The Danger of Militarizing Campus Police Forces<br />

The Danger of Militarizing Campus Police Forces

by Dante Barry and Pete Haviland-Eduah

Earlier this year, Martese Johnson was out with friends when he was confronted by University of Virginia law enforcement officials. He was beaten… Read More

Gun Violence on Black College Campuses Too Often Overlooked<br />

Gun Violence on Black College Campuses Too Often Overlooked

by Josie Pickens

My office blinds open and I watch students move to and fro on campus, some just finishing their midterms, and others on their way to take them. … Read More

Did a Toy Company Go Too Far in Depicting a ‘Black’ Character?

Did a Toy Company Go Too Far in Depicting a ‘Black’ Character?

by Jovan Brown

Toys edify children's social and intellectual development. They tell stories children cannot spell out for themselves and create worlds that children… Read More

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Yesterday Was Columbus Day, But I Forgot on Purpose

by Madison J. Gray

About a block away from our New York office, the annual Columbus Day parade went by Monday afternoon, with all the pageantry, music and celebration… Read More

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by Jamilah Lemieux

There are so many women (and a number of men, if we’re really being honest) I have come across who are very feminist in thought… Read More

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Who is Ben Carson? He  is the guy Cuba Gooding Jr played in Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story. And, if you’re… Read More

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[Editor's Letter] The Thing About #BlackMaleBrilliance

by Kierna Mayo

I have exactly one celebrity friend. Don’t get me wrong; after covering stars of some sort or another for 23 years, I’m… Read More

Can Conservative Politics Use Faith to Manipulate the Faithful?

Can Conservative Politics Use Faith to Manipulate the Faithful?

by Jouelzy

It’s been 42 years since Roe vs. Wade made abortions a legal procedure in the United States and conservative politicians with their eyes on… Read More

[Personal Essay] Cut to Video: Reflections on James Blake, On-Camera Police Brutality

[Personal Essay] Cut to Video: Reflections on James Blake, On-Camera Police Brutality

by Curtis Stephen

Hours after James Blake was body-slammed to the sidewalk and handcuffed by an undercover NYPD officer in a case of mistaken identity outside the ritzy… Read More

Let the Symbols Be the First Step

Let the Symbols Be the First Step

by Damon Young

Let’s start with a concession that would seem to contradict the premise of this piece: They’re right. “They”… Read More

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