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Here’s how the CIA destroyed the man who revealed their damage to black Americans

Here’s how the CIA destroyed the man who revealed their damage to black Americans

Eighteen years after it was published, “Dark Alliance,” the San Jose Mercury News’s bombshell investigation into links between the cocaine trade, Nicaragua’s Contra rebels, and African American neighborhoods in California, remains one of the most explosive and controversial exposés in American journalism. The 20,000-word series enraged black communities, prompted Congressional hearings, and became one of […]

Bill Maher’s horribly ignorant remarks about black people

Bill Maher’s horribly ignorant remarks about black people

by Dr Boyce Watkins Aparently Bill Maher, the ultra-liberal talk show host who both entertains and annoys me, doesn’t understand what it means to be a black man. During a recent episode of his popular show, Real Time with Bill Maher, the host criticized President Barack Obama for not being a “real black president,” (whatever […]

Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis and Michael Brown Prove There is No Greater Crime Than Being Black

Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis and Michael Brown Prove There is No Greater Crime Than Being Black

Kevin Dedner, MPH It’s different this time. That’s what we told ourselves after Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by a Hispanic man who considered him suspicious as the teen walked in a gated Florida community. We said it after Jordan Davis was fatally shot at a Florida gas station by a white man who complained […]

Dr. Wilmer Leon explains who poor blacks became targets of the police

Dr. Wilmer Leon explains who poor blacks became targets of the police

By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III “America, that has been ringing the bells of the world, proclaiming to the nations and the peoples thereof that she has democracy to give to all and sundry…America that has arraigned Turkey at the bar of public opinion and public justice against the massacres of the Armenians, has herself […]

From Eric Holder: A message to the people of Ferguson

From Eric Holder: A message to the people of Ferguson

Since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, the nation and the world have witnessed the unrest that has gripped Ferguson, Mo. At the core of these demonstrations is a demand for answers about the circumstances of this young man’s death and a broader concern about the state of our criminal justice system. At […]

Carl Dix: We need to stop having to tell our sons to be afraid of police

Carl Dix: We need to stop having to tell our sons to be afraid of police

  by Carl Dix I’m writing from Ferguson, Missouri, where I’ve been for the past couple of days, uniting with people taking to the streets to demand Justice for Michael Brown. This police murder, and the way all of society has been impacted by the righteous resistance to that murder, has brought a painful subject […]

Police Brutality: A Public Health Crisis

Police Brutality: A Public Health Crisis

By Kevin Dedner, MPH The recent death of Michael Brown is a tipping point: police brutality is a public health crisis for boys and men of color.   Brown’s death comes just days after the death of Eric Garner being ruled a homicide.  The deaths of Garner and Brown at the hands of police are vivid […]

Why the ForHarriet.com founder was wrong for not supporting Eric Garner

Why the ForHarriet.com founder was wrong for not supporting Eric Garner

by Agyei Tyehimba Some of you read this title, saw my name and picture above, and thought, “Another Black man (a Nationalist at that) is bashing Kimberly Foster for her controversial article “Why I Will Not March for Eric Garner.” Foster’s July 22nd article on the forHarriet.com website has sparked the righteous indignation of many in the progressive […]

Man shot, paralyzed over unpaid parking tickets

Man shot, paralyzed over unpaid parking tickets

Every time you think that police beatings and shootings can’t get any worse, you hear another story like this one.   A man was shot in the back this week in Lehigh County in Pennsylvania and paralyzed over none other than a set of unpaid parking tickets.  When 38-year old Kevin McCullers was shot, the […]

Dr. Sinclair Grey asks why isn’t anyone serious about ending gun violence?

Dr. Sinclair Grey asks why isn’t anyone serious about ending gun violence?

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Gun violence is no stranger to what’s happening in the inner cities. The number of killings in Chicago, Washington, DC, and other major metropolitan areas can’t help but raise eyebrows as to why this problem continues to occur, but little attention is brought to it. Permit me to say that […]

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