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Democratic Politicians Are Throwing Around the New Buzzword ‘Reparations,’ But Are They Really Serious?

Most of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have expressed support for reparations, but have been vague about specifics. (Image: Wikimedia Commons). The concept of the government paying reparations...
Discipline Disparities

Pew Survey: 67 Percent of Whites Have Never Experienced Racial Discrimination, While 76 Percent...

In light of the rise in hate crimes in America in recent years, and the rise of President Donald Trump through the exploitation of racial divisions and raw appeals to white supremacy,...
Medical Racism

EMS Workers, Paramedics Are Less Likely to Give Black Patients Pain Medication

EMS workers may be undermining the care of Black patients. In a most recent example of racism and unconscious bias in the health profession, a study found that a patient's race may determine whether...

Brazil’s New President Bolsonaro Gets Blessings From Trump, Netanyahu For Policy of Racial Genocide

Newly elected Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has wasted no time in cultivating positive relationships with U.S. president Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, fellow right-wing nationalist leaders who have made popular appeals...
Missouri Primary St Louis County Prosecutor

In Some Major Cities Black DAs Have Arrived, But Will They Help Change the...

The vast majority of elected prosecutors in America are white, particularly white men, which stands as a barrier to equal justice and an engine of mass incarceration. For years, overzealous prosecutors have maintained a...

No Longer Relegated To the Sidelines, Black and Indigenous Mexicans Receive Rights Guarantee From...

The Mexican government has created a national institute to guarantee the rights of indigenous people, including the nation’s 1.4 million Afro-Mexicans. This move by the government — in contrast to a much different situation...

What Were Armed White Men With Rifles, Pistols and Drones Doing In Haiti?

Eight men with an arsenal of weapons and military gear, including U.S. Navy SEALs and military veterans, were arrested in Port-au-Prince, Haiti for roaming around with their guns, reportedly on a “government mission.” Yet,...

University of Glasgow Commits to Pay Reparations for Profiting From African Enslavement, Providing A...

Even as those who oppose reparations argue it is unfeasible or too costly, one British university is proving that it is both possible and necessary to make amends for the enslavement and genocide of...

Report on Police Violence Against Black People in Toronto Reveals Canada Has A Big...

  When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a woman heckler that “your racism has no place here,” it turns out he was wrong. The myth of Canada as a model of multiculturalism, in which...

Racism Against Black People Is Still A Big Problem In Europe, Study Finds

  Being Black in the European Union is difficult, and racial discrimination and harassment are a chronic issue, according to a recently released report that paints a “dire picture” of racism. The report from the...

White America Is Waking Up to a Trump Hangover

Donald Trump promised manufacturing and coal jobs to white America in a campaign message laden with racial scapegoating. Yet, two years later, the economic indicators show that Trump made false promises. On the one...

After Inventing ‘Black Identity Extremists’, FBI Now Forced to Take White Domestic Terrorists Seriously...

The Proud Boys, a so-called "Western chauvinist" group founded by VICE Media co-founder Gavin McInnes, is in fact classified by the FBI as an “extremist group with ties to white nationalism,” according to a...

Ethiopia Eases Travel With ‘Visa-On-Arrival’ For African Travelers, Encouraging African Unity

Ethiopia has revamped and streamlined its visa system for visitors from African nations in a move that will spur tourism, trade and investment, and has broad implications for African unity. As of Nov. 1, Ethiopia...

Sierra Leone Cancels $300 Million Chinese Airport Deal, But Will Other African Nations Follow...

In the first example of an African nation canceling an already existing Chinese-funded project, the government of Sierra Leone has canceled a plan to build a $318 million airport outside Freetown through a Chinese...

As Coverage Simmers Around Hate-Fueled Kroger Shooting and Increase Around Mail Bomber, Synagogue Shooting,...

The week of October 22 was a week in which three men committed acts of right-wing, white supremacist terrorism, with two of them committing race-based murder against innocent victims. Two of the individuals murdered...

Who Are the Proud Boys, and Why Are Nonwhite Men Joining White Supremacist Groups?

The notion of Black and Latino men participating in white supremacist hate groups conjures images of Spike Lee’s film “BlacKkKlansman,” a comedic dramatization of the real-life story of Ron Stallworth, a Black detective who...
Zambia airport

China Threatens Sovereignty of Several African Nations As It Takes Over Their Resources to...

It is no secret that China has increased its footprint on the African continent with heightened influence and economic, trade and security arrangements with various nations. On a positive note, this new relationship between...

The Trans-African Highway Network Will Connect the Continent, But What Role Will China Play?

Since the days before African independence, when the European colonizers controlled the continent, there has been a vision of building a vast network of highways connecting the African nations. Now, as the African nations...

Betsy DeVos’ Elimination of Obama Rules Allows For-Profit Colleges To Swindle Poor Black Students

Under the Trump administration, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is on a mission to roll back Obama-era measures designed to ease the debt burden on students attending for-profit schools, and make these institutions...

As Poor White People Seek To Justify Their Anger, the Demonization of Poor Black...

While Black people have long been the victims of discriminatory policies, institutional racism and violence, they have every reason to be the least optimistic people in America. However, they are not, according to a...

US Airman Michael Giles’ 25 Year Sentence Is Proof That Stand Your Ground Does...

Another white man has invoked the "stand your ground" or "shoot first" law, this time in Clearwater, Florida, to justify the fatal shooting of a Black man and claim self-defense. The killing is yet another...

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