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Race, Class, & Immigration

The intersectionality of racism, classism, and immigration policy is as pertinent today as in the past. Who is deemed legal and illegal, afforded full citizenship rights or not, is almost always determined by master-class politics and race.

Legal Crusader Michael J. Kennedy, 1938 – 2016: A Tribute

By Bernardine Dohrn

Bernardine Dohrn delivered this eulogy for Michael Kennedy at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Manhattan on January 28, 2016. Michael Kennedy represented Dohrn when she returned to “legal” life after 11 years as a fugitive, and when she resisted a subpoena to a federal grand jury in May of 1982 in New York City, was declared in civil contempt and sent to jail. (more…)

“Sold To Africa”: Remembering Patrice Lumumba

By Keisha Blain | African American Intellectual History Society Fifty-five years ago, on January 17, 1961, Patrice Lumumba, the first democratically-elected prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was assassinated in a coordinated transnational effort backed by the … Continue reading

Black Lives Matter – A Call for Empathy

By Michelle Lugalia-Hollon, Contributing Editor, Global Health “Tell me what has become of my rights Am I invisible because you ignore me? ….All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us.” ~Michael Jackson  “You know when ubuntu … Continue reading

A Mother Confronts Police Torture in Chicago

By Mary L. Johnson In Chicago, young Black activists have been organizing unapologetically against police violence and to end the criminalization of youth. With Black Youth Project 100 and Fearless Leading by Youth at the helm, thousands of protesters expressed … Continue reading

Lioness of Lisabi: A Black Girl Power Story

by Stephanie Shonekan, Art, Music, and Pop Culture, Contributing Editor Reverberations of the assertion that Black Lives Matter have been heard and felt across the nation, on our street corners and in our communities, on college campuses, and in media … Continue reading

Confronting Anti-Blackness at Mizzou

By William C. Anderson, Race, Class and Immigration, Contributing Editor Around the country, Black students on college campuses have captured the nation’s attention and imagination with their determined protests against institutional racism. The University of Missouri, or Mizzou, has been … Continue reading