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Stokely Carmichael – Black Power

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#SayHerName Shows Black Women Face Police Violence, Too—and Pregnancy and Motherhood Are No Refuge

By Dani McClain A new front in #BlackLivesMatter organizing is advancing today as concerned people nationwide gather to draw attention to black women and girls harmed or killed by police violence. According to organizers with Black Youth Project 100, rallies … Continue reading

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How the Civil War Never Ended for Black America

By Sarah Anderson Hundreds of African-American men marched to the White House this past Sunday. They were not wearing hoodies in honor of Trayvon Martin. They were not making the “hands up don’t shoot” gesture in honor of Michael Brown. … Continue reading

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The $653,000 Solution

By The SoulBrother What would do $653,061? Be debt-free? Buy a house? Buy Momma and Daddy a house? No. They are getting their own $653,061 check. Set up a college fund for your children? Take a moment to think of … Continue reading

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The Curse of Segregation

By Derek Thompson Baltimore did not need more negative publicity this week. But in a bit of fateful timing, the Equality of Opportunity Project of Harvard University has released two papers concluding that the income mobility for poor children in … Continue reading

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Obama Finds a Bolder Voice on Race Issues

By Peter Baker As he reflected on the festering wounds deepened by race and grievance that have been on painful display in America’s cities lately, President Obama on Monday found himself thinking about a young man he had just met … Continue reading

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#BlackLivesMatter Co-Founders On Baltimore Uprisings: ‘We Stand In Solidarity’

By Lilly Workneh Following Monday’s funeral of Freddie Gray — a 25-year-old man who died after sustaining a spinal cord injury during an arrest in Baltimore — protests broke out and swept across the streets of the Maryland city. Demonstrators … Continue reading

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White Reservation: The Justification of Breath and Those Who Take It Away 

By T. Better Baldwin April 20, 2015 was just another manic Monday for Lady Justice. Until there is proper distinction between visual impairment and the opaqueness of a blindfold, her fair beauty will only be in the eye of the … Continue reading

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How Slavery Gave Capitalism Its Start

By Eric Herschthal Capitalism in the U.S. owes much of its start to slavery, which in turn owed much of its success to government handouts. Perhaps the most durable myth about slavery is that it was utterly incompatible with capitalism. Well … Continue reading

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The Murderous Scam White Elites Have Perpetrated on Blacks and Whites for at Least 4 Centuries

By Chauncey DeVega The idea of “whiteness” as a strict racial category superior to others is an invention of Europeans, who needed to legitimate and normalize a system of white on black chattel slavery, global empire, and colonialism as being … Continue reading

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