Posts Tagged: racism

Ossie Davis: Artist and voice for equality, 1917-2005

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Ossie Davis—actor, director, writer and militant civil rights activist—died in Miami on Feb. 4. He was 87. The son of a railroad worker, D...

James Forman: A revolutionary life, 1928-2005

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African American civil rights leader James Rufus Forman died of cancer on Jan. 10, 2005, at the age of 76. Forman was a principal organizer in the Civ...

Communism and Black resistance in the 1930s South

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“Hammer and Hoe,” a 1990 book written by historian Robin D.G. Kelley, chronicles the development of a communist movement in Alabama during the Gre...

The case of the Angola 3

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The Angola 3 are three men who have been incarcerated for decades in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. All are former members of the Black P...

Civil rights and the U.S. revolution

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The modern Civil Rights movement burst onto the scene with the year-long bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama that began Dec. 5, 1955. Nine years later,...

Talking about Martin Luther King, Jr.

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As a part of a continuing series of guest articles, Socialism and Liberation marks Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by publishing a talk by Dr. Claybourne ...

Disenfranchising Black voters: A legacy of U.S. racism

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About one week prior to the Presidential election, a conflict in Ohio drew national attention. The State Republican Party was attempting to challenge ...

A Life in the Black Panther Party” Book review: Mumia Abu-Jamal’s “We Want Freedom”

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Revolutionary journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal has been a political prisoner on death row since 1982. He was arrested on charges of shooting a cop, but has ...

D.C. communities fight baseball stadium, gentrification

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On Sept. 30, District of Columbia Mayor Anthony Williams an­ nounced plans to build a new $440 million publicly-funded sports stadium. The stadium...

Say NO to racial profiling!

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“No, let the people see what I've seen.” That was Mamie Till Mobley’s reply to the undertaker who asked if she wanted her son’...