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Defense Compares Jonathan Ferrell to a ‘Zombie’ and ‘Bull’ in Final Arguments of White...

Jury deliberations resumed today in the manslaughter trial of a white police officer charged in the shooting death of a Black former Florida A&M University football player in Charlotte, N.C. Randall Kerrick stands trial for...

Hillary Clinton Has Tense Exchange With #BlackLivesMatter Activists, as Black Issues Shape the 2016...

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton met with Black Lives Matter activists, underscoring the centrality of the Black-led movement and its issues to the Democratic campaign. The exchange between the politician and the activists was caught on...

White Leaders are Glorified for Their Misdeeds, Yet Marcus Garvey Is Maligned by PBS...

How leaders are portrayed in history books, film, the news media and the public square depends on who—or what color—those leaders are. If one takes a look at the so-called “Founding Fathers” as a...

If African Americans Are Refugees In America, Where Should We Go?

Should African Americans qualify as refugees?  And if so, where would we go?  In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Aha Jorjani—an immigration defense lawyer with the Office of the Alameda County Public Defender—makes...

Jesse Jackson and #BlackLivesMatter: The Rift Between Respectability Politics and the New Protest Movement

The birth of a new #BlackLivesMatter movement to fight systemic racism provides an opportunity to examine both the similarities and the contrasts between the earlier civil rights struggles of the 1960s and the challenges...

St. Louis Federal Reserve Study Proves What Marcus Garvey Said: Education Does Not Close...

Higher education is beneficial, but it is not a panacea, especially when it comes to closing the wealth gap between whites and people of color. A new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of...

On 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Chicago Tribune Writer Advocates Genocide, Hopes a Storm...

  Kristen McQueary of the Chicago Tribune Wants Hurricane Katrina to Wipe Out the Unions, Rebuild Public Schools Under Neoliberal Policies In this season of Black suffering — which in America has been a season lasting...

The African Griot: Study Finds Storytelling Is the Key to the Literacy of Black...

The future success of African-American children is tied to the deep African tradition of storytelling, and an important study just released has important implications for how Black people teach their children. According to a new...

As U.S. Embassy Reopens in Havana, a Reflection on Cuban Relations with America, Africa...

With the raising of the U.S. flag at the American embassy in Havana, Cuba, the two nations are resuming diplomatic relations after a severing of ties that lasted over half a century. The U.S....

Ben Carson Says the #BlackLivesMatter Movement Is Creating Strife, and White Republicans Love Him...

Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon turned Republican presidential candidate, is emerging from political obscurity. And part of his strategy is to vocally and consistently speak out against the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Carson, the only African-American in...

Donald Trump’s Special Brand of Racism and Misogyny Makes Him Popular with White Nationalists

Donald Trump once said he has a good relationship with “the Blacks” and he said “I cherish women” after making misogynist and sexist statements. But the billionaire and reality show star turned presidential candidate...

#BlackLivesMatter Shouldn’t Stop with Bernie Sanders, Here’s Why Hillary Clinton and the GOP Should...

Which campaign event should the #BlackLivesMatter movement shut down next? The Black protest movement has received a great deal of attention for interrupting a Netroots Nation presidential forum in Phoenix in July, in which presidential...

50 Years After Watts Riots and a Year After Ferguson, Officer Is Fired for...

There was a dramatic turn of events in the case of a Black college football player who was fatally shot by a white rookie police officer in Arlington, Texas— providing further evidence that a...

Racial Politics are Changing, and the Democratic Party Have Not Received the Memo

In an era of Black Lives Matter, as we near the end of the age of Obama, there are changes afoot in racial politics. The Black vote is all changed up, a reality democrats...

State of Emergency: Ferguson Police Arrest Peaceful Protesters, Armed White Male Militia Group Left...

One year after the killing of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, it seems not much has changed in Ferguson, the epicenter of a Black people-led movement for justice. As the Washington Post...

Ferguson One Year Later: A Retrospective Look

Over the weekend, largely peaceful protests commemorated the one year anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. On August 9, 2014, Brown, 18, was shot and killed by Ferguson officer...

White Cultural Conservatives Rewrite AP History Test to Uphold “Founding Fathers” and American Exceptionalism

White Southern Christian conservatives on the College Board are influencing the content of our children’s Advanced Placement exams by controlling the narrative of American history. As was reported in The Guardian, cultural conservatives have scored...

Two Officers Who Corroborated Cop in Samuel DuBose Murder Implicated in Death of Another...

Ray Tensing--the University of Cincinnati police officer who was indicted Wednesday in the July 19 murder of unarmed Black motorist Sam DuBose—posted bond, amid reports that other officers at the scene were involved in...

Hollywood Will Produce Films About African Warlords, but What About European Colonial Genocide?

The latest film released by Netflix is called Beasts of No Nation, starring Idris Elba and directed by Cary Fukunaga. As reported in The Guardian, in the film, which covers the brutalization of child...

Body Cam Reveals Police Cover Up as Cincinnati Cop Is Indicted for Murder of...

Police officers lie for each other in order to cover up grave injustices, and the latest case in Cincinnati is proof of that. Nearly one year since the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson and...

Is “All Lives Matter” the New Coded Phrase for the Closet Racists?

Is the slogan “All Lives Matter” the tool for closet racists who seek to denigrate the Black Lives Matter movement and want it to go away?  Indeed it is.  And the defacement of a...

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