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Say Their Names — Remembering some of those we lost to police killings in recent years.

Say Their Names

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, News & Current Affairs

Remembering some of those we lost to police killings in recent years. At BACW… We stand up against racism. For the victims we know. For those we don’t know. We remember it could have been us. We say their names. We see their faces. We tell their stories. We stand up against racism. “I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those that do the…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

“State of Emergency” in Black America: The Killing of Black Men Continues – A Call to Action

By Vantage Point Articles

Vantage Point Articles & Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels — When will it stop? The police killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, coming on the heals of the killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed Black man by a policeman’s choke hold in Staten Island, New York, is yet another painful, traumatic reminder of the long history of occupation, torture, abuse and killing of Black people in America, particularly Black men.

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The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat

African Union Chairperson’s Statement on the Murder of George Floyd in the USA

By News & Current Affairs

29 May 2020, Addis Ababa: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat strongly condemns the murder of George Floyd that occurred in the United States of America at the hands of law enforcement officers, and wishes to extend his deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. Recalling the historic Organisation of Africa Unity (OAU) Resolution on Racial Discrimination in the United States of America made by…

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The aftermath of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre (Greenwood Cultural Center)

Human Rights Watch calls for Tulsa Race Massacre reparations a century after violence

By Reparations

By DeNeen L. Brown, The Washington Post — On the eve of the 99th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, Human Rights Watch released a report Friday demanding reparations for survivors and descendants of the violence, which left hundreds of black people dead and blocks smoldering. “No one has ever been held responsible for these crimes, the impacts of which black Tulsans still feel today,” says the report, titled “The Case…

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Slave Patrol

Citizen’s Arrest: Racist at its Roots

By Editors' Choice

By Alan J. Singer, HNN — The video-recorded murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a young Black man killed by two white vigilantes while jogging near Brunswick, Georgia, has focused attention on Georgia’s Civil War era Citizen’s Arrest law. The current version of Georgia Citizen’s Arrest Law, 17-4-60 (2010), states: “A private person may arrest an offender if the offense is committed in his presence or within his immediate knowledge. If the offense is a…

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Ahmaud Arbery

Ahmaud Arbery’s killing spurs action on Southern states’ lack of hate crime laws

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Benjamin Barber, Facing South — Earlier this month a video surfaced showing the Feb. 23 shooting of an unarmed black man pursued by two white men and shot in broad daylight while jogging through a neighborhood in Brunswick, Georgia. Retired police officer and district attorney investigator Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis McMichael, 34, told police they confronted Ahmaud Arbery, 25, because he resembled a man they believed to be…

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Ahmad Aubrey

It was a lynching in the 21st Century

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Sen. Hank Sanders — It was a lynching. It was a lynching on February 23, 2020. It was a lynching in Brunswick, Georgia. It was a lynching in the United States of America. It was a lynching in the 21st Century. The video is so graphic. It makes my whole body draw up. It makes my mind shiver. It makes my spirit whither. It challenges my hopes for Black people in…

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Stop Racism Now Sign

Ahmaud Arbery Case: Deep Investigation Must Take On Structural Racism

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Diane Goldstein, Filter — The brutal killing of Ahmaud Arbery, by a retired member of law enforcement and his son in Brunswick, Georgia on February 23, will be seared in our memories. Watching the video that was leaked and widely shared across social media platforms on May 5—almost two-and-a half months after Arbery was killed without an arrest—and reading the accounts sickened me. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Arbery’s family attorney, the…

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“Colfax Massacre” in Louisiana.

‘The War of Races’: How a hateful ideology echoes through American history

By Editors' Choice

From slavery to Reconstruction to Dylann Roof, the idea of “race war” has a long and bloody legacy in the United States. By Michael E. Miller, The Washington Post — It was high noon on Easter 1873 when the white mob came riding into Colfax. Five months earlier, Louisiana had held its second election since the end of the Civil War and the beginning of black male suffrage. But some…

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Watchmen

‘Watchmen’ Was Fantasy, But Here’s Why The Need To Discuss Reparations Is Very Real

By Reparations

The perils facing Blacks in Tulsa, Oklahoma didn’t end with the show’s season finale. By Dreisen Heath, Human Rights Watch, Co-written by Kristi Williams, The Real Black Wall Street Tour Company — Watchmen may have been snubbed by the Golden Globes, but the season finale left many viewers in awe. As Black women who hail from Tulsa, Oklahoma — where the Watchmen plot plays out — we hope the season’s biggest legacy will…

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