Nowadays, it would be Eric Garner’s 51st birthday.

Eric Garner / Photograph: Michael McCoy

The world occasionally witnesses racial violence and atrocities by the US police force against people of color, especially black people, but soon everything returns to normal, and no serious action is taken to combat such racial acts.

On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner was killed in the New York City borough of Staten Island after Daniel Pantaleo, a New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer, put him in a prohibited chokehold while arresting him. Video footage of the incident generated widespread national attention and raised questions about the use of force by law enforcement.

Garner’s dying words, “I can’t breathe,”…

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The official pub for FACE(Foundation of African Americans for Civic Empowerment), is a collective of writers of Color and Black activists who write about Race, Culture, Equality, Religion, Music, Politics, Economics, Poetry, & History. We amplify critical thinking and analysis pertaining to Civil Rights, Human Rights, & Systemic Racism against people of Color, especially Black people. Additionally, we seek to disrupt and destroy the functional characteristics of White Supremacy, and work towards the building, repair and maintenance of the Black Community to facilitate positive Black identity to positive results.

A few facts regarding one of the racially segregated laws in the U.S.

Photo of an African-American man drinking at a “colored” drinking fountain in a streetcar terminal in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1939

Jim Crow laws were state and local laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern United States and elsewhere within the United States. These laws were enacted in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by white Southern Democrat-dominated state legislatures to disenfranchise and remove political and economic gains made by black people during the Reconstruction period. Jim Crow laws were enforced until 1965.

In other words, the segregation and disenfranchisement laws known as “Jim Crow” represented a formal, codified system of racial apartheid that dominated the American South for three quarters of a century beginning in the 1890s. The…

While lawmakers get to go home, make calls to their donors, host high dollar fundraisers, or maybe even go on vacation!

Photo from the Twitter of Mondaire Jones.

Lawmakers get to go home, make calls to their donors, host high-dollar fundraisers, or maybe even go on vacation, living comfortably on their taxpayer-funded salaries with top-quality healthcare. All while at the same time engaging in the bizarre yet perfectly legal ability to enrich themselves with the stock market and business interests while in power.

Unfortunately, Congress left Washington on Friday without extending the eviction moratorium, in the middle of a pandemic that is once again worsening, and leaving millions of people vulnerable to losing their housing in the coming weeks. …

Racism is systemic and pervasive!

Black England Soccer Players

Italy is the champion of Europe. On Saturday, during the Euro 2020 final, Italians defeated England in a penalty shootout to become the undisputed kings of the continent. The win is Italy’s second-ever Euro title and first since 1968. Moreover, it was the first shootout in a Euro final since 1976.

England manager Gareth Southgate brought on both Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho to take penalty kicks, and both missed. Rashford hit the left post, and Gianluigi Donnarumma saved Sancho’s effort. However, the goalkeeper saved young talent Bukayo Saka’s attempt, England’s fifth, to clinch the title.

But there was an…

“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Dr. Martin Luther King Junior was one of the most vital leaders of the civil rights movements, a humanitarian and a philosopher in his own right. He was also one of the most compelling speakers in recent history. He was one of the greatest Americans to have ever lived, a revolutionary person who dedicated his life to the struggle for civil rights, a struggle that continues to this very day. In both word and action, he had a great and vast impact both at home and abroad.

MLK had a dream, a…

Especially against people of color

Silence is also a kind of violence!

In this story, I want to write about violence in this land that seems to be ingrained in, but what is obvious, and there is no doubt about, is that this violence is too much more against people of color, especially Black people. So I am writing this based on statistics and some sources.

Statistics show that people of color face a higher possibility of being shot by police than white men and women, which risk peaks in young adulthood. Men of color face a non-trivial lifetime risk of being killed by police.

Based on the article ‘’Risk of being…

What can we do right now?

It’s nearly been a full year since George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police.

On May 25, Minneapolis police officers arrested George Floyd.

Derek Chauvin, one of four police officers who arrived on the scene, knelt on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, and Floyd was killed.

Floyd was 46 when a white Minneapolis officer pressed a knee on his neck for several minutes as the dying man cried out for his mother.

Actually, George Floyd’s death indicates the racist roots of American policing.

Massive protests were held for days, in some…

We’re all with you Palestine!

Same planet, different destinies!

“I have to say, it’s been a hard week for me and my family; we haven’t been getting as much sleep and our day hours have been full of anxiety and stress. But, it’s not even close to what our friends and extended family are experiencing in Gaza these days. They tell us “it’s so dangerous, the next house to be flattened could be ours” and “we’re trying to calm the kids down, but even the adults are so frightened, with military-grade F16/F35 warplanes circling Gaza’s skies 24 hours a day”.’’ …

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