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The Genocide Continues: Terrance Kellom Gunned Down By ICE Agent

AFRICANGLOBE - Terrance Kellom was the 380th person killed by law enforcement officers in 2015, according to an online database that compiles news reports of instances of use of deadly force. Kellom was killed at the same time Baltimore residents joined massive protests over the April 19 murder of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American man who died from spinal injuries apparently incurred in police custody.

The Drug War: The Primary Reason Why 1.5 Million Black Men...

AFRICANGLOBE - The primary reasons 1.5 million men are missing from their communities is because they are behind bars or because of early death, the story noted. The numbers are shocking and offensive.

1.5 Million Black Men Are Missing

AFRICANGLOBE - In the parts of the country with large African-American populations, thousands upon thousands of Black men are missing. There are 1.5 million fewer prime-age Black men (25 to 54) living in their communities than Black women, census data show.

Killer Cops And The War On Black America

AFRICANGLOBE - As Frederick Douglass said, “for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival.” The United States produced a bumper crop of what Billie Holiday would call “Strange Fruit,” in March: at least 111 bodies, the majority of them unarmed Black men, shot down by police in the blood-fertilised streets of American cities.

State Of Black America A ‘Tale Of Two Nations’

AFRICANGLOBE - "The recession is, 'over', except that the recession is still raging in many urban communities," Despite annual increases in high school graduation and college attendance rates, unemployment figures for Blacks are as high as 20 percent in seven of the country's largest cities. The current national unemployment rate is 5.5 percent.

State Of Black America: Injustice ‘On Every Front’

AFRICANGLOBE - Justice for African Americans was challenged “on every front” in the past year according to a report released Thursday — especially in terms of accountability for police misconduct, erosion of voting rights and widening economic gaps. “Simply put, the state of Black America is in crisis,”

How The FBI Helped Police Track #BlackLivesMatter Protesters

AFRICANGLOBE - FBI agents believe that peaceful protests are events terrorists or “violent anarchists” may “infiltrate” and exploit to “commit criminal acts.” The perceived threat is the pretext for taking note of any and all acts of dissent.

Yes, Black America Hate The Police. Here’s Why

AFRICANGLOBE - For Black Americans, policing is "the most enduring aspect of the struggle for civil rights, it has always been the mechanism for racial surveillance and control." In the South, police once did the dirty work of enforcing the racial caste system. The Ku Klux Klan and law enforcement were often indistinguishable. Black-and-white photographs of the era memorialize the way police sicced German shepherds on civil rights protesters and peeled the skin off Black children with the force of water hoses.

Twin Evils: Terrorism And Racism

AFRICANGOBE - The extremist violence attacking Black Americans should be on a decline. On the contrary, there appears to be a national resurgence of racial violence against Black people. Black America has had to challenge and endure centuries of violent acts of extremism in the forms of domestic terrorism and racism. The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) even to this day claims to be a Christian organization.

How Black Middle-Class Kids Become Poor Adults

AFRICANGLOBE - “Even Black Americans who make it to the middle class are likely to see their kids fall down the ladder, seven out of 10 Black children who are born to families with income that falls in the middle quintile of the income spectrum will find themselves with income that's one to two quintiles below their parents' during their own adulthood".

St. Louis Police Gun Down Another Black Teenager

AFRICANGLOBE - St. Louis police shot and killed 19-year-old Isaac Holmes late Wednesday night, the same day that is was reported that the U.S. Justice Department would not pursue federal civil rights charges against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot killed teenager Michael Brown last August.

Black America’s Political Muscle Goes Soft

AFRICANGLOBE - There are 42 million Black people in the US, with a combined purchasing power expected to hit $1.1 trillion this year. And yet, Black Americans spent much of 2014 on bended knee — pleading for justice, crying for jobs, begging for equal treatment

Ferguson And Staten Island: America, Separate And Unequal

AFRICANGLOBE - The message to Africans in America was loud and clear, “The American system of justice does not apply to you”. Neither Michael Brown nor Eric Garner was afforded the opportunity to face a jury of their peers for their alleged crimes. “Justice” was dispensed on the street by law enforcement officials.

Whoopi Goldberg Skeptical Of Bill Cosby Accuser: ‘Don’t You Do A...

AFRICANGLOBE - ABC's "The View" spent a significant portion of Monday's episode discussing the resurfacing of rape allegations against comedian Bill Cosby, but Whoopi Goldberg refused to pass early judgment. Instead, the host expressed doubts over actress Barbara Bowman's accusations and suggested she might come onto the program to answer a few questions directly.

America’s Political Gridlock Not Likely To End Soon

AFRICANGLOBE - It’s getting a lot harder to convince young African-Americans that voting changes things in the US, six years after the country elected its first Black president – for the simple reason that not very much has changed for the better for Black America since Barack Obama’s election.

Ranking Black America As A Separate Nation

AFRICANGLOBE - When talk show host Larry Elder declared that racism is not a major problem and that Black Americans are thriving economically, he added: "If Black America were a country, it'd be the 15th wealthiest nation in the world."
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