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Jamestown to Jamestown: 400 Years of the African Diaspora Experience

August 23, 2019

History commonly and most often points to late August in the year 1619 when some “20 and odd Negroes” originating from Angola arrived in the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia as the first documented enslaved Africans to land in what is now the United States. This nation and its wealth was built through forced labor […]

Reparations must include the costs of predatory lending

August 1, 2019

In recent years, the spate of homicides linked to questionable uses of deadly weapons and/or force, have prompted many activist organizations to call for racial reparations. From Trayvon Martin’s death in Florida, to Michael Brown’s in Missouri, Eric Garner’s in New York and many other deaths — a chorus of calls for reparations has mounted, […]

No more Mary Turners

July 26, 2019

Mary Turner was lynched on May 19, 1918 because she dared raise her voice. Her husband, Hayes Turner, was among 13 people lynched in two weeks in and around Valdosta, Georgia. The lynching took place because one brutal White man, who was known to abuse workers so severely that he was only able to attract […]

Poverty and the fallacy of long-term economic greatness

July 19, 2019

The first week of July produced a somewhat positive Employment Situation report. While the unemployment rate ticked up just a bit, about 224,000 new jobs were created, nearly three times as many as were created in the tepid previous month. There was, of course, the Administration crowing about the strength of the economy, and with […]

‘Equal Pay, Equal Pay, Equal Pay’

July 12, 2019

As the exhausted and thrilled U.S. women’s soccer team celebrated its victory in the finals of the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the cheers of the crowd in the Stade of Lyon soon turned into a chant: “Equal Pay, Equal Pay, Equal Pay.” Even as they fought their way to the fourth U.S. Women World Cup […]

Will White House Advisory Council act to end America’s affordable housing crisis?

July 2, 2019

Nearly 90 years ago, Kelly Miller (1863-1939), a Black sociologist and mathematician, said, “The Negro is up against the White man’s standard, without the White man’s opportunity.” As the first Black man to enroll as a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University in 1908, Miller also authored a book entitled Race Adjustment, published in 1908. […]

Guest Commentary: Building a nation free from discrimination

June 28, 2019

It’s been over three years since North Carolina legislators forced through the shameful “House Bill 2,” which blatantly discriminated against our transgender neighbors and created a national stain on our state – but I remember watching the law pass like it was yesterday. Over the course of just a few hours, the North Carolina General […]

Number 45, AKA Donald Trump, is not an aberration

June 20, 2019

The American news media is deceiving the world when it consistently describes Number 45 as an aberration in the history of the United States presidency. Equally deceiving is its describing and romanticizing the American voting public as some kind of godly people who are devoted to liberty and justice for all citizens of this country. […]

Injustice revealed and dramatized

June 14, 2019

Many know them as the Central Park Five, but filmmaker Ava DuVernay forces to us see the five wrongfully convicted men as individuals. Their names are names we must remember, as individual, courageous, principled Black and Brown men. They are Korey Wise, Raymond Santana, Yusef Salaam, Antron McCray and Kevin Richardson. DuVernay’s Netflix mini-series, “When […]

The Census means more than just counting bodies

June 6, 2019

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II Every 10 years our country must count its residents. This count tells us not only how many people we now have in the United States, but also what race they are, their ethnicity, their gender, where they live, and more. This data is then used by every single facet […]

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