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After Baton Rouge, St. Paul, et al, Police Action Has Replaced Lynchings as Most Heinous Fate of Black Males

Murray Forseter | Posted 07.07.2016 | Crime
Murray Forseter

For the second consecutive day, and for too many times in the last several years, the nation has been transfixed by reports and video of policemen using the shield of their position to administer lethal punishment against Afro-American males.

Public Hanging of a Black Man Used as Table Decor: An Apology is Not Enough

Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon | Posted 03.12.2016 | Black Voices
Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon

I cannot fathom how anyone could be so ignorant as to think the use of the picture of the 1895 hanging of Richard Burelson in Texas on its tables would be funny. Nonetheless, Joe's Crab Shack in Roseville, Minnesota used the photograph with a comic caption above the condemned man's head.

#Iwouldnever: The Truth Telling Project Calls on All Black Americans to Take the Pledge

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 07.17.2016 | Black Voices
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

Documenting truths related to systemic injustice is an important first step in helping individuals and communities approach the abolishment of complex structures that shield and sustain human rights abuses.

A Modest Suggestion to Make Americans Confront the Scourge of Gun Violence

Mike Weisser | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Yesterday, I read about a new project to place memorial markers at the 4,000 sites where African Americans were lynched in the South. It awoke the emotions I felt when I first viewed plaques on buildings in Paris memorializing Jews who were sent East by the Nazis and never seen again.

America, What Do We Do After Charleston?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.02.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I am a native South Carolinian. Charleston is my maternal ancestral home. My great grandmother was born during slavery. My great grandfather I have been told was a plantation overseer. Never have I been more proud and more ashamed of my dueling ancestral heritages than right now.

Lilly Workneh

This Striking Image Shows A Different Side Of America's Racist History | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.29.2016 | Black Voices

When photographer Tyler Shields captured the provocative photo of a naked black man hanging a white Klansman from a tree branch, he considered his wor...

Justice Denied

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The outrage over the killing of an unarmed Black teenager who was doing nothing wrong must continue until some semblance of justice is achieved. Let us refuse to be silent until the killing of Black mothers' sons is as important as the killing of White mothers' sons.