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Tavis Smiley: Blacks Have “Been at the Back of the Bus” Under Obama

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Tavis Smiley appeared on HuffPost Live on Friday to discuss his new book on Martin Luther King Jr. During the interview, the conversation veered to President Obama and the state of Black America during Obama’s tenure. “We’ve been at the back of the bus. Every other constituency have spoken their truth and made demands of this president. Right now the ... Read More »

Filmmaker Michael Moore: Obama Will Only Be Remembered for Being First Black President | breakingbrown.com


As far as liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is concerned, President Obama won’t have much of a legacy once he leaves the White House. While chatting at The Hollywood Reporter‘s video lounge at the Toronto Film Festival, Moore let loose on Obama. “When the history is written of this era, this is how you’ll be remembered: He was the first ... Read More »

President Reagan’s FEMA Director Discussed Locking Up Blacks in Concentration Camps | breakingbrown.com


Matthew Cunningham Cook at Jacobin magazine went through quite a few hoops, including a Freedom of Information Request, to get his hands on a document where Ronald Reagan’s FEMA director, Louis Giuffrida, discussed putting blacks in concentration camps. Here is the excerpt from the 1970 thesis, “National Survival—Racial Imperative.”: In the past decade, the United States has had an epidemic ... Read More »

Molotov Cocktail Thrown Into Black Congressman’s Office


A Molotov cocktail was thrown into the office of Rep. Emanuel Cleaver early Thursday morning, reports Roll Call. The Kansas City bomb squad responded to the congressman’s office and reported that the Molotov cocktail did not explode. Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Marcia Fudge (Ohio) did not hesitate in calling for a quick investigation and for the person who perpetrated this ... Read More »

Zimbabwe President Mugabe tells white people to “Go back to England”


This article by Liku Zelleke talks about the recent words by Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe.  The backdrop of his actions is that Zimbabwe has been deeply affected by Europeans who’ve colonized the country and extracted the nation of it’s resources.   This has led him to have a low tolerance for the continued occupation of his homeland, which is a controversial ... Read More »

The Drug War and the Mass Incarceration It Caused: Where We Are and Where We Still Must Go (Part 1 of 5) | Renaldo Pearson


Intro To understand the continued outrage and “righteous indignation” of the black community of Ferguson is to understand the excessive policing and harassing, segregation, unequal political representation, and an unsurprising (given the foregoing) lack of economic mobility that has become a constant for blacks in Ferguson. Indeed, in so many words, this was their “last straw.” But a complete understanding ... Read More »

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