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Category Archive: Black History, Books, Civil Rights, Employment, History, Justice, Poverty, Voting

Tavis on Repositioning Dr. King as a Revolutionary

The “Death of a King” Interview with Kam Williams Tavis Smiley is the host and managing editor of Tavis Smiley on PBS, and The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International. He is also the...

The Justice Imperative: How Hyper-Incarceration Has Hijacked the American Dream

Book Review by Kam Williams “Our criminal justice system is in need of reform. [It] costs the taxpayers too much, fails at rehabilitation, exacts a life-long toll on offenders, and does not yield...

Child Slavery Alive and Well in Each Bite of Chocolate you Eat this Halloween

The delicious candy bars you eat which can lead to tooth decay, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and Alzheimers contain chocolate extracted from child slavery and processed sugar. The combination of...

California’s Slaves Continue to Risk Their Lives Fighting Wild Fires for $1.45 Cents a Day, While Wall Street Enjoys Record Highs Based Upon America’s Slave Labor Force

By Blake Turner Non-Violent offender laws is the driving force behind California’s Slave labor system which takes jobs away from many Californians. For almost 100 years California has used slave...

Anchoring the National Conversation on Race

The “Ferguson, Missouri” Interview With Kam Williams CNN’s Don Lemon has anchored and reported many breaking on-the-scene news stories, including the George Zimmerman trial, the Boston marathon...

Today the North Carolina NAACP and the Forward Together Moral Movement Kick Off Seven Days of Moral Action by Standing Up for Working Families at the State Capitol

Groups in 12 other states are mobilizing similar campaigns at their state capitols on Friday, Aug. 22 through Thursday, Aug. 28 RALEIGH – Across the South and the nation, justice-loving groups in...

Whites Sinking Into Poverty Along With African-Americans

By Sherwood Ross It used to be that when the National Urban League(NUL) spoke up it was to spotlight the plight of second-class African-Americans suffering from segregation and discrimination. Now...

Lifelong Impact of Unemployment Faced by Black Men

New Investigation, Video, and Photo Essay from Colorlines “Life Cycles of Inequity” Series NEW YORK, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In the second installment of “Life...

Fifty Years After Civil Rights Act: A Land of Opportunity

By William Spriggs (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Fifty years ago, the U.S. Senate passed the version of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that would be passed by the House and signed into law by President...

Slavery Today, Very Alive and Well

While we watch the FIFA’s World Cup Soccer games there is something quite sinister right in front of our faces the whole time, yet we give it no thought. It’s an ugly part of the very wealthy in...