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Understanding the History of Policing in America and Police Violence Against Black Communities – People For the American Way

Understanding the History of Policing in America and Police Violence Against Black Communities – People For the American Way

People For the American Way’s recent report, All Safe: Transforming Public Safety, provides concrete policy proposals for the transformation and implementation of public safety programs specifically at the local level. Eliminating police violence and improving public...
Thoughts from the Outside: ‘If We Must Die’

Thoughts from the Outside: ‘If We Must Die’

From the November-December 2022 issue of News & Lettersby FaruqA new biography of the great Black poet, Claude McKay (Claude McKay: The Making of a Black Bolshevik, Columbia University Press, 2022), brings out the hidden story of this Black radical. I first...
How the Free Black Community of Weeksville Rose in 19th-Century Brooklyn | National Trust for Historic Preservation

How the Free Black Community of Weeksville Rose in 19th-Century Brooklyn | National Trust for Historic Preservation

But however stable homelife appeared in Weeksville, white mob violence was still a threat elsewhere in the area. “White supremacy was very much the norm in Manhattan and Brooklyn. These weren’t isolated incidents,” says Kanakamedala. “Black Brooklynites realized that...
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