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It’s Not Patriotism, It’s Nationalism – ‘White Nationalism’
October 4, 2019
Racism and bigotry have existed since the first Africans set foot in English speaking North America 400 years ago. During our long, agonizing trek through the pages of U.S. history, we have suffered enslavement, lynching, Jim Crow laws, red lining, school segregation and employment discrimination, just to name a few of the ways in which our humanity has been violated. ... read more »
Gunshot Medley Brings Black Theatre to the Electric Lodge
August 8, 2019
“Gunshot Medley: Part I” is the latest play to hit the stage at the Electric Lodge on Abbot Kinney Boulevard near Venice Beach. Running until August 19, the play tells the story of American history through the eyes of three slaves. ... read more »
Thousands of Police Officers Outed in Slew of Racist Facebook Posts
June 20, 2019
“One of the reasons that I don’t think it’s an individual problem is that these folks are talking to each other. There are a lot of posts that have eight comments underneath them, and three of those comments are by other police officers, and in those long comment threads you often see a kind of piling on,” said Philadelphia-based attorney Emily Baker-White. ... read more »
Police officer suspended after driving with Confederate flag 
November 16, 2016
A northern Michigan police officer has been suspended with pay after he was seen off-duty driving a pickup truck bearing a Confederate flag around a group protesting Republican Donald Trump's election as president. ... read more »
Ole Miss removes Mississippi flag with Confederate emblem
October 29, 2015
The University of Mississippi quietly pulled down the state flag on Monday, deciding that the 121-year-old banner’s Confederate battle emblem sends a harmful message in this age of diversity. ... read more »
The Confederate Flag: South Carolina Votes to take it down
July 15, 2015
There tends to be a dismissal in controversies pertaining to the Black community, and many would like to know if the confederate flag symbolizes racism and dismisses the hardships of our ancestors ... read more »
7 Black Churches set ablaze in the South
July 8, 2015
Seven predominantly Black churches in Southern States Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina have gone into flames after the recent shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. ... read more »
Neutralizing the Right Wing Political Agenda
July 1, 2015
There’s a lesson to be learned from the Confederate flag quickly and unexpectedly falling into disfavor following the murder of nine Bible-studying African Americans, including the pastor, at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. The lesson is that the economic clout of African Americans and their progressive allies can be used to pressure businesses to do the right thing, which in turn can keep the far right wing in check. ... read more »
Charleston Church Shooting Shakes the Nation
June 25, 2015
On the evening of June 17, nine people were killed in Charleston’s historically Black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Emmanuel A.M.E.). 21 year-old Dylann Roof, who prayed with worshipers for an hour before killing them, confessed to the shooting last Friday. ... read more »
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