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The Whitest News You Know

A few years ago, right before the current U.S. president announced his candidacy, I went for a job interview with a large digital publication in New York. I never got a call back, and for all the ways I may have presented myself as an insufficiently impressive candidate to my interviewer, one stood out to me in especially high relief...read more.

How Haiti’s Spontaneous Uprising is Connected to Venezuelan Solidarity

Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill to Expand Social Security

In an effort to strengthen one of the nation's most popular programs as the GOP pushes for cuts, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and several congressional Democrats on Wednesday introduced the Social Security Expansion Act to ensure that seniors can retire in dignity and "everyone with a disability can live with the security they need."  REad more.

Trump Declares an Imperial Presidency

Elliott Abrams: The War Criminal Running US Policy in Venezuela

Mexico’s Lopez Obrador’s Position on Venezuela Marks Return to Foreign Policy Tradition

Trump offers socialism for the rich, capitalism for everyone else

In the conservative mind, socialism means getting something for doing nothing. That pretty much describes the $21bn saved by the nation’s largest banks last year thanks to Trump’s tax cuts, some of which went into massive bonuses for bank executives. On the other hand, more than 4,000 lower-level bank employees got a big dose of harsh capitalism. They lost their jobs.  Read more.

How Aggressive Policing Fuels America’s Inequality Machine

Geo-Political Realignments Over Venezuela

Study Shows Richest 0.00025% Owns More Wealth Than Bottom 150 Million Americans

As survey data continues to show that raising taxes on the wealthy is extremely popular among the U.S. public, new research by inequality expert and University of California, Berkeley economist Gabriel Zucman found that the richest 0.00025 percent of the American population now owns more wealth than the 150 million adults in the...read more.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is Here

From Blacula to Get Out: the documentary examining black horror

The film-makers behind Horror Noire discuss the progress of black characters from being portrayed as something to fear to leading genre hits...read more.

Stacey Abrams delivers Democratic response to Trump's State of the Union

From Slavery Onward, A Black Woman’s Body Was Never Hers Alone

To mark the start of the ever-questionable Black History Month and what would have been the 106th birthday of the ever-iconic Rosa Parks - "The only tired I was, was tired of giving in" - we pay tribute to Recy Taylor, the 24-year-old black mother abducted and gang raped in 1944 Alabama by six white boys, and to all the other unnamed, unheard black women likewise...read more.

Over 40% of US Households Are One Paycheck Away From Poverty

Governor Northam's second-in-command, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, released a statement Saturday addressing the political storm caused by Northam's exposed racist yearbook photo, but did not...read more.

The U.S. 12-Step Method to Conduct Regime Change

On September 15, 1970, U.S. President Richard Nixon and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger authorized the U.S. government to do everything possible to undermine the incoming government of the socialist president of Chile, Salvador Allende. Nixon and Kissinger, according to the notes kept by CIA Director Richard Helms, wanted to...read more.

Surveillance Video, Forensic Expert Raise New Questions about Anton Black's Death in Police Custody