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Sistah Mona: ‘Ndoto’ means ‘dream’

by Wanda Sabir Sistah Mona On an overcast Friday, the last day of Black History Month, what better way to celebrate than with a massage – at least that’s what I thought when Sistah Mona of Ndoto Uzima...

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Transit case raises question: Can the poor ever find justice?

by Eva Paterson and Reggie Shuford A recent decision handed down by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals raises this important question: Can victims of contemporary forms of discrimination and...

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Black president, preachers, politicians and people MIA on Black issues?

by Doni M. Glover, publisher, BmoreNews.com You couldn’t get me to believe it. And then I saw the clip for myself where the president of the USA, Barack Obama, told Blacks to stop whining, complaining...

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Trayvon Martin and implicit bias

by Eva Paterson As we continue to struggle with the verdict in this murder case – as the only juror of color states that George Zimmerman “got away with murder” and as the nation lurches through yet...

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‘Ujamaa Village,’ an old idea revisited: Black towns!

by Menhuam Ayele (Michael Morse) 1863-1865 is a very significant period in American history for a number of reasons. Beyond the pivotal importance of the Emancipation Proclamation and the...

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Child refugees: When children are ‘the enemy’

by Mumia Abu-Jamal I’ve been watching for days now as media reports display the growing hatred at the arrival of Central American children across the Mexican-U.S. border. A little girl cries as her...

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Black and female in higher education: Professors stand alone against hate crimes

by Wanda Sabir When I got an email from law professor Angela Bell, Southern University Law School, Baton Rouge, La., about a recent assault on a Black female sociology instructor at Coastal Carolina...

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UNIA at 100

by Wanda Sabir I spent a week in Harlem for the Centennial Celebration of the Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association-African Communities League (UNIA-ACL), an organization...

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Join the #HandsUp mass mobilization in Ferguson Oct. 9-13

by Hands Up Core A Ferguson protester defies militarized police, his hands up showing fearlessness in the face of their mighty firepower. The photo was taken Aug. 18 by a photographer with a Chinese...

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No justice, no peace: National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area chapter...

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls for an immediate end to police violence, the taking of Black lives and the terrorizing of Black communities. As huge crowds...

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What I meant when I said that #BlackLivesMatter

by Alicia Garza July 13 marks two years since Patrisse, Opal and I created #BlackLivesMatter, which began as an online platform designed to connect people online in order to take action together...

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The Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People’s Conference comes to Oakland

by The People’s Minister of Information JR All of Us or None’s upcoming Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People’s Western Regional Conference is Sept. 20-21 at Oakstop, 1721 Broadway in downtown...

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Wanda’s Picks for August 2017

by Wanda Sabir “Black Butterfly” cast – Photo: Wanda Sabir Don’t forget the legacy of the Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey (Aug. 17, 1887-June 10, 1940) this Black August. There is an annual program at Marcus...

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‘Black Panther’: Reflection on cultural solidarity and historic debt

by Wanda Sabir N’Jadaka (Michael B. Jordan) and T’Challa (Chadwick Bozeman) resort to mortal combat as so often happens on the streets in the U.S. – Photo: Marvel Studios King T’Challa, the revered...

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The Legacy Museum: From Slavery to Mass Incarceration demands we face the truth

by Wanda Sabir Enslaved Africans “live” in Kwame Akoto-Bamfo’s Nkyinkyim Installation at the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, officially opened in April. – Photo: Wanda Sabir Slavery has indeed...

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How the 1968 uprisings gave us the Civil Rights Act of 1968

by Eugene Puryear The 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is, rightfully, the cause of great reflection as well as numerous calls to action. So much of what Dr....

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Physicians and medical students stand in solidarity with prison strikers

by Sydney Russell Leed, Robertha Barnes, Jean Lee and Emilie Transue Marchers occupy Michigan Avenue in Lansing, Mich., on Aug. 23 in solidarity with the National Prison Strike. – Photo: Voice of...

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