Facts…. funny Bomani Jones just did a podcast about LeBum tryin to be Ali and not being built like that….
This past week there was an extraordinary demonstration of bold militant action from professional athletes to speak out against police terror against the African masses. The National Basketball Association (NBA) called off its playoff games. Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Football League (NFL), Major League Soccer (MLS), individual tennis players, and even the National Hockey League (NHL) called off games, matches, and practices. Continue reading →
It’s funny although indigenous people always get called violent and so on, it’s because other groups project their bullshit on us because in a lot of respects, they don’t understand why more of us aren’t bent on vengence and wanton self-destruction like they are. But nuff talk…. I’ll let the images speak for themselves…..
Noted for her sultry vocal style and slinky beauty, Eartha Kitt was once described as the “most exciting woman on earth” who seduced Santa with her words in her “Santa Baby” hit, the sexiest Christmas song of all time. Continue reading →
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 →
After all the hubbub about the Watchmen series premiere and it’s depiction of the Tulsa Black Wall Street Massacre, I figured folks needed to know it and Rosewood were not isolated events….
Atlanta Race Riot (1906)
When the Civil War ended, African-Americans in Atlanta began entering the realm of politics, establishing businesses and gaining notoriety as a social class. Increasing tensions between Black wage-workers and the white elite began to grow and ill-feelings were further exacerbated when Blacks gained more civil rights, including the right to vote. Continue reading →
More than 50 years ago, riots tore through many U.S. cities, prompting national scrutiny of the root causes. Yet a half-century later, says new research, a key contributor to the social upheaval of the 1960s remains under-explored: racial wealth inequality. Continue reading →
Twenty-year old aspiring hip-hop artist Deandre Harris moved to Charlottesville, Va., from Suffolk, Va., two years ago for a job opportunity as an Instructional Assistant in the special education program at a local high school. But nothing could prepare him for what he experienced Saturday afternoon, when he took part in a counter protest against the “Unite The Right” white supremacy marches that took place in the city. Continue reading →
After doing some digging into the locations of Wisconsin’s predominantly Black neighborhoods, a teenage researcher discovered a disturbing trend among African-American communities in the Badger state. Continue reading →