Black America

Affirmative Action: A Remedy for Centuries of Slavery & Jim Crow, Not Just for ‘Diversity’

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The Supreme Court is continuing its evisceration of historic progressive social policies by preparing to abolish affirmative action. On Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases seeking to end affirmative action in higher education by banning race as a factor for admission. The right-wing super-majority of the...

‘I’ll Never Stop Fighting for My Son’: S.C. Man Dies Suspiciously in Police Custody

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On October 2nd, Lavell Lane was arrested for “walking in the street” and taken to jail in Spartanburg, SC. Six hours later, at 5am, he was pronounced dead. His mother, Beverly Lane Reese, and sister, Roxann Thomas, discuss who Lavell was and what they’re doing to get answers about circumstance...

Crime Isn’t Rising, But ‘Dystopian Capitalism’ Makes Us Think It Is

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In the United States, the mainstream media plays a large role in establishing a false perception of crime and causing panic. Part of this is the consistent promotion of more police as a solution, even when the evidence says the opposite. Civil Rights Corps attorney Kiah Duggins, who litigates against...

BLM Activist: What You Don’t Know About the Racist LA Council

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Labor leader Ron Herrera and City Council President Nury Martinez have resigned after protesters demanded justice and accountability for Martinez’s racist and inflammatory anti-Black and anti-Indigenous remarks in a leaked private meeting. The meeting itself, between Herrera, Martinez, Councilman Kevin de León, and Councilman Gil Cedillo, was to redraw political...

Buffalo Massacre Aftermath: Mainstream Media Still Validating Racist ‘Replacement Theory’

Brian Becker
By: Brian Becker, Esther Iverem, Nicole Rousseau The following is a lightly edited transcription from In the News, the weekly Tuesday show on The Socialist Program. Subscribe here. Brian: The horrific, racist massacre in a Black community in Buffalo, New York was carried out by a self-identified fascist. He came...

Residents of Cancer Alley Fight Racist Oil Companies Poisoning Their Air & Water

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Cancer Alley in Louisiana has long been known for the simultaneously high levels of petrochemical plants and cancer among its residents. Residents uncovered this in 1987 and have fought back against this environmental injustice for decades, but the government hasn’t addressed the issue. Now, Founder and Executive Director of Concerned...

Developers Want to Build On Top of Mass Grave of Enslaved Africans, Their Descendants Sue

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  Maryland residents represented their enslaved ancestors in court, arguing that the Moses Cemetery in Bethesda, Maryland, where their ancestors lie, should be able to remain a protected burial ground. Without legal standing while they lived, this is the first time these African ancestors have ever had their interests expressed...

Minneapolis Activists Refute ‘Ridiculous’ Defense of Cops Who Shot Amir Locke

Eugene Puryear
22-year-old Amir Locke was shot to death by police in the early morning in his apartment in Minneapolis on February 2, 2022, and protests have erupted nationwide. Mayor Jacob Frey held a press conference and activist and civil rights attorney Nekima Levy Armstrong interrupted with demands from the community. She...

Amid backlash World Economic Forum launches “Global Center for Urban Transformation” in Detroit

Monica Cruz
Activists say city is “model for urban destruction” thanks to big banks and billionaire capitalists like those who attend the WEF Protestors rallied in downtown Detroit to protest the opening of the World Economic Forum’s “Global Center for Urban Transformation.” The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a non-governmental lobbying group...

At 82, Ruchell Magee Is the Longest-Serving Political Prisoner & Should Be Released

Eugene Puryear
  Ruchell Magee is 82 and has been behind bars for 58 years, the longest-serving political prisoner in the country. He was the sole survivor of the 1970 Marin County Courthouse Rebellion in California. In the attempt to free the Soledad brothers, guards shot and killed three prisoners and the...
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