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Answering the Call: Immigration Reform 2019

Photo credit: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz By: Duvalier J. Malone When I heard the news of the ICE raids in my home state of Mississippi, it horrified me; but I can’t say it surprised me. I come from Mississippi, where the struggle for unity and racial harmony has always been particularly tough and violent. For years in

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Why Do White Mass Killers Always Seem to Live Another Day?

Photo credit: twitter.com By Earl Ofari Hutchinson Connor Betts, the mass shooter in Dayton, Ohio is an anomaly. He is an anomaly not because he murdered nine persons less than 24 hours after Patrick Crusius massacred 20 in El Paso. He is different because he was gunned down by Dayton police. That’s not the usual

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Broken…

By TJ Baker HOUSTON – There has been much debate going on about the Reparation bill, H.R. 40. Some wonder, whether it should be passed or not; if Black folks should receive any kind of compensation like the Japanese and Jewish people did following World War II. The Japanese, because America held majority of the

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Injustice in the Justice System

By Rashad Richey We want very specific things from our criminal justice system: safe streets, low crime, the correct people in jail and low-level, nonviolent offenders out of jail. It seems a small request, but even before 14-year old Emmett Till was lynched for allegedly saying “bye, baby” to a White woman at a store

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JOE BIDEN AND JOE SCARBOROUGH: CREATURES OF THE DEEP

By Oscar H. Blayton Former Vice President Joe Biden speaking in his “aw shucks, I’m just Joe” style has set off a firestorm within the ranks of the Democratic presidential contenders. During a June 18th fundraiser with wealthy potential donors, he lamented the lack of civility in government. To make his point, Biden recalled how

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Danny Glover to appear at Miami conference Panorama of Truth is a popular, life-changing event

Miami Gardens, FL (June 24, 2019) – Fresh from appearing before The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties to brilliantly state the case for slavery reparations for African Americans, actor, producer and humanitarian, Danny Glover will bring his spirited energy and thought-provoking discourse to Panorama of Truth (POT) in Miami. The

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BLACK WOMEN ARE INCARCERATED FOR THE CRIME OF POVERTY

By Oscar H. Blayton It seems like every day we learn about another facet of the cruelty of the American criminal justice system. Ava DuVernay’s blockbuster documentary on Netflix, When They See Us, has heightened the furor over the fact that, in America, law enforcement means “control” rather than “justice” for people of color. And

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BLACK BODIES CREATING WHITE POWER

Oscar H. Blayton Almost every high school student in America knows about the compromise reached during the drafting of the U.S. Constitution resulting in enslaved people being counted as three-fifths of a person during the national census held every 10 years. Even while white Southerners denied enslaved people in those states the rights guaranteed to

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How Indian Americans came to dominate the National Spelling Bee

By Shalini Shankar If the finals of the National Spelling Bee are upon us, so is the chatter about Indian American domination of the competition. Indian Americans have won every Scripps National Spelling Bee since 2008, a reign that is the result of a confluence of factors — feel-good documentaries that inspired future spellers, a

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Harlem Drug Kingpin Frank Lucas Dies at 88

By Ibn Safir Harlem kingpin Frank Lucas, who inspired the 2007 feature film American Gangster with Denzel Washington, has died. According to CBS News, Lucas passed Thursday in New Jersey. He was 88. Raised in North Carolina, Lucas found his way to New York in the 1960s, eventually becoming a major drug trafficker based out

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