Why the Supreme Court Abortion Clinic Ruling Was a Win for Black Women

Why the Supreme Court Abortion Clinic Ruling Was a Win for Black Women

by Kierra Johnson

It’s no coincidence that, as we stood on the steps of the Supreme Court celebrating the biggest win for abortion access since 1973’s Roe… Read More

Does the Fourth Amendment Really Protect People of Color?

Does the Fourth Amendment Really Protect People of Color?

by Janae Bonsu

You may think that you should be able to leave your home at any time without fear of being stopped and questioned by law enforcement officials for… Read More

How 'the G Word' is Translated in Harlem

How 'the G Word' is Translated in Harlem

by Herb Boyd

Once upon a time in the nation's socioeconomic matrix, Black activists once took to the ramparts challenging the advance of urban renewal, or… Read More

5 Reasons Laws Used for LGBTQ Discrimination Hurt People of Color

5 Reasons Laws Used for LGBTQ Discrimination Hurt People of Color

by Kira Shepherd

As the LGBTQ community mourns the victims of the tragic mass shooting in Orlando, it’s important to look at how some religious beliefs have… Read More

The Anger Uncovered by the Orlando Shooting

The Anger Uncovered by the Orlando Shooting

by Cortez Wright

Do you remember the last time you had a good, body moving cry? I’m not talking about the Olivia Pope lip quivering half cry but the ugly kind… Read More

Why Repealing Obamacare Could Be Hazardous to Your Health<br />

Why Repealing Obamacare Could Be Hazardous to Your Health

by #teamEBONY

Six years ago, President Barack Obama achieved one of the greatest feats in political history with the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And… Read More

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Prince's Death Should Not Wind Up Fueling Bad Drug Policy

by JEREMY HAILE and MICHAEL COLLINS / The Marshall Project

A national icon dies of an accidental overdose. A media frenzy develops as public scrutiny focuses on the new, highly potent drug that is suspected… Read More

Understanding Muhammad Ali's Identity, and Our Own

Understanding Muhammad Ali's Identity, and Our Own

by David Wall Rice

It is difficult to articulate the impact of Muhammad Ali.  For decades, a plethora of essays, think pieces and media personalities have tried… Read More

Falsely Pinning the "Terrorist" Label on Black Lives Matter

Falsely Pinning the "Terrorist" Label on Black Lives Matter

by La'Tasha Mayes

As the Black Lives Matter movement continues to grow, some law enforcement officials have responded in kind with attacks of their own. Last week the… Read More

For Financially Challenged Black Men, HBCUs Can Be Key

For Financially Challenged Black Men, HBCUs Can Be Key

by Dr. Larry Walker

Over the last few weeks I have watched proud family members, friends, classmates and alumni post pictures and videos of college graduations throughout… Read More

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