How Real Estate Segregated Amerika

Real-estate interests have long wielded an outsized influence over national housing policy—to the detriment of African Americans. by   Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor  Richard Nixon, HUD Secretary Romney, and D.C. Mayor Washington tour a neighborhood damaged by riots after the death of Martin Luther King Jr. (Wally McNamee / Corbis / Getty Images) In a year of many […]

‘Coming of Age in Mississippi’ still speaks to nation’s racial discord, 50 years late

Anne Moody penned her memoir at the urging of baseball great Jackie Robinson. Most memoirs are soon forgotten. A rare exception is Anne Moody’s “Coming of Age in Mississippi,” which was published in 1968. It spoke to the day’s pressing issues – poverty, race and civil rights – with an urgent timeliness. Instead, 50 years […]

What Real Radicals Think About the FBI Hunting ‘Black Identity Extremists’

A veteran Black Panther and younger activist on a young man being labeled a terrorist threat, and why it’s never been easy to fight racism. Photo by David William Turner/VICE Last October, Foreign Policy leaked a report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that examined a novel perceived threat to American security: not white supremacists, not anti-abortion […]

Georgia’s Separate and Unequal Special-Education System

A statewide network of schools for disabled students has trapped black children in neglect and isolation. By Rachel Aviv When Seth, who has autism, was four, he was placed in a new school. A family member described it as a kind of ghost town. Photograph by LaToya Ruby Frazier for The New Yorker Seth Murrell, a […]

After police unions threaten Nike with boycotts, black officers insist they stand with Kaepernick

by  Jessica Sutherland  Daily Kos Staff Those who despise Colin Kaepernick—for his originally-silent and always-peaceful on-field protests against law enforcement’s rampant racism and unchecked brutality against people of color—are always quick to hide behind baseless accusations about what they believe are Kap’s real motivations. “He hates America!” some say. “He hates the military!” others shriek. All ignore the […]

‘I can think of nothing more Amerikan.’ — Beto O’Rourke — the man taking on Ted Cruz — brilliantly explains why NFL players kneeling during the anthem is not disrespectful

‘I can think of nothing more American.’ — Beto O'Rourke — the man taking on Ted Cruz — brilliantly explains why NFL players kneeling during the anthem is not disrespectful pic.twitter.com/bEqOAYpxEL — NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 21, 2018

The disturbing history of enslaved mothers forced to breastfeed white babies in the 1600s

Slave trade brought many advantages to western societies. The main duty of a slave was to work on plantations increasing productivity. Slaves often worked long tedious hours in the sun with no pay or reward for their hard labour. Their presence made traders and plantation owners more productive and made their living conditions very harsh. After […]

Mumia Abu Jamal’s reading list

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford 31 Jul 2018   The nation’s best known political prisoner, Mumia Abu Jamal, has high praise for historian Robin D.G. Kelly’s book Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Depression. “Who knew that there were hundreds, possibly thousands of Black communists organizing in Alabama during the 1930s?” Abu […]

The Urgency of a Third Reconstruction

Left to right: Radical Republican Thaddeus Stevens; an African-American soldier in the Union Army; abolitionist Frederick Douglass,   The ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment on July 9, 1868 was a turning point in United States history. Arriving at the height of Reconstruction, the amendment marked the first time the U.S. Constitution explicitly addressed the question […]

This racist ‘white game’ subjected black people to abuse in the 1930s

In the 1880s and 1930s, white people enjoyed this racist game that ridiculed African-Americans. It was side attraction for many newspaper ads. Watch!       source:This racist ‘white game’ subjected black people to abuse in the 1930s