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Yusef Salaam on Kalief Browder:
'When You Get Out of Prison, You're Basically a Nobody'

by Yusef Salaam

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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by Lesli-ann Lewis

Before Laverne Cox draped her gorgeous brown legs over a lucky sheet in a nude shoot for Allure, before “feminist”… Read More

Black and white witnesses agree: McKinney pool party fight started when white mother slapped a black teen

McKinney Pool Party Fight Allegedly Started by White Woman

by The Grio

Tatiana Rose, who hosted the community pool party with her siblings, says that the weekend confrontation was sparked by angry White… Read More

McKinney, Texas, and the Racial History of American Swimming Pools

Swimming Pools Have Long Been a Racial Battleground in America

by The Atlantic

At their inception, communal swimming pools were public, egalitarian spaces. Most early public pools in America aimed more for hygiene… Read More

McKinney Incident Highlights the Racism of Suburbia

McKinney Incident Highlights the Racism of Suburbia

by #teamEBONY

McKinney, Texas, much like much of what is referred to as “North Dallas,” is a municipality that enjoys the separation… Read More

Kalief Browder, 1993–2015

The Life and Death of Kalief Browder

by #teamEBONY

Last fall, I wrote about a young man named Kalief Browder, who spent three years on Rikers Island without being convicted of a crime… Read More

Every Serena Williams win comes with a side of disgusting racism and sexism

How Racism Follows Serena When She Wins

by #teamEBONY

At the 2001 BNP Paribas Open tournament in Indian Wells, California, Serena and Venus Williams were booed by fans who accused them… Read More

Why Defeating the TPP is Essential to the Black Lives Matter Movement Trade Ministers from Trans-Pacific (TPP) Meeting in Vladivostok

What Does the Trans Pacific Partnership Mean for Black People?

by Steven Gilliam and Rachel Gilmer

The modern-day social justice movement that has commonly come to be known under the "Black Lives Matter" umbrella continues… Read More

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