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WHAT HAPPENED TO SANDRA BLAND?

by Jamilah Lemieux

Another day, another Black person dead following an encounter with police. Another hashtag, another family desperately asking, "WHY?" Twenty… Read More

Rev. Jeff Obafemi Carr

Minister Seeks to Build 'Village' of Micro-Homes for the Homeless

by Daniel Kerry

Nashville, Tennessee–For more than two weeks now, the Rev. Jeff Obafemi Carr has been living in a 60 square foot micro-home… Read More

Tanisha Anderson

Protecting Mentally Ill Loved Ones from the Police

by Josie Pickens

Tanisha Anderson, like most of us, was trying to get it right when she was killed by Cleveland police.  Her story is not as… Read More

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by Kristian Davis Bailey

Last month, scholar, activist and former political prisoner Angela Davis gave the keynote address at a Chicago rally in defense of… Read More

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Mall Cops Suspended for Beating Black Teen

by D. Smith

WAVY-TV reports that a man died at the scene of an officer-involved shooting early morning on July 4 in Newport News, Virginia. An… Read More

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Burning Churches Should Set Black Souls on Fire

by Stephanie Clintonia Boddie

Shrug Avery was on to something in a tragically timeless way when she wailed, “God is trying to tell you something” in… Read More

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The Dominican Republic, Haitians and the Global War on Blackness

by Claudia De la Cruz

My grandmother was born Black and poor in Trujillo's Dominican Republic. She was only five years old when the state-sanctioned… Read More

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by Julia Bernier

In a matter of days, many of us went from conjecturing over Rachel Dolezal’s racial performance, to grieving over the nine African Americans… Read More

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by Kyra Kyles

During one of her stateside trips to Chicago, in part for a Rainbow Push appearance, South Africa’s First Lady Bongi Ngema-Zuma… Read More

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by Albert Butler

Last week, as news broke that 9 beautiful Black souls had been slaughtered at the historic Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston… Read More

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