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Hola! Us Backs A Coup In Venezuela, Then Uses Spanglish To Encourage Protests

On this episode of The Critical Hour, Dr. Wilmer Leon is joined by Dr. Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston; Dr. Ajamu Baraka, American political activist; and Tom Porter, African American Studies Department at Ohio...
Related topics: Venezuela, Protests, Activism

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Fox Nation Host: Parents Should Tell Sons ‘lynch Mobs’ Are Coming After Them For Being ‘white...

One Fox Nation host mocked Black parents who have been forced to talk to their children about what to do when approached by police. Now it seems hosts on Fox are fearful for their religious white boys. After a series of shootings of African American...
Related topics: Religion

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Jamel Brinkley Wins Ernest J. Gaines Award Recognizing African-american Fiction Writers

Jamel Brinkley's "A Lucky Man" has won the 2018 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, recognizing rising African-American fiction writers.        

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A Muslim Community Conservatives Demonized For Years Was The Target Of A Right-wing Terror Plot --...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters Three men and one adolescent boy have been arrested for plotting a terrorist attack against Islamberg, a community in Hancock, NY, near the Catskills that was founded by African-American Muslims in the 1970s. This is...
Related topics: Terrorism, Media Matters For America

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Chris Matthews On Kamala Harris: ‘is She Seen As African-american?’

MSNBC host Chris Matthews asked if 2020 Democratic candidate Sen. Kamala Harris is “seen as African-American,” presumably due to her mixed racial background. Matthews asked the race question after mentioning her campaign’s...
Related topics: Chris Matthews, MSNBC

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Clyburn Might Sit Out Democratic Primary

COLUMBIA, S.C. — House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said he won’t endorse a presidential candidate until close to South Carolina’s Democratic primary date, if at all.“I’m not gonna take sides,” Clyburn, the highest-ranking African-American...
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Disney’s First Latina Princess Movie May Be In The Works With Lin-manuel Miranda

Disney has made bold strides in the past decade, introducing its first African-American princess with The Princess and the Frog and its first Polynesian princess with Moana. Now, could we be on our way to getting our first Latina Disney Princess?...
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For Democrats, South Carolina Already Looms Large For The 2020 Race

In an increasingly diverse Democratic Party, South Carolina will be the first presidential primary in which a majority of voters will be African-American.

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The Democratic Race For 2020 Opens With A Battle For Black Voters

Candidates and likely candidates fan out in South Carolina, New York City and D.C. to seek the African-American support that can seal a nomination.

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At Sharpton Event, Gillibrand Pledges To 'amplify Your Voices'

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, speaking Monday at the National Action Network's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, tested some of the themes of her 2020 presidential campaign, pledging solidarity with her predominately African-American audience....

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The ‘arc Of The Moral Universe’ Bends Towards Justice For Palestine

An interesting development happened this Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend:  acclaimed African American scholar Michelle Alexander joined the long list of African American activists and intellectuals (Angela Davis, Marc Lamont Hill, Robin Kelley,...
Related topics: Palestine, Activism

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Revisiting The Pioneering Composer Florence Price

A new recording spotlights the tenacious composer, who was the first African-American woman to have her work performed by a major symphony orchestra. (Image credit: Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries)

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President, Known Proponent Of Racist Birther Conspiracy, ‘honors’ Mlk Day

President Donald Trump — who built his political career on the false claim that the nation’s first African-American president was born in Kenya and launched his presidential campaign by smearing immigrants — marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Kenya

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#mlkday These Museums Are Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy Despite The Government...

Source: Stephen F. Somerstein/Getty Images / Getty Museums Open On MLK Day Despite the government being in shambles (thanks a lot Cheeto!) and museums like the National Museum of African-American History & Culture being closed due to the...
Related topics: Museum

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Booker And Sanders Plunge Into South Carolina

Politico: “For Booker, the state presents an opportunity for an early show of strength next year with the Democratic Party’s most loyal bloc of voters. As one of the few African-American candidates likely to run, he’ll have a moment to...

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Kamala Harris Launches Campaign For President

Kamala Harris, a former California attorney general and San Francisco district attorney who was elected to the Senate two years ago, officially launched her campaign for president on Monday. Harris, the first African-American to enter the 2020...
Related topics: Senate

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Washington Forced Segregation On The Nation

In 1940, the federal government required a Detroit builder to construct a six-foot-high, half-mile-long, north-south concrete wall. The express purpose was to separate an all-white housing development he was constructing from an African-American...

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Dj Paul Says Mlk Would Be Proud, Being Black Is In Style Now

DJ Paul says African-Americans have a lot to be happy about as the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day ... because being black is in right now. We asked the Three 6 Mafia rapper how he felt about the state of race relations…

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Latino Approval Of Donald Trump

From a recent NPR/PBS poll: African-American approval: 11% White approval: 40% Latino approval: 50% I thank an MR reader for the pointer. The post Latino approval of Donald Trump appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.
Related topics: Donald Trump, Polls

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Chicago Police Officer Sentenced To Seven Years In Murder Of Laquan Mcdonald

Nearly four years ago, a 17-year-old African American teenager named Laquan McDonald was shot and killed by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke in an incident ended up having a significant impact on Chicago city politics and the...
Related topics: Police

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