How The FBI Weaponized Homophobia In The Civil Rights Movement
The Civil Rights and Black Power movements focused on racial justice, but often overlooked the experiences of the LGBT community.
How Black Women Contributed to the Civil Rights Movement…Despite Its SexismHOW BLACK WOMEN CONTRIBUTED TO THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT (Despite Its Sexism) by Darius Spearman (African Elements) INTRODUCTION While the civil rights movement was largely successful, it wasn’t without its challenges. In fact, it was plagued with sexism. When...
Russia And Black People: Relationship Status (It’s Complicated)
WNBA superstar, Brittney Griner had been entering Russia to play in the Russian Premier League during the off-season since 2014. However, in February 2022, Russian customs officials detained Griner after finding cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage. Over the years, the relationship between Black people and Soviet Russia has vacillated between acceptance and discrimination and violence.
California’s Reparations Task Force: An Unapologetic Call for Racial Justice
In 2020 California Secretary of State Shirley Weber put forward California Assembly Bill 3121. The bill’s passage established the first-in-a-nation task force to study reparations. Reparations seek to right the wrongs of the past, ensure that our children are not victims of the same injustices we have suffered, and heal as a nation.
Marcus Garvey and the Call for Black Unity
Marcus Garvey practiced a doctrine of self-reliance, anti-colonialism, and Black unity, but rivalries and factionalism ultimately led to his downfalI.