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Waiting in Rage:
As Another Black Teen Is Killed, Justice Feels Impossible

by Charles F. Coleman Jr.

Today would have been Michael Brown’s first day at Vatterott College.  As you read this, he should be sitting in a classroom… Read More

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Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Misses the Mark

by Susana Morris

Welfare is one of those issues that can provoke rage even in the most seemingly liberal person. The notion that one person’s… Read More

Meghan O'Donnell, 29, from St. Louis, prays at the spot where Michael Brown was killed Sunday evening

Mike Brown,
Killed In Cold Blood

by Lisa Bonner

Mike Brown was supposed to start college today. Instead his body lies in a morgue somewhere, and his community is in an uproar. It… Read More

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7 Facts You Need to Know About Africa

by Julia A. Wilson

Last week, Washington, D.C. was a buzz with African dignitaries attending high-level meetings and receptions with President… Read More

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JUSTICE FOR RENISHA:
From No Arrest to a Guilty Verdict

by dream hampton

When 19-year-old Renisha McBride was shot in the face after knocking on a White man's door in suburban Detroit, I tweeted that… Read More

JUSTICE FOR RENISHA:<br />
Wafer Guilty, But Is That Enough?

JUSTICE FOR RENISHA:
Wafer Guilty, But Is That Enough?

by Monique W. Morris

Theodore Wafer has been found guilty of killing of 19-year old Renisha McBride. However, the 12 men and women who considered the evidence… Read More

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You Don't Have the Answers, Rand Paul

by Michael Arceneaux

As a presidential contender, I take Rand Paul about as seriously as I do the idea of Iggy Azalea, professor of African American Studies at Howard… Read More

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Why Are Black People Leaving Austin?

by Mame M. Kwayie

As a hotbed of business innovation with hipster ethos, Austin, Texas, has become more than a stand-out on America’s heat map… Read More

Dream Defenders Bloc Builder

The Dream Defenders Need Your Support Building the 'Bloc'

by Ravelle Worthington

The Dream Defenders, an organization of Black and Brown youth working to bring about social change in their community by training… Read More

Richard Plotts and Dr. Lee Silverman

Doctors with Guns?

by Ryan K. Smith

I’m pretty much against guns in general. I don’t think anyone should have one. I wish so many people didn’t want… Read More

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