Court is in Session: The Case of Colin Kaepernick’s Career vs. Public Opinion

by Marcus Lamar

All rise! Plaintiffs and defendants in the case of Anti-Kaepernick vs. Pro-Kaepernick please stand and raise your right hand, or in this case show respect... Read More


Why Blacks Need Environmental Protection — And Why We’re at Risk of Losing It

by Keith Rushing

As African-Americans, we know there are a plethora of reasons our lifespans are almost four years lower than Whites, but there’s a menacing health... Read More

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Voter Suppression Still Hiding Out in Rural Areas

by Kristen Clarke

While the new administration continues to focus on unsubstantiated claims of vote fraud, across the country, communities continue to wrestle with the real and... Read More

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How Tomi Lahren Will Become the Next White Feminist Media Icon

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

The atypical usage of the term “identity politics” can be very strange. To many people of color, it’s a confusing term because while our... Read More


Why the Crisis of Missing Black Girls Needs More Attention Than It’s Getting

by La’Tasha D. Mayes

An academic study analyzed news coverage of missing children and found that only 20 percent of reported stories focused on missing Black children. This,... Read More


Why Jeff Sessions’ ‘Just Say No’ Approach is Backwards

by Madison J. Gray

Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed more aggressive criminal prosecution of drug dealers and people who illegally possess firearms, called for cracking down on recreational... Read More

Burning Sands

After ‘Burning Sands,’ Can We Actually Talk About Hazing, or Nah?

by Syreeta N. Greene, Suzette Walden Cole, & Rasheed Ali Cromwell

The new film Burning Sands on Netflix has ignited the Black Greek-Letter Organization (BGLO) community into a flurry of conversations about the film’s message,... Read More


Gaffes Aside, What Ben Carson Could Do With the Keys He Holds

by Shetal Vohra-Gupta, Ph.D.

Lets hope we have seen the limits of U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson’s historical ignorance since facing backlash by... Read More

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There’s Nothing Funny About the ‘Cash Me Ousside’ Girl

by LaSha

Back in 2015 when you couldn’t turn on your car radio without hearing Fetty Wap’s Trap Queen at least three times in an hour, ET Online ran a story... Read More


HBCU-Trump Meeting: Great Photo-Op, But Missing Solutions

by Josie Pickens

Like everyone else, my social media feeds this week were filled with photos of a group of HBCU presidents standing around President Trump in... Read More