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AFRICANGLOBE - On July 22, in announcing the federal indictment of Charleston killer Dylann Roof, Attorney General Loretta Lynch commented that the expression of forgiveness offered by the victims' families is “an incredible lesson and message for us all.” Forgiveness and grace are, indeed, hallmarks of the Black Church. But what about the psychic toll that these acts of forgiveness exact?
AFRICANGLOBE - Officially, Kalief Browder died as a result of suicide at his family’s home in the Bronx this weekend. Yet it’s not a stretch to say the racist criminal justice system that locked him up for more than three years without a trial was likely the main culprit for the young man’s death. This is what white supremacy does. It disproportionately targets Black people and uses its system (jails, police, unsupportive work environments, white privilege at universities and other institutions) to break them. But it is not just about jails. Even young black kids who attend pool parties are at risk.
AFRICANGLOBE - Sadly, Black women of the U.S. army who choose not wear weaves or wigs and also choose not to use heat or chemical relaxers to straighten their own naturally curly hair are being severely dishonored and disrespected byArmy Regulation 670-1 which bans a number of traditional hairstyles for afro-textured hair.