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Don't Forget: The Infamous ‘Dred Scott’ Decision Was Largely About Preventing Blacks From Owning Guns

On this 161st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s infamous decision in <i>Dred Scott v. Sandford</i> to deny American citizenship to any black person, whether …

How Native American Slaveholders Complicate the Trail of Tears Narrative

When you think of the Trail of Tears, you likely imagine a long procession of suffering Cherokee Indians forced westward by a villainous Andrew …

Library of Congress Reveals Previously Unknown Portrait of Harriet Tubman in New, Digitized Album

It’s Harriet Tubman, the world’s No. 1 certified badass, as you’ve never seen her before.<p>On Tuesday the Library of Congress announced that it had …

Black History

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ is a broad mix of African cultures—here are some of them

Wakanda may not have been real, but the <i>Black Panther</i> costume designer Ruth Carter and Hannah Beachler, the film’s production designer, both drew on very real tribes and cultures to represent the various peoples that form part of the nation of Wakanda.<p>In <i>Black Panther</i>, Wakanda is a kingdom made up of …

Black brown people joining 2nd Amendment Movement may save America

(Image by Egberto Willies) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>When black and brown people talk about open carry and the 2nd Amendment, they do …

Yet Another Reason Why Shuri From Black Panther Is the Greatest Disney Princess Ever

If “Don’t scare me like that, colonizer” wasn’t already enough to give <i>Black Panther’s</i> Shuri (depicted amazingly by Letitia Wright) the crown as the …

Black Panther

#WakandaCameToSlay! Black Folks Are Rolling Up To Theaters To See ‘Black Panther’ Like This…

1. We In Here Wakanda!<p>Source:Getty 1 of 60<p>2.<p>A post shared by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on Feb 16, 2018 at 5:57am PST<p>2 of 60<p>3.<p>3 of 60<p>4.<p>Beyoncé …

The island where 19th Century land ownership is at risk

<b>Around the dominoes table, spirits appear high but faces are weary. It is not long before the light-hearted banter is replaced by the topic currently dominating every conversation in Barbuda.</b><p>Islanders say that government plans to overturn a centuries-old system of communal land ownership will …

Handy

Floridians should scrap these retrograde, racist voting laws

NO STATE comes close to disenfranchising its citizens at the rate Florida does. By doing so, the state extends the iniquities of Jim Crow into the modern era to the detriment of minority and, for the most part, Democratic voters. Now, after years of serving as an anti-democratic model, Florida …

Rights & Freedoms

How loving a black woman helped me to discover more about my experience as a black man and the difficulties of being black in Brazil

<b>Note from BW of Brazil</b>: <i>I really dug this piece. The reason being is that, even with so many people of African descent coming to understand themselves</i> …

EU drafting law to restrain Chinese takeovers

A draft EU law to restrain Chinese acquisitions of European firms and technologies is progressing, according to a deputy German minister. Matthias …

How the legacy of African slaves brought to North Carolina still affects the state

Black History Month kicked off Saturday as thousands of people packed the N.C. Museum of History to learn more about African and African-American …

Ohio teacher tells student to 'go back to your country' after mispronouncing her name

Ohio teacher tells student to ‘go back to your country’ after mispronouncing her name<p>27 Jan 2018 at 19:59 ET<p>Middle School Teacher Tells Student: ‘Go …

Traveling while black: Why some Americans are afraid to explore their own country

<b>By Rhonda Colvin</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i>Her mom always smiled – except when the family made its annual summer drive to visit the grandparents in …

Napa Valley

Natural black hair and the politics of resistance: In a Eurocentric Brazil that rejects African features, wearing natural hair is more than just an aesthetic statement

<b>Note from BW of Brazil</b>: <i>Hearing the word Brazil outside the country conjures various images for foreigners.</i> <i>For people who have never been here, what</i> …

Hair

Pancreatic cancer: Modified flu virus destroys tumors

Researchers from the Queen Mary University of London in the United Kingdom have modified a flu virus and used it to successfully target pancreatic …

Simple math shows how many space aliens may be out there

It’s a lot more than you might imagine!<p>If you say you believe space aliens exist, I doubt your friends will be shocked. In a universe aglow with 2 trillion galaxies, you'd be supremely smug to think that Earth alone hosts clever creatures. One 2015 poll showed that 54 percent of Americans feel …

Universe

A French Journalist Asked Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie If Nigeria Has Bookstores, And Her Response Is Everything

She may have been the guest of honor at Institute Français's La Nuit des Idees event Thursday night, but Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was treated with …

Scientists claim they found a drug that "significantly reverses memory loss"

A New Hope<p>A team at Lancaster University in the U.K. has discovered that a drug designed to treat type 2 diabetes may hold the key to fighting the …

Dementia

Researchers Discover Two Major Flaws in the World’s Computers

SAN FRANCISCO — Computer security experts have discovered two major security flaws in the microprocessors inside nearly all of the world’s computers.<p>The two problems, called Meltdown and Spectre, could allow hackers to steal the entire memory contents of computers, including mobile devices, …

Information Security

Murder of new Army officer at Maryland part of a frightening surge in racial violence

FBI investigating death of third-generation military man as potential hate crime<p>Summer semesters are often quiet in the ROTC offices at Bowie State …

Southern Poverty Law Center

Toronto cops are disproportionately charging black people for marijuana possession

A third of 40,635 marijuana charges in Toronto from 2003 to 2013 were against black people.<p>A third of 40,635 marijuana charges in Toronto from 2003 to 2013 were against black people.<p>“Some comfort in seeing that data confirms these lived experiences”

Cannabis

Congressional Black Caucus: Trump and His Administration Don’t Care About Black People

Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, Democrat from New Orleans and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, wrote a three-page letter Wednesday to Donald Trump …

Donald Trump
Africa

Fannie Lou Hamer founds Freedom Farm Cooperative

1969<p>Fannie Lou Hamer founds Freedom Farm Cooperative<p>“I know what the pain of hunger is about,” Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer told a crowd in Madison, …

A Facebook Post About White Privilege Has Gone Viral

"No one has EVER called the police on me."<p>Despite the fact that unarmed black Americans are more than three times as likely to be shot by police as white people and the fact that that police search black and Latinx drivers at four times the rate of white drivers, some people still deny that white …

There’s one major pitfall for African countries along China’s new Silk Road

China’s campaign to build a massive network of land and sea links connecting Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa is expected to benefit the African countries along the route. Chinese officials pledged an extra $113 billion in funding for the project at a summit in Beijing over the last two …

China

It Was Cultural Anxiety That Drove White, Working-Class Voters to Trump

A new study finds that fear of societal change, not economic pressure, motivated votes for the president among non-salaried workers without college degrees.<p>White Americans carried Donald Trump to the White House. He won college-educated white voters by a four-point margin over Hillary Clinton, …

Voting

The forgotten lynching of Zachariah Walker was one of our most shameful — and it was in the North

In a small Pennsylvania town, he was burned alive<p>Zachariah Walker screamed before the mob threw him into the fire. Walker, a black iron worker from …

White supremacy is everywhere: How do we fight a concept that has so thoroughly permeated our politics and culture?

Second in a series: Forget the KKK — white supremacy’s effects go well beyond the alt-right and the Republicans<p>Mr. [David] Duke pledges to oppose any new tax increase. He wants to toss the able-bodied off welfare, stop payments to drug users and freeze benefits to welfare mothers who keep having …

Political Science