their Deportation Numbers Speak Volumes

Blacked Out: Immigrants of African Descent Overlooked in Trump's War on Foreign-Born Residents With the scope of public opinion focused squarely on the ongoing immigration debate, it’s becoming harder and harder to erase the images...

Debbie Africa, Member of Philadelphia’s MOVE Nine, Freed from Prison After Four Decades

After 40 years, Debbie Africa has been released from Pennsylvania's State Correctional Institution Cambridge Springs, the first of the infamous MOVE Nine to be paroled. Founded in 1972, the Philadelphia-based Black liberation group drew...

Trump’s Judge Picks Could Boost Racial Bias in the Justice System For Generations

The "Age of Trump" will likely last far longer than the presidency of its namesake, with effects to be felt long after the current occupant leaves the White House. There are some that now...
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Before-Their-Prime Targets: Study Confirms Cops Cutting Down Blacks Earlier in Life Than Whites

In the latest edition of "Things Black Folk Kind of Already Knew,” a newly released study highlights a sobering statistic, revealing that not only do American law enforcement officers kill more Blacks than whites, the slain African-Americans...
Oakland gentrification

Gentrification: Reversal of Historic White Flight Is Creating a New Black Flight

The debate over gentrification is alive and well, with communities across the country discovering that the influx of new neighbors — ones that once fled cities like Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Oakland and...
Ferguson Profit Poverty

Three Years After Mike Brown, Ferguson Can No Longer Profit from Poverty — Thanks...

From top to bottom, America’s criminal justice system is truly in need of full reform — as proven by the millions of Americans currently sitting behind bars for minor infractions as basic as traffic...

Critics Warn Maryland’s Comprehensive Crime Laws May Target Minorities

Criminal justice remains a hot topic in Maryland, where lawmakers agree that comprehensive reforms are needed, but they are divided on what shape those reforms should take. In the recently concluded Maryland legislative session,...

Texas Continues To Choose Suspensions Over Education

America has to do better for its children, including the small Black and Brown faces that are falling through the cracks across America. Atlanta Black Star previously reported about a New York area study that found Black...

Black Texas Town Withers Because Water is a Luxury, Not a Right, for Some...

Flint, Michigan, still doesn’t have clean water. But cities like Flint are not an anomaly in America. An investigative report revealed last year that at least 33 other U.S. cities are facing high concentrations...
Congress Rolls Forward on Rolling Back Protections for Black Mortgage Borrowers

Congress Wants to Move Forward with Rolling Back Protections for Black Mortgage Borrowers

There’s a gap between the haves and the have-nots, and for Black Americans it’s only grown wider with time. As Atlanta Black Star previously reported, in the fifty years following the Kerner Report, African-Americans...

Tall, Dark and Dangerous? Study Finds Tall Black Men Are In More Danger Of...

Entangled in controversy, you would think the infamous New York Police Department would have enough things to worry about, including a recent leaked file that revealed hundreds of officers had been allowed to remain...
environmental racism

EPA Study ReConfirms That Race Remains Biggest Factor In Environmental Disparities

Established in 1970 under the Nixon administration, the United States Environmental Protection Agency has worked to maintain and enforce national standards set by environmental laws and regulations. But while the agency has made undeniable...
race segregation

Fifty Years Later, Kerner Report on Racial Inequality Is More Relevant and Unaddressed Than...

To call the 1960s a tumultuous time in America would be a gross understatement. From the Vietnam War to the assassinations of President John Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Sen. Robert Kennedy,...
Sessions prison reform

‘Three-Strikes’ Law Could Soon Be a Thing of the Past But Not If AG...

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is back at it again. After quietly waging a second "War on Drugs," he’s now turned his sights to criminal sentencing reform, firmly standing against the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, despite...

Questions of ‘How Far Is Too Far’ Arise As Amazon Seeks Patent To Track...

First raised inside the pages of George Orwell’s classic "1984," the concept that “Big Brother” is watching is nothing new; but while technology has allowed us to connect in ways few expected even a...
Obama gun owners

Major Gun Shows Report a Decrease In Attendance Compared to ‘The Obama Days’

The power of the Second Amendment, and the NRA, have ensured that even the increasing number of mass shootings aren't enough to end America's love affair with firearms. In fact, we've stubbornly pushed ahead,...
black mayor stockton

Young Northern California Mayor Advances Innovative Concept of Universal Basic Income But Faces Push...

Universal basic income, a regularly issued cash benefit for all adults, remains just a progressive concept on a national level in the United States. But that hasn’t stopped tech entrepreneurs like Richard Branson and Facebook...
race-based trauma

Race-Based Trauma Is Real and Mental Health Professionals Are Wholly Unprepared to Treat It

“Black people don’t go to therapy.” It’s an oft-quoted belief that, for various reasons, has been hard to shake within the black community — pushed away by some as a sign of weakness. For...

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