Jonathan Adams

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Understanding Black Liberation Theology: A 40-Year Retrospective

by Jonathan Adams on May 12 2008, 10:03AM

With the Rev. Wright media dust-up settling, the foremost Black liberation theologians are gathering in Harlem to discuss the significant of liberation theology to the Black church tradition. Understanding Black Liberation Theology: A 40-Year Retrospective Monday, May 12, 2008…


US Government Takes Immigrants’ Taxes, But Immigrants Won’t Receive Rebates

by Jonathan Adams on May 12 2008, 8:28AM

Immigrant families contribute millions to the economy and have been some of the worst affected by this economic recession. Even though the US government makes sure to collect taxes from immigrants, whole families are ineligible to receive the tax rebates….

Topics: Immigration

Juan Crow in Georgia

by Jonathan Adams on May 9 2008, 6:00AM

Roberto Lovato goes down South to learn more about life as a Latino in Georgia. Lovato follows a seventeen year old girl, Justeen Mancha and describes her experiences with Juan Crow. Originally published in The Nation By Roberto Lovato The…

Topics: Immigration

Clinton: Only White People are “Hard Working Americans”

by Jonathan Adams on May 8 2008, 10:07AM

Despite the many hard working people of color who have supported Hillary Clinton since the beginning of her campaign, she appears to forget them (or at least call them worthless in her run for the presidency) in a recent USA…


Police Treat Dogs Better Than Black Men

by Jonathan Adams on May 8 2008, 9:37AM

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) filed a lawsuit against the NYPD in federal court on behalf of a New York Post crime reporter who was the victim of racial profiling. Despite the fact that the Post ran…


Darrin Bell Gives Historical Context

by Jonathan Adams on May 8 2008, 9:07AM

H/T Too Sense In a series called “America-Hating Black Preacher,” Darrin Bell compares the media’s reaction to Martin Luther King in 1968 to the response to Rev. Wright in 2008. Go to the Candorville archives for the entire series. The…

Topics: Media

40 Years Later, Should Athletes Boycott the Olympics?

by Jonathan Adams on May 7 2008, 8:49AM

In the Los Angeles Times, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar points of the parallels between the 1968 Olympics and the upcoming summer games in Beijing. Here we are 40 years later and we are once again about to send our young athletes…

Topics: Global Affairs

Take the ColorLines Survey, Win an iPod

by Jonathan Adams on May 6 2008, 12:56PM

Have you seen the new May/June issue of Colorlines? On, we are also conducting a survey of ColorLines and Racewire readers. This is your opportunity to talk back to us. Let us know what you like, what you don’t,…

Topics: ColorLines Features

MVL: Reports Back from DC May Day Rally

by Jonathan Adams on May 6 2008, 11:48AM

From Movement Vision Lab, Check out these short audio interviews from May Day in Washington DC. Featured interviews include immigrants, activists, filmmakers, and hip hop artists. Check out some of these interviews here: * Nicola Wells, organizer with FIRM -…

Topics: Immigration

Making Justice in New York City Just

by Jonathan Adams on May 6 2008, 10:34AM

Originally published on DMIblog By Jennifer Carnig The NYPD is arresting more than 35,000 New Yorkers a year on marijuana charges, a remarkably aggressive arrest policy that began during the Giuliani years and has carried on full throttle through the…

Topics: Criminal Justice

New York Neighborhoods Need Fresh Food

by Jonathan Adams on May 5 2008, 1:27PM

Courtesy of New York Times The NYT reports that “Big Apple” residents can’t find supermarkets in walking distance from their homes, and they are, consequently, spending their food budgets in drug stores where no fresh foods are available. A…


NPR: Chela Delgado Reconsiders Standardized Tests

by Jonathan Adams on May 5 2008, 12:42PM

Chela Delgado, ColorLines contributor, reports on her experience as a teacher in a Philadelphia charter school. She once hated standardized tests and didn’t want to make her students take them, but then she started listening to some of the children’s…

Topics: Schools & Youth

Irish Want Deal With ICE

by Jonathan Adams on May 5 2008, 10:40AM

H/T ImmigrationProf Blog Check out ICE Raid Report. Where they are “keeping tabs on Immigration and Customs Enforcement activity across the country.” The New York Sun reports that Irish groups have been trying to work out a deal with lawmakers…

Topics: Immigration

Mildred Loving Leaves “Freedom to Marry” Legacy

by Jonathan Adams on May 5 2008, 9:05AM

Mildred Loving, 68, the Black woman who, with her husband, challenged Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage led to a landmark Supreme Court in 1967 striking down such laws nationwide, has died, Loving Day, a celebration of interracial couples, was…

Topics: News Items

Iowa Law Weighs Racial Impact

by Jonathan Adams on May 2 2008, 9:58AM

From NPR, News and Notes Farai Chideya talks with Iowa Governor Chet Culver about a new law, which requires lawmakers to consider the impact proposed sentencing laws have on racial and ethnic groups in Iowa. It applies to crime, parole…

Topics: Politics

One Week After the Verdict

by Jonathan Adams on May 2 2008, 9:29AM

From the Public News Service Today marks one week since a New York state judge returned not-guilty verdicts for the three police officers charged in the shooting death of Sean Bell. That outcome has some people asking big questions…


Immigrants Plan for Nationwide Rallies

by Jonathan Adams on April 30 2008, 9:08AM

It’s almost May Day. Known as International Worker’s Day, May 1 is cememorated in different ways all over the world. Advocates for immigrant rights have been marching on this day for years, and this year will be no different….


Who is “Lamont Williams”?

by Jonathan Adams on April 30 2008, 8:31AM

H/T Facing South It seems that Black families in North Carolina have been receiving automated calls from “Lamont Williams” that incorrectly inform them that they must fill out an application and mail it in if before they are eligible…


In Case You Missed Jindal on Jay Leno

by Jonathan Adams on April 29 2008, 11:22AM

H/T to Sepia Mutiny Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was on the Tonight Show last night. Click through to the video of his response to Leno’s question about being John McCain’s running mate. Leno: So, tell us Bobby. If John McCain…


How to Not Get Shot by Police

by Jonathan Adams on April 29 2008, 8:09AM

While the media reports that there has been less outrage around the Sean Bell verdict, others are working to make sure that they arm other Black young people with tools to protect themselves. 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who…