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No White Friends

by Damon Young

Before I get started, I need to write a disclaimer: I am very cool with several White people, a list that includes a few guys I play… Read More

What Black Ray Rice Apologists and Racists Have in Common

What Black Ray Rice Apologists and Racists Have in Common

by Damon Young

Today marks a month since Mike Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Exactly what happened the day… Read More

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Philadelphia Activists Fight the Sale of Dangerous Toy Guns

by Ryan K. Smith

I once had a friend who was making an extra credit film for his language arts class. For the film, he got a prop gun for one of the… Read More

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'When I close my eyes at night, I see people running from tear gas'

by Johnetta Elzie

Trauma is commonly defined as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience.  Recently, I came to understand what that really… Read More

5 Things to Know About the DOJ's Investigation in Ferguson

5 Things to Know About the DOJ's Investigation in Ferguson

by Charles F. Coleman Jr.

US Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week that the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice would be taking additional… Read More

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[SHADE BRIGADE]
Respect Jill! Celebrate Beyonce! Stop Tweeting, Fab!

by Michael Arceneaux

Michael Arceneaux, EBONY.com contributor and Master of Shade, calls out five of his biggest gripes from the past… Read More

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Atlanta Mother Killed, Burned By Cop She Met Online

by Ravelle Worthington

An Atlanta policeman has been arrested and charged with murdering Atlanta mother Vernicia Woodard in August. A Hapeville… Read More

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Media Outlets Construct Mike Brown's (Thug) Life After Death

by Michael Arceneaux

I’m all for keeping the story of Michael Brown alive, but not in the context of creating a narrative that perpetuates the status… Read More

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If #Blacklivesmatter Then You Need to Know the Daniel Holtzclaw Case

by Monique W. Morris

“What if the people hurting us are the people who are supposed to protect us?” These words, spoken by a young… Read More

'I Hope My Son Stays White'

'I Hope My Son Stays White'

by Calvin Hennick

I am a white man, and part of the privilege that comes along with that fact is this: I know, with something bordering on 100 percent certainty, how… Read More

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