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There is no statue honoring Yvonne Bernadette Lee Odom in my hometown of Delray Beach, Florida. I would like to feign surprise, but I am not that good a thespian. The same reason she does not have a statue celebrating her life-risking sacrifice to improve society is the same reason there is little to no…

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Not only have White Americans spent decades telling Black people to “get over” slavery, but they also have been vehemently against providing any reparations as penance for past atrocities committed against the country’s oppressed citizens. Until today. In Asheville, North Carolina, members of the city council unanimously voted to provide a formal apology to its…

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Candace Owens continued to do her part to spew illogical notions about race in America. During a recent congressional hearing titled “Confronting White Supremacy,” Owens argued that Black people are not impacted by racism. “Based on the hierarchy of what’s impacting minority Americans, if I had to make a list of 100 things, White nationalism…

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The Atlanta music scene remains in shock following the untimely death of rapper and singer Cutty Cartel. On Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, Cutty Cartel, whose given name was Ricardo Monté Lewis, died after health complications. The day before, Cutty Cartel was with family when he told his mother that he was not feeling well and…

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Kanye West is ready to end his feud with Drake. Kanye and Pusha T became embroiled in a bitter battle of words with Drake after they accused him of using ghostwriters in their new track ‘Infrared’ but he is worried that things have gone too far after Drake and Pusha T traded increasingly personal diss tracks.…

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Rapper Drake has reportedly met his alleged son Adonis multiple times and has flown the tot and his mother out on a private jet to spend time with him. As part of his ongoing feud with Drake, where the pair have been trading diss tracks, rapper Pusha T alleged that Drake has a secret son with…

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In Nina Simone’s classic Four Women, she serenades her listeners with the external and internal struggles of being a Black woman in a White world. Simone narrates the lonely journey Black women must travel to maintain their spiritual, mental and physical well-being. For centuries, White society has attempted to nurture self-doubt and self-hatred in Black…

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Jim Crow never lied. Jim Crow promised colored folks death, injustice and the complete denial of opportunity and it delivered on its promises. The lies began when African-Americans were told Jim Crow had ended. With the “No Coloreds Allowed” and “Whites Only” signs no longer visible and the White Citizens’ Council meetings no longer publicly…

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“This plan [to disenfranchise felons] will eliminate the darkey as a political factor in this State in less than 5 years, so that in no single county…will there be the least concern felt for the complete supremacy of the white race in the affairs of government.” – late Virginia Congressman Carter Glass while advocating for…

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Culminating a 50-year fight 62 years after the US Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education ruling called for an end to school segregation, U.S. District Judge Debra Brown ruled Friday, May 13 that the town of Cleveland, Mississippi, must merge its two high schools and two middle schools. “The delay in desegregation has deprived generations of…

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Who could have a problem with the Black Lives Matter movement? Does it seek to diminish the lives of others? Does it ask people to violently confront perceived injustices? Does it ask for any conclusion that is not based on the concepts of fairness and justice? The discussion of race in American political culture is extremely difficult. Often,…

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As an African American living in a supposedly post-racial America, I have grown accustomed to the following life cycle: injustice, grief and expected forgiveness. No matter how egregious the offenses against AfricanAmericans are, White America will only tolerate a brief period of grieving while they impatiently await our inevitable words of forgiveness, which will be…

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In a scene reminiscent of the racist Jim Crow era, black employees at the Atkinson Cotton Warehouse in Memphis, Tennessee, endured racism at the hands of white supervisors. According to reports by WREG in Memphis, Antonio Harris and Marrio Mangrum revealed how white supervisors used racism to instill fear in black employees. The racist supervisors…

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