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Black Identity Extremist FBI

Federal Judge Finally Releases Man the FBI Targeted As a ‘Black Identity Extremist’ —...

A Black man arrested and detained by the U.S. government in what is apparently the first attempted prosecution of a “Black Identity Extremist” was ordered released by a federal judge, highlighting the ongoing FBI...

Why Was a Pregnant Black Activist Sentenced to Two Years In Prison For Standing...

How does a pregnant Black woman receive a two-year sentence for defending herself and her family with an unloaded registered handgun, against someone who attempted to hit her with a car? Why don’t Stand...

Republicans Just Made It Easier For Auto Companies to Rob Black Consumers; Call Evidence...

The Republican Party policies of financial deregulation and rollback of civil rights enforcement have come together, as the U.S. Senate gives the green light for auto lenders to racially discriminate against Black and Latino...

Should the Kanye West MAGA Debacle Remind Black People That It’s Time To Hold...

Kanye West Ignorantly Stumbles into Important Debate About Whether Blacks Can Hold Democratic Party Accountable With the recent comments by Kanye West claiming slavery is a choice and calling the Democrats the party of slavery,  and...
Betsy DeVos civil rights

Betsy DeVos Is Scrapping Civil Rights Enforcement, Allowing Schools to Target Black Children For...

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is shutting down civil rights investigations and dismissing hundreds of complaints in the name of efficiency, reflecting a greater effort by the Trump administration to dismantle civil rights...

The Only Black FBI Agent In Minnesota Faces Prison For Exposing Bureau’s White Male...

Since its early days, the FBI has had a history of targeting Black communities and other communities of color. Someone from within the ranks of the bureau, a Black FBI agent, faces prison time...

Beyond Starbucks: America Is Still Living Out the Days When ‘Black Codes’ Were Legal 

The arrest of two Black men in a Starbucks coffee shop in Philadelphia raises the issue of practices, policies and laws that have a discriminatory impact on Black people and target Black men in...
Flint water crisis

Is the Flint Water Crisis Really Over? Residents and Experts Have Something to Say...

Four years after the start of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan — in which the city’s water supply was poisoned with lead and biological toxins — Gov. Rick Snyder declared the crisis is...
christian missionaries black people

Christian Missionaries are Bribing Indigenous People with Food, Clothing If They Convert to Christianity

Evangelical Christian missionaries in Brazil are accused of bribing indigenous peoples, offering food and clothing if they convert to Christianity, as Vocativ reported in a video. The missionaries are actively involved with indigenous communities...

Charity Begins At Home? Why are Black Celebrities Chided For Helping Black People Abroad?

  Some African-American celebrities have made their presence known beyond entertainment and sports and have engaged in philanthropy, sharing their fortunes, and giving of their time and resources to help those who are less fortunate...

White Mass Shooters Are Not ‘Lone Wolves,’ and We Must Pay Attention

In America, white men are committing mass shootings, bombings and other acts of homegrown domestic terrorism, yet law enforcement refuse to brand these people as terrorists who are part of a larger movement. Rather,...

COINTELPRO Continues As Documents Reveal FBI Surveillance of Black Lives Matter

As white supremacists commit acts of domestic terrorism and murder, the federal government is coming for Black Lives Matter. Specifically, the FBI has conducted surveillance of the Black-led antiracism movement, and the extent of...

Five Big Myths Debunked by the New York Times Report On Race, Economic, and...

The breadth, depth and reach of systemic racism in America is something with which Black people are intimately familiar, as they live the reality of discrimination every day and suffer its consequences. Yet, their...

Why This Philly DA’s Memo Is A Game Changer For Criminal Justice Reform

Larry Krasner — the new Philadelphia district attorney who rode into office on the promise of criminal justice reform and ending mass incarceration — wrote a memo to his assistant district attorneys that could...

A Profile of America’s Gun Owners Is Everything We’d Expect It To Be

What is the profile of the typical gun owner in America? The short answer is that a relatively small number of uneducated white men beset by racial fears and anxiety are stockpiling most of...

U.S. Guilty of More Election Meddling Than Russia, Has Done To Other Countries For...

With news of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election seizing the spotlight each day, America is now faced with the prospect of being victimized by the same practices it has promoted throughout...

Marielle Franco Assassinated, Brazil Erupts in Protest of Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman’s Death

The Black and poor populations of Brazil are in protest following the execution-style killing of Marielle Franco, 38, a Black city councilwoman, activist, and critic of police violence. Franco was shot to death in...

Black People Are the Most Religious People In America, But What Are They Getting...

African-Americans are the most religious group in the United States, but what are they getting in return? According to the Pew Research Center, 79 percent of African-Americans identify as Christian, as opposed to 70 percent...
white privilege

Social Pressure: How a Black Restaurant Owner Got White People to Temporarily Give Up...

In society, privilege is everywhere in terms of wealth and race. Yet those who are the beneficiaries of privilege may not necessarily be compelled to come to terms with its impact on them and...

Trump, Republicans Just Gave Banks and Corporations the Green Light to Rip Off Black...

African-Americans, Latinos and others have been the longstanding victims of racial discrimination in the financial services sector, from redlining to the subprime mortgage scheme that preyed upon Black people and led to historic losses...

The NRA, Gun Control and Black People: A Complicated History

The latest school mass shooting in Florida, and the unfolding debate over gun control and gun violence is a reminder of the complicated, contradictory history of the NRA and gun control as they relate...

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