Destroying Black And Brown Lives For High-Rises In The Nation’s Capital

By Eleanor Goldfield, Mintpress News. -

Washington, DC — “Where that McDonald’s is right now,” he says pointing across the street. “That used to be a news stand where I’d buy comics as a kid.” Dumah Muhammad stands in Adams Morgan [...]

Thousands Of Police Killings Are Unreported

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

The New York Times and other outlets report that most police killings in this country are “mislabeled.” The sanitized language is worse than an understatement because it implies that these [...]

Black Children Were Jailed For A Crime That Doesn’t Exist

By Meribah Knight And Ken Armstrong, Propublica. -

Three police officers were crowded into the assistant principal’s office at Hobgood Elementary School, and Tammy Garrett, the school’s principal, had no idea what to do. One officer, wearing a [...]

In A California Desert, Sheriff Deputies Settle Schoolyard Disputes

By Emily Elena Dugdale And Irena Hwang , Black Agenda Report. -

Barron Gardner, a high school history teacher in Southern California’s Antelope Valley, stared down Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies during an online meeting in April, trying to [...]

Biden’s DOJ Sleight Of Hand On Police Reform

By Netfa Freeman, Black Agenda Report. -

Police killing Black and Brown people hasn’t let up even though the public's attention may have been diverted from it as a constant nationwide tragedy for which the federal government shares [...]

‘They Saw Me And Thought The Worst’

By Richard A. Webster, Pro Publica. -

As Sojourner Gibbs pulled out of her parking space at a Sam’s Club in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, one afternoon last summer, she felt the familiar, sickening symptoms of diabetic shock. [...]

Democrats, Abortion And Phony Politics

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

Most leftists in this country still remain loyal to the Democratic Party despite decades of deception, overt collusion with ruling class interests, and support of U.S. imperialism. The Democrats [...]

The Political Economy Of Racial Inequality

By Touré F. Reed, Dissent Magazine. -

In 1965, in response to President Lyndon B. Johnson’s anemic War on Poverty legislation, the labor and civil rights leaders A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin joined with Leon Keyserling, the [...]

Black Community And Climate Justice

By Janvieve Williams Comrie, Afro Resistance. -

There is an easy correlation between the frequency and magnitude of climate-related disasters and the negative impact that has on human beings, especially on Black and Indigenous communities, who [...]

Gentrification And The End Of Black Communities

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

Brooklyn, New York is the epicenter of gentrification, the displacement of Black people from cities in this country. Recently released census data shows that neighborhoods [...]

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 [...]

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