Ashiah B Richeme

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Zita Holbourne: fighting austerity's bigger impact on black and minority ethnic people

There are two aspects of the government's austerity policies of which Zita Holbourne is absolutely certain – first, that people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds are disproportionately affected and, second, that as an issue it has been noticeably absent from the wider public discourse …

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All of February we're celebrating Black History Month and the impact that black people have had on history and culture.<p>Celebrate by joining one of …

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Black People in Portland Said No to a Trader Joe's to Keep White People from Moving In

Are black people segregating themselves?<p><i>Thumbnail photo via Flickr User Christopher.Michel</i><p><i>Welcome to another edition of This Week in Racism. I’ll be ranking news stories on a scale of 1 to RACIST, with “1” being the least racist and “RACIST” being the most racist.</i><p>–Portland is known for its lumber …

Video Shines Light On The 'Disturbing Emotional Toll' Of Being Black At UCLA Law School

In an emotional video released earlier this week, students at the UCLA School of Law gathered to share their stories of being among the few black students on campus as part of an awareness campaign simply titled "33."<p>According to the video, out of roughly 1,100 students, 33 of them are black, …

A dip into the pool reports: Sharpton recalls slavery as ‘full-employment’ for blacks

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais<p>From a White House pool report covering <b>President Obama</b>‘s meeting Tuesday at the White House with black civil rights leaders (emphasis added):<p>The African-American civil rights leaders who met with the President came out to the microphones after the meeting, which …

"I Don't Normally Date Dark-Skin Men": Colorism in the Black Gay Community

"I don't normally date dark-skin men, but you are hot." Okay so, am I supposed to say thank you? Should I be pleased that I am the exception to your rule, driven undoubtedly by self-loathing? Should I feel relieved that perhaps to you, my not too big nose, my not so large lips, and my not that …

Getting Ebony to Apologize for Racism Won't Get the GOP More Black Voters

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In a curious turn of events, the Republican National Committee demanded an apology from <i>Ebony</i> for …

The Bill Obama Says Would Help Millions of Americans ‘Right Now’ — and Why Republicans Don’t Support It

President Barack Obama used his weekly radio address Saturday to call for Congress to act on raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.<p>“Right now, there’s a bill that would boost America’s minimum wage to ten dollars and ten cents an hour,” Obama said. “That would lift wages for nearly 28 million …