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"Black Americans for a Better Future" Super PAC 100% Funded by Rich White Guys
Schwartz, John
The Intercept
New FEC filings show that all of the $417,250 in monetary donations to a Super PAC called "Black Americans for a Better Future" comes from conservative white businessmen-- including $400,000, or 96 pe...
Black Immigrants, 'Model' Minority? Plus: Don Imus
Dickerson, Debra
Mother Jones
'Black' is a label which obscures more than it illuminates.
Black Native Americans in the United States
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Black Native Americans is a term that refers to people of African-American descent, usually with significant Native American ancestry, who also have strong ties to Native American culture, social, and...
Black Seminoles
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The descendants of free blacks and some runaway slaves (maroons), mostly Gullahs who escaped from coastal South Carolina and Georgia rice plantations into the Spanish Florida wilderness beginning as e...
Cherokee freedmen controversy
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
An ongoing political and tribal dispute between the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and descendants of the Cherokee Freedmen regarding tribal citizenship.
Cherokees Vote: Slave Descendants Expelled
The Root
The Supreme Court of the Cherokee Nation has upheld a 2007 tribal decision to kick thousands of descendants of black slaves out of the tribe.
Choctaw Freedmen
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The Choctaw freedmen were enslaved African Americans who became part of the Choctaw Nation with emancipation after the American Civil War.
Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
Django Unchained, or, The Help: How "Cultural Politics" Is Worse Than No Politics at All, and Why
Reed, Adolph Jr.
On reflection, it's possible to see that Django Unchained and The Help are basically different versions of the same movie. Both dissolve political economy and social relations into individual quests a...
Freedom rides
Connexipedia Article
Freedom Riders were Civil Rights activists who rode on interstate buses into the segregated southern United States.
A history of American lynchings
Hopkina, Ruth
A soil collection project is commemorating the forgotten victims of lynching and helping to tell their stories.
The John Lewis Conundrum: Caring for Justice or Carrying Water
Fikre, Teodrose
Ghion Journal
What the author is writing about John Lewis is not so much a condemnation as it is a reflection of the very meaning of justice and how we can fight for it.
The Lives of Amiri Baraka
Hunter, Kim D.
Against the Current
A tribute to the life of author and poet Amiri Baraka who was active in the American Black Arts movement.
The Making of Jericho Road
Against The Current vol. 132
Williams, Charles
Against The Current
An interview with Michael Honey. The paperback edition of Michael Honey’s Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign is released this January 2008.
Rising Up Against Police Violence, From the Black Panthers to #BlackLivesMatter
Thompson, Juan
The Intercept
I turned away more than once while watching Stanley Nelson's documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. I averted my eyes from the screen when FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover's nefarious...
A Short History of Black Voter Suppression
Parker, Nicholas
The Right's organized movement to suppress the votes of African Americans and Latin Americans, and the urban and rural poor by means of the passing of voter ID (Poll Tax) laws in states receives no me...
SNCC's 50-Year Legacy
El-Amin, Theresa
Against the Current
Celebrating SNCC's legacy.
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
Connexipedia Article
One of the principal organizations of the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is the neoliberal face of the black freedom struggle
West, Cornell
Coates represents the neoliberal wing of the black freedom struggle that sounds militant about white supremacy but renders black fightback invisible. This wing reaps the benefits of the neoliberal est...
What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Rural Poverty
Gurley, Lauren
In These Times
Gurly analyzes the institutional reasons behind widespread poverty, depopulation, and unemployment in Jefferson County, Mississippi.

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Polemics and Prophecies 1967-1970
Stone, I.F.
An anthology of I.F. Stone's articles from 1967 - 1970.
Uncovering the Sixties
Life and Times of the Undergound Press
Peck, Abe
A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered t...

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