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Black People, Be Careful What You Ask for When You Ask for Gun Control Black People, Be Careful What You Ask for When You Ask for Gun Control

For the most part, Rep. John Lewis had the right idea.

Poverty Doesn't Stop Cuba From Keeping Its Black Citizens Healthy, so What’s America’s Excuse? Poverty Doesn't Stop Cuba From Keeping Its Black Citizens Healthy, so What’s America’s Excuse?

Whenever I hear Cubans talk about their nation’s advancements in health care, and when I think about where the U.S. is on all this, what I hear is a tale of two scarcities. The tales, however, end differently for the people of color who are the main characters.

Red States Aren’t That Red for Trump, Thanks to Latinos Red States Aren’t That Red for Trump, Thanks to Latinos

Donald Trump may be on his way to claiming the Republican presidential nomination, at least in part, by vowing to build a wall to keep Mexicans out of the U.S., but many of those Mexicans may have quietly built a wall that will keep him out of the White House.

Before Emmett Till’s Death, Willie James Howard, 15, Was Murdered in Fla. Before Emmett Till’s Death, Willie James Howard, 15, Was Murdered in Fla.

Eleven years before Emmett Till’s bloated and brutalized corpse was displayed on the pages of Jet magazine as proof of the South’s atrocities against African Americans, there was Willie James Howard.

Is Donald Trump Vying to Become the Next George Wallace? Is Donald Trump Vying to Become the Next George Wallace?

Replace Donald Trump’s New York accent with a Southern drawl, then replace his use of “illegals” with the n-word, and there you have it: a 2015 version of George Wallace, Alabama’s segregationist governor who stoked fear and prejudice to find his place in politics.

Why It’s Important to Remember Cuba’s Connection to Africa Why It’s Important to Remember Cuba’s Connection to Africa

Since President Barack Obama restored diplomatic relations with Cuba—culminating with the reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana last week after being shuttered for more than 50 years—much has been written about the country’s ties to black America.

A Conversation With Cuba That Is Long Overdue A Conversation With Cuba That Is Long Overdue

Two weeks before President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. and Cuba would reopen embassies that had been shuttered for more than 50 years, I was embarking on a bit of diplomacy of my own.

Law Enforcement and the KKK Have a Close History in Florida Law Enforcement and the KKK Have a Close History in Florida

Once upon a time in Florida, for many law-enforcement officers, being in the Ku Klux Klan was almost akin to being in the Fraternal Order of Police.

The Baby as Accessory: This Ridiculed Mom Didn’t Start It The Baby as Accessory: This Ridiculed Mom Didn’t Start It

On one level, I can see how Shona Carter-Brooks got it twisted.

How ‘Stand Your Ground’ Is Killing Black People How ‘Stand Your Ground’ Is Killing Black People

If Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis weren’t worthy-enough victims for people to push for “Stand your ground” laws to be revised or repealed, Sherdavia Jenkins should be.

A Juror Looked at Jordan Davis and Saw a Criminal A Juror Looked at Jordan Davis and Saw a Criminal

Michael Dunn got away with murder.

How Keeping Our Sons Safe Makes It OK for Whites to Be Racists How Keeping Our Sons Safe Makes It OK for Whites to Be Racists

The slaying of 17-year-old Jordan Davis by a white man who didn’t appreciate his taste in music had some black people scrambling to give black boys “the talk” about how not to scare white people into shooting them.

Marissa Alexander Must Watch Her Every Step Marissa Alexander Must Watch Her Every Step

I’m worried that Marissa Alexander might end up becoming another Claudette Colvin.

For Black Cubans, That Handshake Was Hope For Black Cubans, That Handshake Was Hope

It’s hard to get excited about a handshake. It is just a courteous gesture, after all.

Removing Klansman’s Name From School Is Long Overdue Removing Klansman’s Name From School Is Long Overdue

Since Barack Obama made history as the nation’s first black president in 2008, efforts to whitewash all the other history that the nation had to overcome to get to that moment have been leaking into lesson plans.

Educating Black Boys Means Believing in Them Educating Black Boys Means Believing in Them

In "a society dominated by forces bent on breaking" black boys "instead of nurturing them," it's important for families to show that they believe in their children, especially when it comes to education, Tonyaa Weathersbee writes at BlackAmericaWeb.

Why the Black and Poor Loved Hugo Chávez Why the Black and Poor Loved Hugo Chávez

(Special to The Root) — In June of 2007, I was eating breakfast at a restaurant in downtown Caracas when a sea of Venezuelans flooded the streets shouting their support for their president, Hugo Chávez, after he decided against renewing the license of Radio Caracas Televisión.

A Bleak Future for Unprepared Workers A Bleak Future for Unprepared Workers

BlackAmericaWeb blogger Tonyaa Weathersbee writes that with an unemployment rate of 13.8 percent, blacks in America face a bleak economic landscape. And jobs that once paved the way to the middle class are being replaced by technology.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Stench of Opportunism Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Stench of Opportunism

In a post at BlackAmericaWeb, Tonyaa Weathersbee dismantles a plan by Arizona's controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio to have armed posses patrol elementary schools, saying the idea can easily go awry. Arpaio is known for his anti-immigration stance and for touting Obama Birther conspiracies.

Why the Voting Rights Act Is Still Vital Why the Voting Rights Act Is Still Vital

Writing at BlackAmericaWeb, Tonyaa Weathersbee explains the importance of the civil rights issue currently before the Supreme Court.

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