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Community activist and revolutionary leader Faya Rose Toure was reportedly arrested during a city council meeting in Selma, Alabama on Nov, 25. after protesting the construction of a monument in honor of Ku Klux Klan founding Grand Wizard and Confederate Army General Nathan Bedford Forrest, according to members of the Direct Action Committee of Saving Ourselves organization. […]

Community activist and revolutionary leader Faya Rose Toure was reportedly arrested during a city council meeting in Selma, Alabama on Nov, 25. after protesting the construction of a monument in honor of Ku Klux Klan founding Grand Wizard and Confederate Army General Nathan Bedford Forrest, according to members of the Direct Action Committee of Saving Ourselves organization. […]

UPDATE: 11/21/13, 11:10 A.M. EST Det Insp Kevin Hyland, from the Metropolitan Police’s Human Trafficking Unit, issued the following statement to the BBC: “We have launched an extensive investigation to establish the facts surrounding these very serious allegations. “A television documentary on forced marriages relating to the work of Freedom Charity was the catalyst that […]

UPDATE: 11/21/13, 11:10 A.M. EST Det Insp Kevin Hyland, from the Metropolitan Police’s Human Trafficking Unit, issued the following statement to the BBC: “We have launched an extensive investigation to establish the facts surrounding these very serious allegations. “A television documentary on forced marriages relating to the work of Freedom Charity was the catalyst that […]

UPDATE: 11/14/13, 4:32 P.M. ET: Watch President Obama’s full address on the ACA below: Click here for complete transcript. The White House also sent a letter to insurance commissioners detailing the administrative fix for people whose policies were cancelled under Obamacare. Read it below via TalkingPointsMemo.com: _____________________________________________________________ President Barack Obama will speak on the Patient […]

UPDATE: 11/14/13, 4:32 P.M. ET: Watch President Obama’s full address on the ACA below: Click here for complete transcript. The White House also sent a letter to insurance commissioners detailing the administrative fix for people whose policies were cancelled under Obamacare. Read it below via TalkingPointsMemo.com: _____________________________________________________________ President Barack Obama will speak on the Patient […]

The Guardian columnist Orville Lloyd Douglas reveals in his latest piece that he hates being a Black man and that his skin color is his “personal prison.” He writes: “I can honestly say I hate being a black male. Although black people like to wax poetic about loving their label I hate ‘being black.’ I just […]

The politics of money and privilege collide as the Washington Washington Football Team owner defends the use of the name as “heritage.” Cultural insensitivity is nothing new. My goddaughter who grew up attending predominantly white schools recently shared a Buzzfeed post that parodied being the only black person in class. Some of the things on the list […]

“If you are not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” — Malcolm X Though the latest chapter in the so-called Israeli-Palestinian conflict has calmed to a — more than likely temporary — ceasefire, the apartheid state of Israel’s illegal occupation […]

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) may have come across as a few cards short of a deck in the twilight hours of the 2008 presidential showdown with then Senator Barack Obama, but his unique and intricate understanding of foreign policy, stemming from his famed naval career and the atrocities he experienced from 1967-1973 as a prisoner-of-war […]