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Radical White Violence in American History a Sad Tale

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 12.09.2016 | HuffPost Home
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

In his book, Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, author Patrick Phillips describes in graphic detail how white people in Forsyth County...

Texas Judge Suggests Lynching Black Suspect, Denies It's About Race

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 11.25.2016 | Black Voices

A Texas judge is under fire over a comment he posted to Facebook suggesting that a black man suspected of killing a local police officer should be lyn...

A Conversation About Race in Trump's America

Nadia Owusu | Posted 11.16.2016 | Black Voices
Nadia Owusu

I am a black woman, and like most black women, I am familiar with the many forms of racism. Explicit racism: Rome, Italy. I was eight years old and ...

The Evil of Lynching, Exposed

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 10.17.2016 | Politics
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

In Abbeville, South Carolina next Saturday, a historical marker honoring the life of an African American man lynched 100 years ago for challenging a w...

U.S. Police Killings Reminiscent Of Lynching, U.N. Group Says

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | Posted 09.27.2016 | Black Voices

Police killings of black people in the United States are reminiscent of lynchings and the government must do far more to protect them, a United Nation...

Did a Hacker Really Post a Facebook Meme Comparing Obama to a Chimp?

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.02.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Delta County GOP chair Linda Sorenson, who's been the focus of national media attention after sharing a racist Facebook meme comparing Obama to a chimpanzee, has apparently shared or "liked" material in the same vein in the past.

How a Lynching Threat Came to My Alma Mater

Jordan Weiers | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Jordan Weiers

It should not have surprised me to discover that a couple Prior Lake High School students tweeted a lynch threat to a black girl. Or that many others collectively and individually harassed her online with racist jeers, taunts, and memes.

Batson and The Legacy of Lynchings

Angel S. Harris | Posted 05.04.2016 | Black Voices
Angel S. Harris

In order to ensure the legitimacy of the judicial process, prosecutors should not evade their responsibility to selection impartial and inclusive juries. Otherwise, the phenomenon of all-white juries imposing death sentences on Black defendants will continue, harkening back to the sordid lynchings of our past.

Death By Blackness

Shane Claiborne | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Shane Claiborne

Duane has made his last appeal to the United States Supreme Court. My hope and prayer is that the Supreme Court will fix this injustice once and for all. Let justice prevail. No one should be killed because they are black.

America Was Never Great for Black People

Michael W. Waters | Posted 03.15.2017 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

During a recent online conversation with my beautiful, brilliant and graceful mother, she reflected upon the America she grew up in. Born in the mid-1950s, she came of age in the 1960s in rural Central Texas. Both of her parents were educators with a combined 77 years of teaching experience.

Joe's Crab Shack Patrons Are Pissed Over Photo Of A Hanged Black Man

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.11.2016 | Black Voices

Black patrons at a Joe's Crab Shack in Roseville, Minnesota, on Wednesday understandably lost their appetites after they spotted a photo of a hanged b...

An Epidemic Akin Unto Lynching Pt. 2

Timothy N. Welbeck, Esq. | Posted 03.09.2017 | Black Voices
Timothy N. Welbeck, Esq.

Aside from the similarities in the sheer volume of blacks killed by police and those lynched decades before, there remain other staggering parallels between police killings and lynchings.

Know Your Place, Boy! (I Mean, President Obama)

Michael W. Waters | Posted 03.02.2017 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

What President Obama is enduring is the same that has been endured by African Americans since the advent of this nation. Obama is being told to know his place.

5 Hot Books: The Koch Brothers' Dangerous Influence, Investigating a Georgia Lynching, and More

The National Book Review | Posted 01.26.2017 | Home
The National Book Review

This article first appeared in The National Book Review: Five books people are talking about this week -- or should be: 1. Dark Money: The Hidden ...

Slavery Never Ended. It Just Evolved.

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.18.2016 | Politics
Jim Wallis

We pilgrimaged to a lonely spot on the outskirts of the city and another site in the town of Wetumpka. We dug dirt from the holy ground and placed it in those jars. We remembered and prayed for those lynching victims by name. It was a powerful and moving experience for all.

Surveying American Sins at Solstice

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 12.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The Christmas greeting, "Peace on earth, goodwill toward men," is rooted in the Gospel yet has a universal pull. As an aspiration it seems as distant as ever.

In the 'Hour Late' ( Joe Webster 2 )

Jon Horford | Posted 12.10.2016 | Arts
Jon Horford

Even after exceeding expectations for black people in the south by becoming wealthy landowners, Joe's family could not escape the harsh realities of the times.

A Conversation With Ta-Nehisi Coates

Harvard University’s Institute of Politics | Posted 11.13.2016 | College
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics

This past summer, I read Atlantic Media journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates' new book Between the World and Me. To say it had a profound impact on me and the way I understand race relations in the U.S does not do the piece justice. I finished it with a dropped jaw.

Police Killings Surpass the Worst Years of Lynching, Capital Punishment, and a Movement Responds

Jerome Karabel | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

Like the movements against lynching, state-sanctioned segregation and the death penalty before it, today's movement against extra-judicial killings by police is part of a centuries-long struggle for racial justice.

The Elaine Lynchings: A Visit to Elaine, Arkansas, 100 Years After America's Deadliest Race Riot

LaReeca Rucker | Posted 09.04.2016 | Black Voices
LaReeca Rucker

Today, one year after the turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri, race riots sparked by alleged profiling, discrimination and police militarization are still making headlines in America. But in 1919, Elaine, Arkansas, was the center of the country's deadliest race riot.

Bishop Tutu's Dream

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.04.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We must wake up, open our eyes and ears, avoid convenient ignorance, seek the truth, speak up, stand up, and never give up fighting for justice for all. How long?

Noosed Necks, Flesh Beloved.

A.J. Walton | Posted 08.28.2016 | Black Voices
A.J. Walton

The images of lynchings reflect the reality in which so many continue to live. It disturbs us, causes discomfort, and pours salt on centuries-old wounds. But more than that, it screams out that there's nothing new under the sun, just a different way of burning hopes and dreams and lives.

6 Things You Should Know About The County Where Sandra Bland Died

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three days after being arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer during a traffic stop, Sandra Bland was found hanged in a Hemp...

Woman Arrested After Allegedly Chasing Black Teen With Bat And Threatening To Hang His Family

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.09.2015 | Black Voices

A woman was arrested on Sunday after allegedly chasing a group of black teens with a baseball bat and threatening them, telling one, "I hang your fami...

Black Woman's 'Lynching' Arrest Sparks Debate Over California Law

Reuters | Emmett Berg | Posted 07.02.2015 | Black Voices

California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday was considering whether to sign a bill that would remove the word "lynching" from a 1933 law that used th...