Murder Of Daunte Wright Ruined Derek Chauvin Show Trial

By Ajamu Baraka, Black Agenda Report. -

The fix was in. The U.S. state was determined to demonstrate to the world that its system was able to render “justice” to its captive African/Black population. So, unlike in the handful of [...]

A Crisis Of ‘Forced Mass Displacement’ Of Black Pittsburghers

By Tom Davidson, TribLive.com. -

Pennsylvania - Why did 7,000 Black Pittsburgh residents leave the city between 2014 and 2018? The answer depends on who’s talking. Community activist Randall Taylor, a former Pittsburgh [...]

Parisians March Against Systemic Racism And Police Brutality

Watch a live broadcast from central Paris where people are gathering on Saturday 20 March to march against "systemic racism and police brutality." Organised by several activist groups to mark [...]

The Housing Crisis: One Year After Lockdown

By David Rovics, Counterpunch. -

All the folks moving to Portland from California or New York and talking about how great the real estate prices are here may not know it (note: I was once one of them), but this city is the most [...]

NYPD’s Enforcement Of Marijuana Laws Plagued By Extreme Racial Disparities

By Jake Offenhartz, Gothamist. -

New York City - On March 4th of last year, Fitzroy Gayle was stopped by a plainclothes police officer in his neighborhood of Canarsie, Brooklyn. Video shows the 20-year-old, who is Black, begging [...]

How The Pandemic Economy Could Wipe Out A Generation Of Black-Owned Businesses

By Lydia DePillis, ProPublica. -

Of all the products made at Danette Wilder’s small manufacturing plant near the University of Kentucky in Lexington, the products she depended on most for sales were the O-rings cranked out by [...]

Jackson Water Crisis: Collective Effort Is Critical To Community Sustainability

By Anoa Changa, News One. -

While the Mississippi city of Jackson works to fully restore water, various community organizations have been filling in the gaps with relief. Mutual aid is a new term for some, but providing it [...]

How The First US City To Fund Reparations For Black Residents Is Making Amends

By Ashley Brown, Emilie de Sainte Maresville, and Allie Yang, ABC News. -

Evanston, Illinois, is like a lot of American cities. The city just north of Chicago appears picturesque, updated and grand on one side -- but not far away, one can see the signs of economic and [...]

Unemployment Skyrocketing? An Evolved Society Would Celebrate

By Lee Camp, ScheerPost.com. -

Leaf blowers are everything wrong with capitalism. . . . I’ll explain that in a minute. We all know times are irredeemably grim, and they’re only getting worse. The unemployment level in [...]

How Some Of America’s Richest Towns Fight Affordable Housing

By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, ProPublica. -

Westport, CT - A dirt field overgrown with weeds is the incongruous entrance to one of America’s wealthiest towns, a short walk to a Rodeo Drive-like stretch replete with upscale stores such as [...]

Lynchings By Law

By Aaron Greene, Black Agenda Report. -

The U.S. death penalty has always been a symbol of white supremacy and a violation of human rights law.  Having already executed 11 people this year, the Trump administration plans to execute [...]

The AMA Officially Recognized Racism As A Public-Health Threat

By Bill Bostock and Anna Medaris Miller, Business Insider. -

The American Medical Association has officially defined racism as a public health threat that has created substantial health inequality. Racism, both systemic and structural, has [...]

Black Cops Don’t Make Policing Any Less Anti-Black

By Bree Newsome Bass, Black Agenda Report. -

Amid recent growing calls for defunding police this summer, a set of billboards appeared in Dallas, Atlanta, and New York City. Each had the words “No Police, No Peace” printed in large, bold [...]

End Worker Surveillance

Today, workers are subjected to an unprecedented level of workplace surveillance and control. From voice monitoring to tracking applications, these systems are being introduced into workplaces [...]

Health Justice And Black Liberation: Shay-Akil McLean

By Gwendolyn Wallace and Roberto Sirvent, Black Agenda Report. -

The way that people treat each other has biological consequences, meaning that our relationships to one another, institutions, and resources are directly linked to quality of life, life [...]