Charlottesville: Four white supremacists charged over 2017 rally

Four men linked to far-right Rise Above Movement accused of intent to incite a riot at deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally Hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis, KKK and members of the ‘alt-right’ march in Charlottesville in 2017 [File: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP] Four men linked to a white supremacist group were arrested on Tuesday in …

I Support NFL Players’ Protests. But I’m Not Boycotting the NFL

Because at this moment in time the power of Black athletes is overcoming the power of White billionaires. If you’re a progressive (if you’re anyone, really) there is a multitude of extremely justifiable reasons not to support the NFL. There’s the inherently violent nature of the game of football and the league’s refusal to properly …

Will Congressional Black Caucus challenge the establishment?

The Congressional Black Caucus is holding its annual conference in Washington, DC, as it faces questions about its role from grassroots candidates who claim it supports the status quo. In Washington, the Congressional Black Caucus is holding its annual conference. The coalition of African American legislators is facing criticism for appearing to want to join …

Harry Belafonte and ‘The Long Road to Freedom’

On the anniversary of the March on Washington, we revisit an interview with the musician and civil rights activist about his anthology of Black music. Harry Belafonte, singer, recording artist, actor, and producer, has been called “the consummate entertainer.” His album Calypso was the first LP in the history of the music industry to sell …

The Black and the Blue: Tackling Police Racism and Abuse on a Systemic Level

An African American law enforcement expert finds hope in the firing of a racist police chief. Sixty miles south of my home is a small municipality in New Jersey called Bordentown Township. The population is 11,367, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Two very important things happened there in 2016. One alarmed me; the other …

Athletes, fans slam Donald Trump for insulting LeBron James

US president takes personal jab at basketball star LeBron James, drawing criticism online. James at last week’s opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron [Phil Long/AP] Donald Trump has sparked uproar online after taking aim at basketball superstar LeBron James, with many social media users calling the US president “racist” and a “bully”. …

US civil rights icon Rosa Parks’ home is up for auction

Other rare historic African-American artefacts up for auction include Jackson 5’s original recording contract, and several chapters of original typed manuscript for Malcolm X’s biography. Guernsey’s in New York is auctioning off “African American Historic & Cultural Treasures”, and included in the auction will be civil rights activist Rosa Parks’ Detroit home, along with dozens …