Pt. 2: Craig Steven Wilder on “Ebony & Ivy,” Race, Slavery and U.S. Universities

By Commentaries/Opinions, Video/Audio

Part two of our extended interview with MIT American history professor Craig Steven Wilder examining how many of the nation’s elite schools — including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth — are drenched in the sweat, and sometimes the blood, of Africans brought to the United States as slaves. Wilder has spent the last 10 years researching his book, Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities.

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IBW Sends Strong Protest Letter to President of The Dominican Republic Expresses “Utter Indignation” at Country’s Ant-Haitian Ruling

By Press Releases / Statements

New York, Oct. 31–Dr. Ron Daniels, president of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) today sent a strong letter to President Danilo Medina Sanchez of the Dominican Republic condemning the recent ruling of the country’s constitutional court revoking citizenship to some 250,000 persons of Haitian descent born in the Dominican Republic.

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REPORT: The Food Stamp Cuts The Media Won’t Tell You About

By Editors' Choice

Research ››› October 29, 2013 2:31 PM EDT ››› ALBERT KLEINE Cable and broadcast nightly news programs have remained completely silent on pending automatic cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — formerly known as food stamps — which will have negative impacts on the economy and low-income groups. Automatic Cuts To SNAP Set To Take Place November 1  Automatic $5 Billion Cut To SNAP Set For November 1. According to The Washington Post’s Wonkblog, if…

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Third World Press Announces the Landmark Publication of The Diary of Malcolm X

By Commentaries/Opinions

Third World Press announces the forthcoming publication of The Diary of Malcolm X.  In 1964, Malcolm X, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, made two trips to Africa and the Middle East.  During those trips, he kept copious notes. Malcolm’s transcribed notes, along with annotations and commentary by editors Herb Boyd and Ilyasah Al-Shabazz, comprise the entirety of this remarkable diary. “From the pages of his Diary,” said his daughter Ilyasah Al-Shabazz, “we…

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Activists of Color Lead Charge Against Surveillance, NSA

By News & Current Affairs

By Rania Khalek, Truthout “We been exposed to this type of surveillance since we got here,” declared Kymone Freeman, director of the National Black LUV Fest as he emceed the historic rally against NSA surveillance in Washington, DC. He continued, “Drones is a form of surveillance. Racial profiling is a form of surveillance. Stop-and-frisk is a form of surveillance. We all black today!” This was the mood that characterized the…

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Africa News In Brief (10/29/13)

By Africa News in Brief

UGLY CHANTS BY SOCCER FANS MAR ‘NO TO RACISM’ WEEK Oct. 29 (GIN) – African soccer stars came under a hail of racist chanting at a recent Champions League match by Russians in Moscow last week. The incident highlighted the failure of official anti-racism efforts, particularly this week’s “Football (soccer) Against Racism in Europe Action Week” organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Jeers from the Moscow stadium…

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