Understanding James Baldwin and his commentary on race and America. I just brought this book and I recommend it.

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An armed white mob in Texas massacred their black neighbors in 1910, and none of them were prosecuted

A whole town wiped out, and only recently any acknowledgment Slocum resident Henry Rogers recalls what he knows of the massacre that threatened to rid his town of its black residents more than a century ago. (Ron T. Ennis/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)   Charlie Wilson, Cleveland Larkin, and Willustus “Lusk” Holley were walking down …

Why Obama shouldn’t have had to ‘show his papers’ – GOLDIE TAYLOR of THE GRIO

“Show me your papers!” Major Blackard, then just 19 years old, dug into his trousers in search of his wallet. He patted his jacket, but could not find his billfold. “Sir, I done left my wallet…” Blackard said. Before he could finish his sentence, the young man was posted against the brick wall, cuffed and …

The Guardian view on Donald Trump: beyond the moral pale | Editorial

In his angry and undignified press conference on Tuesday night, Donald Trump deliberately and shockingly crossed the line that separates the acceptable and the unacceptable in the conduct of an elected democratic leader in a multiracial society. Mr Trump must now face the consequences of this momentous and inexcusable decision. Those consequences should include the …

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