Category Archives: International News

Venezuela Is Under Attack for Asserting That Black Lives Matter

A recent New York Times article, “Targeting Maduro Supporters in Miami,” describes the increasingly vocal body of anti-government Venezuelan “exiles” living in the United States who are escalating their agitation and harassment tactics against fellow Venezuelans who support President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government. The Venezuelan opposition has enjoyed the unconditional support of the US government… Read More »

Is Brazil Ready for a Black Political Party?

Celso Athayde watched closely as members of Congress lined up on April 2016 to vote on President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment. Conscious of the national audience following the proceedings, legislators dedicated their votes to their constituencies or causes: families, home states, insurance brokers – even Christians. Two things struck Athayde: the representatives were mostly white. And… Read More »

MLK’s Revolutionary Speech, ‘Beyond Vietnam’ Turns 50 Today. Here’s How It’s Relevant to Our Current Crazy

Fifty years ago today (April 4) something miraculous happened in the United States. In the midst of the Cold War, in which the U.S. branded many of its critics communist traitors, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke out about he Vietnam War. That illegitimate war was supposed to be about freeing Vietnamese people… Read More »

China has an irrational fear of a “black invasion” bringing drugs, crime, and interracial marriage

Earlier this month in Beijing, amid the pomp of China’s annual rubber-stamp parliament meetings, a politician proudly shared with reporters his proposal on how to “solve the problem of the black population in Guangdong.” The latter province is widely known in China to have many African migrants. “Africans bring many security risks,” Pan Qinglin told… Read More »