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You’ll never believe how many innocent women have been killed by the White House

You’ll never believe how many innocent women have been killed by the White House

Five years ago, on January 23 2009, a CIA drone flattened a house in Pakistan’s tribal regions. It was the third day of Barack Obama’s presidency, and this was the new commander-in-chief’s first covert drone strike. Initial reports said up to ten militants were killed, including foreign fighters and possibly a ‘high-value target’ – a […]

This video shows what happens when black people run into the police

This video shows what happens when black people run into the police

Police brutality has been under the spotlight since protests erupted in response to the police shooting of the late Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.  Even before Brown’s shooting, Dr Cornel West, Carl Dix and others had already planned for an October month of resistance against police brutality and misconduct.  Ferguson is one tiny town on […]

Undeniable proof that white people don’t mind putting black people in prison

Undeniable proof that white people don’t mind putting black people in prison

Racism can sometimes be like the elusive boogeyman that no one admits to actually exist.  Most of the statistics show that America is clearly a racist country, but yet there are some people, like Bill O’Reilly, who deny that white privilege is real.  But check out this excerpt from The Boston Globe article about racism […]

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 […]

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 […]

Prof speaks against slaughter of Palestinian children and U. Illinois takes away his job

Prof speaks against slaughter of Palestinian children and U. Illinois takes away his job

An outspoken critic of Israel’s role in the latest conflict in Gaza appears to have had his job offer at a major university retracted due to his tweets and public comments on the matter. Steven Salaita, previously an associate professor in the English Department at Virginia Tech, was initially offered a position with the American […]

CBS Host: Palestinians Force Israel to Kill Kids

CBS Host: Palestinians Force Israel to Kill Kids

Recent controversies over coverage of Gaza suggest that reporters can get into trouble over appearing too sympathetic to Palestinians (NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin) or too critical of some Israelis (CNN’s Diana Magnay). But some opinions are perfectly acceptable. On his July 27 show, CBS Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer went on a rant about Palestinians: […]

How hate groups grew once Obama was elected President

How hate groups grew once Obama was elected President

April V. Taylor Seth Stephens-Davidowitz recently reviewed profiles on Stormfront.org, the most popular hate site in America, and organized data about the sites users.  The site was started by former Ku Klux Klan leader Don Black, and Quantcast reports that between 200,000 and 400,000 Americans visit the site on a monthly basis.  The Southern Poverty […]

Is the NAACP asleep at the wheel when it comes to TV Buffoonery?

Is the NAACP asleep at the wheel when it comes to TV Buffoonery?

By Ezekiel J. Walker Back in the early 19th century, black people were made to look like “coons,” “buffoons,” “mammies,” and other stereotypical caricatures for mainstream white audiences but we could always trust on the good ol’ NAACP to hold us down. Like in 1915, The Birth of a Nation, which is still considered one […]

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