In ‘Overground Railroad’ retraces the vital history of the ‘Green Book.’

This is vastly different than that Hollyweird fantasy of the ‘Green Book’ .

Many African American families possess a cache of generational travelogues, packed tight and out of sight. These reminiscences, shared sparingly, if at all, do not for a moment romanticize the adventures of the open road. Continue reading

A little bit about “Sundown Towns”

If you are unfamiliar with the term Sundown Towns, here’s a good place to start and get research information and a book as well. These were places that blacks were not allowed after the sun went down… I personally know about Pekin, Illinois.

https://sundown.tougaloo.edu/sundowntowns.php

Addendum: Just found out about this TV program talking about Sundown Towns as well..

https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/injustice-files/videos/sundown-towns-what-are-sundown-towns

 

 

 

 

Michael Moore: White People “Are Not Good People,” “You Should Be Afraid” Of White People

He would know hearing the convos we don’t hear…

Michael Moore declared that white people “are not good people” and that you should “be afraid” of them in an interview on “The Rolling Stone” podcast “Useful Idiot.” Moore warned people that if they see a group of 3 white men approaching them that they should cross the street because at least 2 of them voted for Trump. Continue reading

The Danger In Hollywood’s Continued Humanization Of White Supremacists

U know they ain’t that racist, they just a lil bit racist lolololol *sarcasm for the slowpokes*

Unless you’ve totally checked out of what’s been going in Hollywood, it has been hard not to notice what is a disturbing trend. There have been multiple projects that are in the works that seem to either sympathize with white supremacists or present them in a non-threatening nature. Continue reading

How Whites Lynched Black Business Owners To Kill The Competition


YT always taking ish and claiming they’re self-made…FOH

Last week during the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee hearing about H.R. 40 and reparations, economist, author, political commentator and former president of Bennett College Julianne Malveaux reminded America of the many ways its dark history of racial violence against Black people continues to affect the group’s future. Continue reading

Mass Shootings Are Connected to America’s Legacy of Anti-Indigenous Violence

There have so far been more mass shootings in the U.S. in 2019 than days of the year. According to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), there were 381 mass shootings as of November 29, the 333rd day of the year. While the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) doesn’t have a formal definition for mass shooting, the GVA defines it as any incident in which four or more people are shot or killed at one time, not counting the shooter. Continue reading

How The 1919 Chicago Race Riot Created Black Street Gangs

It’s a reason gangs started in Chicago….

On Sunday, the highly-anticipated HBO series Watchmen set the internet ablaze with America’s shocked reactions to a little-known incident frequently called the Tulsa Race Riots. The bombing of Black Wall Street is common knowledge to a large percentage of black folks (we’ve written about it at least 20 times, including here, here and here), but apparently it’s news to a lot of people who prefer a whitewashed, sanitized version of American history. Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz sued for discrimination, overcharging African American customers

Not surprised in the least…

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WTHR) – A former sales manager at a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Lafayette is now suing the business for racial discrimination.

The lawsuit against his former employer alleges he was “fired in retaliation for complaining about the owner’s repeated use of the N-word, including boasting about systematically overcharging African American customers for vehicles, referring to it as ‘n***er scalping.'” Continue reading