Tag: Black Issues

NYPD Police Killings 1979 to 1990

July 7, 2020
NYPD Killings 1979 to 1990 This is a 90 percent complete list of persons killed by the New York City Police Department between 1979 and 1990. It does not include many of the well known high profile cases like that of 30 year old African American businessman, Arthur Miller, who was choked to death by

Brown v. Board of Education – The Court Decision that Rocked America 60 years Ago

March 28, 2015
      Brown v. Board of Education On May 17, 1954, the US Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education, a  history altering decision, that, “in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place" [ic_google_news keyword="Brown v. Board of Education"] Brown v. Board of Education of

The Long Road to Brown, 1865-1954

March 28, 2015
The Long Road to Brown, 1865-1954 Long before the 1954 brown v Board of Education, African Americans across the South fought against the Apartheid system of Jim Crow and for quality public education. Within the separate and unequal system African Americans built their own quality education system. The problem was not necessarily the separate system, but

Elombe Brath – African Internationalist – Pan Africanist – Garveyite

March 28, 2015
African American activists know May 19th as the birthday of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, or Malcolm X. As fate would have it, renowned African internationalist and Pan Africanist scholar, activist, and leader, Elombe Brath, joined the spiritual world of the ancestors on May 19th 2014. I cannot think of a more gifted Pan Africanist

The Past Isn’t Past: The Economic Case for Reparations

March 28, 2015
“The past is in the past; it’s time to move on.” That’s a common response to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ eloquent essay in The Atlantic, “The Case for Reparations,” and his recent discussion with Bill Moyers. But that sentiment betrays a fundamental…

Remembering DJ E-Z Rock – "It takes Two"

January 19, 2015
On April 27, 2014, the legendary DJ E-Z Rock died:     “According to a Facebook post from longtime partner MC Rob Base, DJ E-Z Rock died on Sunday April 27, 2014. While no official cause of death was revealed at that time, On April 27, 2014 Biz Markie announced on Twitter that DJ E-Z Rock had died

Congressman John Conyers Jr First African American Dean of Congress

December 29, 2014
Spotlight on Congressman John Conyers Jr  First African American Dean of Congress In January 2015, Congressman John Conyers Jr, officially became the first African American Dean of Congress. The retirement of U.S. Rep. John Dingell means  that John Conyers Jr. became the Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives after fending off a  primary challenge earlier

Revitalizing the African American Reparations Movement

December 29, 2014
International Human Rights and Humanitarian Treaties establishing basis for Reparations: The right to effective remedy and duty to provide reparation International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Article 2 1. Each State Party to the present Covenant undertakes to respect and to ensure to all individuals within its territory and subject to its jurisdiction the

Racial Inequality in America

December 24, 2014
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ cover story at The Atlantic, “The Case for Reparations,” published last night — and the subject of this week’s Moyers & Company interview — shows how dramatically the legacy of slavery and centuries of legalized and institutionalized…

One Out of Every 25 Death Row Inmates Innocent

December 22, 2014
Study – Many Death Row Inmates Innocent Study shows that 4% of death row inmates are innocent.  A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences uses statistical techniques to estimate that one in every 25 death row inmates in America would be exonerated, given enough time and attention. The study