Black Communities Arrested by Environmental Racism: An overview of the waves of Revolution and Reconstruction in America

By I. Malik Saafir, President & CEO of The Southern Renaissance A panoramic view of environmental racism allows Black Americans to see their communities through seven lenses of justice: housing, education, employment, healthcare, recreation, and religion.   Environmental justice gives Americans a panoramic view of environmental racism from the perspective of Black Americans. The history of this kind of panoramic view of racism can be traced back to what I call the First Wave of the Civil Rights Movement, a time when Black Americans first experienced racism through the seven lenses…

Hitler Hated Black People, Too

I know we went over this in history class and shit, but unfortunately, for a select few of us, common knowledge doesn’t seem that, well, common. DeSean Jackson, who plays football for the Philadelphia Eagles, made a post where he quoted Adolf Hitler, who is in everybody’s conversation for the most evil GOAT of all time. Like, if your most evil GOAT list doesn’t contain Adolf Hitler, then you must got some whole planet destroying niggas in your conversation, like the Death Star or some shit. Anyway, in an Instagram…

Happy “Frederick Douglass Said F*ck Your Independence Day” Day

On July 5th, 1852, almost 13 years before slavery was completely abolished in this country, Frederick Douglass delivered a speech at an Independence Day celebration, pointing out the hypocrisy in the holiday and in the Founding Fathers’ ideals. OK, so he didn’t exactly make the speech on July 4th, but he was shitting on July 4th up and down the speech, so we celebrating the speech today, gawd dammit. The speech by the world renowned abolitionist started off somewhat cordial. He acknowledged America (even though he referred to Independence Day…

It’s Happeninggggg! Five-star college basketball recruit Makur Maker commits to HBCU

I’m an HBCU product, through and through (Thee I Love). I love HBCUs. The pros, the cons, the ups, the downs. I love it all. Admittedly, when I first entered an HBCU, coming from a vast majority white high school, I was slightly pessimistic. Even though I grew up around the HBCU experience, with my father being a tenured professor at Jackson State University, for whatever reason, I wasn’t sold. Maybe I was brainwashed by Caucasian education, I don’t know. But that doesn’t matter, now. Because I know wusup. I…

These People Are Racist AF!

“If you don’t like it here, leave.” How do they even form their mouths to say that? “I’m sick of seeing these people and their rights!” “What about my rights?” “All Lives Matter.” Nah Karl, Karen, apparently they don’t until our black asses matter! We happen to be LIVES! How entitled do you have to be to not want ANYONE to have rights but you? Our people have never had shyt and yet have had everything stolen. STOLEN. Our ancestors, our inventions, our science, our style, hell, even our melanin…