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 [...]

After This Election, We Should Not Come Together

By Yannick Giovanni Marshall, Al Jazeera. -

Again, millions of non-white people crouched over their mobile screens. We crouched just as earlier generations of Black people crouched below window panes, wondering if they managed to outrun [...]

Why Black Families Are Choosing To Keep Their Kids Remote

By Bracey Harris, Hechinger Report. -

Mississippi - Yolanda Logan, the parent engagement coordinator for the Oxford School District, spent two weeks in July making home visits — some announced, some cold-calls — to check in on the [...]

Communities Of Color Hurt The Most By Postal Service Attack

By Taryn MacKinney, the Union of Concerned Scientists. -

With just weeks until the 2020 election, the USPS is racing to prepare for a historic surge in mail-in voting. Our recent analysis of USPS records, which we received via Freedom of Information [...]

Blacks In LA Nearly Four Times As Likely To Be Cited By Police

By Sam Levin, Black Agenda Report. -

The Los Angeles police department (LAPD) gave 63% of its citations for “loitering while standing” to Black residents in recent years, despite African Americans making up just 7% of the city’s [...]

Investments Should Be ‘Determined By The Community’

By Gee and Ursula Show, My Northwest. -

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is pledging $100 million from the city’s general fund to invest in communities of color. But where is that money going to go? And who is going to advise the mayor’s [...]

Black People’s March On The White House

By the Black is Back Coalition. -

The Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations (BiBC) is calling on colonized and unrepresented people of the U.S. to join us Nov. 6-8 for the Black Power Matters march on [...]

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