Racism

Thirty-eight years ago this month, on November 3, 1979, a march in Greensboro, NC turned into a massacre when members of the Communist Workers’ Party (CWP) clashed with members from the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party. In the aftermath 5 people would lay dead and many more injured. The terrible event happened in the middle of […]

‘It’s not the story Canada likes to tell about itself. But it’s a story that needs to be told.’ Yamri Taddese never really thought about race until she immigrated to Canada as a teenager. Since then, she’s been learning how to make her own space, despite everyday racial prejudice. (Fabiola Carletti) The first time someone called […]

By 1860, the Cherokees had 4,600 slaves; the Choctaws, 2,344; the Creeks, 1,532; the Chickasaws, 975; and the Seminoles, 500. Some Indian slave owners were as harsh and cruel as any white slave master. Indians were often hired to catch runaway slaves; in fact, slave-catching was a lucrative way of life for some Indians, especially […]

“What the military will say to a reporter and what is said behind closed doors are two very different things — especially when it comes to the U.S. military in Africa.” So writes investigative reporter Nick Turse in his latest book, Tomorrow’s Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa. Adapted from a series of […]

Ernest and Mollie Burkhart married in 1917. Unbeknownst to Mollie, a member of the Osage tribe, the marriage was part of a larger plot to steal her family’s oil wealth. Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoman Collection/Courtesy of Doubleday Generations ago, the American Indian Osage tribe was compelled to move. Not for the first time, white settlers […]

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York on Sept. 21, 2017. EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS NEW YORK THE CANADIAN PRESS SEPTEMBER 24, 2017SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 The UN Human Rights Council is set to discuss a report on issues affecting African-Canadians that makes recommendations to the federal […]

Just as when Serena played against Maria Sharapova a few years back, race was again an issue in this year’s Women’s Finals at the U.S. Open; even though, this year two Black women competed for the championship: Sloane Stephens and Madison Keyes.  Madison Keyes claimed that she is no race, just Madison Keyes (though she’d […]

Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor during a news conference on Wednesday in Las Vegas. It had been more than two decades since a white man had won the world heavyweight boxing title. The eccentric promoter Don King knew not only that, but that the United States was still a country with deep racial […]

If you’re satisfied with what you hear on modern day radio, then these few words are not for you. What happened to when R&B muzik meant a well crafted muzik piece that you could feel the love or a complaint that someone wasn’t getting enough love like in Teddy Riley’s “Him Or Me” When the […]

Father’s Day weekend was a grim occasion to remind black parents that they are continuously hunted down by police in the United States. The weekend was bracketed by two stories of black adults killed by police in front of young, black children. Before our timelines began to be filled with pictures of smiling dads over […]


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