Black History

Can Black and Brown People Get Their Cannabis Cut Now?

For years, the War on Drugs and marijuana prohibition threatened the economic prosperity, civil liberties, and dignity of Black communities. We are by far the most criminalized racial group for the use and sale of weed.

But thanks to the adoption of game-changing legislation in some states, our communities can look to the new wave of marijuana legalization to launch thriving businesses within the legal cannabis economy.

Can Black and Brown People Get Their Cannabis Cut Now?

For years, the War on Drugs and marijuana prohibition threatened the economic prosperity, civil liberties, and dignity of Black communities. We are by far the most criminalized racial group for the use and sale of weed.

But thanks to the adoption of game-changing legislation in some states, our communities can look to the new wave of marijuana legalization to launch thriving businesses within the legal cannabis economy.

Behind The Scenes Of Philadelphia’s Vibrant Muslim Community

Most of us are familiar with Philadelphia’s R&B, jazz, and soul music scene, Philly cheesesteaks, and soft pretzels - but did you know that Philadelphia used to be called “Muslim Town?”

Philadelphia is home to a thriving, long-standing Black Muslim community that has been essential to the city’s identity and to the Muslim American community at-large.

Moving On Up: The Story Of The Pullman Porters

The Pullman Porters should be well-known Civil Rights leaders. The Pullman Porters formed the first Black labor union, which helped advance the Civil Rights Movement and give rise to the Black middle class.

When the Pullman Porters organized and achieved workers’ rights, it was the first time that a Black union brought a powerful corporation, the Pullman Company, to the negotiation table. But this victory had been almost one hundred years in the making.

How Texas Robbed Mexico And Black People…At The Same Time!

Texas may be the second-largest state, known for its “don’t mess with Texas” attitude, cowboys, and the Bush family, but the Lone Star State has a surprising backstory - it was once a haven for Free Black people.

In 1824, the Mexican government enacted the General Colonization Law which guaranteed land ownership to all heads of household, regardless of race. For Black families, some of whom had first settled on the land in the 1700s, this was an amazing opportunity to acquire land and true freedom.

Moving On Up: The Story Of The Pullman Porters

The Pullman Porters should be well-known Civil Rights leaders. The Pullman Porters formed the first Black labor union, which helped advance the Civil Rights Movement and give rise to the Black middle class.

When the Pullman Porters organized and achieved workers’ rights, it was the first time that a Black union brought a powerful corporation, the Pullman Company, to the negotiation table. But this victory had been almost one hundred years in the making.

Behind The Scenes Of Philadelphia’s Vibrant Muslim Community

Most of us are familiar with Philadelphia’s R&B, jazz, and soul music scene, Philly cheesesteaks, and soft pretzels - but did you know that Philadelphia used to be called “Muslim Town?”

Philadelphia is home to a thriving, long-standing Black Muslim community that has been essential to the city’s identity and to the Muslim American community at-large.

Rev. William Barber Is Giving New Life To MLK’s Dream

Since Trump stepped foot in the White House, Black Americans have seen his onslaught of behind-closed-doors racist remarks, irreverent policies, and even more jarring tweets.

For Need To Impeach, this type of off-brand leadership fuels the growing movement to have Trump removed from office. In times like these, each individual effort to fight back against Trump's assault on our country's values moves us one step closer to the ultimate goal: impeachment.

Rev. William Barber Is Giving New Life To MLK’s Dream

Since Trump stepped foot in the White House, Black Americans have seen his onslaught of behind-closed-doors racist remarks, irreverent policies, and even more jarring tweets.

For Need To Impeach, this type of off-brand leadership fuels the growing movement to have Trump removed from office. In times like these, each individual effort to fight back against Trump's assault on our country's values moves us one step closer to the ultimate goal: impeachment.

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