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FEATURE: Ban on affirmative action in Michigan Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

Is this Black man in denial? The Supreme Court decided 6-2 to support a ban on affirmative action in college admissions in Michigan. What's the deal Michigan? Is institutional racism suddenly over? Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who is the first Latina judge on the Court, was one of only two votes (out of 6) in support of affirmative action. She said: "As members of the judiciary tasked with intervening to carry out the guarantee of equal protection, we ought not sit back and wish…

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Added by The Establishment on April 23, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Me and My Dominican Brother

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By: Lamont Jack Pearley 2013 (c)

It’s legal to kill black folk in America

And we got ignant niggas killing black folk in America

Whitey we don’t need your help

Seems like we doing a damn…

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Added by Lamont Jack Pearley Sr. on March 29, 2014 at 11:07am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Feminist Enough' Web Series Challenges Stereotypes

'Feminist Enough' is a "video storytelling project that allows women of color to vocalize their views on feminism in their own words—most of which goes against the popular, sensationalized images of feminism in the mainstream", according to its creator Shannon Washington, who's also a creative director for cosmetics and hair products brands. The points of view presented conflict, and that's the point. "The purpose of this project is not to push a certain agenda nor viewpoint,…

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Added by Gender Bent on March 6, 2014 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Black History: Ruby Bridges, "first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South"

"Ruby Nell Bridges Hall (born September 8, 1954) is an American activist known for being the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South", which she entered on November 14, 1960.

"As soon as Bridges entered the school, white parents pulled their own children out; all the teachers refused to teach while a black child was enrolled. Only one person agreed to teach Ruby and that was Barbara Henry, from Boston, Massachusetts, and for over a year Henry…

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Added by The Establishment on February 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Bayard Rustin will posthumously receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom

50 years after the March on Washington, Bayard Rustin will posthumously receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Rustin, who was openly gay, was the chief organizer of the March on Washington in 1963. The White House announced on Thursday that he will receive the highest civilian award in the United States.…

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Added by The Establishment on August 9, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Black History Month: Happy 80th Birthday to activist / artist Nina Simone. #Soundheck

Singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone would have been 80 this week. The rightly titled High-Priestess of Soul cut an unimpeachable string of 40 records in her career. While musically, her songs fall pretty squarely in line with the vocal jazz sounds of the late 50's, her songs have not aged into elegance and irrelevance the way many of her contemporaries have. Listening to the landmark 1964 live album Nina Simone in Concert, her performance isn't merely electric.…

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Added by Sound Check on February 22, 2013 at 7:18am — 8 Comments

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Today we remember Dr. King on inauguration day of Barack Obama. The crowds today are similar to Dr. Kings 'March on Washington' crowd showing the significance of Dreams coming to pass. How do YOU think we can continue to evolve and develop Dr. Kings dream in current…

Added by AFROPUNK on January 21, 2013 at 4:46pm — 2 Comments

Gun-Rights And Black Rebellion

While we are by NO MEANS advocates for guns, some of the biggest proponents for the right to carry guns were The Black Panthers and other Black rebels.

An article in The Atlantic reminds us that the Black Panthers' Bobby Seale stated: “The American people in general and the black people in particular” must "take careful note of the racist California…

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Added by The Establishment on December 24, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Black History Month: Give Malcolm X A National Holiday Already?

It's pretty muck Black History Month all-year long around here, but today we'd like to talk about the suggestion that Malcolm X deserves the recognition of having a federal holiday in his name. Time Magazine recently published a piece by Touré, in which the writer states:

"We should seriously consider a national holiday celebrating the life of a man who…

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Added by AFROPUNK on February 1, 2012 at 6:30am — 12 Comments

University of Miami Law student urges support for Haitian rights

As a law student in the sweltering urban jungle that is Miami, I often come face-to-face with young Haitians who, at my age, have already lived the lives of 20 men. Most Haitian youth came to Miami by boat when they were 3 or 4 years old, and never became full blown citizens. When these kids break the law in ANY way - even if it's just a traffic violation - they are rounded up, taken by bus to Louisiana, and kept in a detention center until they are eventually deported to a… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 7, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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