Former Morehouse School of Medicine President Reflects on Mandela

Former Morehouse School of Medicine President Reflects on Mandela

by Dr. David Satcher

I first visited South Africa in 1994, while I was Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to review our… Read More

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Nelson Mandela and America's Hypocrisy About Violence

by The Atlantic

There is great humility in Judt's portrait of Europe, a humility that is largely absent from the portrait of the West foisted… Read More

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When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Claus belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

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by Zerlina Maxwell

Hurricane Katrina is not a metaphor. The devastation of the 2005 storm, and the failed government preparation and response… Read More

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by Josie Pickens

Writer, womanist and often-times agitator Zora Neale Hurston once wrote… Read More

Tony Dorsett, Brain Injury, and Giving Up on Football

Tony Dorsett, Brain Injury, and Giving Up on Football

by The Atlantic

Football is violence. Some running backs embrace this and broadcast this. I think of how Earl Campbell played offense like he was… Read More

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by Jamilah Lemieux

What do you do in a world without sanctuary? How do you function when your ability to do so is literally threatened at every moment… Read More

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Why We Need to Stop the Natural Vs Perm War

by Clutch

While Jones’ statement about the opposite having a different reaction may be true, she’s forgotten that all things aren’t… Read More

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White Folks Are Telling You to Kiss Their...

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White Folks Are Telling You to Kiss Their...

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Prior to Saturday, I wouldn’t know Julianne Hough if she walked up to me on the street and spray-painted “Julianne Hough… Read More

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