The Supreme Court’s Failure To Protect Blacks’ Rights

After the Civil War, 4 million former slaves were looking for social equality and economic opportunity. It wasn’t clear initially whether they would enjoy full-fledged citizenship or would be subjugated by the white population. In the 1860s, it was the Republican Party in Washington — the home of former abolitionists — that sought to grant…

Killer Mike demands Black people stand with Byron Allen in Supreme Court fight

Atlanta born and social justice-centered, Killer Mike is clear about our responsibility as African Americans to one another. Without a doubt, the rapper/activist believes that as a community, our focus should be one that builds the African American dollar, supports institutions that cultivate Black leadership, and influence Black entrepreneurs to shift culture through deals. COLUMBIA,…

Bryan Stevenson: “The North won the Civil War, but the South won the narrative war” on history of racism

Bryan Stevenson, an attorney and the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative who is the subject of the new HBO documentary “True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality,” says that it is imperative that Americans confront the brutal, ugly truth of our country’s history.  Appearing on “CBS This Morning” Monday, he said, “I don’t…