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Oct 07 – Oct 20, 2021

Commentary: The California Boomtown That Racism Destroyed

But not all wealth destruction has been violent. It’s no less important to recognize the myriad instances in which a White establishment has more subtly undermined Black efforts at world-building and economic advancement, effectively stealing their boots while telling them to pull themselves up by their bootstraps.
marvin t jones

Marker for Raid that Rescued 2,500 Enslaved People to be Erected in North Carolina

The marker will commemorate the eye-popping Wild’s Raid. The Raid occurred when 2,000 African American soldiers conducted a raid in northeastern NC, from December 5 to December 24 in 1863. Most of the soldiers had been enslaved only months before and many were returning to their home communities to rescue family and neighbors.
trevor mcfadden

Judge Questions If Capitol Rioters Are Being Treated Fairly

The Associated Press reported that U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden, who was appointed by former President Trump and is of European-descent, suggested that the January 6 rebels were being treated harsher than rioters in D.C. last year following the murder of George Floyd.
ivan brown realty
rashida tlaib

Some Blacks and All Muslims Voted Against $1 Billion for Israeli Defense

On her Facebook page, Tlaib, the only Palestinian-American member of Congress, said “We keep hearing that there’s not enough money to cover needs like healthcare or housing for struggling communities here at home.

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ibrahim cisse

10 Blacks Named MacArthur Fellows; Get $625,000 Grants

Ten of 25 of this year’s MacArthur 'Genius Grants' are to African people and include Nigerien-American biophysicist Ibrahim Cissé (the French spelling for Ceesay) and African-Puerto Rican painter Daniel Lind-Ramos.
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indigenous peoples day


The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Virtual Conference is finally here online as well as the in-person Harvest Festival in Riverdale, Maryland. Readers in Washington, DC and other American cities will celebrate Indigenous People's Day, Mon, Oct 11. Both Mosaic and Woolly Mammoth are offering new in-person theater productions.

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Haiti was on the top of our email reader’s mind; on our website, a past issue was number one; on Facebook a political commentary was supreme; and the announcement of photographer Sharon Farmer being on Port Of Harlem talk radio was the favorite on Instagram.
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