Michelle Alexander, recipient of a 2016 Heinz Award ($250,000) for her work as "legal scholar, advocate, civil rights attorney and author of the seminal book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," has resigned from the Ohio State Law School faculty to teach and study at...
The post-Reconstruction South ushered in Jim Crow laws, systemically designed to condemn the black community to second-class citizenship. To counter this reality, several black communities across the country developed areas known asShow More Summary
Police killings of African-Americans on social media have become the visual hallmark of our time. This decade will be recalled through blurry cellphone and dash-cam videos of shootings. But how will it be remembered? read more
The Pullman Co. ID card on display at the National Museum of African American History and Culture tells the story of the opportunities, and limitations, the descendants of slaves found … Click to Continue »
Donald Trump declared African Americans are worse off than “ever, ever, ever,” at a rally Tuesday in a town named after a slaveholder, three days after Barack Obama said he “missed that whole civics lesson about slavery and Jim Crow...
Donald Trump, disregarding centuries of atrocities faced by black people in America, claimed Tuesday that black communities have never been worse off than they are now. Speaking at a rally in Kenansville, North Carolina, Trump again stumbled in an apparent attempt to endear himself to black voters. “We’re going to make our country safe again. Show More Summary
In a fiery speech Saturday night, President Obama said he would consider it “a personal insult” if the African American community does not turn out to vote in great numbers in November and help carry on his legacy by supporting Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. “If you care about our legacy, realize everything we stand for […]
Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump plans another visit to Capitol Hill Sept. 8, 2016, 4:34 p.m. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaign in swing states after their town hall on military issues. Donald Trump talks with members of Congress, plans another visit to Capitol Hill Libertarian nominee...
The Republican Party’s systematic attempt to disenfranchise African-Americans and other minorities with laws and restrictions at the polls did not die with Jim Crow.
At a speech in Charlotte, North Carolina on Thursday, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton said the state's voter ID laws are "a blast from the Jim...
In February 2012, PBS host Tavis Smiley interviewed Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer about their Oscar nominations for their roles as Aibileen and Minny, Jim Crow–era domestic workers in The Help. "I'm pulling for both of you to win on Academy Award night," Smiley ventured. Show More Summary
Why pastor Bryan Loritts says it's one worth navigating. If 2016 has made one thing clear, it’s that the national conversation about race has changed forever. It’s 153 years after Emancipation, 51 years after Jim Crow, and 2 years after...Show More Summary
The Empty Page The Manchester hard rock trio, The Empty Page, is breaking every rule in the industry. Led by bassist and lead singer Kel, lead guitarist Giz, and drummer Jim, the band is bringing feminism to a scene notoriously crowded by men, and challenging authority in their upcoming debut album. Show More Summary
Donald Trump, in keeping with his recent strategy, spent much of his rally near Seattle Tuesday night explaining why African Americans should vote for him, this time seeking to use the Democratic Party's past ties to slavery and segregation laws to argue against voting for Hillary Clinton. "The Republican Party is the party of Abraham […]
Last night, Cameron Crowe’s rock-and-roll road-life Showtime dramedy Roadies finished up its first season, and you probably didn’t watch it. All season, the show has brought in real-life musicians, including Phantogram, for onstage cameos. And last night, Crowe must’ve called every rock star in his cell phone, bringing in at least a few of them. […]
And how do we defeat the New Jim Crow?
ANSWERING THE STUPID QUESTIONS: Would racism exist if there had been no US slavery? The answer, of course, is yes. When Gunnar Myrdal wrote about racism in his An American Dilemma, it wasn’t the racism that made Jim Crow an American dilemma — it was the racism set against a founding document that declared that […]
The state of North Carolina on Monday filed an emergency request with the Supreme Court so that it can enforce a broad set of voting restrictions that an appeals court in July called one of the worst “since the era of Jim Crow.” That...Show More Summary
'Democracy Now looks at a new documentary that looks at the 17 African-American athletes who, along with noted track and fielder Jesse Owens, defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to participate in the 1936 Olympics held in Nazi Germany.Show More Summary
North Dakota joined the walk of shame. It became the latest state to have its 2013 voter I. D. law overturned. Native Americans successfully pressed the case that North Dakota did not have a voter fraud problem that needed fixing. Its mandatory I.D. law was intended to put a damper on Native American suffrage. In [...]Show More Summary