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AUDIO: Robert Scheer Talks With Professor and Former Drug Dealer D. Watkins About Life in Baltimore

In this week’s “Scheer Intelligence”—the Truthdig editor-in-chief’s podcast on KCRW—author, professor and activist D. Watkins discusses his book about life in Baltimore and why he has chosen to stay in the struggling city.

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Legal Scholar Michelle Alexander Explains Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote

“It seems that we—black people—are her winning card,” writes Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow,” at The Nation. “And it seems we’re eager to get played. Again.”

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 READ MORE


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Paul Robeson: A Life

A new biography of Paul Robeson delves into his remarkable political activism, while revealing a pernicious social order determined to destroy its most effective and outspoken critics.

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A ‘Calm Reflection’ on Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and Too Many Others

Read along as I list the abundance of “little things” that made the killing of Trayvon Martin, and that of innumerable young men like him, both possible and defensible in a court of law. They are the daily corrosions through which the micro-degradations of racism and white supremacy eat away at our lives.

Posted on Jul 20, 2013 READ MORE


The Struggle to Protect the Vote

Sixteen states have passed laws that could restrict the right of people of color to cast their ballot by requiring that voters at the polls show photo ID, which some may lack or find difficult to obtain. “Democracy Now!” spends an hour discussing the issue with 13-term Georgia Congressman John Lewis, a key figure of the civil rights movement.

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN


A Farewell to ‘Black America’

The cliché does not mean much anymore.  It’s time to start seeing African-Americans as Americans, period.

Posted on Oct 9, 2007 READ MORE


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