Atlantic Coast Pipeline Loses Permit Battle With Historically Black Community

By Rebeccca Beitsch, -

A federal appeals court rejected a needed permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline on Tuesday, the latest legal blow to the controversial pipeline as it heads to the Supreme Court through another [...]

Southern Workers Unite Around Medicare For All

By Jonathan Michels, In These Times. -

Charlotte, N.C.—A line of cars rolls up to the government center of the largest city in a state tied with neighbor South Carolina for least unionized in the country. Members of the Southern [...]

How Black Activists Sought Healthcare Reform: A New Documentary

By Christopher Willoughby, -

“The American Medical Association has never been a friend to us [African Americans],” explained the late Chicago physician Dr. Donald L. Chatman. Referring to the history of racial inequality in [...]

Judge Denies Cancer Alley Marchers’ Request To Cross Louisiana Bridges

By Staff, -

May 31, 2019, Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Today, a judge in Louisiana denied an emergency request by community leaders to march across two Mississippi river bridges as part of a five-day march [...]

No Right To Privacy If You’re Poor?

By Don Lash, -

Institutional racism places Black women with gross disproportionality in the position of being disenfranchised of privacy rights as poor women, and the moral construction of poverty gives the [...]

Petrochemical Giants Are Slowly Killing Black Louisiana Communities

By Mike Ludwig, -

Milton Cayette Jr. has just returned from a birthday party at the senior center in Welcome, one of the unincorporated hamlets nestled beside the earthen levee running along the east bank of the [...]

Flat Broke, Black Voters Want More Than Just Another Black President

By Jon Jeter, -

Sen. Cory Booker’s announcement on February 1 that he is entering the 2020 presidential race brings the number of African-American Democrats seeking their party’s nomination to two, making the [...]

A Century Later, A Little-Known Mass Hanging Of Black Soldiers Still Haunts Us

By James Jeffrey, -

100 years after one of the least-known and saddest chapters in American history, families of executed black soldiers have petitioned Trump for justice. After Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston [...]

Brazil’s Black Lives Matter Moment

By Staff, -

Hundreds protested Sunday in cities across Brazil in what commentators are calling Brazil’s Black Lives Matter moment, sparked by the death of a young Black man as a result of restraining choke [...]

Black Working Class Will Never Abandon Venezuela!

By Staff, -

We must remind our people that over 150 million Africans live throughout the so-called Americas. We especially must raise this reality at critical moments like this when the corporate media and [...]

Black America’s Vanishing Wealth Is Bad For All Americans

By Bob Lord, -

Want an impossible task? Try identifying the most disturbing trend in America today. Consider the choices: Climate change denial, extreme political polarization, gun violence, etc. Those are just [...]

Marc Lamont Hill And The Legacy Of Punishing Black Internationalists

By Noura Erakat, -

Last week, Marc Lamont Hill, academic, activist and media personality, addressed the United Nations at its commemoration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People . [...]

Black Internationalists Demand Closure Of Hundreds Of U.S. Military Bases

By Staff, -

NOVEMBER 21, 2018—The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP), a founding member of the Global Campaign Against U.S./NATO Military Bases, joined 300 attendees from 36 countries at a historic conference [...]

Recovering From The War On Drugs: National Expungement Week October 20-27, 2018

By Amani Sawari, -

For decades the Black community has been heavily targeted by the war on drugs which resulted in the disenfranchisement of many families of color and the destruction of Black communities [...]

Dual War And Repression: Domestic And Foreign Policy On Black People

By Netfa Freeman, -

Parallel tracks of US government policy against the Black working class in the US and on the African continent expose much more than incidental similarity but a concerted fatal conspiracy. For [...]