Racism Is A Public Health Crisis

By Christine Vestal, Pew Trusts. -

Being black is bad for your health. And pervasive racism is the cause. That’s the conclusion of multiple public health studies over more than three decades. “We do know that health inequities [...]

Korean Americans For Black Lives

By Lisa Kwon, LA Taco. -

Liberty Park is one of the very few public green spaces left in Koreatown; the choice for ‘Ktown for Black Lives’ to meet here is intentional.  Organized by the neighborhood’s activists and [...]

Fossil Fuel Industry Pollutes Black And Brown Communities

By Gin Armstrong and Derek Seidman, Eyes on the Ties. -

Many of the most powerful oil and gas companies, private utilities, and financial institutions that drive environmental injustice are also backers of the same police departments – through their [...]

Racism In Chile

By Andre Vltchek, Orinoco Tribune. -

Recently, when a retired Chilean U.N. employee tried to enter ECLAC (United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, based in Santiago de Chile) to claim her pension in a [...]

Virginia’s Energy Kingpin Could Finally Face A Reckoning Over Race

By Alexander C. Kaufman, Huffington Post. -

Anti-poverty activist Rev. William Barber II denounced the compressor station as environmental racism in 2019, Dominion started running Facebook ads featuring video from a high school essay [...]

Chris Hedges: This Is Kabir’s America

By Chris Hedges, ScheerPost.com. -

Robert “Kabir” Luma was 18 when he found himself in the wrong car with the wrong people. He would pay for that misjudgment with 16 years and 54 days of his life, locked away for a crime he did [...]

Portland: A Harbinger Of Things To Come?

By the Black Alliance for Peace. -

Militarized federal agents deployed by the president to Portland, fired tear gas against protesters again overnight as the city’s mayor demanded that the agents be removed and as the state’s [...]

The GOP’s ‘Southern Strategy’ Shows How White Supremacy Fuels Class Exploitation

By Peter Montague, Truthout. -

Starting in the early 1970s, the Republican Party began to draw voters away from the Democrats by appealing to racism and racial anxiety in the electorate; Republicans called it their “Southern [...]

Land Loss Has Plagued Black America Since Emancipation

By Julian Agyeman and Kofi Boone, The Conversation. -

Underlying the recent unrest sweeping U.S. cities over police brutality is a fundamental inequity in wealth, land, and power that has circumscribed black lives since the end of slavery in the [...]

Toppling Statues As An Act Of Historical Redemption

By Onur Acaroglu, ROAR Magazine. -

The brutal murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police set off an unprecedented wave of protests. In a highly publicized, graphic execution, Floyd was killed in broad daylight for possession [...]

One Of The Wealthiest States Might Pass An Opportunity To Tackle Housing Segregation

By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, The Connecticut Mirror. -

Despite its liberal reputation — and Democrats controlling the legislature for the last 23 years and the governor’s mansion for nine — Connecticut is one of the most segregated places in the [...]

Ajamu Baraka: Race, Class And US Protests Today

By Look Left Online. -

Speaking at an event organised by the Workers’ Party, the national organiser of the Black Alliance for Peace and the 2016 Green Party candidate for vice president said that: “The current ongoing [...]

Rally Protests Anti-Racist Teacher’s Suspension

By Lyn Neeley, Workers.org. -

Milton, MA - Hundreds rallied on Juneteenth (June 19) in Milton, Mass., calling for an end to systemic racism in school curriculum and voicing support for Zakia Jarrett, an African-American [...]

The Racist Underpinnings Of The American Way Of War

By Walden Bello, Foreign Policy in Focus. -

The U.S. military command’s pushback against President Donald Trump’s attempt to use the military against people demanding racial justice has received a lot of good press. But let’s not overdo [...]

Black Militia Marches On Stone Mountain, Demands Removal Of Confederate Monument

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

About 1,000 heavily armed militia, all of whom were Black, marched through Georgia's Stone Mountain Park on Saturday, challenging white nationalist groups in the area to either come out and fight [...]