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Urban Spaces and The Mattering of Black Lives

It was close to midnight. A youngish, jovial-looking white woman with russet colored hair ran by me with ostensive ease. She donned earphones and dark, body-fitting jogging attire. I was walking home from the A train stop and along Lewis Avenue, which is a moderately [...]

Urban Spaces and The Mattering of Black Lives 2016-11-29T17:37:03+00:00

The Curse of Market Place Fundamentalism and the Challenge of an Insurrectional Pedagogy

By Henry Giroux | Originally Published at Counter Punch. September 29, 2015 | Pierre Andrieu/Getty Images Introduction The forces of free-market fundamentalism are on the march ushering in a terrifying horizon of what Hannah Arendt once called “dark times.” Across the globe, the [...]

The Curse of Market Place Fundamentalism and the Challenge of an Insurrectional Pedagogy 2016-11-29T17:37:04+00:00

The Piercing Cry of Child Poverty in Economically Rich but Spiritually Poor America

Pope Francis speaks out faithfully and forcefully against poverty and has been called “the pope of the poor.” But on his first visit to the United States there was demoralizing news about poverty, especially child poverty, in our nation—the world’s largest [...]

The Piercing Cry of Child Poverty in Economically Rich but Spiritually Poor America 2016-11-29T17:37:04+00:00

Dyett Hunger Strikers Are Fed By an Educational Vision

The words of James Weldon Johnson’s “Lift Every Voice and Sing” echoed down Drexel Ave on Chicago’s South Side the mild summer evening of September 8, 2015. Down the street from the Chicago home of President Obama, the Dyett hunger strikers and their supporters, holding [...]

Dyett Hunger Strikers Are Fed By an Educational Vision 2016-11-29T17:37:04+00:00

Day 24—#FightForDyett Hunger Strike Continues. Black Political Class Stands for Privatization

The national fight against school privatization is focused on Chicago. September 9 is the 24th day of the #FightForDyett hunger strike. Parents and community members are resisting the national polices of school privatization being forced down our throats by the Obama administration and often black politicians across [...]

Day 24—#FightForDyett Hunger Strike Continues. Black Political Class Stands for Privatization 2016-11-29T17:37:04+00:00

Until We Win: Black Labor and Liberation in the Disposable Era

Since the rebellion in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014, Black people throughout the United States have been grappling with a number of critical questions such as why are Black people being hunted and killed every 28 hours or more by various operatives of the law? [...]

Until We Win: Black Labor and Liberation in the Disposable Era 2016-11-29T17:37:05+00:00

The Subtle Linguistics of Polite White Supremacy

What is Polite White Supremacy? Polite White Supremacy is the notion that whites should remain the ruling class while denying that they are the ruling class, politely. Affectionately, it’s called #PWS for short. It has been referred to as the Casual American Caste System, Delicate Apartheid, [...]

The Subtle Linguistics of Polite White Supremacy 2016-11-29T17:37:05+00:00

Gentrification’s Ground Zero

In the ten years since Katrina, New Orleans has been remade into a neoliberal playground for young entrepreneurs. By Megan French-Marcelin | Originally Published at Jacobin.| Photographic Credit; Real-estate developer Sean Cummings above the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Spencer Weiner This week marks a decade [...]

Gentrification’s Ground Zero 2016-11-29T17:37:05+00:00

When Heroin Hits the White Suburbs

Heroin use and abuse in America has dramatically increased over the past decade. Between 2006 and 2013, federal records reveal, the number of first-time heroin users doubled, from 90,000 to 169,000. Some of those users, no doubt, already are gone. The Center for Disease Control announced [...]

When Heroin Hits the White Suburbs 2016-11-29T17:37:06+00:00