Category: Urban Politics

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Malcolm X, In His Own Words

Malcolm X at an outdoor rally circa 1963. | Source: Bob Parent / Getty UPDATED: 7:25 a.m. ET, May 19, 2022 As the world celebrates what would have been Malcolm X‘s 97th birthday on Thursday, it’s important to remember that he was more than… Continue Reading “Malcolm X, In His Own Words”

How To Help Victims And Survivors In Buffalo

Source: Kent Nishimura / Getty More chilling details have emerged about the racist mass shooting that claimed the lives of 10 people at the Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday. As more victims share their harrowing stories of survival, organizations are… Continue Reading “How To Help Victims And Survivors In Buffalo”

Lawsuit: Black Students Suspended For Wearing BLM T-Shirts

Source: MICHAEL B. THOMAS / Getty Predominately white schools are not always safe places for Black students. Sometimes, those Black students who express their pro-Blackness will be met with a special kind of white fragility that also extends to the policies of their schools.… Continue Reading “Lawsuit: Black Students Suspended For Wearing BLM T-Shirts”

Murder Charges Dropped Against Ex-Cop In George Floyd’s Killing

From left: Former Minneapolis police officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. | Source: U.S. Minnesota Department of Corrections and Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office The former Minneapolis police officer who held down George Floyd‘s legs while Derek Chauvin murdered the unarmed, handcuffed… Continue Reading “Murder Charges Dropped Against Ex-Cop In George Floyd’s Killing”

DCCC Chair Wants To Take Black Colleague’s Seat

Rep. Mondaire Jones could off against the DCCC chair. Source: Tom Williams / Getty A recent move by the chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raises questions about whether the group values young Black leadership in Congress. Earlier this week, DCCC Chair… Continue Reading “DCCC Chair Wants To Take Black Colleague’s Seat”

Buffalo Suspect’s Family Blames COVID-19 For Shooting

Source: The Washington Post / Getty Payton Gendron is accused of gunning down 10 Black people at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store. But while his family members don’t seem to be suffering under any delusion of his innocence, that doesn’t mean they aren’t… Continue Reading “Buffalo Suspect’s Family Blames COVID-19 For Shooting”

Lyft Driver Kicks Racist Couple Out Of Car, Gets Called A “N*gger Lover”

Source: @StrictlyChristo / Twitter Have you ever come across white people who are so racist that it blows their minds when other white people won’t put up with their racism? Such was the case for Pennsylvania Lyft driver James Bode, who kicked a bigoted… Continue Reading “Lyft Driver Kicks Racist Couple Out Of Car, Gets Called A “N*gger Lover””

Voters Choose Their Champions In 5 State Primaries

Source: Jeff Swensen / Getty UPDATED: 12:30 A.M. EDT, May 18, 2022 — Democrats moved closer to expanding their Senate majority with the resolution of primary elections in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Pennsylvania Democrats chose Lt. Gov. John Fetterman to represent them in the… Continue Reading “Voters Choose Their Champions In 5 State Primaries”

How Black Barbershops Across America Are Becoming A Sacred Place For Men To Open Up About Mental Health

Source: Kobus Louw / Getty The barbershop has always been a sacred place in the Black community, and now they’re helping reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. “The haircut’s gonna be the one way to make you feel good, but we’ve gotta go deeper… Continue Reading “How Black Barbershops Across America Are Becoming A Sacred Place For Men To Open Up About Mental Health”

Photos: GOP Candidate Marched With Proud Boys Jan. 6

Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate Kathy Barnette walks off the stage after speaking during a Republican leadership forum at Newtown Athletic Club on May 11, 2022, in Newtown, Pennsylvania. | Source: Michael M. Santiago / Getty Some people may wonder how all of these Black… Continue Reading “Photos: GOP Candidate Marched With Proud Boys Jan. 6”