Black People More Likely to Be Wrongfully Convicted of Murder, Study Showz

by by Niraj Chokshi This article originally appeared on The New York Times Andre Hatchett, center, next to his lawyer Barry Scheck at a news conference in 2016 after his exoneration in Brooklyn for the killing of Neda Mae Carter. Credit Bebeto Matthews/Associated Press Black people convicted of murder or sexual assault are significantly more likely than their […]

ANTI-BLACKNEZZ IN ASIAN COMMUNITIEZ: HARMING BLACK BODIEZ SEEN AZ NORMAL

On the anniversary of the shooting death of LaTasha Harlins, revisiting the painful history of Black and Korean American cultural relations. This week, the Black community is forced to reconcile with the fact, that as we remember the 26th anniversary of LaTasha Harlins death; a 15-year old girl, who was shot in the back of […]

What Are You? Black, Afrikan-Amerikan, Afro-Amerikan, or Black-Amerikan

Black tells you about skin color and what side of town you live on. African-American evokes discussion of the world. -Rev. Jesse Jackson Blacks, Black-Americans, African-Americans, and  Afro-Americans are terms that are frequently used in magazines, newspapers, and across the internet when referencing black people. So, what brought about the name change from “negro” and […]

James Baldwin (1924-87) on Amerikan “innocence”

Inthesetimes.com by  Prakash Kona In their blind rejection of tragedy, in their fear of that dreadful genre that tells us the truth of our failures as individuals and as a people, in that lack of knowledge that our public lives are doomed to destruction because our private lives are warped, Americans have condemned themselves to an […]

James Baldwin and the Meaning of Whitenezz

By Chris Hedges   The work of James Baldwin, pictured here in 1969, is as relevant today as in his time. The essayist, novelist, poet and social critic died in 1987. (Allan Warren / Wikimedia Commons)(CC-BY-SA) Raoul Peck’s “I Am Not Your Negro” is one of the finest documentaries I have ever seen—I would have […]

San Diego Police Target Afrikan Amerikan Children for Unlawful DNA Kollection

Specifically targeting black children for unlawful DNA collection is a gross abuse of technology by law enforcement. But it’s exactly what the San Diego Police Department is doing, according to a lawsuit just filed by the ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties on behalf of one of the families affected. SDPD’s actions, as […]

Philly’z shame: City ignorez thousandz of poisoned kidz

By Barbara Laker, Wendy Ruderman, and Dylan Purcell / Staff Writers Photos and video by Jessica Griffin / Staff Photographer When Aisha Stafford picked up her cell phone, the pediatrician sounded panicked. “Whatever you’re doing,” he told her, “you have to stop.” Take your son to the emergency room immediately, he insisted. Her son had […]

Frederick McKinley Jonez: A Great Black Inventor with 60 Patentz for Inventionz

#Frederick McKinley Jones was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 17, 1893. He was a young orphaned at a very young age. At an early age, Jones showed a great interest in mechanical working, whether taking apart a toy, a watch, or a kitchen appliance. Eventually he became interested in automobiles, so much so that […]

HIDDEN FIGUREZ: FORMER SLAVE WILLIAM WASHINGTON BROWNE FOUNDED THE FIRST BLACK-OWNED BANK

We often talk about firsts in the realm of sports, entertainment, or politics, but rarely do we look towards the economic accomplishments of Black people in the United States. Former slave William Washington Browne was the first to start a black-owned financial institution with the help of one of the first Black fraternal order the […]

Root or Ruth?

A powerful essay by Shoola Oyindamola (Based on Sojourner Truth’s speech in 1851 — Ain’t I a Woman?) A Black woman should be given the freedom to choose if she wants to fight mainly for racial equality or gender fairness or for both. Although racial discrimination has reduced tremendously in the 21st Century, questions arise on why […]