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…

Why ‘Impeachment Shame’ When You Can Educate People or Simply STFU?

I’m the loudest and and most confident about some shit I learn when I JUST learn it. It’s human nature. Learning shit can be exciting and when you learn some shit, you want to proclaim what you just learned to the rest of the world before you forget. I remember my daughter Harper exhibited this same behavior when she finally learned her ABC’s. It was a monumental feat for her, because like us, she wanted to show off her knowledge of how smart she was. And honestly, I couldn’t get…