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Black August

teleSUR marks Black August, a month that celebrates Black resistance and seeks to find solutions to contemporary struggles.

 

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Why Black August Should Be Celebrated Across the Americas

Black August should be embraced across the Americas as a commemorative month that focuses on the history and present-day resistance against the violence of the state and capital as well as the liberation agenda being pursued. READ MORE

Black August and the Unmasking of the US Police State

Much like a credit card that finances a lifestyle far beyond our means, prison has long been central to maintaining a certain racial, social and class structure in the United States and masking social contradictions. READ MORE

Why Not Addressing White Privilege Entrenches Inequality

Race has a long and ugly history in local real estate practices across the United States. Starting in the 1930's, government officials institutionalized a national appraisal system, where race was as much a factor in real estate assessment as the condition of the property. READ MORE

Confederate Statue Protester Slams Racism, US Imperialism

teleSUR speaks with Takiyah Thompson, the Black activist who helped topple a confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina. READ MORE

How Women Were at the Helm of the Black Panther Party

teleSUR speaks with Mary Phillips, one of the founding members of the Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project. READ MORE

 
  • Protest sign reads,

    Protest sign reads, | Photo AFP

  • The phrase

    The phrase | Photo Reuters

  • BLM has, since it was formed, chronicled the abuses people of color, and black people in particular, face at the hands of the US Police Force. Here the movement protests the LA Police Force handling of the death of  Redel Jones and their failure to punish the officer repsonsible

    BLM has, since it was formed, chronicled the abuses people of color, and black people in particular, face at the hands of the US Police Force. Here the movement protests the LA Police Force handling of the death of Redel Jones and their failure to punish the officer repsonsible | Photo EFE

  • Prior to the uprising, the Black community had been suffering various levels of state violence and repression in the form of lack of opportunities, education, and police attacks

    Prior to the uprising, the Black community had been suffering various levels of state violence and repression in the form of lack of opportunities, education, and police attacks | Photo AFP

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