Black Power And Anti-Carceral State Infrastructure

By Joshua L. Crutchfield, Black Perspectives. -

It should not be surprising that last year, mutual aid groups in the United States had to step in where the government has historically failed. Groups like Black Lives Matter [...]

Black People’s Reasons For Not Getting Vaccinated Are Much Deeper

By Elisa J. Sobo, Diana Schow, and Stephanie McClure, News One. -

By early July 2021, nearly two-thirds of all U.S. residents 12 years and older had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine; 55% were fully vaccinated. But uptake varies drastically by [...]

Lessons From The Nation’s Black Male Educators

By Letrell Harris and Horace Ryans, Scalawag Magazine. -

The place of Black men in higher education, both as students and as educators, has always been precarious—even before the pandemic. A U.S. Department of Education report found in 2016 that Black [...]

Boycott Juneteenth 2022

By Trevor Baldwin, News One. -

I believe the reason there’s more disdain than pride is because it feels like we’re honoring a crime – a day commemorating the end of a 2 ½ year hostage negotiation where the captors were not [...]

California Reparations Committee Confronts Harms Of Slavery

By Jackie Botts, Cal Matters. -

For more than three decades, Black members of Congress have introduced legislation to study the lasting harms of slavery on African Americans, and propose remedies. Year after year, the federal [...]

Biden Breaks His Promises

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

Joe Biden has yet to make good on any campaign promise he made to voters. The $2,000 stimulus became just $1,400. There is no minimum wage increase. He promised a public option for the Affordable [...]

Contemplating Black Ecologies

By Celeste Henery, Black Perspectives. -

Earlier this year, political scientist and Black feminist Julia Jordan-Zachery asked the question, “What do Black women think about the rain?” She was sharing emergent questions from her research [...]

The Myth Of Black Buying Power Is Robbing Black People Of Their Power

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

The myth of black buying power - that black people collectively hold trillions of dollars in wealth and that they could improve their economic status if only they 'spent their money more wisely' [...]

The Radical Practicality Of Community Control Over Policing

By Pan African Community Action, Black Agenda Report. -

In response to the persistent problem of state-sponsored violence against working class Black communities and the futility of police reforms, the contemporary calls for community control over [...]

Are Urban Schools A Site of Occupation?

By Chetachukwu Agwoeme, Hood Communist. -

In the third season of Black Lightning, the fictional Black city of Freeland was living under a military occupation by the ASA (the quasi governmental organization occupying Freeland). Not only [...]

Biden Spent Black History Month Deporting Black Immigrants

By Tina Vásquez, Prism. -

In the days it took to pull together this Q&A with two leaders in the immigrant rights movement—Haitian Bridge Alliance’s Guerline Jozef and the UndocuBlack Network’s Patrice Lawrence—the federal [...]

The Black Antiwar Movement Demands Biden Take Concrete Steps To End The Wars At Home And Abroad

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

President Biden declared early in his presidency that he wants to advance racial equity. The new Secretary of Defense, General Lloyd Austin, the first Black person to serve in that role, [...]

American Healthcare System Failed Black Americans

By Nick, Progressive Martial Artist. -

There are certain policy positions that are such a slam dunk that if someone does not support them, I can’t take anything they say seriously, nor can I trust their judgement. Medicare for All is [...]

How COVID-19 Hollowed Out A Generation Of Young Black Men

By Akilah Johnson and Nina Martin, Pro Publica. -

While COVID-19 has killed 1 out of every 800 African Americans, a toll that overwhelms the imagination, even more stunning is the deadly efficiency with which it has targeted young Black men like [...]

Book Review: ‘The Myth And Propaganda Of Black Buying Power’

By Margaret Kimberly, Organisation for Propaganda Studies. -

Dr. Jared A. Ball’s new book, “The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power” explains the history of the black “buying power” canard. It is a commercial and political propaganda tool for the [...]

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