Anger, pain, protests rock Pittsburgh after police killing of unarmed Black 17-year-old

BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON -CONTRIBUTING WRITER- | Originally Published in The Final Call on June 26, 2018 – 11:03:09 AM ‘Lethal force should be an absolute last resort, not a first option’ The city of Pittsburgh is on edge and boiling hot after an East Pittsburgh Police officer with a checkered past shot and killed an unarmedContinue reading “Anger, pain, protests rock Pittsburgh after police killing of unarmed Black 17-year-old”

Modern Prisons, Modern Slavery – The prison human rights movement strikes back

BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON -CONTRIBUTING WRITER- | Originally published in The Final Call on August 28, 2018 – 11:18:15 AM   Men and women behind bars in the U.S.—at great risk to their personal safety—began a national prison strike to protest inhumane living conditions, brutal and abusive prison guards and what they contend is modern-day slavery. RepresentativesContinue reading “Modern Prisons, Modern Slavery – The prison human rights movement strikes back”

Blacks seek their own spaces in the tech world

BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON -CONTRIBUTING WRITER- | Originally published in The Final Call on May 23, 2018 – 11:09:01 AM The explosion of digital technology in the U.S. and around the world is commonly described as the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  But civil rights advocates like Marc Morial, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Black legislators in the CongressionalContinue reading “Blacks seek their own spaces in the tech world”

Not Your Brother – Black Christians challenge the racism, hypocrisy of White Christian evangelicals

BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON – CONTRIBUTING WRITER Originally published in The Final Call  on September 12, 2018 – 4:27:40 PM WASHINGTON—Twenty-four-years ago, Horatio Fenton and his family became members of a non-denominational church in southern New Jersey that became their spiritual home. Mr. Fenton, who serves as an elder at the church, said over theContinue reading “Not Your Brother – Black Christians challenge the racism, hypocrisy of White Christian evangelicals”

Broken Promise : U.S. Looks to Deport 59,000 Haitians

Trump Revokes Protective Status for 59,000 Haitian-Americans By Barrington M. Salmon   Contributing Writer, The Final Call Originally published, December 4, 2017 During his 2016 campaign for president, candidate Donald Trump told a crowd of Haitian-Americans in Miami’s Little Haiti that he’d be their champion. On Monday, Nov. 20, Elaine Duke, acting Secretary of theContinue reading “Broken Promise : U.S. Looks to Deport 59,000 Haitians”