Black man will spend six years in Georgia prison despite jury finding him ‘not guilty’ 

A black man who was found not guilty of armed robbery will still serve up to seven years behind bars after a judge ruled he had breached the rules of his probation sentence for another crime. Ramad Chatman handed himself in to police when he found out he was a suspect …

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To Create True, Lasting Wealth and Power, Black People Must Adopt a ‘Cooperative’ Mindset 

One of the mistakes the Black “conscious community” keeps making is promoting the concept that we all need to be entrepreneurs and that Black people shouldn’t be relying on government jobs and weekly paychecks. We are advised by these well-meaning people that we all should be starting businesses instead. While this …

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Pro-monuments bill is a naked attempt to neuter black political strength

Do black people have the right to make decisions that displease white people?  We can distill the Confederate monuments down to that single question. Must the people and the elected representatives in a majority black city consider the feelings and opinions of white people who either a) never lived in …

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White Savior Syndrome: Even In Fight Against Racism, Black People Are Falling Victim to It 

During a 2011 interview, funnyman, author and civil rights activist Dick Gregory vehemently rejected a comparison between John Brown and Nat Turner, a pair of 19th-century rebels who killed and died to end slavery. “John Brown was a white man,” said Gregory. Emphasizing that Brown had nothing to gain, yet …

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Urban Planning Can’t Happen Without Black People in the Room—Yet It Does

Sit at the tables where people are deciding where the new school will go, whether to expand the bus stop or if a new business can drop itself into a neighborhood, and the first question that comes to mind is, “Where are all the people of color?” In 2017 it …

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Why Explaining ‘The N-Word’ To Non-Black People Is So Damn Exhausting 

One scene in “Dear White People” perfectly nails the issue. By Zeba Blay NETFLIXA scene from “Dear White People.”  9.5k 25 Every black person who lives in the United States at some point or another comes to accept one thing: the “N-word” is not going away. Whether you use it or …

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Issues That Affect Black People Every Day

Every time a headline comes out about racism that starts with “new study says…” black people all over my social media share it with an eye roll emoji or three. They usually accompany the post with something along the lines of “I’ve been saying this forever” or “this is old …

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100s of Black Boys Say They Were Modern Day Slaves

100s of Black Boys Say They Were Modern Day Slaves at a Recently Closed Arthur G. Dozier Reform School *Antoinette Harrell is a genealogist, activist, and peonage detective who spent decades tracking down slavery in the deep south. The peonage research of Harrell led her to investigate peonage at the …

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Meet the Harlem Comedian Using Barbershops to Get Young Black Boys to Read 

Alvin Irby, a comedian and former teacher, founded Barbershop Books in 2013.View Full Caption DNAinfo/Dartunorro Clark HARLEM — Alvin Irby was working as a first-grade teacher in The Bronx about a decade ago when he noticed one of his students stroll into a local barbershop. The student sat down, doing nothing as he …

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War on Black Hair: Wearing Braids Gets Black Girls Banned From Prom at Malden Charter School in Massachusetts

Two black female students attending a charter school in Massachusetts were recently kicked off their sports teams and prohibited from attending a prom because they wore their hair in braids. The Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, about 9 miles from Boston, enforces a strict dress code preventing students …

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