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The Juneteenth action in Oakland, California. (Photo Credit: Zoe Samudzi)

How Black Communities Across the Country Are Retaking Land and Demanding Reparations

By Reparations

A conversation with Chinyere Tutashinda of the BlackOUT Collective. By Sarah Jaffe Juneteenth is not a federal holiday—but it should be. It is the day that the news of emancipation reached the last group of enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, months after the Emancipation Proclamation and even the official end of the Civil War. To mark the day, and its unfulfilled promises, a group of organizers planned a day of…

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Nixon Aide Reportedly Admitted Drug War Was Meant To Target Black People

By Editors' Choice

By Hilary Hanson, Associated Press — An eye-opening remark from a former aide to President Richard Nixon pulls back the curtain on the true motivation of the United States’ war on drugs. John Ehrlichman, who served 18 months in prison for his central role in the Watergate scandal, was Nixon’s chief domestic advisor when the president announced the “war on drugs” in 1971. The administration cited a high death toll and the negative social impacts of…

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IBW’s Report Card on the Obama Administration’s Drug Reform Policies & Practices

IBW’s Report Card on the Obama Administration’s Drug Reform Policies & Practices

By Black Family Summit News, Docs, News & Current Affairs, SCPAC Posts

Executive Summary of the Report Card Perhaps no other US government program in recent decades has inflicted more social, psychological and economic damage on African-American communities than the ill-fated War on Drugs. With close to $3 trillion expended to date, millions of people arrested, killed and/or incarcerated, the War on Drugs has been a spectacular failure and an unmitigated disaster for black communities across the country. Over the past year,…

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