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Savoring Every Bite: Cheering the Fall of Black America’s Scold

    Savoring Every Bite: Cheering the Fall of Black America’s Scold

INDIANAPOLIS –- The four of us, all black men, watched in stunned silence as the news unfurled across the barber shop’s television screen: a jury in Pennsylvania had found Bill Cosby guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home. Finally, my barber broke the silence: I hope they serve pound cake in…

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Nuttier than a Fruitcake: White America’s Racial Psychopathy

    Nuttier than a Fruitcake: White America’s Racial Psychopathy

INDIANAPOLIS — Were it not, perhaps, for Stanley Kubrick’s deft direction, the fight scene in the 1960 Hollywood classic Spartacus might well have been laughable rather than iconic. At nearly six-feet-four-inches tall, the African gladiator Draba, played by the former pro football star, Woody Strode, towered over Kirk Douglas’s eponymous character. The two actors, both…

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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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African Liberation Group Plans To Convene ‘Black People’s Grand Jury’ Against Darren Wilson

    African Liberation Group Plans To Convene ‘Black People’s Grand Jury’ Against Darren Wilson

Activists connected to the Leadership Coalition for Justice (formerly called the Justice for Mike Brown Leadership Coalition) and the African People’s Socialist Party announced Friday that they are convening a

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