Clinton deserves the black vote

May 19, 2015 nyupressblog 0

—F. Michael Higginbotham [This article originally appeared in The Baltimore Sun.] Political pundits have wondered whether Hillary Clinton will enjoy the same enthusiastic support from the African-American community in her presidential bid that President Barack Obama received.

The racial injustices of mass deportation

March 23, 2015 nyupressblog 0

—Tanya Maria Golash-Boza [This article was originally published on CounterPunch.]  Comprehensive immigration reform, it seems, is no longer on the political agenda. It is incumbent upon us (by us I mean people committed to immigrant

Picture us free

March 13, 2015 nyupressblog 1

—Jasmine Nichole Cobb I have always been enamored by U.S. illustrations of black struggles for freedom. Typical depictions feature African descendants insisting on respect and white state officials denying privileges. Cross-generational portrayals mediate these conflicts

Race, ethnicity, and policing

March 12, 2015 nyupressblog 1

Last year, the killings of unarmed black men by white police officers—the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York City—sparked massive protests and a politically-charged

Black Lives Matter, youth militancy, and resistance

February 2, 2015 nyupressblog 0

—Sekou Franklin [Note: This piece was originally published on Atlanta Blackstar.] Almost 100 years ago, the Harlem intellectual Hubert Harrison celebrated black resistance to racialized violence in the essay “As the Current Flows.” He described

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