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63% of Americans Believe Blacks Are Mostly Responsible for Their Own Condition

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Blacks were property during slavery, then there was Jim Crow, and blacks weren’t initially even included in the New Deal. We could go on to list the ways in which blacks have been systematically disenfranchised in America, including redlining, but somehow, a majority of Americans still believe that blacks who can’t get ahead are mostly responsible for their own condition. A Pew Research poll found that most Americans believe that…

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Black Brazilian Soccer Player Denies Being a Victim of Racism Despite Bananas Being Thrown at Him

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Reported by April V. Taylor After a series of racist incidents targeting black soccer players, many of whom are Brazilian, Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff labeled this years World Cup the “anti-racism World Cup.”  As recently reported by The Root, when one takes a closer look, race has a much more complex existence in Brazil. Outside of Africa, Brazil has the largest population of people of African descent.  In addition, Brazil…

Black Wall Street:The Bloodiest Race Riot in American History

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The neighborhood of Greenwood, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma became known as Black Wall Street in the early 1900’s.  Many black people moved to Oklahoma during that time to escape slavery and the harsh racism prevalent in other areas. In 1906, O.W. Gurley purchased 40 acres of land which he wanted to only be sold to blacks.  Gurley established multiple buildings and residences, and many blacks began to settle in the…

20.9 Million People Still Enslaved, Many Of Them People of Color

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When many people think about slavery, the Trans-Atlantic Slavery Trade which brought African slaves to the West Indies and America is what most often comes to mind.  For this reason, many are under the false notion that slavery was completely abolished in the 19th century; however, this is simply not true.  Despite the fact that slavery is illegal in all countries and was prohibited by the 1948 Universal Declaration of…

Miles Davis Discusses Slavery, Race, and the Difference Between White and Black Musicians

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Miles Davis was a trumpet player and band leader who played an instrumental role in the development of jazz music.  He was born in Alton, Illinois in 1926 as Miles Dewey Davis III.  He started playing the trumpet at 13 years old when his dad introduced him to the instrument. Davis began playing professionally before he even graduated high school, and at 17, he began performing with Dizzy Gillespie and…

How to Know if You’re a Financial Zombie

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African Americans are often held back by our lack of access to econmic freedom and financial literacy. This can cause us to make decisions that might be otherwise deemed unethical, but we go along with them nonetheless because we are afraid of losing our freedom. In this video, Dr. Watkins explains what it means to be a “Financial Zombie,” and what it means to live a life that is without…

“We Hang Blacks for Drinking White People Only Water,” Says Cotton Gin Supervisor

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During slavery and even as sharecroppers, many blacks spent their lives picking cotton. Those workers were often faced with brυtal beαtings and repulsive work conditions, but even though it’s now 2014, workers at a Tennessee cotton gin are alleging that they encountered racism on the job. African-American employees at Atkinson Cotton Warehouse allege that the way they are treated brings to mind how cotton pickers were treated during Jim Crow…

Virginia Group Proudly Posts 2nd Confederate Flag Along Highway

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If you’re driving through Virginia near Fredericksburg, then you should probably brace yourself for an eyesore. A group of Confederate sympathizers called The Virginia Flaggers have posted their second Confederate flag along the highway. The second flag is on Interstate 95 near Richmond, according to The Raw Story. Even though the group’s first flag raised the ire of at least 24,000 Virginians who signed a petition in opposition it, the…

Slavery by Another Name: The History of Exploitation of Black Labor

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April Taylor Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II was originally a book by Douglas A. Blackmon that tells the story of how black men and women were placed back into slavery conditions through the convict lease system used by state and local governments, white farmers, and corporations after the Civil War.  The book highlights the little known fact that…

Department stores are offering “the slave look” for sale

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April Taylor Colorlines recently reported on a British supermarket, Sainsbury’s, who has taken an interesting approach to advertising the movie, “12 Years A Slave.”  Aside from the general display of a graphic from the movie and the movie title, the store also decided to dress a mannequin in the clothes worn by the main character Solomon Northrup. The clothing is a beige, loose-fitting shirt with holes in it along with…

SNL makes a bunch of tasteless jokes about slavery

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You have to watch this video.  SNL decided to air a skit that was put together by the black women who are part of the show.  Apparently, they thought it was funny, but the black community does not.  The skit consists of a woman making jokes about being in slavery and popping out “super babies” for the master on her plantation. You can see that the woman’s attempts at humor…

Turns out that Native Americans also enslaved black people too

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This video shows us that there is a great deal about slavery that most of us do not know.  In fact, it might be time for a re-education of black people about our history.  This video talks about black people being taken into slavery by native Americans, and the facts might astound you.  For one thing, it turns out that the native American slave masters were worse than the white…

Ann Coulter- ‘We Only Owe Black People Not Gays, Women or Immigrants Civil Rights”

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  Conservative columnist Ann Coulter asserted on Sunday that Democrats were making a mistake by “dropping the blacks” in favor of Hispanics because rights for LGBT people and immigrants are not true civil rights. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked Coulter what she meant in her lasted book, “Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama,” when she wrote that feminists, LGBT activists and immigrants rights groups had “commandeered the blacks’ civil…

Frederick Douglass – From Slave to Abolitionist

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Frederick Douglass was a Black African American Slave who became a social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement in the fight for freedom & equality for slaves which lead to Abraham Lincoln’s Emaciation proclamation. [leadplayer_vid id=”5338532957A2A”]

12 Years A Slave Wins a Golden Globe Award

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by Liku Zelleke January 12th was the night the whole world was focused on one event: the 71st Golden Globe Awards. Millions of viewers were glued to their screens watching and waiting to see which movie and which actor would go home with the much coveted awards. Although there were no clean sweeps as was usual in previous Award shows, some of the anticipated nominees did get their just due….