Dencia

Whitenicious and
YOUR Self-Hatred

by Alexander Hardy

Nigerian-Cameroonian pop singer Dencia has found herself on tongues and pages across the globe as of late. However, the newfound… Read More

[BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLER]<br />
Bye, White People, It’s Been Real<br />

[BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLER]
Bye, White People, It’s Been Real

by Jamilah Lemieux

I don’t recall any point in my life at which racism wasn’t a clear and present danger to the emotional and physical health… Read More

Chiara de Blasio

Why Chiara de Blasio Matters

by Teresa Mastin, Ph.D.

When then-soon-to-be NYC First Daughter Chiara de Blasio went public with her history of depression and substance abuse in a Read More

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Dr. King Did Not Dream of 'Da Club'

by Ebonie Johnson Cooper

Dear Mid-Michigan Teen Party Promoters,  First, I'm not writing to yell at, belittle or attack you. I'm writing… Read More

Michelle Obama and Alicia Keys at the White House

Michelle Obama and Alicia Keys Put Education First

by Tomika L. Anderson

It may be too late for fictional characters “Mister” and “Pete,” but if Mrs. Obama has her way, no more minority… Read More

Elmira Mangum

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The Week's HBCU Headlines

by The Yard Insider

There’s a woman in charge at Florida A&M University.  The Board of Trustees appointed the university’s… Read More

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

[THE WEEKLY READ]
Dear Chris Christie

by Michael Arceneaux

Dear Chris Christie: This must be killing you. Not the rampant criticism. I imagine you’re used to that, and based… Read More

Sage Gallon Crack(s) Series 2013

Gritty Photo Essay Captures Crack Addiction

by Souleo

Nearly 12 years ago, Sage Gallon was just getting clean after a decade of smoking crack. He’s now reliving those days of substance… Read More

PERSONAL SPACE:<br />
Lessons Nelson Mandela Taught Us<br />

PERSONAL SPACE:
Lessons Nelson Mandela Taught Us

by Amy DuBois Barnett

I was a junior in college when Nelson Mandela was released from prison. The majority of students were deeply committed to ending apartheid, and I… Read More

View From the Inside

View From the Inside

by Sylvester Monroe

Sakumzi “ Saki” Macozoma was 20 when he was sent to Robben Island. It was November 1977, and he had been arrested in Port Elizabeth the… Read More

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