Sanité Bélair: The Tigress of Haiti

Sanité Bélair: The Tigress of Haiti  Meserette Kentake  October 5, 2015  African-Caribbean, Heroes of the Maafa, History Makers, Maafa, Shero 1 Comment Sanité Bélair (born Suzanne Bélair), was a Haitian freedom fighter and revolutionary, and one of the few female soldiers who fought during the Haitian Revolution. Sanité, whom Dessalines described as “a tigress,” is formally recognized by the […]

This is what modern day institutional racism looks like

A Klansman raises his left arm during a “white power” chant at a Ku Klux Klan rally December 16, 2000 in Skokie, IL. A Wisconsin chapter of the Ku Klux Klan held a “White Pride Rally” on the steps of the Cook County Courthouse located in Skokie, a suburb northwest of Chicago. (Photo by Tim […]

‘The Stanford Prison Experiment’ reminds us that fear of incarceration is justified

by ADAM BANNER Steve Dietls/IFC Prison. As Americans, a large portion of our population has spent at least some time incarcerated. Crime, and the resulting ramifications, is something that permeates almost every family in our nation at some point or another. As a criminal defense attorney, I have spent quite a bit of time in jails, […]