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The United States of Poverty

by #teamEBONY

Perhaps America's greatest paradox and greatest tragedy is how a country with our riches and resources has a permanent underclass;… Read More

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by Michael Arceneaux

Black women have the highest voter turnout of all demographics, and yet, in a country comprised of 37% of people of color, White… Read More

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'When You Get Out of Prison, You're Basically a Nobody'

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Yusef Salaam is a member of “The Central Park Five,” a group of young Black and Hispanic teens convicted of raping “The… Read More

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Before Laverne Cox draped her gorgeous brown legs over a lucky sheet in a nude shoot for Allure, before “feminist”… Read More

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McKinney Pool Party Fight Allegedly Started by White Woman

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Tatiana Rose, who hosted the community pool party with her siblings, says that the weekend confrontation was sparked by angry White… Read More

McKinney, Texas, and the Racial History of American Swimming Pools

Swimming Pools Have Long Been a Racial Battleground in America

by The Atlantic

At their inception, communal swimming pools were public, egalitarian spaces. Most early public pools in America aimed more for hygiene… Read More

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McKinney Incident Highlights the Racism of Suburbia

by #teamEBONY

McKinney, Texas, much like much of what is referred to as “North Dallas,” is a municipality that enjoys the separation… Read More

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The Life and Death of Kalief Browder

by #teamEBONY

Last fall, I wrote about a young man named Kalief Browder, who spent three years on Rikers Island without being convicted of a crime… Read More

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