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Why the NAACP and His Friends at the Top Can’t Make Ben Jealous the Next Maryland Governor

    Why the NAACP and His Friends at the Top Can’t Make Ben Jealous the Next Maryland Governor

BALTIMORE — At first glance, Ben Jealous appears to be a good bet to become Maryland’s first black governor. Running in a blue state — where Democrats outnumber Republicans two to one and nearly one in three voters is African-American — against an incumbent Republican governor, Jealous is a liberal Democrat, a son of Baltimore,…

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The Black Faces in High Places Supporting America’s Police State

    The Black Faces in High Places Supporting America’s Police State

The worst hate group in the United States is not the Ku Klux Klan or any self-proclaimed alt-right group. The most racist, vicious, and deadly menace to black people in this country is law enforcement. The police, courts and prisons exist primarily to keep as many black people under control as possible. All other claims…

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When a Black Journalist Wins a Pulitzer, Chances Are It’s For Writing White

    When a Black Journalist Wins a Pulitzer, Chances Are It’s For Writing White

NEW YORK — In her 1993 bestseller, Volunteer Slavery: My Authentic Negro Experience, the African-American author Jill Nelson wrote that when newsrooms and police departments began to integrate following the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., white journalists and patrolmen often encouraged their new black co-workers to prove their professional loyalty by “shooting their…

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Speaking Fees, Selfies, Sucking Up to Power: How BLM Lost its Mojo

    Speaking Fees, Selfies, Sucking Up to Power: How BLM Lost its Mojo

CINCINNATI, OHIO — In a stinging rebuke of Black Lives Matter (BLM), the organization’s local affiliate here last month announced that it was severing all ties to a movement it characterized as opportunistic, too invested in liberal, electoral politics and the Democratic party, and ultimately ineffective in fighting state-sanctioned violence against African-Americans. Black Lives Matter…

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