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4 Ways Martin Luther King Was More Radical Than You Thought

By Igor Volsky Every January, Martin Luther King, Jr. is universally honored as a national hero who preached a peaceful fight against racial injustice. This saintly image is quite a departure from the kind of attacks the reverend endured over … Continue reading

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Six Things Nelson Mandela Believed That Most People Won’t Talk About

By Aviva Shen and Judd Legum In the desire to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life — an iconic figure who triumphed over South Africa’s brutal apartheid regime — it’s tempting to homogenize his views into something everyone can support. This is not, … Continue reading

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1963 March on Washington

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Building a New Racial Justice Movement

By Rinku Sen This week, the nation will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom with events in Washington, D.C., and many other cities. A hot summer of race news—Moral Mondays to preserve voting … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget

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An Open Letter on Poverty to America’s Local, State and National, Leaders

The question is, Will they listen? Get out and VOTE! Hold ALL elected leaders accountable for their performance or lack of performance on this subject. An Open Letter on Poverty to America’s Local, State and National, Leaders | The Afro-American … Continue reading

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Is Innocence Overrated?

Excellent commentary by Alan Bean and the folks at Friends of Justice. I have read Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” and recommend everyone to read this book. It brings specific issues about justice and incarceration into a … Continue reading

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Support the NAACP

This article was written by Shirley Sherrod and appears in The Afro. It is an eloquent piece about “Sherrodgate” and the NAACP. More importantly, she lays out in a very personal way why the NAACP is important for all Americans who … Continue reading

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Our Justice System Requires Us To Punish Wrongdoers. What If There Were a Better Way?

Interesting article by Mikhail Lyubansky over at Race-Talk. I must admit restorative justice may be a viable option for petty, nonviolent offences. This article has piqued my interest to learn more about it. I feel however that America has a “blood-lust” in its … Continue reading

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Feds To File Suit To Block Arizona Immigration Law

It is now official. The Justice Department will challenge the legality of SB 1070. This is going to be a long and bitter process on both sides. Feds To File Suit To Block Arizona Immigration Law : NPR.

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