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EXCLUSIVE: 6 Black Bus Drivers File Federal Civil Rights Suit Against Tulsa Alleging Wrongful Arrest & Extortion

Last year, Lawrence Morgan, a former city bus driver in Tulsa, Okla., and his wife were planning to celebrate Thanksgiving with family over a home cooked meal with all the trimmings. 703 more words


Police Are Not the Only Ones Who Failed Laquan McDonald

The National Bar Association, of which I am the president, has called for the termination of Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and the resignation of Cook County State Attorney Anita Alvarez following the year-long delay in filing murder charges against Jason Van Dyke, the white police offer who shot to death 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, a black teenager, last year. 415 more words

Race Against Empire by Penny M. Von Eschen

Against the backdrop of the Red Scare and oppression on the basis of political orientation, it would be dishonest for me to characterize Race Against Empire as anything but disappointing. 1,187 more words

Book Reviews

Black Lives Matter: An Intersectionality of Race and Gender

Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, the creators of‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬. Photo credit: Politico Magazine

Most everyone has heard of the men involved in Black Lives Matter. 738 more words

Social Justice

The Curated Color: Black & White Part II

Hi. I’m Elizabeth. I love beautiful things. I’m a human being, so of course I do. I’m also a libra and if you look up any description of my zodiac sign, you’ll know I never stood a chance against beautiful things. 483 more words


On The Color Line

Bosjesman Family from Ratzel’s History of Mankind

by David Arthur Walters
KANSAS CITY—I have been writing about racial issues lately because when reading the local papers I discovered it was Black History Month, and then I noticed the Color Line drawn by a prominent “African-American” Kansas Citian, Lewis W. 1,601 more words