Quick Note: ‘The South Is Just More Honest About Its Racism’

Illustration Matt Davies, Newsday. Via Angela Bronner's Facebook Page.

By Sharon Toomer In 2004, when I worked for then-Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, as his director of communications, I traveled with him to the broadcast studios of More...

In Eulogy, Pres Obama Honors Charleston Victims, Talks About Racism

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On June 26, 2015, President Obama delivered the eulogy for Reverend Clement Pinckney and eight members of the Emanuel A.M.E. Church, in Charleston, South Carolina. Reverend Pinckney More...

The New Yorker: ‘Kalief Browder, 1993–2015′

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This past weekend Kalief Browder committed suicide. He was 22-years-old. If you do not know Kalief’s story, BBN encourages you to read Jennifer Gonnerman’s outstanding and More...

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(Trailer) The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson. Via PBS: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution explores the history of the Black More...

Afro-Cuban Filmmaker Brings Little-Known Caribbean History to Light

By Nicole Crawford-Tichawonna It is fitting that two films by Afro-Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando are being showcased during the month we celebrate women’s history. As one More...

[Must Watch]: City Of Baltimore Has Paid Out $5.7 Million In Police Brutality Settlements Since 2011

Barbara Floyd gazes out her window at the spot on North Montford Avenue where she says a detective ground her face into the concrete in 2009. She reached a $30,000 settlement 2011. (Image via Screengrab)

Special Report by the Baltimore Sun – “The city of Baltimore has paid about $5.7 million since 2011 over lawsuits More...

Univ. of Alabama student brings peers to Serbia to give them the world

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By Rose Foran Aaron Brazelton talks about his first time going abroad as if it were a religious experience: as More...

Image via HaitianRefugees.org Sonia Pierre and Dominicans of Haitian Descent: “We are being erased as human beings”

Sonia Pierre, before her death in 2011, at 48-years-old, dedicated her life to fighting for the...

DR Haitians Dominican Republic’s ‘Ethnic Purging': Edwidge Danticat on Mass Deportation of Haitian Families

Via Democracy Now – “In the Dominican Republic half a million legally stateless people could be...

Water crisis in Gaza. Image via The Guardian (Video) Anthony Bourdain: “Palestinians Have Been Robbed of their Basic Humanity”

Via existenceisresistance.org – “Chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain was awarded the Voices of Courage and...

(Video) The History of Cuba and the United States

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Via The Daily Conversation on YouTube – “The modern history of Cuba: from the Fidel Castro-led revolution More...

(Trailer) The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson. Via PBS: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution..

Guatemalans deliberately infected with STDs sue Johns Hopkins University for $1bn

Via The Guardian – “Nearly 800 plaintiffs have launched a billion-dollar lawsuit against Johns Hopkins University over its alleged role in..

The Fire Inside: A Reflection on the Charleston Tragedy

If you study this photo, you will see an excellent example of what Bruce Lee called "Emotional Content." He was expressing FIRE not anger. Fire will knock out the challenges we face in life, not anger. Fire will energize and yield more power which is what we truly need in our communities.

If you study this photo, you will see an excellent example of what Bruce Lee called “Emotional Content.” More...

For Travelers: List of Relaxed Travel Restrictions to Cuba

In January, the United States relaxed travel restrictions to Cuba, as a result of talks, in 2014, between President Obama and..

(Video) Black Mambas: Saving The Rhino

Via YouTube (Channel 4) – “Meet the world’s first all-female anti-poaching unit, battling to save the Rhino from extinction.” YouTube/Channel 4..
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