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On February 26, 17-year old Trayvon Martin was murdered in cold blood. He was unarmed. His only crime was being young, black, and wearing a hoodie. A national outcry has emerged because Martin’s killer, George...

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“…history is best qualified to reward all research.” – Malcolm X African-Americans have historically played a trailblazing role in the quest for justice, equality, and freedom in the United States and internationally. Let’s examine the...

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Book Review Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention By Manning Marable May 19 marked the 86th birthday of Malcolm X; it has been 46 years since his public assassination. In the hearts and minds of...

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“I’m one of your middle class Americans. And quite frankly, I’m exhausted. Exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for and deeply disappointed with where we are...

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The neo-liberal transformation of New York City since the mid-1970s has meant increasing pain and social exclusion for working people, but especially for people of color. A big driver of this process has been the...

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According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2007, African Americans still can expect to live 6-10 fewer years than whites and face higher rates of illness. The government’’s Medical Expenditure Panel Survey...

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Black History Month in February will mark just over a year since the election of Barack Obama. The election of the first African-American President in the former land of slavery was a monumental and historic...

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Former President Carter said in September that racism is playing a significant role in the mounting opposition to President Obama by the right wing. The politics of racism are once again on display, as the...

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On July 16, world-renowned African American Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. was questioned and arrested in his own Cambridge home as though he was an intruder. A neighbor had called 911 after seeing what...

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Media personality Don Imus, Hip-Hop artist 50 cent, comic/actor Michael Richards of Seinfeld fame and the resurgence of the gore and snuff films like the Quentin Tarantino presented Hostel I and II are at the...

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