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 [...]

Black Doctors Fight For More Equitable Coronavirus Testing

By Nina Feldman, Kaiser Health News. -

When the coronavirus arrived in Philadelphia in March, Dr. Ala Stanford hunkered down at home with her husband and kids. A pediatric surgeon with a private practice, she has staff privileges at a [...]

Fight the Power: Resistance Radio At The Virtual GRC Summit

By Ann Garrison, Black Agenda Report. -

This year's Grassroots Radio Conference will be a virtual summit, Friday to Sunday, October 9 to 11. The annual event is typically hosted by a Pacifica Radio affiliate station, most recently [...]

Racist Roots: Origins Of North Carolina’s Death Penalty

By Henderson Hill, NC Policy Watch. -

Right now, our nation is in a moment of reckoning with our criminal punishment system. We are finally seeing clearly what should have been obvious long ago: The system has its knee on the necks [...]

Report: Special Police Units Exclusively Used Force On Black People

By Jacob Fenston, DCist. -

The vast majority of people stopped, frisked, or arrested by officers in D.C.’s special gun recovery and narcotics units were Black, according to a new report mandated by the D.C. Council. Black [...]

New law Surfaces South’s Racist Beginnings Of Felon Voter Disenfranchisement

By Iliana Hagenah, Scalawag Magazine. -

Tennessee - In June, large crowds of Black Lives Matter protesters occupied the plaza in front of Tennessee's State Capitol, where inside, a 44-inch bust of the first Klu Klux Klan Grand Wizard, [...]

Let’s Talk About Racism And Health

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

The current uprising across the nation is a take-off moment for systemic racism in the United States. A take-off moment occurs when awareness about a crisis reaches a level of public [...]

Social Justice Demonstrations Mark First Week Of NFL

By Justine Coleman, The Hill. -

NFL players marked the first full weekend of professional football by participating in social justice demonstrations, with various teams opting to stay in the locker room, link arms or kneel [...]

Poll: Financial Pain From Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Much, Much Worse’ Than Expected

By Joe Neel, NPR. -

In America's four largest cities, at least half of people say they have experienced the loss of a job or a reduction in wages or work hours in their household since the start of the coronavirus [...]

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