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Only the first stanza of John Stafford Smith’s composition makes up the anthem – other stanzas of the song recognizing the birth of a nation expose the hypocrisy of slavery that lie at its core Read more

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America has long been a rogue state, and its current president's recent order to attack Syria will do nothing but bring the world closer to Armageddon Read more

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For folks in the U.S. determined that there will be no "new normal" under a Trump presidency, it is not enough to be angry Read more

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The U.S. presidential election isn’t really over until the Electoral College votes December 19 Read more

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US president-elect Donald Trump's victory is the personification of white male America’s tragically warped sense of entitlement Read more

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Julian Assange, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin all have one thing in common: they don't want Hillary Clinton to become president Read more

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The original African-American bad-boy trash talker wore his need to be respected on his sleeve, but he also unwittingly aided efforts to forestall Black self-determination when he turned his back on his mentor Malcolm X Read more

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Ontario government's own statement reveals glaring dichotomy in new rules on police street checks  Read more

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As we watch the drama of American primary season unfold and wonder how a hate-spewing demagogue became the Republican front-runner, it’s wise to remember this history Read more

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Scarborough councillor Jim Karygiannis – seemingly oblivious to certain events in black history – says Beyoncé Super Bowl performance promoted “gun culture” and “anti-police” sentiment Read more

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Justin Trudeau's father recognized the problems inherent in being subject to the authority of Westminster when he patriated the Constitution of Canada from British authority in 1982. Time to complete the separation. Read more

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In the 60s, black activists knew that a protest rally was not a party, but that it should lead to a party - a political one Read more

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Efforts to purge the U.S. of the ultimate symbol of white supremacy shouldn't stop in South Carolina - seven other states still have flags with Confederate iconography Read more

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If the word "race" has any resonance at all, it is when it's paired with the word "human" Read more

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The Supreme Court misses an opportunity to help undo native mistrust of the jury system Read more

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Vanessa Samual

These days we have carding and over-policed marginalized communities. It’s as if nothing has changed since the extreme policing of colonial times Read more

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I didn't know at the time I fled a racially riled America that I was following in the footsteps of slaves like John Anderson Read more

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