Politics

Bill O’Reilly Loses His Sh*t Over Claims Systemic Racism Still Exists

  (Salon) – On “The O’Reilly Factor” Wednesday night, host Bill O’Reilly had what could charitably be called a tantrum — if any of his viewers were feeling charitable after watching O’Reilly slide down a slippery slope that began with him complaining about the ostensible Read More

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Op-Ed

Justice is not Blind

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   When racist attitudes, either conscious or subconscious, are combined with the discretionary powers that law enforcement officers have, the result is a differential outcome, with African Americans more likely to be the targets of “blind justice.” Most of our Read More

National

How Racism Doomed Baltimore

BALTIMORE (The New York Times) — The Baltimore riots threw a spotlight on the poverty and isolation of the African-American community where the unrest began last month. The problems were underscored on Friday when the Justice Department, in response to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s request, started Read More

World

‘They Hate Black People’

(BBC) – Portugal is often praised for its success in integrating immigrants but in the suburbs of Lisbon police are being accused of racism and brutality. Jailza Sousa’s young son is afraid when she hangs out the washing on their first-floor balcony. “He’s traumatised,” says Read More

Op-Ed

Attacking Economic Racism

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Despite ill-intended efforts to do it for us, Black Americans have a responsibility to define our own reality. It is a fundamental human right recognized and respected by the United Nations. Therefore, it is incumbent upon us to Read More

Op-Ed

Systematic Racism in America

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist   The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) report on the Ferguson, Mo. Police Department sheds a brighter light on a serious racial injustice malignancy that is not isolated or unique to that besieged city. What the Justice Department Read More

Op-Ed

Blacks are Seen as Savages

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   An African American friend of mine keeps asking, in utter amazement, how it is not obvious that there was something wrong when Officer Wilson fired 13 shots at an unarmed Michael Brown.  As she has said:  “Brown was Read More