A Movement to Put Black Banks in the Black

A Movement to Put Black Banks in the Black

by Madison J. Gray

It started with an emotional cry from rapper Killer Mike in the wake of the police shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile: “We… Read More

Lawmaker Tells of His Own Unnerving Encounters with Police

Lawmaker Tells of His Own Unnerving Encounters with Police

by #teamEBONY

Issues between the African American community and law enforcement run deep, so deep in fact that members of Congress are revealing their own encounters… Read More

A Marathon Vigil In Memory of Alton Sterling

A Marathon Vigil In Memory of Alton Sterling

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Outside the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where Alton Sterling was slain by the police a week ago, the community gathered together… Read More

ACLU Sues Baton Rouge Police Department

ACLU Sues Baton Rouge Police Department

by #teamEBONY

Louisiana state police and Baton Rouge law enforcement officials are being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and four other social… Read More

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You Can’t Be Pro-Black With Conditions

by George Johnson

“Can’t we all just get along?” Rodney King said it best in that clichéd, yet powerful, statement that grew out the response… Read More

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Sometimes, the Diaspora Needs to Have a Seat and Listen

by France François

“With your blog post, you’re supporting the very regime that crushes my Afro-Cuban brothers and sisters,” came an angry response… Read More

After Dallas, What Happens to Criminal Justice Reform?

After Dallas, What Happens to Criminal Justice Reform?

by Simone Weichselbaum, Maurice Chammah and Ken Armstrong / THE MARSHALL PROJECT

When five police officers were shot and killed in Dallas on Thursday, with seven others wounded, the sniper fire threatened to leave another casualty:… Read More

Working While Black: Demographics and Destiny

Working While Black: Demographics and Destiny

by Marc Bayard

The Black and Brown revolution is coming. People of color will be a majority of the American working class by 2032, according to a new Read More

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Apparently, Black People Have No Rights

by Michael Harriot

I had no idea. Perhaps I should blame all my social studies teachers. Especially Mr. Baldwin, my 8th grade American History teacher and football… Read More

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No, We’re Not Okay

by Britni Danielle

Fifteen minutes. That’s how long it took for me to stop crying, compose myself, and drag my groceries inside my apartment after watching 32-year-old… Read More

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