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Angela Davis Discusses Communism, Armed Resistance, and Why Even W.E.B. DuBois Carried A Gun

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Angela Davis has left her mark as an activist, teacher, and freedom fighter over the course of many decades.  She was born January 26, 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama.  Growing up in Alabama, she experienced many painful things as a result of racism, including losing friends in the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. After spending time in Paris studying French, philosophy, and communism, Davis returned to the United…

Let’s put an end to the New Jim Crow

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[leadplayer_vid id=”539F75845CC89″]   Dr. Boyce Watkins and Russell Simmons have gathered a coalition of supporters from various walks of life to stand together to correct the serious injustices of the prison industrial complex.  Rehabilitation and even punishment are acceptable in themselves, but when a nation builds an entire economy around the unjust incarceration of millions of its citizens, that nation is serving as a tool for its own demise.  Families…

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…

13 Amazing black celebrities who truly love black people

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It’s easy to call out a celebrity for doing nothing for the black community, but what about those who are doing great things?  We asked some readers to tell us which black celebrities are doing the most for the black community.  The list is below and you can tell us what you think: 1) Jamie Foxx – Jamie’s activism has been astonishing.  He not only stood up for the family…

It's alleged that Kanye West is naming his daughter North and his new album "I Am God."

Kanye West: The Good, The Bad,The… Sell Out?

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by Malcolm Morrow Kanye West has recently had a couple of rumors surrounding him that involve strange names he has given his daughter and his upcoming album. It is rumored that West plans to name his and Kim Kardashian’s unborn child North and that he was planning on naming his next album “I Am God.” He was once one of the most humble talents in the industry. His dated albums…

1-in-4 black men who drop out of high school end up in prison

So Sad: 1-in-4 Black Male HS Dropouts Ends Up in Prison

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Black Like Moi reports. The schools in urban America have become virtual feeder systems for America’s prisons.  There is no greater source of feeding than the black male, especially when he remains uneducated.  Some experts wonder if these men and women are deliberately uneducated, since the prisons are able to earn billions from free labor being provided by those who are trapped in the system. Annsonita Robinson at RollingOut.com highlights the…