There's no "race problem" in America. We all have black friends. I even have more than I need. [I call some of them relatives.] Dr. King's dream has not become a nightmare. It's become a dytopian vision of future that simply dresses the dark past in new fangled rags. - Leroy 16, Aug. 2014
From TheDailyBeast: Fear of a dominant black woman, as seen in Serena Williams.
From Truthout: In praise of Bree Newsome.
From TheAtlantic: Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Confederate flag.
From TheWashingtonPost: Baltimore cop talks a horror show.
From TIME via RSN: Baltimore is just the beginning.
From RSN: Outrageous reasons cops gave for killing unarmed citizens.
From Truthout: Swimming while black.
From Truthout: Black and the U.S. military.
From GuardianUK: Banks targeted Black people with bad term loans - I think Rev. Jesse Jackson revealed this over a decade ago.
From Bloomberg: How many indeed.
From TheAtlantic: Take it down now - Ta'Nehisis Coates preaches!
From Truthout: Two ways racists kill.
From TheDailyBeast: John Oliver says "Kill the Confederate Flag."
From Intercept: Only Muslims can be terrorists and not a white boy who slaughtered 9 Black people.
From GuardianUK: Jesse Jackson says we need more than prayer in the wake of Emanuel AME shooting.
From YahooPolitics: Denmark Vesey, an American hero, finally gets a statue.
From TheNewYorker: Charleston and the age of Obama.
From YahooNews: I wouldn't forgive Dylann Roof, him or his Klanly... err... family.
From SPLC: Southern Poverty Law Center statement on Emanuel AME shooting.
From YahooNews: South Carolina State Senator, pastor Clementa Pinckney, among victims at Emanuel AME Church shooting.
From GuardianUK: More on Pastor Pinckney.
From YahooNews: What Dylann Roof said to his victims in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
From TheDailyBeast: More pool trouble for Black children; this time in Ohio.
From the GuardianUK: Witnesses contradict Tamir Rice's killer, Cleveland PD officer Timothy Loehmann.
From YahooNews: New documents on Tamir Rice shooting in Cleveland.
From RSN: Obama remembers what happened to MLK.
From GuardianUK: Don't buy the "Ferguson Effect."
From RSN: Baltimore explained.
From TheGuardian: Wal-Mart: where white cops go to shoot black men, and this one is on his second killing.
From AlJazeera: Mexico's brothel state.
From RSN: Relatives of people killed by cops speak out.
From WashPost: Funny: some pro-law and order talking heads insisted that the number of people being shot be cops was falling fast.
From BuzzFlash: 40 reasons our jails are full of Black and poor people.
From TPM: White fragility.
From YahooNews: 30 years on Alabama death row for nothing.
From the WashingtonPost: DEA steals $16,000 from a young black businessman.
From Truthout: Police don't see black children's lives as the future, but as disposable.
From TheGuardian: Cops stop black guys in nice cars - Chris Rock.
From Haaretz: Black is being oppressed anywhere there is white superiority - even in Israel.
From ThePlayersTribune: Go ahead and put a cap in that ass, David Ortiz.
From the GuardianUK: Justice for Arfee... It will make you laugh-cry.
From BuzzFlash: Anti-gay Christian bigots attack Disney/ABC Family about a proposed TV series in which gay rights activist Dan Savage is a writer.
From Truthout: The school voucher rackets begins to serve its intended purpose.
From RSN: FBI convicted a man using hair analysis, but it was a dog's hair.
From SFGate: Cornell West on more shootings.
From GuardianUK: Elton John and Michael Stipe on the danger of the silence around the abuse of transgender prisoners.
From YahooNews: After a black woman wins mayoral election, white cops and politicians flee town. Hilarious.
From GuardianUK: The black guy dies at the end. The white guy knows why.
From TIME: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar asks who will lead Black Americans.
From WashPost: In 2004, Texas executed a man for the arson murder of his three young daughters. He may have been innocent. Now, the prosecutor of that case is facing misconduct charges.
From FreeThoughtProject: DEA does not enforce drug laws in rich communities...
From TheGuardian: Yes, White outrage at Walter Scott shooting is not enough.
From Truthout: Hip hop and Palestine.
From BuzzFlash: Accusations of being Jewish, then a suicide - strange goings in Missouri GOP.
From RSN: The roots of American racism run deep. Sho' nuff.
From Quartz: The power of Chris Rock's police-stop selfies.
From AmsterdamNews: Mumia is in a diabetic coma.
From TheNewYorker: Seymour Hersh returns to My Lai.
From Mashable: Banksy in Gaza.
From BuzzFlash: The American terrorism of lynching.
From YahooSports: College baseball player loses his gig for ugly thing he said about Little League World Series heroine, Mo'ne Davis.
From NPR via RSN: A Black Mississippi judge's speech to three white murderers of a black man.
From NPR: The power of Malcolm X as a public speaker.
From YahooNews: ESPN's Steven A. Smith encourages Blacks to vote Republican in an argument that is familiar.
From Time: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on MLK Day.
From RSN: "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" by Dr. Martin Luther King
From RSN: Free speech in France... except for Muslim students.
From the WashingtonPost: I didn't believe this statistic until I started working at LSU Graphic Services, when I discovered how many semi-literate white people held positions for which they were unqualified - as per the official requirements for their jobs. Some made more money than Black employees with college degrees, and more shockingly, and also instructors and professors.
From YahooNews: A Univision personality is fired for comparing First Lady Michelle Obama to Planet of the Apes.
From BuzzFlash: Black man in Louisiana gets over 13 years for pot.
From AlJazeeraAmerica: We need the Black Panthers.
From TheGuardian: "The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site' "
From DemocracyNow: Malcolm X remembered 50 years after his assassination.
From RSN: Americans need fair housing free of discrimination, says Richard Trumka
From Truthout: Update on Marissa Alexander who could not stand her ground in Florida as George Zimmerman.
From the NationalPost: In Quebec, a young woman was locked in the back of a police truck with a man who then, raped here.
From NPR: There is also a war on Black girls.
From ConsortiumNews: How Jefferson Davis' name is synonymous with violence against African-Americans, especially in the form of lynching.
From AlJazeera: In Hollywood, black lives don't matter (related to Oscars' snub of "Selma")
From Truthout: Everything is not peach in LGBT equality.
From YahooSports: The story of Brian Banks - falsely accused of rape, his college football and NFL dreams were destroyed. Now, he works for the NFL.
From AlJazeera: 2014 is the year that the myth of equality under the law in America was exposed.
From CrooksandLiars: More on the white man who shot the Black chief of police and got away with it. By the way, a bulletproof vest saved the police chief's life.
From YahooNews: South Florida cops shooting at mug shots of Black men.
From TheGuardian: Yeah, why did they?
From TIME: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The police aren't under attack...
From BuzzFlash: Yes, the media does seem reluctant to call white supremacists and Christian fundamentalists terrorists when they commit acts of terrorists.
From Truthout: The modern day lynching of Rev. Edward Pickney in Michigan.
From LATimes: Exonerated and broke.
From AlterNet: A great review of the new film, Selma.
From YahooParenting: 7 things I can do that my black son can't.
From CNN: I remember hearing about Macy's racial profiling case, but not this one involving "Treme" actor, Robert Brown.