Category: Racial Issues

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. releases statement through Charles Ogletree

Here is a statement released by Charles Olgletree who has been retained by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. after he was arrested at his Cambridge Massachusettes home. This information was posted at theroot.com and distributed. Statement on Behalf of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. — by Charles Ogletree This brief statement is...

Black Children kicked out of Philadelphia area pool for fear they may “Change the Complexion”

Looks like a Pennsylvania Summer Camp group may have fallen victim to civil rights era discrimination when they wanted to go for a swim recently.  According to Philadelphia’s NBC Television affiliate, a group of African-American summer campers were prohibited from going to a private pool they had already paid to use. View...

Ryan Grim’s “This is Your Country on Drugs” looks at the Iran-Contra scandal and black community

I met Ryan Grim online back in 2007 when he was with Politico and have kept in touch with him over the years.  I was excited to learn about his new book that I’m hoping to get my hands sometime soon.  It’s titled This is Your Country on Drugs.  I hope...

James Rucker, Color of Change: The Jena 6 are Free, How we made it Possible

I wanted to share the contents of an email sent out by Color of Change Director of Grassroots Mobilization, James Rucker, to their massive member list regarding the plea of “No Contest” by the defendants in the “Jena 6” case late last week. Color of Change was at the forefront...