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World News & Views

The latest from the Black community worldwide.

Black state legislators want economic bailout – ‘in the neighborhood’

Dropout rates, infant mortality rates and incarceration rates - all often associated with economic injustice - are skyrocketing in cities and states across the nation.

Blacks built the White House

When the new First Family takes up residence in the White House in January, Barack and Michelle Obama and their daughters will be living in a historic mansion that was built in large measure with slave labor.

A great opportunity to integrate the construction unions

This is a great time to make a long overdue change. Construction unions are the most racist organizations in the nation. Let's make them integrate.

The rains of death in Gaza

As bombs rain down, Palestinians call on all 'freedom loving people to act immediately in any possible way to put pressure on their governments to end diplomatic ties with Apartheid Israel and institute sanctions against it.'

Politics make strange bedfellows

Conservative Christian leaders and gay activists have become bedfellows in their criticism of the choice of Rev. Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at Obama's inauguration.

From Fanon to Africa, with love

Fanon's work was widely read on three continents and is still worthy of study, not least because the insightful thinker predicted how African rulers would rule if they didn't unite the continent's various peoples and failed to develop truly independent and socialist governing systems.

Christmas under occupation

U.S. hands off the little town of Bethlehem! In this season celebrating the birth of the Prince of Peace, let us all resolve to pray and work for ending the occupation, implementing other internationally recognized Palestinian rights and allowing Palestinians to shed the shackles of U.S. foreign policy.

The rebirth of Konbit in Haiti

Dec. 16, was the 18th anniversary of Haiti's first free and democratic elections that gave rise to the Lavalas movement which catapulted Aristide into the presidency in 1990. Thousands of Haitians took to the streets.

Enduring Dixie: College football today

In 2008 we are faced with a question: What is the easier path for an African-American male, becoming president of the United States or an NCAA Division I football coach?

Somali woes: The perils of intervention

Although Somalis have recently been in the Western press because of piracy, the nation has a long and distinct history, centuries before the era of European colonialism.

Mexico City’s Week of Solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal

With drums, songs, rap, performance and a lot of leafleting, the friends of Mumia in Mexico demanded his freedom in the zocalo on Saturday, Dec. 6, in solidarity with the march in Philadelphia.

North American academics call for free and fair elections in El Salvador

The letter asserts, "The United States government must respect the right of the Salvadoran electorate to choose its government free from threats of U.S. hostility or reprisals."

Thrown shoes unite Iraq

Tribal leaders from throughout Iraq, from the North to South and from East to West, have claimed him as their son. Muntather's action has united Sunnis, Shiites and Christians. It's united Iraqis as Iraqis.

Merchants of death: Exposing the corporate-financed holocaust in Africa

Blacked out by a media smokescreen are the corporate executives, government officials and expatriate personnel of Western enterprises whose success amidst chaos implicates them in the deracination and death of millions of Black people.

America’s sixth child

On the day he died, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called his mother to give her his next Sunday's sermon title: "Why America May Go to Hell."

The Great Harlem Debate: Was the Obama Election Good for Black People?

This past Sunday over 1,200 people showed up at Salem Methodist Church in Harlem to listen and weigh in on a discussion that has been raging on in our communities but is oftentimes swept under the rug.

Don’t be a Buffalo Soldier

"Buffalo Soldiers": Oppressed people given guns and sent out to kill other oppressed people. An old and shameful story that some people, somehow, take pride in. Now that story - and that call - is being revived.

The open-air prison called Gaza Strip

Gaza Strip, Palestine, has been brutally occupied by Apartheid Israel since 1967 and has been under a genocidal siege since mid-2007.

Chicago workers: ‘Don’t let it die!’

"This is the start of something," urges Republic Windows worker Raul Flores. "Don't let it die. Learn something from it."

Keeping the pressure on in Paris, Texas

Driven by a hurting mother's call for justice, nearly 300 protesters from across the state and country converged on the lawn of the Lamar County Courthouse to speak out about the fatal dragging of 24-year-old Brandon McClelland.