Category #Every28Hours

Slaughter Of Young Black Trans Women Intensifies, With 5 Murders Reported In 1 Week – Towleroad

The other day we told you how Shade Schuler, whose badly decomposed body was found in a vacant field in Dallas, was the 13th transgender person known to have been murdered this year, eclipsing the total from all of 2014.Since then, three additional murders of transgender women have been reported, bringing the 2015 total to […]

Texas Officer From Viral “All Lives Matter” Photo Compares Movement to KKK and Skinheads

Targeted or not, the facts are indisputable. According to one study, young black men are 21 times more likely to be shot dead by law enforcement than young white men. In a New York Civil Liberties Union analysis of stop-and-frisk data from 2014, 55% of all people stopped by the New York Police Department were […]

From Lynching Photos to Michael Brown’s Body: Commodifying Black Death

An iconic photo was taken of the lynching that would go on to inspire the classic Billie Holiday song, “Strange Fruit.” The writer of the lyrics, Abel Meeropol, said that the photograph “haunted” him “for days,” and he wrote a poem about it. Among the vivid words: “Pastoral scene of the gallant South/The bulgin’ eyes […]

Newark Police Compares Black Mayor To An Ape In Facebook Message | ThinkProgress

The social media exchange also sheds light on a pattern of racist correspondence among police officers. In Ferguson, police and court officials sent emails depicting President Obama as a chimpanzee, the First Lady as a bare-chested African woman, and mocked black residents for their speech. Officers from the San Francisco Police Department repeatedly sent the […]

In One Devastating Quote, Dave Chappelle Says What Other Celebrities Won’t About Activism – Mic

“The biggest enemy of an artist is apathy,” Chappelle said, according to the Associated Press. “A kid gets killed by the police and I buy a T-shirt and before I can wear that one, there’s another kid [killed] and I’m running out of closet space.” The T-shirt metaphor is a sobering way to illustrate the […]

▶ Inside The Ku Klux Klan: KKK Explain Their Plan For Expansion – YouTube

Ku Klux Klan (KKK) – Terrorist Group History – Objectives: The KKK’s is a white supremacist group. It holds that only white, heterosexual Christians deserve civil rights. Its original mandate, to reverse the equality granted African -Americans after the Civil War has expanded as the social demographics of the United States have changed. It also […]

BlackCommentator.com – July 02, 2015 – Issue 613 Cover Story: Has the Neo-Confederacy Fallen? – A Commentary on Twenty-Three Years of Fighting the Neo-Confederate Movement By Ed Sebesta, BC Guest Commentator

People expect a racist to be a marginal individual, rude, belligerent, spouting racial slurs and can comfort themselves that they must not be racist since they are not like that. I was discomforting. Newspapers, major dailies, liberal magazines and other publications were resolutely not interested.So I continued to research year after year, purchasing all the […]