Media Justice Sues FBI Over Surveillance Of Black Activists

By Nusrat Choudhury and Malkia Cyril, Aclu.org -

At a time when violence by white supremacists is on the rise, the FBI appears to be targeting Black people in a secret intelligence program concerning so-called “Black Identity Extremists”— an [...]

The Christchurch Shooting And The Normalization Of Anti-Muslim Terrorism

By Whitney Webb, Mintpressnews.com -

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND — What is without question the worst mass shooting in New Zealand’s history took place on Friday when shooters, 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant among them, opened [...]

The Racial Wealth Divide Is Vast, But It Doesn’t Have To Be

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

In a new report, "Dreams Deferred: How Enriching the 1% Widens the Racial Wealth Divide," researchers at the Institute for Policy Studies outline how the racial wealth gap has widened over the [...]

#50YearsofShame: Student Activists Occupy The President’s Office At Sarah Lawrence College

By Staff, Sarahlawrencephoenix.com -

Last week marked the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Westlands Sit-In, a 10-day occupation addressing the College’s elitism and lack of commitment to racial justice. 50 years later, we are left [...]

Ilhan Omar: Anatomy Of A Smear

By Mitchell Plitnick, Lobelog.com -

Attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) are escalating. The big splash over the weekend came when a poster appeared in a display case at the West Virginia state capitol during Republican Party Day. It [...]

We Absolutely Could Give Reparations To Black People. Here’s How.

By Julia Craven, Huffingtonpost.com -

A step-by-step guide to paying the descendants of enslaved Africans. Let’s say you’re driving down the street and someone rear-ends you. You get out of your car to assess the damage. The person [...]

Black Women’s Labor Market History Reveals Deep-Seated Race And Gender Discrimination

By Nina Banks, Epi.org -

The black woman’s experience in America provides arguably the most overwhelming evidence of the persistent and ongoing drag from gender and race discrimination on the economic fate of workers and [...]

Movement For Black Lives: Attack On Black Leadership

By Movement for Black Lives. -

Over the past few months, several Black progressive leaders have been attacked for supporting Palestinian human rights; most notably, Angela Y. Davis, Marc Lamont Hill and the Hon. Ilhan Omar. In [...]

Immigrants Aren’t The Emergency

By Sarah Schulz, Otherwords.org -

Midland, Michigan, where my husband and I are raising our two young children, is a small town surrounded by rural communities. Many of us living here have seen, generation-by-generation, that [...]

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

By James Jeffrey, Progressive.org -

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 [...]

U.S. Racism And Imperialism Fuel Turbulence In Haiti

By W. Whitney Jr., Peoplesworld.org -

Beginning on February 7, Haitians have been in the streets protesting against corruption, high prices, shortages, inflation, and power outages. Demonstrators are demanding that President Jovenel [...]

Nationwide Rallies Denounce #FakeTrumpEmergency And President’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda

By Andrea Germanos, Commondreams.org -

The ACLU was swift in its announcement of intent to sue, doing so on Friday. "Let's get something straight upfront," wrote the organization's deputy legal director, Cecillia Wang. "There is no [...]

How To Decolonise The University

Talia Dundoo, Mediadiversified.org -

In 2015, students at the University of Cape Town demanded the removal from their campus of a statue of Cecil Rhodes, a racist imperialist businessman and politician. The emergence of the [...]

Brazil’s Black Lives Matter Moment

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

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 [...]

Events At Lincoln Memorial Highlight How Far We Have To Go

By Chase Iron Eyes, Lakota Law Project. -

In the wake of the events at the Lincoln Memorial after the Indigenous Peoples March, much has been said and written. After all the spin, we believe the clearly visible facts of the incident [...]