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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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Baton Rouge Mayor Is No-Show at Alton Sterling’s Funeral

By Zack Kopplin Mayor Kip Holden didn’t attend Alton Sterling’s funeral on Friday, continuing his track record of being a no-show throughout the biggest thing to hit his city in years. Strangely, the mayor’s staff said that no one currently … Continue reading

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Is Racism Still Alive In America? That’s Affirmative

By Eric Cooper Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court voted to uphold so-called “affirmative action” admissions policies at the University of Texas. Those policies had been challenged by a young white woman who believed that she was denied admission to … Continue reading

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The Politics of Being Woke

  By Lawrence Ware “Who polices the woke?” The question caught me off guard. My line brother posed it to me as I was on my way to a meeting. We are members of the first historically black Greek collegiate … Continue reading

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6 Eye-Opening Facts About How Differently Black And White People View Race

By Lilly Workneh A new Pew Research study released Monday shows that black and white America have profoundly different views on race and inequality. The study, which involved 3,769 adults (1,799 whites, 1,004 blacks and 654 Hispanics) and was conducted between Feb. … Continue reading

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Here It Is

by Alice Walker (2016) Here it is the beauty that scares you -so you believe- to death. For he is certainly gorgeous and he is certainly where whiteness to your disbelief has not wandered off to die. No. It is … Continue reading

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Malcolm X – Speech at Ford Auditorium (Detroit)

Brother Malcolm delivered this speech in Detroit later in the day after his house was bombed earlier. Think for a moment how physically tired he must have been. Yet, he was bound to his calling – to speak truth to … Continue reading

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Stokely Carmichael – Black Power

As resonant today as it was then….

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