Federal Judge Calls On Supreme Court To Overturn ‘Qualified Immunity’

By Julia Conley, Commondreams. -

Handing down a ruling to dismiss a civil lawsuit which alleged a police officer violated a Black man's Fourth Amendment rights during a traffic stop in 2013, a federal judge in Mississippi made [...]

Louisiana Supreme Court Upholds Racist Modern Day ‘Pig Law’

By Zack Linly, The Root. -

There has been plenty of discussion about whether prison is more about rehabilitation, punishment or keeping society safe. However, for Black people especially, it often seems like there’s a [...]

50 Years Of Struggle From Black August To Black Lives Matter

This Aug. 7 marks the 50th anniversary of the heroic attempt by Jonathan Jackson, younger brother of George Jackson, to free three Black revolutionaries from the clutches of the California state [...]

Racial And Ethnic Economic Inequality And The COVID-19 Pandemic

By Thomas Hanna, Democracy Collaborative. -

The Democracy Collaborative prepared a report, created for the Healthcare Anchor Network, that looked at how racial and ethnic disparities in the economy are showing up in the COVID-19 pandemic [...]

‘How The South Won The Civil War’

By BillMoyers.com. -

If you think about the Civil War as a war between two different ideologies, two different concepts of what America is supposed to be, is it supposed to be a place where a few wealthy men direct [...]

There Can Be No Equality Without Employment Opportunity For All

By William Lazonick, Philip Moss, and Joshua Weitz, Ineteconomics. -

The employment opportunity that privileged the white male was much more than a job. By the 1960s, growing numbers of white men had employment that gave them steadily rising real earnings, often [...]

Enslaved People’s Health Was Ignored From The Country’s Beginning

By Eric Kyere, The Conversation. -

Some critics of Black Lives Matter say the movement itself is racist. Their frequent counterargument: All lives matter. Lost in that view, however, is a historical perspective. Look back to the [...]

Is Burning Prisons The New Knocking Down Confederate Statues?

By Branden Janese, The North Star. -

Saturday afternoon in Seattle, Washington, a construction site where a youth detention center was being built burned to the ground.  The King County juvenile detention facility is assumed to [...]

End Federal Executions, Racist Death Penalty

By Gloria Rubac, Workers.org. -

In just four days, the U.S. government doubled the number of federal executions since Congress reauthorized the federal death penalty in 1988. Three men were put to death in the federal [...]

Asheville Approves Reparations For Black Residents

By Joel Burgess, Asheville Citizen Times. -

Asheville, NC - In an extraordinary move, the City Council has apologized for the city's historic role in slavery, discrimination and denial of basic liberties to Black residents and voted to [...]

Chris Hedges: Don’t Be Fooled By The Cancel Culture Wars

By Chris Hedges, ScheerPost. -

The cancel culture — the phenomenon of removing or canceling people, brands or shows from the public domain because of offensive statements or ideologies — is not a threat to the ruling class. [...]

#WhiteCoatsForBlackLives Wants Racial Justice In Medicine

By Kim Brown, The Real News. -

In the weeks since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, there have been daily sustained protests across the country advocating for the equality and liberation of vulnerable and marginalized [...]

A Decade Of Research On The Rich-Poor Divide In Education

By Jill Barshay, The Hechinger Report. -

Education inequality is not just a divide between rich and poor but also between the ultra-rich and everyone else. In 2020, a Pennsylvania State University researcher documented how the [...]

These Three Studies Prove That Systemic Racism Is Very Very Real

By Lee Camp, Counterpunch. -

Racism is like sewage. Whether we’re currently engaging in a national dialogue about it or not, it’s still there. It runs under our streets, our buildings, our society. Millions of tons of [...]

The Disproportionate Blues

By Kevin Cooper, Scheer Post. -

Here in the year of 2020 of the 21st century, we descendants of the people who created and first started singing the blues set to music, way back in the 19th century, are still singing the blues [...]

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