Author Archives: The Soul Brother

About The Soul Brother

An observer to the world. I have a unique view of the world and want to share it. It's all in love from the people of the "blues". Love, Knowledge, and Sharing amongst all is the first steps towards solving all the problems amongst humanity.

Do police treat Black Lives Matter and ‘White Lives Matter’ differently?

by Sam Levin When Justice Medina left a Black Lives Matter protest in California last Wednesday, police followed him. At around 8pm, roughly a mile away from the protest in downtown Fresno, officers stopped the 20-year-old, who was in a … Continue reading

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Why Some Diversity Thinkers Aren’t Buying Tech Industry’s ‘Pipeline’ Excuses 

by Alina Selyukh The thing about the tech industry and employee diversity reports is they can feel like Groundhog Day: Google, 2014: “Put simply, Google is not where we want to be when it comes to diversity.” Google, 2016: “We … Continue reading

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The Return of American Hunger

by Ned Resnikoff By a handful of indicators—unemployment rates, overall economic growth, even average hourly earnings—the U.S. economy isn’t doing so badly right now. And yet, when it comes to the number of Americans who go hungry, it’s almost like … Continue reading

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A Letter From Black America

By Nikole Hannah-Jones Last July 4, my family and I went to Long Island to celebrate the holiday with a friend and her family. After eating some barbecue, a group of us decided to take a walk along the ocean. The … Continue reading

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How Racial Bias Affects The Quality Of Black Students’ Education 

By Casey Quinlan The Department of Education recently released some startling numbers about how much our country spends on prisons versus schools that added fuel to the fire of national conversation about criminal justice reform. One way to think about … Continue reading

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White fragility is real: 4 questions white people should ask themselves during discussions about race

by Sarah Watts Since the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of law enforcement officers earlier this month, millions have taken to the streets as well as social media to express their outrage. Tags like … Continue reading

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America can’t heal until Jim Crow finally dies

by Antonio Moore The deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, while tragic, were markers of larger problems in America. Their murders were signals of a contorted reality shedding light to the economic pillars that so much of white privilege … Continue reading

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White House responds to petition to label Black Lives Matter a “terror” group

                        After days of violence and heightened racial tensions in the U.S., the White House responded this week to an online petition asking the federal government to formally label … Continue reading

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Sandra Bland Died One Year Ago – And Since Then, At Least 810 People Have Lost Their Lives In Jail

By Dana Liebelson & Ryan J. Reilly Over the past year, there have been so many stories of violence and injustice in America, and even the most well-known deserve to be revisited. This is one: Last July, Sandra Bland was … Continue reading

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Olympian John Carlos: ‘If You’re Famous and You’re Black, You Have to Be An Activist’ 

By Sameer Rao Back in 1968, sprinter John Carlos’ decision to stand for racial justice and raise his black-gloved fist during the Olympics’ medal ceremony led to a backlash that ultimately cost him his marriage. “My wife and kids were tormented,” Carlos wrote in … Continue reading

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