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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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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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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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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Black Girls 5 Times More Likely to Be Suspended From School Than White Girls

Black girls do not present more frequent or serious discipline problems. They are not slower learners; nor do they struggle academically more than any other student. But according to a new report from the National Women’s Law Center, black girls are twice as likely as any other student to be …

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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 should To Create True, Lasting Wealth and Power, Black People Must Adopt a ‘Cooperative’ Mindset One of the mistakes the Black “conscious community” keeps making …

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The Shooting of Jordan Edwards – The Atlantic

The Shooting of Jordan Edwards Police initially said they killed a 15-year-old after the car he was in reversed toward officers—but after reviewing body-cam footage, fired the officer involved. The most surprising thing about Jordan Edwards’s death is not that police officers misrepresented what happened. It’s how quickly the police …

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