The media force that made ‘Black Twitter’ possible

Where would Black Lives Matter be without social media? Some argue that the movement would not have achieved its international reach were it not for the simple hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. Often forgotten in this discussion is that long before Facebook and Twitter, the black media was a powerful force in exposing injustices in the black community.… Read More »

Will Farming be the Future of Food Justice?

Conversations about African Americans and food often veer toward issues of diet, price and culture. The problem of getting low cost, healthy food to Black communities dominates the dialogue. At a food justice workshop in January, organizer Edward Hill urged attendees to rethink the entire food system from seed to beyond the plate. The session,… Read More »

Delaware just became the 9th state to apologize for slavery

America, the land of the free, was once also the largest slaveholding nation on Earth. On Wednesday, Delaware officially acknowledged its role in perpetuating slavery – and joined eight other states in apologizing for its actions. Both chambers of the state’s legislature passed a joint resolution officially apologizing in January, a move that met almost… Read More »

Congressional Black Caucus PAC backs Hillary Clinton before S.C. primary

The Congressional Black Caucus political action committee Thursday endorsed Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign ahead of South Carolina’s Democratic primary, a move that upset at least one black caucus member who is backing Sen. Bernie Sanders’ White House bid. Clinton and Sanders are fighting for African-American votes for the Feb. 27 first-in-the-South primary and have rolled… Read More »

NAACP Requests Full-Scale Review of Flint Water Crisis by the U.S. Department of Justice

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has formally requested that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) launch civil and criminal investigations into the disastrous water crisis in Flint, Michigan.  In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks requested that all applicable components of the… Read More »

Key African-American Clinton backers worry campaign not doing enough to reach younger voters

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign got a boost ahead of the South Carolina primary with the endorsement of the Congressional Black Caucus’s political arm, but there are concerns among African-American lawmakers on Capitol Hill that her campaign isn’t doing enough to court younger voters. “Obviously, the day she is spending in New York retooling the message… Read More »

Black votes matter in Democratic presidential race as campaigns shift to more diverse states

Hillary Clinton’s allies in the black community moved aggressively Wednesday to shore up her support with minority voters following her crushing defeat in New Hampshire, as Sen. Bernie Sanders worked to win over the black and Latino voters who will now be crucial to the outcome of the Democratic nominating contest. Sanders lost little time… Read More »