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Jussie Smollett Survived an Attempted Lynching: This Is America

Rosa Clemente and JLove Calderón; Color of Change Latino Rebels
Early Tuesday, actor, musician, and activist, Jussie Smollett was attacked at a Chicago Subway by two men who shouted racist and homophobic slurs and with “This is MAGA country” as they beat him, tied a noose around his neck, and poured bleach on him

Finding Hope for Palestine in a Montgomery Memorial

Dima Khalidi AL.com
I came to the opening ceremonies with a delegation of other Palestinian lawyers and activists who wanted to go together to witness, learn from and make connections with our own history of violence, dispossession and erasure. Our Palestinian delegation in Montgomery left with renewed hope that we too

The Pain We Still Need to Feel

Jamelle Bouie Slate
The new lynching memorial confronts the racial terrorism that corrupted America—and still does.

Friday Nite Videos | April 27, 2018

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Pain and Terror: America Remembers Lynching. All Along the Watchtower | Playing for Change. How Michael Cohen Pleading the 5th Could Backfire on Donald Trump. Trump Freaks Out on Fox & Friends. Kanye West Ignites a Debate About Racism.

Pain and Terror: America Remembers Its Past

 
More than 4,400 enslaved black men, women and children were lynched by white mobs between 1877 and 1950. As America’s first memorial and museum dedicated to the legacy of enslaved black people opens in Montgomery, Alabama, Guardian reporter Ed Pilkington meets founder and racial justice lawyer Bryan Stevenson

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John Edgar Wideman's "Writing to Save a Life"

Charles R. Larson Counterpunch
Wideman's mixed-genre work examines the lives and legacies of the young Till, his father, Louis Till, and what they can tell us about racism and about families.

Friday Nite Videos | June 16, 2017

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