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8 Community-Oriented Programs The Black Panther Party Started That Black Churches Lack

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Reported by Liku Zelleke Before it was dismantled after government infiltrations and the death of its leader, Huey Percy Newton, The Black Panther Party (BPP) was known for implementing a few social programs that were critical in helping black communities across the country. Below are eight such programs: The Black Student Alliance – A union of Black students that was founded ...

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Meet the Man Who’s Exposing Systemic Racism to Save Our Kids

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Reported by Maria Lloyd Rahiem Shabazz, a New York native, is an award-winning filmmaker, a father, and an entrepreneur.  Of all the titles he sports, the one he’s most known for is activist. Shabazz has been on a crusade to expose the school-to-prison pipeline, a form of systemic racism that funnels poor children of color through a cycle to imprisonment. His film ...

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Dr Samori Swygert’s touching tribute to our fallen heroes

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Dr Samori Swygert has set the world on fire with his amazing commentary. But he also has a creative spark, spitting the kind of poetry and lyrical content that you’ll always remember. Here Dr Swgert talks about our fallen heroes and those we’ve protested for in the black community. The movement started a few years ago, and it continues. Check ...

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New Program Helps Defendants And Families Fight The Court System

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April V. Taylor As people all over the country contemplate what it means for the United States to be the most incarcerated country in the world and for more Black men to be under the control of the criminal justice system than what were enslaved in 1850, many Americans are forced to consider the issue of mass incarceration on a ...

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Dr Boyce Watkins on The Breakfast Club: Black people must rise and own businesses

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In this interview, Dr Boyce Watkins speaks with the members of The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 in New York.  The conversation goes into a lot of interesting topics, including the show “Empire,” racial profiling, building black wealth and many other interesting and important topics. Watch the conversation or download the podcast.  Also, be sure to tell us what you ...

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Dr Boyce Watkins: Why this image is both racist and disgusting

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this video, I couldn’t help but say something about the recent “apology” by former University of Oklahoma fraternity member Levi Pettit, who led the racist chant heard around the world. Members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity were caught on video singing that they would “never let a n*gger” in SAE,” ...

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Dr Byron Price: Is your legacy going to be one of construction or destruction?

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by Dr Byron Price I have posed this question because I don’t believe that many people have considered this question based on their behavior. Collectively, we have not sowed a legacy befitting of our royal ancestry. We have populated the earth with murder, infidelity, dishonesty, inhumaneness, indolence, pettiness and disrespect for the mother of the earth and abandonment–some of us ...

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Dr Boyce Watkins: My final thoughts on Empire, then I’m done

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by Dr Boyce Watkins One of the most interesting topics of conversation in my life over the last few days has been the hit Fox show, “Empire.”  I confess that I haven’t been comfortable with the show from its inception, and I’m extremely uncomfortable with its director, Lee Daniels.  Anyone who does some research into Daniels’ background of abuse and ...

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