Allison Davis: Forgotten black scholar studied – and faced – structural racism in 1940s Amerika

Allison Davis, circa 1965. Courtesy of the Davis family.     When black historian Carter G. Woodson founded Negro History Week in 1926 (expanded to Black History Month in 1976), the prevailing sentiment was that black people had no history. They were little more than the hewers of wood and the drawers of water who, […]

How White Amerika have Reaped 500-plus years of Cruelty toward People of Color (POC)

Many people are shortsighted to this phenomenon because of the concept of time, and believe that white America has, and is getting away with their crimes against humanity in the past and to this day. However, that is far from the truth. White America is suffering rapid decline, mental torment and retribution for the years […]

The NFL Media War Against Kaepernick People

Folks – I’m going to be at The People’s Summit tomorrow in Chicago. Stop on through! Details here https://www.thepeoplessummit.org/sessions/athletics-activism-social-change/ https://www.thenation.com/article/nfls-war-colin-kaepernick/ The NFL’s War Against Colin Kaepernick by Dave Zirin We have heard a farcical parade of excuses by NFL owners and executives for why free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains unemployed. “He’s not 100 percent committed.” […]

When Portland banned blacks: Oregon’s shameful history as an ‘all-white’ state

By DeNeen L. Brown A Ku Klux Klan parade, East Main Street in Ashland, Ore., in the 1920s. (Oregon Historical Society) In 1844, all black people were ordered to get out of Oregon Country, the expansive territory under American rule that stretched from the Pacific coast to the Rocky Mountains. Those who refused to leave […]

The Monarchy of Materialism: Understanding White Fragility

by Sonia Calista In my frustratingly liberal Ivy League classroom, I raised my hand. My professor, a former editor in the New York Times, had opened class by saying that people are misguided in fearing Trump; most of his anti-immigration orders will be shot down by the courts. I told her, calmly, that the fear […]

The Price of Life: From Slavery to Corporate Life Insurance

by  Michael Ralph  Miner loading coal in Lynch, Kentucky in the 1920s. Used with permission from the Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College Appalachian Archives Lynch Photo Collection. In the past decade, the coal-mining region that runs from Ohio to West Virginia has logged nearly 1,000 cases of “black lung disease” plaguing workers who’ve faced […]

Why schools still can’t put segregation behind them

A federal district court judge has decided that Gardendale – a predominantly white city in the suburbs of Birmingham, Alabama – can move forward in its effort to secede from the school district that serves the larger county. The district Gardendale is leaving is 48 percent black and 44 percent white. The new district would […]

The forgotten riot that sparked Boston’s racial unrest

At the start of June 1967, a riot erupted in the Grove Hall neighborhood. At left, a man is arrested. At right, police stood in the street on June 1 as tensions mounted. Photos by Bob Dean/Globe Staff/File Fifty years ago today, riots convulsed Roxbury, as the civil rights tumult of the ‘60s finally reached […]

Religious Doctrine That “Legalized” Columbus’ Native Genocide Went On To Become US (united snakes) Federal Law

Virtually all American school children are taught about Columbus’ “discovery” as some type of mythical adventure. However, few are aware of the religious doctrine that underpins his taking “possession” of the newly arrived upon land, which has come to be known as the Doctrine of Discovery. Fewer yet are aware that currently – over five […]

Portland’s dark history of white supremacy

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/31/portland-white-supremacy-racism-train-stabbing-murder?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Portland’s dark history of white supremacy Jason Wilson – Ciaran Mulloy remembers how the neo-Nazis outnumbered the anti-racists in Portland in the 90s. A union organiser and anti-fascist, he was was deeply involved in fighting against the far right’s infiltration of American youth culture in the 1980s and 90s. But when he arrived in […]