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Alex King and D'Angelo McDade at the March for Our Lives, Washington, DC, March 24, 2018

What Happens When You Put Young People of Color at the Center of #NeverAgain

By Commentaries/Opinions

Gun control becomes only one part of the larger solution to violence in our communities. By Lori Bezahler — The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have catalyzed a social movement demanding an end to gun violence. While their leadership and moral authority have undoubtedly taken the movement to another level, youth-led activism against gun violence is not, in fact, new. In Florida in 2013, for example…

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Naomi Wadler, 11: I Speak for Black Girls Victimized by Guns Whose Stories Don’t Make the Front Page

Naomi Wadler, 11: I Speak for Black Girls Victimized by Guns Whose Stories Don’t Make the Front Page

By Editors' Choice

She was the voice of the voiceless at the March for Our Lives. Hundreds of thousands rallied for gun control in Washington, D.C., today for the March for Our Lives. The march was organized by survivors of last month’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Speakers included 11-year-old Naomi Wadler of Alexandria, Virginia. NAOMI WADLER: Hi. My name is Naomi, and I’m 11 years old. Me and my friend Carter led…

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Shooting survivors Tyra Hemans and Emma Gonzalez from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School at the March for Our Lives, Washington, DC, March 24, 2018.

The Adults Have Failed, So Students Are Leading the Way

By Commentaries/Opinions

It was young people who made possible the largest gun-control rally in a generation. By George Zornick — Sydney Neal was already planning to attend the March for Our Lives in Washington when tragedy struck her community on Tuesday. A student opened fire at the nearby Great Mills High School, killing 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey and wounding another student. On Saturday morning, Neal, the president of the association of student councils…

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Black and Latino students called attention to how gun violence affects communities of color during the National School Walkout on March 14, 2018

The gun reform debate has largely ignored race. Black students made sure the school walkouts didn’t.

By News & Current Affairs

Students of color highlighted police violence, poverty, and more during the National School Walkout. By P.R. Lockhart — In Atlanta, high school students took a knee in protest. In Baltimore and Chicago, teenagers called for programs to address poverty and mental health services. And in Brooklyn, students demanded that the police system be reformed. Across the country, many students of color who participated in the National School Walkout on Wednesday…

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Pan-African Unity Dialogue in Solidarity with the People of Barbuda Efforts Underway to Prevent a “Land Grab” by Actor Robert DeNiro

Pan-African Unity Dialogue in Solidarity with the People of Barbuda #ShameOnYouDeNiro

By PAUD Posts, Press Releases / Statements

Pan-African Unity Dialogue in Solidarity with the People of Barbuda Efforts Underway to Prevent a “Land Grab” by Actor Robert DeNiro March 16, 2018, Media Release — PDF version here. The Pan-African Unity Dialogue (PAUD), a regular forum of African diaspora organizations in the New York metro area, is expressing support and solidarity with the people of Barbuda as they struggle against a land grab being orchestrated by movie actor…

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Stand for Kaepernick, NFL Protest - Photo By Bud Korotzer

In Photos — Thousands Stand (Kneel) in Support of Nfl Player’s Right to Dissent

By News & Current Affairs

On Wednesday August 23rd, people gathered at the offices of the National Football League [NFL| in Manhattan NYC. By some accounts 3-4 thousand people attended. The rally was in support of quarterback, Colin Kaepernick who refused to stand for the Star Spangled Banner prior to the beginning of the football game but instead choose to kneel rather than pay homage to the flag that represents the racism which is so prevalent against the Black population in the United States, especially in the murder of Black people by police, a crime that goes unpunished. As a result of his doing…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

Hypocrisy Taints Republican Reaction to Bigotry

By Vantage Point Articles

The vicious assault on counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia by a volatile amalgam of Neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan, Alt Right and other white nationalist forces was one of the most horrific acts of domestic terrorism in American history.  The day after a Klan-like torch light, racist and anti-Semitic show of force on the campus of University of Virginia, a White nationalist terrorist used his car as a weapon and ploughed through peaceful protesters killing Heather Heyer and seriously injuring several other people. The words of former Ku Klux…

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Charlottesville - What Black Lives Matter Organizers Are Doing To Fight White Supremacy At Every Level

What Black Lives Matter Organizers Are Doing To Fight White Supremacy At Every Level

By News & Current Affairs

By Shanelle Matthews Last year’s presidential campaign trail banter was not unlike that of election year’s past, in that it was full of nasty, backhanded, gender-based undercuts aimed at delegitimizing opponents and drawing out emotional responses at the ballot box. Noticeably different from previous year’s strategies, however, was the Trump campaign’s deliberate courting one of America’s oldest and biggest threats to a civil and just world: white supremacists. To garner votes…

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No, Mr. Trump, It’s Not About Bigotry On All Sides: It’s About White Supremacists

No, Mr. Trump, It’s Not About Bigotry On All Sides: It’s About White Supremacists

By Commentaries/Opinions

One dead after car plows into anti-racist demo in Charlottesville By Bill Fletcher I sat here listening to Trump’s remarks in connection with the violence carried out by neofascists in Charlottesville this afternoon, violence which has resulted in the death of at least one anti-fascist. He condemned bigotry on what he called all sides. Once again Trump obscures reality. He either ignores the violence and terrorism carried out against traditionally…

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Charlottesville and the Bigotocracy

Charlottesville and the Bigotocracy

By Editors' Choice

White nationalists and neo-Nazis demonstrated in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. Photo – Edu Bayer, The New York Times By Michael Eric Dyson — The late, great Gore Vidal said that we live in “The United States of Amnesia.” Our fatal forgetfulness flares when white bigots come out of their closets, emboldened by the tacit cover they’re given by our president. We cannot pretend that the ugly bigotry unleashed in the…

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