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Nov 25th


Hip Hop Corner Planning for our own success

Hip Hop Corner Planning for our own successAre we living in the last days? If so, what are we doing about it? It seems the world is coming apart at the seams. The Muslims are attacking the Christians, the Christians are attacking the Muslims; Africa is under siege, the Earth is shaking, the United States is waging war on its African American citizens, but why are you surprised? Yes, we live in the land of the free and home of the brave and are still not equal. Now what? Do you think we can make people care about us before we can care about ourselves? I am proud to see our people finally coming together and standing as one unit. Now what?

Challenging Economic Racism in America - Part II

Challenging Economic Racism in America - Part IIThere are many different manifestations of racism in America and throughout the world.  But there is not a more insidious form of racism in the United States today than "economic racism."

Open letter to my community

Open letter to my communityAs I sat glued to the telecast of the Baltimore riots, I was overcome with an overwhelming sense of gloom and hopelessness.

No better time to end racial profiling

No better time to end racial profilingFreddie Gray, 25, was racially profiled and then chased down by the Baltimore police officers. He subsequently died as result of police action taken after what the mayor called an unjust arrest. But the Gray tragedy is not an isolated case. It is symptomatic of a criminal justice system gone mad with racism and bigotry.

Barbara Arnwine: Advancing justice

Barbara Arnwine: Advancing justiceBarbara Arnwine has played a key role in advancing justice in the arena of civil rights.

Death row's other killers

Death row's other killersGlenn Ford, 64, convicted of murder in 1984, spent a quarter-century on the death row of Louisiana's notorious Angola prison before his conviction was overturned and he was freed last year. Anthony Ray Hinton, 58, convicted of murder in 1983, spent 30 years on Alabama's death row before his murder conviction was overturned earlier this month and he was freed.

Black women killed by police are ignored

Black women killed by police are ignoredYou know their names – Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice – because these African American men were unarmed and killed by "law enforcement" officers. Their names have been part of a litany invoked when police shootings are discussed. Their deaths have been part of the impetus for the Black Lives Matter movement, especially because the police officers that killed these men (and a little boy) have paid no price for their murders.
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