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White Silence Kills 9 in Charleston

by Jamilah Lemieux

Black people cannot change the hearts and minds of White racists, and we have exhausted ourselves beyond measure trying. We have… Read More

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Murder of Walter Scott May Leave Killer's Dogs Without Owner!

by Jamilah Lemieux

When it comes to the predictable cycle of outrage that follows an incident of police brutality, it is often easier for us to address… Read More

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Zendaya Coleman, the Disney darling turned-almost star of the terrible, no-good, very bad Aaliyah biopic, walked the Oscars… Read More

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by Charles F. Coleman Jr.

As many of us continue to grapple with the gut-wrenching news out of Ferguson, there is the prevailing sense of confusion surrounding… Read More

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by Josie Pickens

I turned 38 this week. It seems as I age, as I become more cemented in who I am as a (sometimes) bad Black feminist, teacher, lover… Read More

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Are You 'Man Enough' to Love Your Brother?

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My mother bought my brother and I a basketball rim. It was 2001, and we just moved to a new neighborhood, so she wanted to give us… Read More

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'I Always Thought My Dad Would Go First'

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My parents mortality is something I’d been aware of as long as I’ve been aware of my own. As soon as I realized my parents… Read More

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I don’t know when exactly Raven-Symoné taped her now-infamous episode of Oprah’s Where Are They Now (according… Read More

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President Obama had barely lowered his hand from saying the Oath of Office to begin his second term in January 2013 when the Ready… Read More

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And the Young Ones Shall Lead Them:
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The blood of Michael Brown has seeded the soil of a great American revolution—sprouting… Read More

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