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Papa Pope vs. The Confederate Flag

Joe Morgan as “Papa Pope” extemporizes his remarks to a Southerner who supports the Confederate flag on last night’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. As always Mr. Morgan “drops the mic.” Can the church say, AMEN. Advertisements

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The 9 Things the McKinney Pool Party Reminds Us Black People Can’t Do

By Danielle C. Belton When I was 21, a police officer at the scene of a fire cursed me out. It didn’t matter that I was there with a camera crew and working for a TV station in St. Louis. … Continue reading

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When Black People Are Target Practice

By Chauncey DeVega In this age of police thuggery, it seems that almost every few days brings another video recorded incident of white-on-black police violence and excessive force. Last week a white police officer in Mckinney, Texas was recorded pulling … Continue reading

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Charity Is Not a Substitute for Justice 

By Marian Wright Edelman “I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means—except … Continue reading

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6 Ways White Supremacy Takes a Toll on the Mental Health of Black People

By Terrell Jermaine Starr Officially, Kalief Browder died as a result of suicide at his family’s home in the Bronx this weekend. Yet it’s not a stretch to say the racist criminal justice system that locked him up for more than … Continue reading

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Can America Heal After Ferguson? We Asked Desmond Tutu and His Daughter

By Fania Davis & Sarah van Gelder Can we recover from the legacy of slavery, lynching, land theft, disenfranchisement, redlining, job discrimination, and mass imprisonment? We turned to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter the Rev. Mpho Tutu for wisdom on … Continue reading

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America’s war on Black girls: Why McKinney police violence isn’t about “one bad apple”

By Brittney Cooper In just over two months, we will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a natural disaster that ravaged communities along the Gulf Coast. This tragedy was made infinitely worse not only by decades of governmental neglect … Continue reading

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McKinney officer Eric Casebolt resigns; police chief calls actions at pool party ‘indefensible’

By Sarah Mervosh McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley condemned as “indefensible” the actions of Eric Casebolt, an officer who resigned Tuesday, after a video of Casebolt physically confronting teenagers at a pool party attracted national attention and sparked protests. Conley said … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Orders Release Of Last ‘Angola 3’ Prisoner

By Eyder Peralta A federal judge has ordered the unconditional release of the last member of the “Angola 3” who remains in prison. Albert Woodfox, the 68-year-old former Black Panther leader, has spent the past four decades in solitary confinement … Continue reading

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For Black Women, Police Brutality And Sexual Harassment Go Hand In Hand

By Zeba Blay   There is a moment in the McKinney, Texas pool party video that’s both horrifying and absurd: when Cpl. Eric Casebolt manhandles, violently restrains, then sits on top of an unarmed, 15-year-old, bikini-clad black girl as she … Continue reading

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