Africa’s massive free trade agreement and what it means for Black American’s

These are interesting times. The European Union is beginning to break apart after Great Britain succumbed to the same ethno-nationalist rhetoric that Donald Trump is spewing at his followers fantasizing in the United States about him making America White again (as if it ever was). At the same time plans are being made for an orderly Brexit, many Black Americans are pondering a Blaxit. Fed up with the unchecked racism built into systems supported by their hard-earned tax dollars, Blacks...

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Why Marcus Garvey’s Teachings Are as Important Today as They Were in His Time

It is often said that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the case of Black people, there are leaders who, during troubled times, provided templates for self-empowerment, models for us to emerge from our oppression and build our own institutions. And it is incumbent upon us to learn the lessons they laid out for us, rather than reinvent the wheel. One of the foremost examples is Marcus Garvey, the father of Black Nationalism and...

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The truth behind #Blaxit and why you should look beyond the humor

“America is on the verge of #Blaxit – a mass exodus of Black people. Where we will go I don’t know, but it’s clear that Black lives don’t matter here…,” posited writer Ulysses Burley III introducing his dual pieces of edutainment posted to The Salt Collective pondering what Blacks would take and what they would leave behind once it all goes down. The Twitterverse picked up on the hashtag and joined in the fun of coming up with items he...

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Injustice in the American Criminal Justice System

"Any system that allows us to turn a blind eye to hopelessness and despair, that's not a justice system, that's an injustice system," Obama said. "Justice is not only the absence of oppression, it's the presence of opportunity." - Pres. Barack Obama Putting nonviolent offenders away for long mandatory sentences costs the United States $80 billion a year, enough to pay for universal prekindergarten for all 3- and 4-year-olds, or free tuition at every public college and university, President Obama...

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