Society

April V. Taylor: Are Religion And Obama Justifying The Slaughter Of Black People In The US?

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April V. Taylor There is an all too often overlooked but common thread that runs through American history, perpetuating some of the most horrific acts governments have ever inflicted on their own citizens and indigenous populations.   From Indian Removal, wars with Mexico and Spain,slavery, the Civil War, segregation and the current conflicts in the Middle East, a “pattern of ...

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Study Finds That Poor Whites Live In Better Neighborhoods Than Middle-Class Blacks

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April V. Taylor A new study has found that money is not the great equalizer between class and race, and upon closer examination, the term ‘class divide’ does not begin to fully capture how racial neighborhood segregation plays out in American communities. The new research was conducted by scholars at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, and the study found ...

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KKK Goes On Vile Post-Charleston Recruiting Spree

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April V. Taylor Since the killing of 9 Black people who were gathered for a prayer service at Emanuel AME in Charleston, South Carolina, the Ku Klux Klan has been ramping up their recruitment efforts nationwide, praising Dylan Roof for murdering the 9 people, referring to his murders as a “victory” and leaving fliers with candy on lawns all across ...

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White Supremacists, Non-Muslim Terrorists Have Killed Twice As Many Americans On U.S. Soil As Muslim Extremists

April V. Taylor According to a count by Washington research center New America, nearly twice as many people have been killed by white supremacists, antigovernment fanatics and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims. The count sums up to 48 people being killed by extremists who are not Muslim,like Dylan Roof who killed 9 Black people in a historical Charleston ...

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White South African Addresses White Americans About White Privilege, Racism

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April V. Taylor The fact that America ended legislated racism some three decades before South Africa did would lead many to believe that ample time has passed for racism to be a thing of the past, but many recent events have highlighted just how alive and well institutional racism is in America.  Bronwyn Lea grew up in apartheid South Africa ...

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USA Freedom Act Finally Limits NSA Spying Power

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April V. Taylor After allowing the Patriot Act to lapse, the Senate has significantly scaled back the national security policy that was formed following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  The new USA Freedom Act curtails the federal government’s broad surveillance of American phone records that was made known to the public through leaks made by NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The new ...

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New Study Proves Media Perpetuates Criminalization, Worsens Racial Bias

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April V. Taylor Despite the fact that there are numerous studies detailing racial bias in American mainstream media, the way US media subtly sustains racism is overlooked. As a whole, American society refuses to acknowledge the brutal dishonesty and contrived ignorance of racism that is pervasive in American media. Americans of color continue to be racially profiled, disproportionately incarcerated and ...

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Experts Claim Hookup Dating Apps ‘Are Causing Syphilis, Gonorrhea And HIV’ Cases To Soar

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April V. Taylor Hookup dating apps such as Tinder and Grindr have made it extremely simple and easy for men and women to find someone to find a person to casually hookup with, making it almost as easy as checking email. A new study is being used to blame a recent rise in STD infection rates on these hookup dating ...

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#BlackGirlsMatter:Are We Losing Black Girls By Ignoring Their Pain And Mistreatment?

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April V. Taylor Activist Tiffany Gill is the creator of the film campaign Black Girls Unscripted was recently conducting a listening session for the documentary when one of the girls who was participating, “Ms. Tiffany, why don’t Black girls matter?” Stunned and unsure of how to answer, Gill asked the question back, asking, “…why do you believe you u don’t ...

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Dr. Carl Hart Says It Is Easier To Keep Kids Safe From Drugs Than Police

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April V. Taylor Dr. Carl Hart is a renowned neuroscientist and associate professor of psychology and psychiatry at Columbia University whose work has redefined the conversation around addiction. As a neuropsychopharmacologist at Columbia, he conducts research and teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in neuroscience, psychology, and pharmacology. It is worth noting that Hart is the first tenured Black professor ...

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