Category Archives: Race

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 »

Census Finds A More Diverse America, As Whites Lag Growth

America’s diversity remains on the rise, with all racial and ethnic minorities growing faster than whites from 2015 to 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau says in a new snapshot of the national population. The agency also found the U.S. median age has risen to nearly 38. Asian and mixed-race people are the two fastest-growing segments… Read More »

Do African Americans Have a Right to Bear Arms?

Philando Castile’s shooting death, at the hands of a police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, one year ago, was numbingly similar to a string of other killings of black men by police. But Castile’s shooting was notably different in one crucial respect: Castile was licensed to carry a gun. He carefully informed Officer Jeronimo Yanez—exceeding… Read More »

Congressional Black Caucus calls on Trump administration to invest in prosecuting hate crimes

The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) on Tuesday urged the Trump administration to direct more resources toward investigating hate crimes against minorities. In a letter to the heads of the Department of Justice, FBI and Department of Homeland Security, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) cited recent reports in Washington, D.C., of nooses hung at… Read More »

How Gentrification Is Undermining the Notion of Black Community and Destroying Black Businesses

Lori Shepherd is an African-American small-business owner in Oakland, Calif. Shepherd’s story is becoming an increasingly familiar one for urban Blacks. “Due to Uber’s decision to move within two blocks of my shared office space, and the construction and limited parking, I’ve had to change up significantly how I work,” Shepherd said. “Instead of always… Read More »

Has Anyone Seen America’s Black Governors?

An alarming event took place in Louisiana 145 years ago. Though the former Confederate state was on the losing side of the Civil War a few years prior, little could have prepared the state’s plantation owners, white terror groups and elected officials for the infamous day of Dec. 9, 1872, when a Black man was… Read More »