michael-coard

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Queen Elizabeth II Dies At Balmoral Castle

You can’t untangle Queen Elizabeth’s legacy from Britain’s cruel colonialism | Michael Coard

BY: - September 20, 2022

Britons continue to benefit from their supremacy – correction, savagery – throughout the world in 2022.

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Lewis Howard Latimer, 1882/Exhibit in the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Ill. (Image via The Philadelphia Tribune).

Meet Lewis Latimer, who made the light bulb longer lasting | Michael Coard

BY: - September 13, 2022

Latimer was an inventor, draftsman, engineer, and scientist as well as a poet, author, artist, flautist and philanthropist.

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STUDENT DEBT ART

Rich white business owners, not Blacks who graduate college, are deadbeats | Michael Coard

BY: - August 31, 2022

Republicans, who received Paycheck Protection loan forgiveness screamed 'handout' Who are the deadbeats?

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Brittney Griner will be released in about 30 days, not 9 years | Michael Coard

BY: - August 10, 2022

International law regarding prisoner swaps doesn’t apply until a person is formally sentenced, which occurred on Aug. 4.

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Kids charged in brutal Philadelphia murder still deserve due process | Michael Coard

BY: - July 19, 2022

The online lynch mobs already are baying for blood. There's a long and racist history of that happening.

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Council leader must not support illegal stop-and-frisk | Michael Coard

BY: - July 12, 2022

During the second half of 2019, about 71 percent of stops in Philadelphia were of Blacks despite the fact that Blacks constitute only 44 percent of the city’s population.

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A photo illustration of some of the attendees at the first Niagara Conference meeting in Fort Erie, Canada, in 1905. From left, top row: H.A. Thompson, Alonzo F. Herndon, John Hope, possibly James R.L. Diggs. Second row: Fred McGhee, Norris B. Herndon, J. Max Barber, W.E.B. Du Bois, Robert Bonner. Bottom row: Henry L. Baily, Clement G. Morgan, W.H.H. Hart, B.S. Smith. — Library of Congress photo

The Niagara Movement, a precursor to NAACP, fought for economic and civil rights | Michael Coard

BY: - July 6, 2022

The Niagara Movement was right in rejecting an accommodationist approach and in advocating for economic wealth backed by intellectual, voting, and political power.

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The U.S. has a long and shameful history of treating women like property | Michael Coard

BY: - June 28, 2022

Free white women's bodies have it bad in the U.S. History shows that enslaved Black girls' bodies had it worse.

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When you say ‘that’s not us’ remember this historic tale of racial savagery | Michael Coard

BY: - June 14, 2022

The story of white racism in America is one of sociopathy, psychopathy, perversity, sadism, savagery and malice.

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Gun violence reduction laws will pass only when more Blacks get guns | Michael Coard

BY: - June 1, 2022

White men with guns are dangerous — murderously dangerous. And it ain’t nothing new.

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The President's House Site tells the story of the paradox of liberty and enslavement in one home - and in a nation.

Oney Judge, enslaved by George Washington, made a great escape — and history | Michael Coard

BY: - May 24, 2022

This is a story that every American should know. And it's a movie Hollywood should make right now.

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Brown v. Bd of Ed never really overturned Plessy | Michael Coard

BY: - May 17, 2022

America won’t be serious until it destroys its inherent and systemic racism.