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Bob Lord: Black America’s Vanishing Wealth Is Bad For All Americans

The racial wealth divide gives billionaires more power over all of us. The answer? Reparations.

February 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: How do you raise a black child? A poem by Cortney Lamar Charleston

A poem by Cortney Lamar Charleston — presented as a film directed by Seyi Peter Thomas of Station Film. HOW DO YOU RAISE A BLACK CHILD? From the dead. With pallbearers … Continue reading

February 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Alone

What would it mean to marry someone behind bars? Directed by Garrett Bradley Running time: 12:19 Email subscribers may click on the title of this post to watch the video. … Continue reading

January 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jeremy Slevin: The UN Just Published a Scathing Indictment of US Poverty

UN special rapporteur Philip Alston. (Photo credit TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images) “The $1.5 trillion in tax cuts in December 2017 overwhelmingly benefited the wealthy and worsened inequality.” The United Nations has … Continue reading

June 11, 2018 · 3 Comments

Janelle Jones: Trump’s Spending Cuts Would Create the Black America He’s Been Talking About

On the campaign trail last summer, Donald Trump tried to appeal to African-Americans by asking what we had to lose by voting him into office. Exit polls showed that we … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

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