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Black Activists Rising Against Cuts. (BARAC): Racist Britain First Declares War on Black and Anti-Racist Activists

Black Activists Rising Against Cuts. (BARAC): Racist Britain First Declares War on Black and Anti-Racist Activists – We consider the fact that Britain First has now targeted black and anti-racist leadership to be a serious escalation. This decision by Britain First will have profound implications for black and anti -racist leadership in the UK. We […]

SCLC director calls on black families to arm themselves | www.ajc.com

The remarks came one week after 23-year-old Goodyear employee Nicholas Thomas was fatally shot by Smyrna police serving an arrest warrant on a probation violation. Police say Thomas tried to run them over in a customer’s Maserati, though lawyers hired by the dead man’s family have challenged the official account. Earlier this month 27-year-old Anthony […]

Gamers boos op spel dat huidskleur avatar verandert | Tech | de Volkskrant

Niet iedereen wijst het besluit af om de huidskleur willekeurig te veranderen. ‘Als we onszelf konden veranderen, zouden we allemaal gespierd witte mannen zijn met waarschijnlijk indrukwekkende baarden’, merkt een speler met het pseudoniem DerDuderich op. ‘Ik kan niet wachten op meer huid- en haartonen. En vrouwen.’ Volgens een Amerikaanse studie uit 2014 spelen blanke […]

A prosecutor apologizes for his role in putting an innocent man on death row

In March 2014, after prosecutors and Ford’s attorneys filed motions to vacate his conviction, the state district court ordered his release. However, more than a year later, Ford is still fighting the state for compensation. He’s also facing an advanced cancer diagnosis. Stroud knows all of this. He says he knows now that Ford was […]

African women and skin bleaching: The case of singer Mshoza | InformAfrica.com

The pantsula queen also stupendously told Sunday Sun the following: “I love the fact that I look younger and my skin is clear. I want to be like Michael Jackson. I know that black is beautiful. I don’t hate being black. I’m just enhancing my beauty. I loved myself when I was dark, and I […]

Readers’ Letters: Bibi, Obama, UKIP and the Tories – Jewish News

Confusion over jews and zionism Dear Sir, It’s no use Roslyn Pine fretting that the line between anti-Semitism and anti-Israel activism has disappeared (Jewish News, letters, 12 March) while previously claiming it was deceitful for George Galloway to state that Zionism and Israel are different things from Judaism and Jewishness (Opinion, 12 February). How does […]

Cuba Offers Free Medical School for Black & Latino Americans! – Word On Da Street

A few years ago member of the USA Congressional Black Caucus visited Cuba and noted the small amount number of doctor available in Black and poor areas in American. When Rep. Bennie Thompson said his Mississippi district needed doctors, then President Fidel Castro announced scholarships for youth from under-served communities in the U.S. Mad props […]

RACE TRAITOR Fall 2003 | The White Anti-Racist Is an Oxymoron: An Open Letter to “White Anti-Racists”

First, one must realize that whiteness is a structure of domination. As such, there is nothing redeemable or reformable about whiteness. Intellectuals, scholars and activists, especially those who are non- white, have drawn our attention to this for years. For example, people such as Malcolm X, W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Ida […]

Lawyers for CIA Leaker Cite Selective Prosecution After Petraeus Plea Deal – The Intercept

In January, Sterling was convicted by a jury on nine criminal counts, including violations of the Espionage Act, for leaking classified information to Times reporter James Risen about a CIA effort to undermine Iran’s nuclear program. Sterling is to be sentenced in April and faces a maximum sentence of decades in jail. In a statement […]

Austin Police Investigate ‘Exclusively For White People’ Stickers On Businesses – keyetv.com Austin News, Weather, Traffic KEYE-TV Austin – Top Stories

Austin Police are now assisting in the investigation. Police sources say that if someone is caught posting these stickers, they will face graffiti charges.Austin Police are expected to give a statement on the investigation this afternoon.The city released this statement, ” Between midnight and 7 a.m. today, a number of local businesses in East Austin […]

Civil rights movement history: The long tradition of black Americans taking up arms to defend themselves against racial violence.

In his new book, 1919, The Year of Racial Violence: How African Americans Fought Back, David F. Krugler, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville, looks at the actions of people like Jones and Davis, who resisted white incursions against the black community through the press, the courts, and armed defensive action. The year […]

Swedish slave trade – Wikipedia

The Scandinavian slave trade mainly occurred in the early history of Sweden when the trade of thralls (Old Norse: þræll) was one of the pillars of the Norse economy. During the raids, the Vikings often captured and enslaved militarily weaker peoples they encountered, but took the most slaves in raids of the British Isles and […]

Jim Crow lynchings more widespread than first thought, report concludes | World news | The Guardian

“The trauma and anguish that lynchings and racial violence created in this country continues to haunt us and to contaminate race relations and our criminal justice system in too many places across the country,” it concluded. The report, titled Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, is the result of nearly five years […]

The day I called Malcolm X to fight racism in Birmingham’s white only pubs – Mirror Online

“We went to the Blue Gate Pub,” says the dad-of-two. “It was notorious in those days for racism. Black people were only served in the bar room and weren’t allowed in the lounge or smoke room. “Indian and Asian people were only served out of glasses with a handle. The plain glasses were for white […]

The 1969 Science Fiction Novel Which Eerily Predicted Today – disinformation

Random acts of violence by crazy individuals, often taking place at schools, plague society in Stand on Zanzibar. The other major source of instability and violence comes from terrorists, who are now a major threat to U.S. interests, and even manage to attack buildings within the United States. Prices have increased sixfold between 1960 and […]

Rape and HIV as Weapons of War – United Nations University

While the history of wars and conflicts is replete with systematic incidents of sexual violence against vulnerable women, modern-day wars have witnessed large-scale indiscriminate deployment of rape as a “weapon” of war by combatants. In recent armed conflicts — such as in the former Yugoslavia, Liberia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, the Central […]

The Fiery Cage and the Lynching Tree, Brutality’s Never Far Away

Here is the photograph. Take a good look at Jesse Washington’s stiffened body tied to the tree. He had been sentenced to death for the murder of a white woman. No witnesses saw the crime; he allegedly confessed but the truth of the allegations would never be tested. The grand jury took just four minutes […]

Race, Leaks and Prosecution at the CIA – disinformation

Harlow, who ran the CIA press office, testified that Sterling came to mind soon after New York Times reporter James Risen first called him, on April 3, 2003, about the highly secret Operation Merlin, a CIA program that provided faulty nuclear weapon design information to Iran.Harlow testified that he tried to dissuade Risen without confirming […]

Did Israel arm Rwanda during the 1994 genocide? | Middle East Eye

I first heard it from an Israeli photographer. He was in Rwanda eight times and he saw the weapons. When I asked him if top leaders were involved in the arms deal, he said yes. When I said, that means [Yitzhak] Rabin and [Shimon] Peres, he told me: “You said it, I didn’t. And if you […]

Muslim Man Hailed for Life-Saving Courage During Paris Siege | Afro

In the days after the bloody end of twin French hostage crises Friday, stories of life-saving courage are beginning to filter out. One of the most striking is the story of Lassana Bathily, a young immigrant from Mali who literally provided police with the key to ending the hostage crisis at the supermarket. Bathily was […]

Petition · Free Jimmy Dennis: Innocent on Death Row · Change.org

Free Jimmy Dennis: Innocent on Death Row THE CASE: In Philadelphia on October 22, 1991, a young woman named Chedell Williams went to the Fern Rock subway station to buy a transit pass. At approximately 1:50 p.m. she was approached by two men, one of whom demanded her gold earrings and shot her. These two […]

Movement growz to pardon freedom fighter Assata Shakur | Moorbey’z Blog

In 1973 an incident of what would now be called “racial profiling” takes place on the New Jersey Turnpike. Ms. Shakur, actively involved in the Black Liberation Army (BLA), is traveling with Malik Zayad Shakur (no relation) and Sundiata Acoli. State troopers stop them, reportedly because of a broken headlight. A trooper also explains they […]

Gambian security agents arrest more homosexual suspects – Africa – News – StarAfrica.com

Gambian security forces from both the police and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) have embarked on a raid to round up suspected homosexuals who may possibly exist in the Greater Banjul metropolis, especially in the Tourism Development Area (TDA), APA learns here Tuesday. The NIA operatives on Sunday arrested three suspected gays. However, according to […]

What Whites Will Never Know • My Open Letter to White People or Why I Hate…

When I say ‘I hate White people’, I’m saying I hate that I have to be compared to you in order to get any recognition. I’m saying that I hate the fact that everything that I do is judged by your standard. I hate that no matter where I go, I will be scrutinized based […]

Extradition of Assata Shakur from Cuba unlikely despite restored ties | Al Jazeera America

Shakur and other black activists, including Black Panther Party (BPP) founder Huey P. Newton, fled from U.S. intelligence and security agencies in the 1960s and 1970s to Cuba, which was sympathetic to socialist ideals. Now supporters of Shakur, also known as Joanne Chesimard, wonder what the future holds for the 67-year-old exile. Questions have also been raised over […]

Ohio man exonerated after spending 27 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit – The Washington Post

“I’m so happy today that this battle had come to an end,” Ajamu said, according to Reuters. Cuyahoga County Judge Pamela Barker stepped down from her bench to give Ajamu a hug, the Associated Press reported. The case against Ajamu, formerly known as Ronnie Bridgeman, began to fall apart after a key witness recanted his testimony […]

August 27, 2014 Press Release, “Statement of William W. Thompson, Ph.D., Regarding the 2004 Article Examining the Possibility of a Relationship Between MMR Vaccine and Autism”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-AUGUST 27,2014   STATEMENT OF WILLIAM W. THOMPSON, Ph.D., REGARDING THE 2004 ARTICLE EXAMINING THE POSSIBILITY OF A RELATIONSHIP  BETWEEN  MMR VACCINE AND AUTISM   My name is William Thompson.  I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I have worked since 1998.   I regret that […]

Callers Use C-SPAN Civil Rights Discussion To Complain About White Oppression VIDEO

Katie Couric puts the boots to racist Glenn Beck on his refusal to define ‘white culture’ “Washington Journal” host Steve Scully listened as an “independent” caller named Thomas from Maryland told him that he is “much less liberal today” than he was in 1964 when the landmark law was signed by Lyndon B. Johnson.”And I […]

Police Manhunts and Race: Eric Frein & Christopher Dorner By Cheryl Dorsey

This was very different from the Christopher Dorner manhunt which ended in a shootout and Dorner’s death. Very different from the confrontation and detention of accused jay-walker Mike Brown in Ferguson Missouri. This was not at all like the detention and capture of “reasonably suspicious” Ezell Ford in Los Angeles.As a retired Los Angeles Police […]

Günter Wallraff “Undercover Schwarzer”

Der Wallraff-Film “Schwarz auf Weiß” wird Ende Oktober uraufgeführt und sorgt bereits bundesweit für Aufsehen – aber auch Kritik. Die schwarze Autorin Noah Sow wirft Wallraff vor, er äffe Minderheiten nach. Im Interview mit tagesschau.de betont sie, das Wissen über Alltagsrassismus sei längst präsent, die Weißen müssten nur aufhören, dieses zu ignorieren. via ▶ Günter […]