—Bertin M. Louis, Jr. [This post originally appeared on Mark Anthony Neal’s blog, NewBlackMan (in Exile).] In communities across the globe, thousands of Haitians celebrate Haitian Flag Day every May 18 at concerts and ceremonies, on
—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.
—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
—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
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
—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
—Hasan Kwame Jeffries [Note: This piece was inspired by the author’s remarks at a recent event honoring Dr. King’s birthday, hosted by the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.] There is no right more fundamental in
—Carl A. Zimring Last week, @deray tweeted an image of a century old soap advertisement showing a young white boy using soap to wash the pigment off of a young African-American boy’s body. He captioned