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The “Unrapeable” Wayne Carter: Sexual Violation and the Black Male

by Guest Columnist on April 21 2009, 12:14PM

by Andrea Plaid Originally posted at Racialicious. The discussion of Lil Wayne’s virginity starts at 2:40. I give mad kudos to Cara for her smartly written analysis about Lil’ Wayne having his rape exploited as talk-show fodder on Jimmy Kimmel’s…

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How to Criticize a Black President [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on April 16 2009, 10:27AM

Step 1: Have a valid criticism. The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cObama Denies Habeas Corpuscolbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorNASA Name Contest The New York Times has some background on the issue. And for the nerds in the audience…

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Listen to Compact for Racial Justice Forum Call - Race & Recession [AUDIO]

by Jorge Rivas on April 15 2009, 9:39AM

If you missed yesterday’s Racial Justice Forum call on “Race & Recession” you can listen to or download a recording below. Dowload MP3 A special thank you to yesterday’s presenters: • Jose Garcia, Associate Director for Research and Policy, DEMOS…

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Absent from Racial Justice: Obama and Durban II [VIDEO]

by Tammy Johnson on April 9 2009, 12:36PM

I had the privilege of being a member of the ARC delegation that attended the 2001 UN World Conference Against Racism, in Durban, South Africa. It was a life-changing experience. I saw people from all corners of the globe…

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Listen to Compact for Racial Justice Forum Call - Race & Civil Rights [AUDIO]

by Jorge Rivas on April 1 2009, 2:39PM

If you missed yesterday’s Racial Justice Forum call on “Race & Civil Rights” you can listen to or download a recording below. Dowload MP3 A special thank you to yesterday’s presenters: • Hilary Shelton, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy…

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Oakland’s police and community: We have a lot of work to do [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on March 28 2009, 10:23AM

Rhoda, a longtime Oakland resident, remembers fallen officer Sergeant Mark Dunakin as a irreplaceable member of her community, and as a needed role model for her sons. At the same time, she knows all too well that the unjust…

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Latino Hate Crimes Rising, What Would You Do? [VIDEO]

by Jorge Rivas on March 27 2009, 3:39PM

ABC correspondent John Quiñones has been one of a handful of Latinos reporting for the network’s most popular primetime news shows. He’s covered the Contra War in Nicaragua, civil war in El Salvador, and the U.S. invasion of Panama….

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Loans and housing policy race divide fed the bubble trouble [VIDEO]

by Tammy Johnson on March 19 2009, 5:48AM

Tammy Johnson, with the aid of a whiteboard, puts the foreclosure crisis in a historical context. Tammy shows the connection between the government’s past restrictive covenants and the banks’ present-day lending policies toward communities of color, and shows how…

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Listen to Compact for Racial Justice Forum Call - Race & Immigration [AUDIO]

by Jorge Rivas on March 17 2009, 4:08PM

If you missed today’s Racial Justice Forum call on “Race and Immigration” you can listen to or download a recording below. Dowload MP3 A special thank you to today’s presenters, you can find links to their organizations and additional resources…

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Nunu Kidane on Race, Refugees, and Obama [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on March 16 2009, 6:24AM

Priority Africa Network’s Nunu Kidane discusses America’s destructively racialized refugee policy, and calls out the disparity between intentions and actions towards countries in need. Check out Priority Africa Network at PriorityAfrica.org. For more on the future of America’s immigration…

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Tavis Smiley and Obama’s Accountability [VIDEO]

by Tammy Johnson on March 5 2009, 10:45AM

Today I’m giving kudos to journalist and author Tavis Smiley, who is not another spin doctor delivering talking points from a press release. Smiley, through his books and his annual State of the Black Union Summit, is clearly on…

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Compact for Racial Justice Forum Call - Race & Health [AUDIO]

by Jorge Rivas on March 3 2009, 4:15PM

If you missed today’s Racial Justice Forum call on “Race and Health” you can listen to or download a recording below. Dowload MP3 A special thank you to today’s presenters, you can find links to their organizations below. • Jill…

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Sujatha Jesudason on Saying No to Medical Racial Profiling [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on March 3 2009, 4:10AM

Generations Ahead’s Sujatha Jesudason pushes back against the bad science that ties bogus racial genetics to health issues, and breaks down how this framework overlooks real environmental and health care access inequities. Sujatha Jesudason is the author of the…

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[VIDEO] Addressing Obama’s Racial Coding

by Tammy Johnson on February 25 2009, 2:15PM

Like millions of Americans, I watched President Obama deliver his speech before Congress and the US Supreme Court. As I sat in my accountant’s office, doing my taxes, I wondered what his vision of America really meant for me,…

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Majora Carter goes Primetime

by Jorge Rivas on February 24 2009, 11:47AM

I don’t know much about True North, besides the fact that it’s a subsidiary brand of FritoLay, but I do know that they paid top dollar to air their commercial staring Majora Carter during the Oscars on Sunday night….

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[VIDEO] Rick Santelli on victims of foreclosure: ‘Losers’ who engaged in ‘bad behavior’

by Channing Kennedy on February 19 2009, 2:38PM

In case your brain has been working too well lately, here’s CNBC’s Rick Santelli, laying it down on Obama’s proposed foreclosure rescue plan. To wit: “The government is promoting bad behavior … How about this, president and new administration?…

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[VIDEO] The Green-Collar Stimulus: Alliances to Strengthen our Economy, our Communities, and our Environment

by Channing Kennedy on February 17 2009, 11:38AM

Ian Kim of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights calls for advocacy groups to join forces, to ensure that the stimulus money gets put into green-collar jobs initiatives at all levels of government, to strengthen our most vulnerable…

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[VIDEO] Racial Justice and the Employee Free Choice Act: Richard Trumka Interview pt. 2

by Channing Kennedy on February 10 2009, 9:51AM

In the second installment of Tammy Johnson’s interview with AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Richard Trumka, Mr. Trumka outlines the Employee Free Choice Act and its potential to bring equity to communities of color. Visit FreeChoiceAct.org to learn about and endorse the…

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Jesse Lee Peterson “shocks” Hannity [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on February 4 2009, 2:02PM

It’s common knowledge that if a Black commentator is on Fox News, he or she is there to, oh let’s say “raise an issue” about the Black community. And by “raise an issue,” we of course mean “say something…

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Michelle Obama on Wage Discrimination

by Jonathan Adams on January 30 2009, 11:56AM

The First Lady makes remarks on gender discrimination in the workplace before introducing Lilly Ledbetter at the signing reception for the Fair Pay Act in honor of the law’s namesake….

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