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Two weeks ago today, I, along with seven… Read More

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To my darling niece, Ximena: I do not know the day you were born, yet you are here. You chose to come a few months… Read More

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by Rika Tyler and T-Dubb-O

It's been 311 days since our fallen brethren Michael Brown Jr. was fatally shot in Canfield Apartments in Ferguson, Mo. by Ferguson… Read More

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Kalief Browder's Death Was a Homicide...and We Are All Guilty

by Marlon Peterson

This is prom season for high school students. Just last week, my neighbor’s son stood outside my Bed-Stuy apartment building… Read More

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CNN's Ashleigh Banfield Misses the Point in McKinney Incident

by Arisha Hatch

Dear Ashleigh Banfield, This past week was an all-too-familiar scene across our news media; police violence against Black… Read More

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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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