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Two members of the Black Panther Party are met on the steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento, May 2, 1967, by Police Lt. Ernest Holloway, who informs them they will be allowed to keep their weapons as long as they cause no trouble and do not disturb the peace. Earlier several members had entered the Assembly chambers and had their guns taken away.

The Racist Origin of the Second Amendment and the Rise of Black Gun Ownership

By Editors' Choice

By Zenobia Jeffries — Siwatu-Salama Ra, 26, will likely spend the next two years in a Michigan prison. In early February, a Wayne County jury found the six-months pregnant Black mother of a toddler guilty of felonious assault and felony firearm possession. She was sentenced last week. Outside her mother’s Detroit home last summer, she pulled a gun on a neighbor, who Ra says used her vehicle to hit her…

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Do guns preserve freedom?

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By Ryan Cooper — Many conservatives believe they do. In one representative example, National Review’s David French argued that we need a heavily armed citizenry in case the government turns tyrannical and America’s private gun owners need to wield the threat of gunning down police and soldiers to preserve their liberty. For the Second Amendment to remain a meaningful check on state power, citizens must be able to possess the kinds and categories…

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Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment — Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Is the United States Gun Culture Rooted In the Enslavement of African People?

By Commentaries/Opinions

By David Love, Atlanta Black Star — America loves its guns, and the country remains an outlier in terms of the proliferation of firearms and gun violence, with around 5 percent of the world’s population but with nearly half of the world’s privately held guns. Mass shootings and road rage incidents are eerily normal occurrences. The United States has a gun culture that dates back hundreds of years, from colonial times. A provocative…

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Institute of the Black World (IBW) Calls for Economic Sanctions Against Florida

Institute of the Black World (IBW) Calls for Economic Sanctions Against Florida

By Press Releases / Statements

    Institute of the Black World (IBW) Calls for Economic Sanctions Against Florida Group Seeks Justice in Memory of Trayvon Martin  For immediate release — Wed, July 17, 2013 (New York) — The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW), a prominent human rights and racial justice organization, is calling today for the immediate formation of a “National Coalition of Conscience” to declare an economic boycott of Florida as…

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