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Deep Roots: How Slavery Still Shapes Southern Politics Book Review
March 8, 2019
Over the course of the 150+ years since Emancipation, the descendants of slave owners have continuously operated to prevent Blacks from pursuing the American Dream. In the face of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, southern municipalities, cities and states passed Jim Crow laws denying African-Americans the right to vote, travel, buy land, possess a gun, get an education, and so forth.  ... read more »
U.S. Senator Tim Scott Critical of GOP on Racism and Rep. Steve King
January 17, 2019
“When people with opinions similar to King’s open their mouths, they damage not only the Republican Party and the conservative brand but also our nation as a whole,” said Sen. Tim Scott. ... read more »
Ohio Man Gets 4-Year Sentence in Charlottesville Beating
January 10, 2019
An Ohio man was sentenced Monday to just under four years in prison for his role in the beating of a black man the day of a White nationalist rally in Virginia. ... read more »
James Fields: Jury Recommends Life Sentence for Charlottesville Murder
December 20, 2018
A jury recently called for a sentence of life in prison plus 419 years for the Hitler admirer who killed a woman when he rammed his car into counter-protesters at a White nationalist rally in Charlottesville in 2017. ... read more »
Black Lawmaker Renews Call Against Texas Confederate Plaque
November 30, 2018
A Black Democratic lawmaker called on Texas to immediately remove a Confederate plaque in the state Capitol that rejects slavery as an underlying cause of the Civil War after the state's attorney general said Wednesday that a legislative vote isn't needed. ... read more »
Trial Set To Begin In Deadly White Nationalist Rally
November 29, 2018
James Alex Fields Jr., a 21-year-old Ohio man, known in high school for being fascinated with Nazism and idolizing Adolf Hitler, heads to trial Monday in Charlottesville Circuit Court ... read more »
Judge: White Nationalists Must Turn Over Phones For Lawsuit
November 22, 2018
Two dozen White nationalists accused in a lawsuit of violating civil rights laws during a deadly 2017 rally in Virginia have been ordered to turn over their cellphones and other electronic devices so the contents can be used as evidence when the case comes to trial. ... read more »
Only One More Week to Experience Lydia Breckenbridge: African American Punk Rock Quilts at Gallery 30 South 
September 24, 2018
Rare Exhibition To Experience Work By An Incredible Late-Career Vernacular Artist Who Celebrates Music Through Textiles And Spent Time With Artists From Billy Idol To Michael Jackson Show Ends September 30, 2018  ... read more »
UN Observes International Remembrance of Slave Trade
August 31, 2018
Each year, on Aug. 23, the United Nations hosts an International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition to remind the world of the tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade. ... read more »
Use of the ‘N-Word’ is Far From the Only Measure of Racism
August 30, 2018
Omarosa Manigault Newman, the president’s former aide, claims there is a tape of him using the vile racial slur. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she “can’t guarantee” that a tape doesn’t exist. Trump tweeted, “I don’t have that word in my vocabulary.” The press pursued the question as if this would establish for one and for all whether Trump is a racist. ... read more »
Charlottesville Struggles with Race, History and Survival
August 16, 2018
To say that Charlottesville, Va. held its collective breath on August 12 – the first anniversary of the deadly “Unite the Right” White supremacist violence a year ago that tragically took the life of Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old white anti-racist protestor, is an understatement. ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
August 13, 2018
For movies opening August 17, 2018. ... read more »
Black America Watches with Caution on the Anniversary of Charlottesville
August 10, 2018
This weekend all eyes on Charlottesville, Virginia and Washington DC., as the very vocal US president remains silent while white nationalist, KKK members and bigots prepare to march in Washington DC and commemorate the 1 year anniversary of murder and racism in Charlottesville. ... read more »
Lynching Memorial Draws 100,000 Visitors in First 3 Months
August 9, 2018
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery shares stories about some of the 4,400 Black people slain in lynchings and other racial killings between 1877 and 1950. The names of those killed, if they are known, are engraved on 800 steel columns, with copies to be adopted by each U.S. county where lynchings happened. ... read more »
BlacKkKlansman: Black Cop Infiltrates Klan in Fact-Based Dramedy from Spike Lee
August 7, 2018
A sobering Spike Lee Joint suggesting that the Klan might very well rise again, especially given equivocating President Trump's frustrating refusal to take sides. Easily, Spike's best offering in ages!   ... read more »
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