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10 Years After Katrina, New Orleans Is ‘Gentrification’s Ground Zero’

In the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, many of New Orleans’ low-income black residents have been displaced, with gentrification entailing a dramatic transformation of the city’s class structure and cultural identity.

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Hurricane Katrina, 10 Years Later: Recovery Efforts Gauged Differently According to Race

Just as the immediate aftereffects of Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans residents in different ways—depending on race, class and other factors—the story of the city’s recovery a decade later varies, depending on who tells it.

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 READ MORE



Black Lives Matter Movement Offers Badly Needed Lessons on Electoral Politics

We need to stop putting our favorite candidates on a pedestal. Instead, as Black Lives Matter has shown recently, progressives need to set the agenda and force candidates to follow.

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One Year On, What We’ve Learned From #BlackLivesMatter

The police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., a year ago launched the Black Lives Matter movement. But officer-involved shootings seem only to have accelerated.

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VIDEO: Black Lives Matter: One Year After Ferguson

Marking the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death at the hand of a Ferguson, Mo., police officer, professor John A. Powell discusses how we can create a society in which black lives really do matter.

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Can Bernie Sanders Win Minority Hearts, and Votes?

The presidential candidate is little known among minorities. He will have to convince those communities that his focus on economic inequality is tightly tied to their interests, too.

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VIDEO: You Can Watch Jose Antonio Vargas’ Documentary ‘White People’ Here

Those of you who have been looking for somewhere to watch Jose Antonio Vargas’ “White People,” look no further.

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Here’s the Terrible Mistake Progressives Must Not Make

Of course black lives matter. But it would be a mistake for progressives to split into separate “Black lives matter” and “economic justice” movements.

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VIDEO: Trailer for ‘White People’ Sparks Comments From Conservatives and Progressives

Are Caucasian millennials ready to reassess what it means to be white in America?

Posted on Jul 16, 2015 READ MORE



May It Displease the Court: Race and Justice Sonia Sotomayor

A book on the U.S. Supreme Court justice reveals the bruising backstory to the Texas affirmative action case set to be heard again this fall.

Posted on Jul 9, 2015 READ MORE



Donald Trump, Dumpee: Forgetting to Use the GOP Racial Dog-Whistle Is an Expensive Mistake

Republican candidates who wanted to play to the “angry white men” were in the past slightly more subtle.

Posted on Jul 4, 2015 READ MORE



African-Americans Make Up Less Than 2 Percent of Facebook and Twitter Staff

Despite the rainbow nature of their users, recent statistics reveal a staggering lack of workforce diversity.

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 READ MORE



If Islamic State Had Burned Down Four Churches, It Would Have Been Headline News

Seven Southern black churches burned in the past week, and at least four—possibly six—were victims of arson.

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 READ MORE



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Why We Must Fight Economic Apartheid in the United States

The significance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on housing discrimination was almost lost beneath the wave of responses to its decisions last week upholding the Affordable Care Act and affirming gays’ and lesbians’ right to marry.

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 READ MORE



After Obama’s Charleston Eulogy, What Will Change?

After a few choruses of “Kumbaya,” things tend to go back to the way they were. Is there any reason to believe that this time things will be different?

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Obama Gives Scathing Speech on Race and Gun Violence at Charleston Shooting Victim’s Memorial

“For too long, we’ve been blind to the unique mayhem that gun violence inflicts upon this nation,” said the president at the funeral for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, one of the nine killed at Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina last week.

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The Charleston Church Shooting Is Another Example of How ‘Anti-Intellectualism Is Killing America’

At a time when in-depth discussions are more necessary than ever, ignorance will prevail over intellectualism; a third of Americans can’t tell you what the term “transgender” means; meanwhile, propaganda is a powerful factor behind the growing prison problem we face in the U.S. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 READ MORE



ACLU: Black Homeowners Were Preyed Upon by Banks Before the Great Recession

Racial wealth inequality has widened due to targeting of black Americans by pre-2008 subprime mortgage lending, a report by the American Civil Liberties Union finds.

Posted on Jun 23, 2015 READ MORE


Bigotry

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Charleston Mourns

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Gun Violence

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Charleston, S. Carolina

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Church Shooting

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AUDIO: ‘Critical Race Theory: The Year in Review 2014’: a Candid Poem About Modern-Day Racism

Lisa Alvarez’s straightforward poem gets to the core of a year in which violence against black people became impossible to look away from any longer. 

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Jon Stewart Is Just as Confused as You Are About the Rachel Dolezal Scandal

In two segments, “The Daily Show” summed up the controversy that’s been keeping the 24-hour news cycle spiraling out of control these past few days.

Posted on Jun 16, 2015 READ MORE


McKinney While Black

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Posted on Jun 11, 2015 READ MORE



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Black and Latino People Killed by Cops Are Far More Likely to Be Unarmed Than Whites

While one glance at the news about recent police killings would probably lead you to assume that more unarmed minorities are killed than are weaponless whites, the actual numbers might astound you.

Posted on Jun 6, 2015 READ MORE



Black People in Minneapolis Are 9 Times More Likely to Be Arrested for Minor Offenses

A damning ACLU report finds “severe,” “pervasive” and “systematic” racial disparities in arrests by Minneapolis police.

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Isolated Incident

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Baltimore Study

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Protests Begin Amid News of No Charges for Wisconsin Police Officer Who Killed Tony Robinson

The family of the biracial 19-year-old appeals for calm after it was announced that Matt Kenny, the officer involved in the March fatal shooting, will not face charges.

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VIDEO: Is Michelle Obama’s Viral Speech on Race Condescending?

The first lady delivered a powerful, evocative commencement speech at Tuskegee University on Saturday about the daily “sting” of racism, but it’s possible that in her attempt to be inspiring, Obama ended up patronizing her audience.

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Conversation on Race

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Shocking News

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Who Gets to Be Black in America?

The lack of room for possibility in identity, the lack of room for people to be dynamic beings, is dangerous—even cultish.

Posted on Apr 21, 2015 READ MORE


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Comedian Akilah Hughes Explains Intersectionality Using Pizza

In a comical YouTube clip, writer and comedian Akilah Hughes enlists the help of a beloved Italian dish to get viewers to understand the sometimes maligned and often overlooked concept of intersectionality.

Posted on Apr 16, 2015 READ MORE



Bill Maher May Have Finally Gone Too Far (Video)

In a now-viral quip, the comedian compares former One Direction singer Zayn Malik to convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Posted on Apr 10, 2015 READ MORE


Stop and Search

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Driving While Black: Chris Rock Takes a Selfie Each Time Cops Pull Him Over

For the last seven weeks, the comedian has been publicly documenting his police stops to highlight racial profiling.

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Starbucks Talker

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Race Talk

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Cornel West: ‘We Live in an Age of Sellouts [and] Love of Money, Money, Money, Money’

Academic and activist Dr. Cornel West tells David Letterman that President Obama may be a “black face in [a] high place” but doesn’t have the “vocal integrity” to stand up for what’s right and “deliver justice.” And it’s not just Obama who’s guilty, according to West.

Posted on Mar 18, 2015 READ MORE


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