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BLACKONOMICS: The math and the “after-math” the confederate flag

BY JAMES CLINGMAN Now that the confederate flag has been taken down, complete with honor guard and pomp and circumstance, what are Black folks going to do now? Another question is, “What does the math of the aftermath look like?” Everything boils down to economics/business at some point, so let’s take a look at the past few weeks to see what has really taken place. After all the bluster, the tears, the rall ...

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NC ACTIVIST TAKES DOWN CONFEDERATE FLAG –

 For a short while last Saturday, the South Carolina Confederate battle flag in front of the South Carolina Statehouse was taken down, and North Carolina activist Bree Newsome was the one who admittedly did it. The Raleigh native says after the Charleston Church Massacre, where the alleged white supremacist killer was seen waving the flag in pictures on his website, she felt she had to take down the symbol ...

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What do we after Charleston?

I hope this latest chapter in America’s pervasive history of domestic terrors against millions of Black citizens victimized by slavery and Jim Crow, denied full citizen rights throughout our history, relegated to subhuman three-fifths status in our Constitution and treated similar to beasts of burden to fuel our unjust economic system can be squarely confronted. ...

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Ivy Taylor becomes first African American elected Mayor in San Antonio, TX ; has Wilmington ties 

BY VANNESSA JONES-GRADY AND BEVERLY SHAREEF CONTRIBUTING WRITERS On Saturday, June 13, 2015, history was made in San Antonio, Texas. Ivy Taylor became the first African American elected Mayor. Despite entering the mayoral race late and trailing in fundraising efforts, Taylor leveraged strong north side support and the power of incumbency and was victorious. Taylor was appointed interim mayor last summer whe ...

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