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Visionary Freedom Fighter Don Rojas Recounts a Life of Service

Visionary Freedom Fighter Don Rojas Recounts a Life of Service

By | News & Current Affairs

“Since I was a young man, I always had an interest in writing and reporting and the spoken word,” Rojas, now 69, said from his home in Maryland. Despite Cancer Battle, Rojas Continues to Fight Injustice. By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA — A phone conversation with Don Rojas can easily begin with the subtlest of greetings – a friendly “hello,” and good to hear from you. But any conversation of…

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Marc Lamont Hill

In U.S. Media, Israel Is Untouchable

By | Commentaries/Opinions

You can attack the Palestinians in America uninterrupted, call to expel them and deny their existence. Just don’t dare say a bad word about Israel, the holy of holies. By Gideon Levy, Haaretz— Marc Lamont Hill is an American writer and lecturer in communications at Temple University in Philadelphia, and also an analyst with CNN. In a speech last week at a United Nations conference he called for “international action…

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Marc Lamont Hill

CNN Fires Marc Lamont Hill After Israel Comments

By | News & Current Affairs

By Ibn Safir, The Root — Yesterday, in a speech before the United Nations, CNN commentator and Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill advocated for armed resistance against Israel, stating that a free Palestine should be expanded “from the river to the sea,” a phrase popular with opponents of Israel’s statehood. After his speech, he clarified on Twitter. “I support Palestinian freedom. I support Palestinian self-determination. I am deeply critical…

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At "Against Facism" march, protesters shout slogans against far-right lawmaker Social Liberal Party (PSL) presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Sao Paulo.

Journalists Targeted in Wave of Political Violence Across Brazil

By | News & Current Affairs

‘We Are Afraid’: Anti-Bolsonaro Voters, Journalists Targeted in Wave of Political Violence Across Brazil, Activists Call for Action. According to Agencia Publica, Bolsonaristas have been behind at least 50 separate attacks targeting left-wing activists and groups since Sep 30. By TeleSur — Thousands of activists, women and young Brazilians marched in Sao Paulo Thursday to protest against right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who won the first round of the Brazilian…

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Trump in the Oval Office in January 2017.

The President Is a White-Nationalist Mob Boss—and His Base Doesn’t Care

By | Editors' Choice

Diehard Trump supporters represent at most a quarter of the electorate, but dominate media discussions of the president’s standing. They shouldn’t. By Joan Walsh, The Nation — Most of us try to live our lives following the best advice of Maya Angelou: “When someone shows you who they are, believe them.” Most of us voted that way in 2016—against Donald Trump. Since then, sadly, we’ve had to watch as the…

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Eluard Luchell McDaniels, Spanish Civil. War Volunteer, Batea, Spain, May 1938. Image Courtesy of the Tamiment Library, New York University

African American Anti-Fascists in the Spanish Civil War

By | Editors' Choice

Anti-fascist volunteer Canute Frankson explained his motivation in a letter home in 1937: “We will build us a new society—a society of peace and plenty. There will be no color line, no jim crow trains, no lynching. That is why, my dear, I’m here in Spain.” By Peter Carroll, BlackPast.org — Approximately 90 African Americans fought in Spain during the civil war that engulfed that nation between 1936 and 1939.…

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Fake News? It’s Nothing New to African Americans.

By | Commentaries/Opinions

Fixing it requires the public airwaves to reflect the nation’s true diversity. By Walter Mosley — I was on this panel with five journalists a few months after Trump was elected, and it so happened they were all white journalists. They were talking about fake news: “Trump is saying fake news, Trump is saying fake news.” And we’re all supposed to feel really bad about it. But I said, “You…

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Joana Gorjão Henriques

A White Journalist Discovers the Lie of Portugal’s Colonial Past

By | Commentaries/Opinions

Joana Gorjão Henriques has been a journalist at the leading national daily in Portugal, Público, since 2000; a Nieman Fellow at Harvard in 2010; and a contributor to The Guardian. She is mainly a long-form writer who reports on racism, discrimination and social injustice. NOTE: Joana Gorjão Henriques describes herself as “white”. But, in the US (and many other countries), she would not be “white”… but, rather, a nonwhite Latina….

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IBW Black Paper

IBW Black Paper

By | Docs, SCPAC Posts

The institute of the Black World 21st Century is delighted to finally release this Black Paper – which has been nearly three years in production. Originally targeted for release in August of 2013 to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, the contributions to this volume expanded considerably beyond what was originally anticipated. Hence, additional time was required to edit and format it for release. A lot…

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