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World Without Black People

Is the Black Community Ashamed to See Poor African-Americans on TV?

Television is experiencing a “New Golden Age.” Television dramas and comedies are earning high praise for their daring and creativity. Though …

Rights & Freedoms

Left of Black S8:E7: Professor Chad L. Williams -- World War I and the Struggle for Black Manhood

Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with historian Chad L. Williams, author of Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the …

African-American News

John Conyers Isn’t Getting Support From Liberals Or African-American Community

John Conyers has faced sexual harassment charges from several women. As <i>Politico</i> notes, Mr. Conyers has recently stepped down from his Judiciary post …

Race, Property, and Economic History: An Introduction

<i>This post is the introduction to our online forum on Race, Property, and Economic History</i>.<p>What is erasure? How have Black residents been historically …

Roy Moore: Sexual misconduct allegations against me are 'completely false,' 'malicious'

An impassioned Roy Moore made his return to the campaign trail in Alabama this evening with just over two weeks to go before Election Day, insisting …

Donald Trump

New Civil Rights Trail Lets You See Where History Was Made

Travelers looking to learn more about our country's civil rights heritage will soon have a chance to hit the trail.<p>Due to launch in January 2018, the …

Black History

Civil rights leader John Lewis calls for nonviolent revolution in UM talk

ANN ARBOR, MI - Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis didn't mince words when he described his penchant for getting into trouble as a child …

U. of C. statue gives black scholar her place in history

When Georgiana Rose Simpson arrived to the University of Chicago in 1907, her presence in a dorm caused an uproar among some of the other students because she was black, and she was eventually asked to move off campus.<p>Undeterred, Simpson continued her studies by commuting to campus and …

26 People Who Can't Wait For Meghan Markle to Bring Black Girl Magic to the British Royal Family

Upon hearing about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's exciting engagement news, many of us went into hysterics over the realization that the British royals would be adding a woman of color to their up-until-now-not-particularly-diverse brood. Yes, the fact that Meghan is black — her mother, Doria, is …

How Recy Taylor’s brutal rape has become a symbol of #MeToo and #TimesUp

She was walking home from a church revival in her small Alabama town on the evening of Sept. 3, 1944, when a green Chevrolet filled with white men pulled up.<p>Recy Taylor tried to run, but one of the men grabbed the 24-year-old black mother and forced her into the sedan. She was driven into a grove …

Recy Taylor

Flat-Earth proponent B.o.B now questions if slavery happened

This time he questions if slavery happened in America.<p>“You ever seen a slave ship? They can find a billion year old dinosaur bone but can’t find any …

Columbia University

Why We Need Local Surveillance Summits

Why do we let courts and not citizens define our privacy rights from police surveillance? In the face of invasive big data technologies, criminal …

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Is the Dark Comedy for the Age of Criminal Justice Reform

“It seems to me the police department is too busy torturin’ black folks to solve actual crime.”<p>That’s the explanation Mildred Hayes — whose daughter, …

Depicting Nazis as ordinary gives them power

A New York Times profile of a cat-loving Nazi and his wife has awoken the anger of the internet. It’s not that this is difficult to do, and the danger of responding to problematic viral articles is that it’s easy to pick apart what’s wrong with such pieces, and often much harder to assess the …

Rights & Freedoms

Mother faces felony charge after using recorder to thwart school bullies

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Sarah Sims' daughter complained she was being bullied in elementary school, the Virginia mother grew concerned.<p>Sims reached out to administrators at Ocean View Elementary School in Norfolk, Virginia, where her daughter is in fourth grade, but she said she got no response. In September, …

Crime

How Does Bail Work And Is It Unfair To The Poor?

When Black Lives Mattered: Why Teach Reconstruction

Every day seems to bring new horrors, as President Trump’s racist rhetoric and policies have provided an increasingly encouraging environment for …

App Lets You Donate Spare Change To Bailing Out Incarcerated Blacks

It's no secret that America has a startling issue when it comes to <b>mass incarceration.</b> According to research published by the International Centre for …