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29-year-old Fatima Ali is bravely calling out the rampant racism in Egypt and the Arab world against darker-skinned Africans. The former Miss Sudan beauty queen turned author is planning to share her experience in her book titled, “Diary of a Black Girl”. She recounts the numerous amount of times she’s been harassed, discriminated against, and […]

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 […]