Betsy DeVos

#BlackLove is Not Dissing Bethune-Cookman’s Choice to Have Betsy DeVos Speak

by Sylvia Snowden

A group of “protesters” recently marched to Bethune-Cookman University and delivered a petition that objects to U.S. Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, speaking at the school’s... Read More

Earth Day

The Dangerous Environmental Outlook for Black Communities

by Keith Rushing

If you want to understand what the Trump era will mean for Black communities that are overburdened with pollution, the people of St. John... Read More

Black Males

How Young Black Men are Running a Violent Gauntlet of Peril

by Shawn Dove and Anthony Smith

In Baltimore and around the country, we are losing too many young people—especially young Black boys and men—to violence. One of those young people... Read More


Why CNN’s Political Theater Is A Distinctly Black Problem

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

Vox recently released a video that brilliantly breaks down how CNN’s use of “political theater” is making us all dumber and negatively affecting our... Read More


How Trump’s Criminal Justice Plan is Really More For-Profit Incarceration

by Jennifer Epps-Addison and Kumar Rao

Donald Trump’s recent moves on criminalization, like his immigration orders, are designed to oppress communities of color by encouraging excessive law enforcement and enticing... Read More

Planned Parenthood

Trump Attack on Planned Parenthood Endangers Black Women

by La’Tasha D. Mayes

Late last week, President Trump reversed an Obama-era regulation that prohibited states from withholding Title X family planning funds from reproductive health care providers,... Read More


How the Justice Department May Re-Declare the War on Drugs (and On Us)

by Madison J. Gray

Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions took office we have seen the removal of 46 U.S. attorneys, including two prominent African-Americans in Mississippi; the reversal of... Read More


Here’s Why the FBI’s Tweet About MLK’s Assassination Was Problematic

by George Johnson

Tuesday marked the 49th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As thousands flocked to social media to pay homage to... Read More

NCAA Championship

The Case for Compensating College Basketball Players

by David Canton

As March Madness draws to an end with the championship game tonight, 70 million Americans across the nation who filled out NCAA college basketball... Read More


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