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What Does Black Lives Matter Want?

SEPTEMBER 2, 2016

What Does Black Lives Matter Want?

by ROBIN D.G. KELLEY

On August 1 the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL), a coalition of over sixty organizations, rolled out  1,960 more words

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Jesse Williams' BET Awards 2016 Speech: Watch | Billboard

“Just because we’re magic doesn’t mean we’re not real. Thank you.”

Watch the full speech below:

“Let’s get a couple of things straight. The burden of the brutalized is not to comfort the bystander — that’s not our job so let’s stop with all that.

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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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Is It Time For Federal Anti-Gentrification Zones In NYC?: Gothamist

Some of these concepts are familiar. An early-1990s federal preservation program called the Low-Income Housing Preservation and Resident Homeownership Act (LIHPRHA) provided federal funding to nonprofit organizations and tenant groups to purchase their buildings, before Congress defunded it in 1998. 478 more words

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NOI.org Webcast | June 12, 2016: The Life and Times of Muhammad Ali by The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

NOI.org Live Webcasts: June 12, 2016: The Life and Times of Muhammad Ali by The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan * Check Trouble status updates. * Donate to support NOI.org Services * Join The Nation of Islam… 8 more words

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Reparations Isn’t a Political Demand | Jacobin

ve gotten a range of reactions to my “open letter” to Ta-Nehisi Coates. Some people find the piece extremely compelling, while others are horrified and accuse me of putting “class over race” or worse, “Marxplaining.” 2,125 more words

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