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Black women storm the internet to show #WhatADoctorLooksLike after Delta Airlines discrimination scandal

Dr. Tamika Cross is like any other doctor. She got her degree from a reputable medical school and now practices in Houston, TX, where she’s an OB-GYN. And like any other physician, when they’re on a plane and someone needs medical attention, generally she steps up to the plate to offer her professional opinion. Unfortunately, Delta Airlines had trouble seeing the doctor past her skin tone because Dr. Cross happens to be a Black woman. Her story’s gone viral since she first…


Added by The Establishment on October 17, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

[FR] 'Violences, Racisme & Religions' - Un livre captivant célèbre le philosophe Cornel West sur fond de Blues et de Jazz

Le philosophe américain Cornel West propose une analyse sans concessions des causes de l'injustice dans un système capitaliste teinté de suprématie blanche. Un travail tout à fait d'actualité et particulièrement pertinent en cette période où de plus en plus d'afro-descendants se conscientisent et remettent en question l'ordre établi et les propagandes d'Etat.

Dans son livre …


Added by The Establishment on October 17, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Leaked documents remind us that Hollywood is paying Black & Brown actors and actresses chump change compared to their white counterparts

The equal pay debate has been raging since the 60s, and the fact that in 2016 Black men and women are still being paid less than their white counterparts is outrageous. On Tuesday, Variety uncovered and published the salaries of many television stars, and in the midst of controversy over the film and television industry’s treatment of minority actors, the numbers don’t paint a surprising picture, but the picture is disheartening nonetheless. The men and women representing… Continue

Added by The Establishment on October 7, 2016 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Black Seattle woman founds nonprofit Dignity for Divas to help homeless women re-gain their sense of confidence and self-worth

After experiencing a bout of homelessness herself, Nikki Gane founded Dignity for Divas to help women who have suffered from a lack of shelter and a loss of hope. Dignity for Divas works to help and remind homeless women that they are beautiful and important. With programs like Diva Duty, in which Diva Survival kits consisting of hygiene products are distributed to women throughout the city, or Welcome Home bags, for women who are transitioning from temporary shelters to…


Added by The Establishment on October 6, 2016 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Réponse au Musée du Quai Branly Concernant le Livret Pédagogique de l'Exposition 'The Color Line’

A l’attention de la direction de la communication du Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac.

Nous avons bien reçu vos explications.

Nous nous réjouissons que la rapidité de notre réaction et la célérité avec laquelle vous avez retiré ce livret de la circulation aient permis…


Added by The Establishment on October 6, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Support the campaign to Abolish Columbus Day—because celebrating native genocide is racist, period

The Zinn Education Project has launched an effort to get schools and communities to change Columbus day to Indigenous Peoples Day. We all know that Christopher Columbus was a racist, xenophobic murderous colonizer, but that has stopped the United States from celebrating his conquest with a day of his very own. Meanwhile in North Dakota, Indigenous people and allies are attempting to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, on land that would still be theirs had Christopher…


Added by The Establishment on October 5, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

WTF - Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re: "Rape not as bad as abortion"

*TW: rape, sexual assault, child abuse

French Magazine Marie-Claire called out the fact Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re is still part of Vatican leadership in spite of his comments condemning the abortion of a 9-year-old Brazilian girl who was raped by her step-father. In the years since these comments, the Vatican still defends this stance, due to the belief that the fetus is a person and that the fetuses’ innocence and pregnant woman’s life are of equal…


Added by The Establishment on October 4, 2016 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

[FR] Le Musée du Quai Branly "apprend" aux enfants que certains esclaves avaient une vie "agréable" et que les discriminations raciales aux Etats-Unis se sont terminées en 1964

Un livret pour enfants du Musée du Quai Branly commence avec plusieurs paragraphes douteux affirmant que certains esclaves avaient des vies "agréables" et que le Civil Rights Act de 1964 a marqué "la fin de la discrimination raciale" aux Etats-Unis. Certains invités du vernissage outrés parlent de révisionnisme. 

La grande institution parisienne Musée du Quai Branly vient d'inaugurer 'The Color Line', une…


Added by The Establishment on October 4, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

Major French institution teaches kids that some U.S. slaves had "pleasant lives" & that racial discrimination ended in 1964

Musée du Quai Branly's booklet for kids starts with several questionable paragraphs stating that some slaves had "pleasant lives" and that the Civil Rights Act from 1964 marked "the end of racial discrimination"... Many say this is revisionist "History" at its best.

Major Parisian institution Musée du Quai Branly just launched 'The Color Line', a very ambitious exhibition about the History of…


Added by The Establishment on October 4, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

INTERVIEW: Socialist Alternative activist and formidable Fox News opponent Darletta Scruggs talks student debt crisis, worker’s rights, and changing the system

Last week, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Chicago-based activist and organizer Darletta Scruggs. Back in April, Scruggs drew national attention after challenging and shutting down Fox News host Neil Cavuto during a conversation (below) about student loan debt, higher education, access, and governmental corruption. The Socialist Alternative and…


Added by The Establishment on August 19, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

OP-ED: How revolutionary self-care becomes an act of radical activism

This year during Black History Month, a 23 year old Black Lives Matter activist, MarShawn M. McCarrell committed suicide on the steps of the Ohio State House. Hours before he took his life MarShawn posted on his Facebook saying “My demons won today, I’m sorry.” This reality breaks me. It made me think about how I talk about my dreams but never my nightmares. As millennial blacktivists we’re constantly throwing ourselves on the line for our causes not realizing the…


Added by The Establishment on July 26, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

OP-ED: Rio's Olympic Games legacy will be that of a humanitarian catastrophe - in English & Portuguese

When Rio de Janeiro was elected in 2009 to host the 2016 Olympic Games, the authorities then said one of the event's legacy would be a safer city for all. But less than a month for the beginning of the games, the practical effect has signaled that what comes ahead is a humanitarian catastrophe.

From 2009 now, around 2500 people were killed by the police only in Rio, and very few cases have been properly judged. The same security policies applied in the games of…


Added by The Establishment on July 22, 2016 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

OP-ED: Trump’s acceptance speech: a Nixon-esque appeal to white America's fears

Last night Donald Trump gave the longest nomination speech in 40 years. It apparently takes more than 75 minutes to attempt to convince Americans they are doomed without you. The Donald wants you to know you will be overrun by criminals, immigrants, criminal immigrants, terrorists, and economic oppression unless you vote for him. But if you do, he will make everything better “very, very, fast”. Because in his mind "crime and poverty" (i.e. non-republican black people), illegal…


Added by The Establishment on July 22, 2016 at 3:10pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Legends Chuck D and Tom Morello rally and rap against Trump at the RNC

At the Republican National Convention this past Monday, the overall air was one of frenzy and action. Most of the attention though, was focused on the outside- as there were thousands rallied to protest Donald Trump's candidacy. The largest protest of the day: "End Poverty Now, March For Economic Justice."- took on a different tone, as it was headed by "Prophets of…


Added by The Establishment on July 21, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The GOP Convention is like Trump: a racist sexist homophobic mess

Carri Twigg reports Live from the GOP Convention in Cleveland. She was an Associate Director in the Office of Public Engagement and served as the White House liaison to the labor community. Carri is passionate about being an advocate for workers and families.

The morning after.

I’ve been on the ground in Cleveland for last two days covering the Republican National Convention. The purpose of modern political conventions is for a party to create and…


Added by The Establishment on July 20, 2016 at 1:23pm — 1 Comment

FEATURE:#FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes: Twitter's hilarious response to Melania Trump plagiarizing Michelle Obama

Last night- the first night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland- brought much in the realm of entertainment. From Trump's Kanye-esque entrance, to the hundreds of republicans booing him, trying to salvage their reputation with another candidate- there was much to see. The biggest take-away though, has to be the blatant plagiarizing of a one Melania Trump, as she recited a speech that was a…


Added by The Establishment on July 19, 2016 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Bernie Sanders now endorsing Hillary Clinton? Are we ok with this?

As of yesterday afternoon, the news surrounding the presidential campaign has taken a break from Trump's improv, and has shifted to the surprising shift recently touching the Clinton campaign. Taking the stage together for the first time since the start of the race: Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Hillary Clinton stood in solidarity. 'I have come here to make it as clear as possible why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton and why she must become our next president...'-…


Added by The Establishment on July 13, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

OP-ED: We are being hunted Hunger Games-style

"WELCOME BACK TO THE 2,016th ANNUAL HUNGER GAMES. Yesterday we witnessed District Louisiana northern sector Baton Rouge Tribute (citizen) Alton Sterling fall. As we sound the cannon please hold a moment of silence. We have confirmed there was an altercation with Peacekeepers ultimately resulting in his death. There seem to be some uncertainties and irregularities surrounding his death but worry not, The Capital has it's best investigators looking into the matter. As new…


Added by The Establishment on July 7, 2016 at 2:13pm — No Comments

OP-ED: This video of a young Black Trump supporter leaves us with serious questions about how to deal with Black Republicans

You’ll hear me say regularly, “I don’t trust a black Republican.” Although I have unwavering respect for them, I’ll laugh and shake my head at the Ben Carson’s and the Colin Powell’s and the Condoleezza Rice’s of the world. Through socialization, history lessons, and family rants during the evening news, I knew that black and Republican just didn’t go together. There’s cats and dogs, oil and water, and black people and the Republican party.

The Republican party’s…

Added by The Establishment on June 21, 2016 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

FEATURE: South Africa Youth Day 2016 remembers the Soweto youth uprising of 1976 and looks towards the future

South Africa’s Youth Day 2016 is commemorating the Soweto youth uprising of June 16, 1976, where thousands of school children in Johannesburg protested the then Apartheid government’s decision to educate South Africans in the foreign language of Afrikaans. In the middle of early winter, the children squared off with the South African…


Added by The Establishment on June 16, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

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