Black Politics

The feds have been monitoring #BlackLivesMatter Protests, and it’s eery

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The #BlackLivesMatter movement has shaken up race relations in America, putting a spotlight on police brutality in ways that haven’t been seen in American history.  As in the past, such movements become a focus of concern for the govenment, which has been accused of undermining movements within the African American community in the past. According to Daily Kos, the sabotage continues ...

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Dr Boyce Watkins: Sandra Bland is not the only one, there are thousands

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download This is a conversation about the late Sandra Bland, the 28-year old woman who died while in police custody in Texas. While many of us have a great deal of sympathy for police brutality cases that are reported in media, we often forget about the thousands of cases that never see the light ...

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Dave Chappelle: Artists Have A Responsibility To Be Activists

April V. Taylor At a time when America could use his comedy to confront taboo issues that white America does not want to discuss, Dave Chappelle has announced he is returning to the comedy stage. Chappelle previously used his show on Comedy Central to confront issues that white America would rather ignore, and he managed to gain popularity across all ...

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The Columbian government says US soldiers have been molesting young girls and filming it

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Here’s a shocking news story you probably haven’t heard about: American soldiers and contractors based in Colombia are alleged to have sexually assaulted dozens of young girls between 2003 and 2007, with some of the attacks being taped and sold as adult films. In the article titled “Blind to Latin America,” nationally syndicated columnist Esther Cepeda brings attention to this ...

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#BlackLivesMatter Activists Warn Presidential Candidates They “Will Shut Down Every Single Debate”

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April V. Taylor As news of the protest during the Netroots Nation progressive conference that saw both Senator Bernie Sanders and ex-Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley fail to give the concrete policy initiatives #BlackLivesMatter protesters wanted, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors is promising that protesters will shut down every single presidential debate until candidates refuse to stop “skirting around the ...

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Man Freed By Obama Speaks Out About The War On Drugs

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April V. Taylor President Obama recently did something than no other sitting president in history has done; he visited a federal prison. Obama toured the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma where he visited Cell Block B, a section that houses prisoners who participate in a drug rehabilitation and prevention program. He also spent just under an hour meeting ...

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Are The Koch Brothers Funding Criminal Justice Reform As A PR Stunt Or For Profit?

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April V. Taylor As the right and left continue to unite around criminal justice reform, the leaders of Koch Industries, Inc., Charles and David Koch, are bankrolling the effort. The brothers are doing several things from holding bipartisan discussions to speaking with groups like the ACLU, the Pew Charitable Trust Public Safety Performance Project and the Brennan Center for Justice, ...

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The president wants more low-income households to have the Internet

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By Nigel Boys Aiming to help almost 200,000 children and expecting to reach over 275,000 low-income households, a new program by the Obama administration is geared to bring Internet access in 27 cities and one tribal nation, according to The Root. President Barack Obama will officially announce the ConnectHome initiative, which hopes to bring high-speed broadband to more families across ...

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Presidential Candidate tells Black Lives Matter Protesters that “White Lives Matter.”

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Presidential candidate Martin O’Malley was entirely unprepared to respond to demands from Black Lives Matter protesters who shut down the Netroots Nation town hall earlier today. When asked about his plans to combat police killings of black men and women, O’Malley responded with platitudes that were immediately rejected by the protesters –as can be seen in the video below. The activists ...

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North Carolina citizens go to war over voting rights

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Voting is without a doubt something that we cannot take for granted. The mere fact that voters are able to use their voice in voting to help shape this country is something that cannot be overlooked. For African-Americans, the right to vote was a long and hard fought struggle and yet, there are still people ...

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