Slavery By Another Name

By Commentaries/Opinions, War on the “War on Drugs” Posts

Last night’s compelling PBS documentary Slavery by Another Name is a painful reminder of the depths to which this nation invested in white supremacy. The story of how Blacks in post-Civil War America were cast into corporate slavery and exploited by the “rule of law” to enrich economic elites and provide poor whites the comfort of relative advantage by race should widen the public’s understanding of racial disparities that are evident today.

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Dialoging With DuBois On History: Preserving Memory, Maintaining Culture

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Maulana Karenga

The relevance of Black History Month is not determined by our debatable changed or changing position in American society, nor by unfounded assumptions that diversity is divisive, and that in the interest of unity we must sacrifice or forego our own unique cultural contribution to how this society is reconceived and reconstructed.

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Market For Disrespect

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has one hell of a nerve. In an image that has gone viral, she put her finger in President Obama’s face, apparently lecturing him about something or other, making her the pure picture of arrogant disrespect. Apparently, she has learned from the best of the marketers. Before her finger-wagging diatribe, her book Scorpions for Breakfast was ranked 285,568 on the Amazon list. By the time she…

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