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The Confederacy Finally Stormed the Capitol

Elie Mystal The Nation
President Trump should be impeached, removed from office, and then arrested for inciting his supporters to besiege and invade the US Capitol. Because the rioters were white, they were allowed to walk away. But just imagine if they had been Black.

Naomi Osaka: Athletes, Speak Up

Naomi Osaka New York Times
We’re affected by bias and racism, just like everyone else. Musicians sing and write about social movements all the time. Actors voice their opinions. Yet when it comes to athletes, we are often met with criticism for expressing our opinions.

Reparations Monday

M4BL The Movement for Black Lives M4BL The Movement for Black Lives
fists spelling reparations For #ReparationsMonday we call on you to get educated, spread the word, and join the fight with incredible local organizers and leaders to build Black political power every day.

books

The Long Shadow of Racial Fascism

Alberto Toscano Boston Review
Recent debates have centered on whether it’s appropriate to compare Trump to European fascists. But radical Black thinkers have long argued that racial slavery created its own unique form of American fascism.

Trump Defeated - Four Takes: Black People Defeated Trump; We Win when we Follow Black Women; 10 Takeaways From the 2020 Election and the Future of Healthcare; California's Prop 15

The Movement for Black Lives; Showing Up for Racial Justice; Labor Campaign for Single-Payer, California Calls Portside
The defeat of Donald Trump and the building of grass roots political independent. Reports from The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL); Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ); Labor Campaign for Single-Payer, California Calls

poetry

These Days, Mississippi

Ann Fisher-Wirth About Place Journal
Mississippi poet Ann Fisher-Wirth addresses the persistence of racial injustice at Ole Miss and elsewhere: “I grieve/I cannot march.”
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