Another police killing of an unarmed man of colour. Another grand jury deciding not to indict: Not for murder. Not for manslaughter. Not for assault. Not even for reckless endangerment.
With the U.S. Supreme Court decision supporting Michigan's ban against affirmative action in state university admissions and the increasing resegregation of schools, segregation may be alive and well.
Marshall "Eddie" Conway walked free from prison this week, just one month shy of 44 years behind bars. He was convicted of the April 1970 killing of a Baltimore police officer.
The world lost a visionary activist this week, with the death of Chokwe Lumumba, the newly elected mayor of Jackson, Miss. Lumumba died unexpectedly at the age of 66 of an apparent heart attack.
Millions of Americans are prohibited from voting because of felony convictions. Because of racial disparities in the penal system, people of colour are disproportionately denied the right to vote.
Stefan Christoff interviews author David Austin about his book 'Fear of a Black Nation: Race, Sex and Security in Sixties Montreal' and the importance of the Black Power movement in Canada.
I think Martin Luther King was right when he said the arc of history is long but bends toward freedom. But it will keep bending without getting there, at least not for a long time.
As the world celebrates Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday, it is timely to reflect on his life, spent fighting for equality for people of colour who long suffered under South Africa's apartheid regime.
"My name is Kenneth Chamberlain. This is my sworn testimony. White Plains police are going to come in here and kill me." And that's just what they did.
The song "Forever" asks the question, "How can we forget?" How can we forget those who came before us in the struggle for civil rights? How can we forget the unsung heroes?