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In her own words: An open letter from Assata Shakur

On the 40th anniversary of the arrest of ex-political prisoner in exile Assata Shakur for the death of New Jersey Police Officer Werner Foerster, the FBI added Shakur to their Most Wanted Terrorist List, making her the first woman and second domestic terrorist to make the list. In additon, the NJPD contributed $1 million to the FBI’s $1 million bounty on Shakur. The following is an open letter from Assata S ...

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Brandeis U study says policies and practices — not personal behavior — drive disparities

As long as most of us can remember, Black communities have taught and believed that a college education is the key to social and economic advancement. But according to a new research and policy brief by Brandeis University scholars, that long-held belief is only one of several factors affecting Black America’s ability to build wealth. ...

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Guns, not the Klan, are the real threat

Chicago suffers unbearable levels of gun violence, yet the victims remain largely silent. They travel from funeral home to graveyard, rather than march from church to gun shop. The president is applauded when he calls for action on gun violence, but before his plane leaves the tarmac, more are shot, including even the sister of one of the young children standing behind him during his address. ...

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