Arizona Apache Tribe Steps Up Fight With Copper Mine Over Sacred Land

https://sptnkne.ws/ArWN This Investigative Piece was originally published in Sputnik News WASHINGTON (Sputnik), Barrington M. Salmon – Imagine standing on the rim of a crater almost two miles wide and anywhere from 850 to 1,500 feet deep that is not a naturally occurring phenomenon, but man-made. To the dismay of Native Americans and environmentalists, a craterContinue reading “Arizona Apache Tribe Steps Up Fight With Copper Mine Over Sacred Land”

‘Trump has done Irreversible Damage’

This article was originally published in The Final Call By Barrington Salmon Contributing Writer WASHINGTON—Three years into his presidency, Donald Trump has taken a hatchet to the country’s institutions and upended more than two centuries of accepted presidential norms.  Historians, presidential experts, academics, scholars and swathes of the public are alarmed and dismayed by whatContinue reading “‘Trump has done Irreversible Damage’”

Race, Class and Privilege and the NFL’s Unresolved Issues

BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON CONTRIBUTING WRITER @BSALMONDC | LAST UPDATED: SEP 11, 2019 – 9:27:46 AM Perhaps it was inevitable that the National Football League would not be immune to the raw, angry clashes around race that have exploded into super bursts of toxic energy around the country particularly since wannabe cop George Zimmerman shotContinue reading “Race, Class and Privilege and the NFL’s Unresolved Issues”

Coalition pressuring Twitter to shut down white supremacist accounts

21st August 2019 By Barrington M. Salmon Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — A coalition of racial justice and civil rights organizations, based in Charlottesville, Va., has launched a campaign to force Twitter to respond to widespread concerns that Twitter allows white supremacists to flourish on its platform. The Change the Terms Coalition was deliberate in timing theContinue reading “Coalition pressuring Twitter to shut down white supremacist accounts”

Using lies and an ugly machine to attack Muslim lawmakers

WASHINGTON—First they came for Ilhan Omar. Then they came after Rashida Tlaib. “They” are arch-conservative Republicans, certain Jewish-American lawmakers, White extremists, nativists, political opportunists and a wave of other critics who were consumed for a week with condemning Democratic freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib for comments she never made. The right wing Republicans adopted a mobContinue reading “Using lies and an ugly machine to attack Muslim lawmakers”

Black Pregnant Mothers Dying As Maternal Mortality Crisis Persists

By Liberation Journalist Barrington Salmon Originally published in the Final Call Jamila Bey remembers the pregnancy that gifted her a beloved son. The entire time leading up to his birth was magical, she said. At the time, the D.C.-based journalist and commentator said, she thought her experience was the norm for Black women. She hadContinue reading “Black Pregnant Mothers Dying As Maternal Mortality Crisis Persists”

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

By Barrington M. Salmon – Contributing Writer- | Aug 28, 2018 The Final Call | National News Modern Prisons, Modern Slavery – The prison human rights movement strikes back Supporters of Florida’s prison strike in January. Photo: @IWW_IWOCTwitter Men and women behind bars in the U.S.—at great risk to their personal safety—began a national prisonContinue reading “Modern Prisons, Modern Slavery – The prison human rights movement strikes back”

The fight for equal pay, gender parity heats up 

By Barrington M. Salmon | Black Press USA FacebookTwitterEmailLinkedInCopy LinkShare (Photo: iStockphoto) Despite the United States touting itself as the bastion of freedom and equality, women in this country – despite comprising 50.8 percent of the population – have always found themselves in the position of having to fight for salary and wages comparable toContinue reading “The fight for equal pay, gender parity heats up “

Guaido, U.S. fail to overthrow Maduro, again

BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON – CONTRIBUTING WRITER- | LAST UPDATED: MAY 9, 2019 – 10:57:31 AM Recently, U.S. social media such as WhatsApp, Twitter suddenly came alive with commentary, pictures, videos and reaction to news that Juan Guaidó was leading a coup in an attempt to topple Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. Mr. Guaidó, president ofContinue reading “Guaido, U.S. fail to overthrow Maduro, again”