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In the wake of icon Prince's untimely death, Rev. Al Sharpton revealed to NYDaily News that Trayvon Martin’s family was one of those who the late-singer secretly donated money to. “I will never forget when he [Prince] called me and said he had some funds he wanted to give to Trayvon Martin’s family... Just out of the blue Just…Continue
Read an excerpt from Michael Eric Dyson*’s new book ‘Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America’:
The election of President Trump was all about whiteness. How whiteness is ingeniously adaptable to a gross variety…
Added by The Race Card on January 17, 2017 at 11:24am — No Comments
"Spread the word. Have you heard? All across the nation. We are going to be a great generation."
On Friday, January 13, 2017, 8-year-old Yolanda Renee King stood front and center before a crowd of schoolchildren in the sanctuary at The Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the very place where her grandfather, Martin Luther King Jr., once delivered messages of justice, love, unity and freedom. She embodied the spirit of her grandfather, Martin Luther King Jr.,…
Added by The Race Card on January 16, 2017 at 10:02am — No Comments
1. The incorrect tense of being awake
2. Being aware of what’s going on and prepared to do something about it.
3. A state of perceived intellectual superiority one gains by reading articles by people who read books by people who actually read “The Isis Papers.”
As Black America collectively enters into a new age of consciousness facilitated by increased access to information, changing demographics and a pussy-grabbing dictator…
Black girl magic is already abundant in 2017! Next May, Dr. Jeanette Epps is set to become the first African-American astronaut to become a crew member of the International Space Station. A native of Syracuse, NY, Epps attended LeMoyne College and attained a bachelor’s degree in physics in 1992 before earning her master’s of science and a doctorate in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland. Epps was a fellow with the NASA Graduate Student Researchers Project…Continue
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The life and works of revolutionary psychoanalyst and post-colonial philosopher Frantz Fanon will soon be the subject of a new documentary. Born in Martinique, Fanon’s prolific work psychoanalyzed racial oppression and how oppressed groups survive in and navigate White Society. One of his most important pieces, ‘Black Skin, White Masks’, through a…Continue
Yesterday the Black section of the internet was abuzz with the “Hotep Hostilities” about this video from “General” Sara Suten Seti and this video from “Dr.” Umar Johnson. They are calling it the “Woke War,” the “Uncle Ruckus Fracas,” The “Kemet Conflict.” Although the dueling videos are entertaining enough in and of themselves, many people don’t know the backstory about this feud. That’s why NegusWhoRead is here.
Who is Umar Johnson?
Added by The Race Card on January 4, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Let's look back on the year and think about all the time white folks tears made us giggle, guffaw, cackle and laugh our guts off, because Lordt knows 2017 is about to be a long year.
1. #BeckyWithTheBadGrades blamed Black and other minority students for not getting into UT Austin! LMAO. …
Honestly, if there’s one thing that gives me hope about 2017, it’s black women. Even though black femmes have a historic legacy of being the movers and doers at the root of black resistance and activism in this country, 2016 was filled with so many powerful moments and contributions by them. These are just a few of our favorite black femmes who kicked White Supremacy's ass in 2016.
1. Ieshia Evans seen in Baton Rouge - by Jonathan…Continue
Added by The Race Card on December 21, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments
Throughout the history of our young nation, the American government has, time and time again, trodden on the rights and disrespected the existence of our minority populations. But, they have treated no one more despicably than the first people of America, the Indigenous peoples.
Recently we saw this disrespect most apparent in the national protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The DAPL is a 3.7 billion dollar underground pipeline that was routed to go through…
Added by The Race Card on December 19, 2016 at 12:19pm — No Comments
In an era marred by the perpetual occurence of state sanctioned violence against Black people, it should come at no surprise when their disregard extends to defending the perpetrators of these crimes. But in this instance, the unmitigated gall of the lawyers for Jeronimo Yanez, the police officer who killed Philando Castile astounds me. In a move that questions their ethical code in more ways than one, they are moving for charges to be dropped based on the claim that…Continue
Added by The Race Card on December 15, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
There are two important lessons every man must learn.
The first I taught to myself and to my college girlfriend. She was in the bedroom and heard me scream bloody murder from the kitchen. She ran into the kitchen carrying a stun gun (yes, this is how I found out my girlfriend carried a taser) to check if a knife wielding intruder had stabbed me in the spleen or if Africanized bees had finally arrived in America and set my apartment as their destination. I…
Donald Trump is the backlash (some have said the whitelash) of white Americans to the escalating fear of loss of white privilege. His election is the latest in a series of reactions to people of goodwill protesting and demanding equality.
Trump’s election has also done people of goodwill a favor. It has shown just what a huge problem we have here in the U.S. We have 60 million Americans who when faced with the choice between two seriously flawed candidates chose a…
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Everyone loves black love. Images of The Obamas, Jay Z & Beyonce, and Will & Jada can touch that place deep inside of us that wants companionship more than we like to admit. Yet, while many of us might love the idea of being in love, few of us have had examples of what healthy black relationships look like. It's a well-documented fact that the same systemic racism that creates injustices that Black Lives Matter protests in the streets today is to blame for the…Continue
Added by The Race Card on December 7, 2016 at 10:52am — No Comments
Dear Y. P. Pull;
I know you’re used to the one-way dialogue when you sit your kids down to write their privileged, “gimme mine” letters to me (by the way, I’ve been meaning to tell y’all that your children can’t spell very well, and every year it’s getting worse. Maybe it’s because your kids’ Christmas list is filled with dreams of Grand Theft Auto and iPhones. I haven’t dropped a book by a Caucasian house since the late 80’s but you’re wondering why Abby Fisher…
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Safety Pin Box is a totally brilliant, racial justice movement-centered project and subscription service created by black female activists Leslie Mac and Marissa Jenae Johnson. A play on ineffective and insubstantial ‘safety pin solidarity’ trend, the…Continue
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