Kamau Franklin

Trump Admin’s Roll-Back of Affirmative Action will Reduce Black Enrollment

July 3, 2018

Trump officials announced that schools and colleges should no longer use racial diversity as guideline for admissions. The consequence will be lower enrollment figures for people of color and a set-up for a new Supreme Court challenge to eliminate affirmative action entirely, says Kamau Franklin

Supreme Court Allows Ohio to Scrub the Voter Roll

June 11, 2018

Kamau Franklin, Attorney for ProGeorgia, says purging the voter roll is another tool in the pockets of conservatives, who want to get rid of people who will not be voting for them

Castile Verdict: Why Do Police Keep Getting Away With Murder?

June 19, 2017

“We need to demand control over these local precincts and police departments,” says Kamau Franklin, attorney and senior editor of Atlanta Black Star, after the outrageous not-guilty verdict in Minnesota

Supreme Court Strikes Down Racial Gerrymandering in North Carolina

May 22, 2017

Kamau Franklin of the Atlanta Black Star says a Supreme Court ruling that North Carolina unlawfully used race in redrawing Congressional maps is a blow to racial gerrymandering across the United States

Sanders Must Change Language from Occupy to Black Lives Matter

March 16, 2016

Kamau K. Franklin and Lawrence Brown say Sanders must find a way to break through with Black voters if he wants a chance to win the nomination

Can Sanders Win Over South Carolina’s Black Working Class Vote?

February 25, 2016

Attorney Kamau Franklin says Bernie Sanders needs to make greater strides to get his message out to Black Voters in the south in order to have a shot at the Democratic nomination

Congressional Black Caucus PAC Puts Up a Firewall for Clinton

February 13, 2016

Kamau Franklin says the Clintons have played a major role in destabilizing black communities through the welfare reform act, crime legislation, and economic policy

The Extrajudicial Killings of Black People by Police

December 29, 2015
Attorney Kamau Franklin explains why the prosecutor’s approach in Tamir Rice’s case was flawed from the beginning and highlights the tools needed to bring a change beyond just criminal justice reform