FBI sought electric chair execution of Black Panther leaders in Omaha

Originally posted on Richardson Reports:
Nebraska’s electric chair where the FBI sought the execution of the Omaha Two  (credit: Nebraska Dept. of Corrections) On December 4, 1969, in a Federal Bureau of Investigation orchestrated pre-dawn raid in Chicago, Black Panther leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark were shot to death. Fourteen handpicked policemen, armed with…

Six powerful documentaries about race and criminal justice

FILM & TVLISTS Put all of these on your watch list 12September 2018 Text Declan Rhys Massicott This autumn brings with it a host of films exploring the relationship between black people and law enforcement. In October, there’s certain to be a lot of hype around the major young adult feature film The Hate U Give, starring Amandla Stenberg and Issa […]

Meet the gallant all-black Amerikan female battalion that served in Europe during World War II

The first time American women fought in a war was during the American Civil War. Women were not allowed to be selected into the draft, so they disguised themselves as men and fought instead. A few of them were only discovered to be women when found dead. American women were only allowed to serve in […]

Afro-Colombians Credit UN Durban Declaration in Fight for Land Rights

by Black Communities’ Process in Colombia Afro-Colombians Credit UN Durban Declaration in Fight for Land Rights In principle, the government of Colombia recognized Black people’s right to collective ownership of land back in 1993, but these rights have not been fully achieved, in practice. “As a result of Law 70/93, the Afro-Colombian, Raizal and Palenquero […]