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The Green Economy is Coming!

by Jonathan Adams on April 7 2008, 2:37PM

Check out this Colorlines Magazine exclusive video, filmed by Thanu Yakupitiyage, that tells more of the story behind the green economy. Organizations like Sustainable South Bronx are already working in their community to provide jobs for people of color…


At Dream Reborn…..

by Jonathan Adams on April 5 2008, 8:33AM

We’re in Memphis, a day after the march commemorating MLK, and the work continues. The Dream Reborn conference is bursting with possibilities. More than seeing old faces, this conference has lots of people very curious. Many came just to, “see…


Liveblogging at the Dream Reborn Conference

by Jonathan Adams on April 5 2008, 7:41AM

We’re in Memphis today with over 1000 people to celebrate Martin Luther King’s life and to discuss environmental solutions that will bring jobs, justice, wealth, and health to communities of color. Check out the Dream Reborn video….


On the 40th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s Assassination

by Jonathan Adams on April 4 2008, 8:38AM

The Other Side of the Mountaintop “Some scholars and former King associates are using the occasion to zero in on the two issues — war and poverty — that were consuming him at the time of his death.” Washington…

Topics: News Items

The 22nd Erase Racism Carnival

by Jonathan Adams on April 2 2008, 7:02AM

Racewire contributor, jhing’s post on the system’s exploitation of immigrants, is featured in this month’s Erase Racism Carnival on Double Consciousness. Check out the other great posts here….


Have You Seen “Planet B-Boy”

by Jonathan Adams on March 31 2008, 2:03PM

Benson Lee Racewire contributor jchang calls the new film, “an incredible celebration of hip-hop’s global impact and a bracing shot of visual adrenalin.” Originally posted on angry asian man, here’s an interview with “Planet B-Boy” director, Benson Lee: The…


New Report on Black Workers and Unions; NYC Supports Child Citizen Protection Act

by Jonathan Adams on March 31 2008, 11:16AM

Honoring Dr. King’s Commitment to Unions—40th Anniversary of Assassination in Memphis while Supporting Strike(pdf) Forty years ago this week—on April 4, 1968—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated, while he was in Memphis supporting the unionization of African American sanitation…

Topics: News Items

MVL: A Young Immigrant Tells His Story

by Jonathan Adams on March 31 2008, 9:49AM

Originally posted on Movement Vision Lab, Juan tells his undocumented experience….

Topics: Immigration

Spitzer’s Sex Scandal and Hip Hop Hipocrisy

by Jonathan Adams on March 28 2008, 11:54AM

H/T Racialicious Jay Smooth calls out hip hop heads who are worried that Ashely Dupre, the sex worker caught up with Eliot Spitzer’s scandal, will devalue hip hop if she records an album….


Blacks Against Immigrants? Don’t Believe the Conservative Hype

by Jonathan Adams on March 27 2008, 8:38AM

Found on DMI By Mark Winston Griffith & Andrea Batista Schlesinger There’s a corrosive idea currently being spread by the conservative right. Designed to enlist African Americans in a race battle against immigrants by intentionally exploiting current economic anxieties, The…

Topics: Immigration

Scalia Ignores Innocently Incarcerated

by Jonathan Adams on March 25 2008, 10:21AM

Tip to Too Sense A New York Times article, today, reports that Justice Antonin Scalia, in assessing the U.S. criminal justice system, is satisfied knowing that innocent people are convicted. Scalia writes, “one cannot have a system of criminal punishment…


Pat Buchanan: Black People Should Be Grateful

by Jonathan Adams on March 24 2008, 12:34PM

As the coverage continues after Barack Obama’s speech on race, Pat Buchanan, the cantankerous conservative, writes in his syndicated column, “A Brief for Whitey,” that “White America needs to be heard from, not just lectured to.” He continues, First, America…

Topics: Politics

A Racist Vogue Cover?

by Jonathan Adams on March 24 2008, 11:34AM

Lot of people are talking about the latest issue of Vogue magazine with Lebron James andn Gisele Bundchen on the cover. Because Vogue’s history as the world’s premier fashion magazine has not included many people of color on the…

Topics: Media

Detained or Deployed- Immigrants are Dying

by Jonathan Adams on March 20 2008, 10:33AM

Tip to ImmigrationProf Blog Here are some disturbing stories about our government’s treatment of immigrants of color. Whether imprisoned or in the army, immigrants are cruelly neglected by our system and it’s killing them. One about Francisco Castaneda, an immigrant…

Topics: Immigration

Supreme Court Plans to Address Voting Rights, Asylum

by Jonathan Adams on March 17 2008, 1:06PM

Found on SCOTUSBlog The Court will review eight new cases. One of the cases stems from a voting rights dispute in North Carolina and, “whether federal voting rights law allows a racial minority group that has less than 50 percent…

Topics: Politics

Spitzer Resigns, New York Will Have a Black Governor

by Jonathan Adams on March 11 2008, 12:02PM

Editor’s note: Sorry about the delay. We will have limited internet access for the rest of the week, and we may be slow to post. After news of Eliot Spitzer’s involvement in a prostitution ring and his subsequent resignation rocked…

Topics: Politics

Miss. Black Unions Incorporate Immigrant Rights

by Jonathan Adams on March 10 2008, 2:52PM

From American Prospect Mississippi’s Black labor groups are organizing alongside the state’s growing immigrant population to fight for driver’s licenses for all residents. Throughout the 1990s more immigrants arrived looking for work. Some guest workers overstayed their visas, while husbands…

Topics: Immigration

Watching Cartoon Network’s “Chop Socky Chooks”

by Jonathan Adams on March 5 2008, 10:54AM

Found on angry asian man If you couldn’t figure it out, the show is about a trio of kung fu kickin’ chickens—Chick P, KO Joe and Chuckie Chan, “undercover heroes protecting the citizens of Wasabi World, a city-sized shopping…

Topics: Media

Race Riots Reexamined: Kerner Report 40 Years Later

by Jonathan Adams on March 4 2008, 2:34PM

The Kerner Report was released on February 29, 1968, and this report was commissioned by Lyndon B. Johnson who formed a committee to research race relations after a deadly series of summer race riots all over the country. Angering Lyndon…

Topics: Politics

From the Margins - A Look at the Intersection of Race, Gender & Sexuality

by Jonathan Adams on March 4 2008, 1:08PM

Panel Discussion: From the Margins - A Look at the Intersection of Race, Gender & Sexuality Date and Time: March 6, 2008 / 7:00 Eastern Drawing from the life and work of individuals such as Bayard Rustin and Huey…