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”

Speak Freely with Barrington Salmon

#MaketheMidtermsMeanSomething Reporting from my own blog and followed by an article originally published in the Florida Phoenix, before the election. Episode 1 https://youtu.be/HByjUd4OGmo   Florida Phoenix Quality Journalism for Critical Times A Black man who could become Florida’s next governor By Barrington Salmon – October 26, 2018 Andrew Gillum outside of the Tallahassee International AirportContinue reading “Speak Freely with Barrington Salmon”

Angola Prison plaintiffs in federal lawsuit alleging medical neglect await verdict BY

BARRINGTON M. SALMON -CONTRIBUTING WRITER- Originally published in The Final Call on NOV 9, 2018 – 9:14:08 PM The Angola State Prison has earned the reputation of being the most notorious prison in Louisiana, which itself has the dubious distinction of being called the incarceration capital of the world. The sprawling 18,000-acre prison complex calledContinue reading “Angola Prison plaintiffs in federal lawsuit alleging medical neglect await verdict BY”

Spying, Targeting and Arresting: The secret police war on Black activists

BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON -CONTRIBUTING WRITER- | LAST UPDATED: APR 17, 2018 – 2:56:40 PM AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to More What’s your opinion on this article? A protester rides his bike in front of a police line in Baltimore, April 27, 2015. WASHINGTON—Since 2014, the federal government andContinue reading “Spying, Targeting and Arresting: The secret police war on Black activists”

Patrisse Khan-Cullers on Black Lives Matter and Activism

‘We Have to Show Up Now to Build the World We Want to See’: BLM Co-Founder on the Importance of Activism By Barrington Salmon  – February 18, 2018 In Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” the character Malvolio said, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em.” If you substitute the wordContinue reading “Patrisse Khan-Cullers on Black Lives Matter and Activism”

The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Are ‘Left Holding the Bag’

By Barrington M. Salmon Originally Published in The Final Call, January 31, 2018 In 2017, 82 percent of all of the growth in global wealth flowed to the top 1 percent, while billions of men, women and children who comprise the bottom 50 percent saw no increase at all. In 2016, annual share dividends fromContinue reading “The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Are ‘Left Holding the Bag’”

Jamaica: Paradise and Paradox

Originally printed in the Atlanta Black Star,  January 2, 2018 Nearly 17 Years After ‘Life and Debt’ Jamaica Remains In a Precarious State, Thanks in Part to the IMF and World Bank Almost 17 Years After ‘Life and Debt’ Jamaica Remains in a Precarious State, Thanks in Part, to the IMF and World Bank ByContinue reading “Jamaica: Paradise and Paradox”

Hurricanes Reshape Caribbean, Further Expose Fault Lines

BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON -CONTRIBUTING WRITER-  Originally Written for The Final Call, December 28, 2017   The succession of killer hurricanes that tore through the Caribbean during 2017 devastated homes and businesses, uprooted people’s existences and exacerbated the fortunes of a region where dependence is the watchword economically, socially and in some cases, politically. ResidentsContinue reading “Hurricanes Reshape Caribbean, Further Expose Fault Lines”