The US has yet to fully undergo a process of truth and reconciliation.
Nigeria is on the verge of passing a law to criminalise rampant mob lynching. Other countries have tried to do this and failed.
Thousands marched in silence against racial violence after a riot left hundreds of blacks dead and thousands homeless. The demands of black people in 2017 remain the same as they did in 1917.
Ignorant and hateful people are not behind the production of racist ideas, as Americans are taught so often during Black History Month.
Will the candidates acknowledge the Black Lives Matter platform during the debate in St. Louis? Millennial voters will be listening.
The killing of nine people in Charleston's AME Church was motivated by racism, first and foremost, but also sexism.
It officially ended 150 years ago on April 9 in Appomattox with General Lee's surrender, but the deep divisions that produced the Civil War still roil our national psyche.