The Changing Face Of Race: Harlem’s Ethnic Cleansing

As reported by The Real News Network, Harlem is undergoing a major transformation.  This historic city in New York has been, for than a century, the center of African-American literary and artistic expression, including the performing arts.  However,  as a direct result of economic-based gentrification, African-Americans are being forced out of a neighborhood that generations …

Remembering Dr. King: Carolyn King on Birmingham’s School Integration (pt 1)

In remembrance of the historic events surrounding the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Max Eternity interviews Carolyn Miller-King of San Francisco.  King, who--as far as she knows--is of no relation to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., recalls her experiences being born and raised in Birmingham Alabama, during the era of Jim Crow and …

Obama Hearts Bankers

Matt Taibbi @ Rolling Stone Magazine - A power play is underway in the foreclosure arena, according to the New York Times. On the one side is Eric Schneiderman, the New York Attorney General, who is conducting his own investigation into the era of securitizations – the practice of chopping up assets like mortgages and …

The Coup in Slow Motion

Marc Adler @ The Blood Crossroads - Many Americans know that our government is run by and for the rich. But few understand just how dramatically the game is rigged. Investigative reporter and specialist in tax and economic issues David Cay Johnston describes in his 2007 book, Free Lunch, How the Wealthiest Americans enrich themselves …

Censorship’s Deadly Crossroads: Cell phones, mental health and homelessness in San Francisco

On the evening of July 3, Charles Blair Hill was shot and killed in San Francisco.  At the time of the shooting, Hill was on the platform of the Bay Area Rapid Transit’s (BART) Civic Center station, located just a couple blocks from San Francisco’s City Hall complex. Hill was homeless and also thought to …

Is Obama a Fraud?

Mark Adler @ The Bloody Crossroads - The debt deal is yet another sign that hope and change has been a fiction from the start: The debt ceiling fiasco is yet another illustration of Obama’s failures, not just because it’s a betrayal of his base and the American people, but because it further calls into …