Tag Archives: United States

The Coming War on ‘Black Nationalists’ 

By Yohuru Williams After Gavin Long’s attack on officers in Baton Rouge, Police Chief Carl Dabadie observed that police “are up against a force that is not playing by the rules.” I understand and share his anguish for the loss … Continue reading

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‘On this side of town they harass you’: the Baton Rouge where Alton Sterling died

By Jesse Hardman While most people are finishing up their work week, 47-year-old Terrell Griffin and his 19-year-old nephew Xavier Coleman are still working hard on the north side of Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They are selling CDs, … 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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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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