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Barack Hussein Obama II, 44th President of the United States—how good must we be to gain their respect? :: Christian Fabien

Christian Fabien

January 12, 2017

If Barack Obama doesn’t represent the end of respectability politics, nothing does.

If the way that man dropped his middle name and lost all accent and did limbo—drinking in Irish pubs and eating sloppy joes and casseroles and killing Muslims and keeping the military industrial complex’s wars and not taking Billy John’s guns; toning down his own swag and terrorist fist bumps, no longer brushing off his shoulder—did nothing to make whyte America feel safe, there’s no argument to be made for appeasing the boogey men in the minds of whyte folks. 805 more words

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Black Men In Chicago Are Taking Over Abandoned Property & Rebuilding The Neighborhood With The Youth By Creating Their Own Jobs - Ear Hustle 411

Chicago, Illinois – Black men are demanding the city help them with the resources to help rebuild the community. These men are literally in the process of taking over abandoned property and training at risk youth to help fix up the properties that the city is trying to demolish. 374 more words

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Colin Kaepernick will not be silent: He’s a black man first | theGrio

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en San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick brought light to the issue of police brutality by kneeling in protest during the national anthem, he also exposed the National Football League and America’s deep-rooted racial and economic offenses that have been brewing for decades. 993 more words

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Their eyes were indeed watching God.

OUR COMMON GROUND with Janice Graham

Remembering the victims of the Storm of ’28 – now honored Ancestors

I have such a deep personal history around this disaster.

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For Colored Girls Like Korryn Gaines And the Black Men Who Hate Us

For Colored Girls Like Korryn Gaines And The Black Men Who Hate Us

by BENÉ VIERA on AUGUST 3, 2016 ·

What is it to be a black woman in America. 1,241 more words

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Political Prisoner Rev. Edward Pinkney Fears for His Life | Black Agenda Report

Political Prisoner Rev. Edward Pinkney Fears for His Life

Submitted by Glen Ford on Tue, 06/07/2016 – 18:02

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford…

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Keep Muhammed Ali's Legacy Away from Beyonce and Kanye West | Black Agenda Report

Keep Muhammed Ali’s Legacy Away from Beyonce and Kanye West

Submitted by Danny Haiphong on Tue, 06/14/2016 – 19:12

by Danny Haiphong

Airheaded commentators compare Beyonce’s media products and Kanye West’s off-hand quips to Muhammad Ali’s heroic political struggle and genuine sacrifice in the Sixties. 1,369 more words

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