From a historical perspective, approximately 4,000,000 Africans and their descendants were enslaved in the U.S. and colonies that became the U.S. from 1619 to 1865.
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Let his sudden loss remind us to honor the Nipseys right here in our own neighborhoods, schools, churches, recreation centers…
Holden Matthews, the son of St. Landry Parish’s sheriff deputy, was arrested as the arsonist, igniting a wave of panic throughout its Black community.
A monthly column in which various contributors from both sides of prison walls explore common ground for effecting change. Kevin: As the first day of spring rolls in and the favorable weather that goes along with it, I couldn’t help but think about the tumultuous winter that we just survived, with its record snowfalls and […]
It is time to restore a basic human right: the access to driver’s licenses for all immigrants, regardless of their country of origin.
Americans continue to view people living in poverty with either pity or scorn.
Reparations has emerged as a hot topic among Democratic candidates hoping to replace Trump in 2020. But until now, the issue has only rarely received national attention.
On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis, Tenn. On April 4, 1972, the late Congressman Adam Clayton Powell of New York, died of cancer in a Miami, Fl. hospital. His death came four years, four months and four days after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, […]
Local news outlets have claimed the whole world will be watching Minneapolis because of Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor’s trial. If that is true, then it will be to see the U.S. justice system jail one of its own. However, Black folks will likely not be as curious — they have a deep suspicion of […]
With reparations being such a hot-button topic, the MSR was inspired to hit the streets to find out what our communities think.