Justice for Rodney Reed! Family, supporters press Texas governor for new trial for man on death row

This Article was originally published in The Final Call BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON -CONTRIBUTING WRITER- | LAST UPDATED: NOV 14, 2019 – 10:18:58 AM A crowd some of Rodney Reed’s family members estimated was about 1,000 people, recently gathered at the Governor’s Mansion in Austin, Texas demanding that Gov. Greg Abbott act to halt theContinue reading “Justice for Rodney Reed! Family, supporters press Texas governor for new trial for man on death row”

Money, Power, Respect and Major High Court Case

BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON -CONTRIBUTING WRITER- | LAST UPDATED: NOV 6, 2019 – 10:18:39 AM This article was originally published in The Final Call WASHINGTON—Entertainment mogul Byron Allen said the genesis of a $20 billion lawsuit he filed against Comcast Corp. came from a conversation and a question posed to him by Obama administration officials.Continue reading “Money, Power, Respect and Major High Court Case”

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”

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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”