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Criminalization, Race and Food Access in a Time of Hyper-Afrophobia

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By Dara Cooper

Black and Brown people deserve the right to LIFE, liberty and the ability to pursue happiness.  Black and Brown people deserve the right to access quality food.  Those rights are connected.

Last week, thousands of people marched the streets all over the country for Trayvon Martin, after the teen’s murderer was acquitted, in part, because of racist imagery painted of Trayvon, making this dead young Black male guilty of his own murder.

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

No More Lectures: What President Obama Can Do for Black America

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When I was at Lafayette Park (across from the White House) recently checking the logistics/arrangements for IBW’s June 17th Day of Direct Action to pressure President Obama to end the War on Drugs and invest in inner-city Black communities, I confess to having been filled with pride thinking about the reality of a Black Family occupying the White House!

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

A National Disgrace: Joblessness and Fratricide in America’s “Dark Ghettos”

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The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) is gearing up for a Day of Direct Action June 17th in Washington, D.C. to demand an end to the War on Drugs and mass incarceration  and call on President Obama to invest in marginalized urban inner-city Black communities across the nation.  While ending the war on drugs as a devastating racially-biased policy is essential, we in IBW have always insisted…

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America Needs a Truth Commission on Racism

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Until the Lion writes his own history he will always be misrepresented. That’s what Frederick Douglass said. Until America convenes a Truth and Reconciliation Commission on racism, the complete African-American story will not be told. Last month, an exasperated Justice Elena Kagen asked attorneys arguing the Shelby County voting rights case if the Supreme Court should really decide when racism has ended. Respectfully, no such decision on racism can be…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

End the “War on Drugs” and Mass Incarceration: Invest in America’s “Dark Ghettos”

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April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King stepped to the podium of the Riverside Church in New York to vigorously proclaim his opposition to the War in Vietnam.  It was one of the most powerful orations among numerous remarkable speeches delivered during his brief but extraordinary life.

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The War on the “War on Drugs” Day of Direct Action

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The War on the “War on Drugs” Day of Direct Action Monday June 17, 2013 –The Anniversary of the War on Drugs Statement by Dr. Ron Daniels, President, Institute of the Black World 21st Century Against the backdrop of what the Institute of the Black World 21st Century believes is a State of Emergency in urban inner-city neighborhoods (the “dark ghettos”), we gather today on the occasion of the April…

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