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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How Is Your Bill Cosby Defense Holding Up Today?

FINALLY FINISHED:
How Is Your Bill Cosby Defense Holding Up Today?

by Jamilah Lemieux

Despite the efforts of lawyers, former co-stars and misguided pseudo-Black Nationalists who have fought desperately over the past… Read More

White Silence Kills 9 in Charleston

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!

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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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How Bob McCullough Won

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How Bob McCullough Won

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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Mad at Cosby

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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Being Upper-Class Doesn't Protect You From Racism

by The Washington Post

Even though the idea wasn’t fully formed, I somehow assumed that privilege would insulate a person from discrimination. This… Read More

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'I Always Thought My Dad Would Go First'

by Damon Young

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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