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And the Young Ones Shall Lead Them:
The Ferguson Rebellion and the Crisis in Black Leadership

by Dr. Cornel West and Rev. Osagyefo Sekou

The blood of Michael Brown has seeded the soil of a great American revolution—sprouting… Read More

Thug Kitchen’s Brand Of Technicolor Blackness

Thug Kitchen's Pretend (and Lucrative) "Blackness"

by #teamEBONY

It goes without saying that “thug” is a loaded word, which in our politically correct, post-racial society, has become… Read More

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'I've Spent More Time In Jail Than Darren Wilson'

by Alexis Templeton

In an open letter titled, To My People, Assata Shakur… Read More

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No White Friends

by Damon Young

Before I get started, I need to write a disclaimer: I am very cool with several White people, a list that includes a few guys I play… Read More

What Black Ray Rice Apologists and Racists Have in Common

What Black Ray Rice Apologists and Racists Have in Common

by Damon Young

Today marks a month since Mike Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Exactly what happened the day… Read More

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'When I close my eyes at night, I see people running from tear gas'

by Johnetta Elzie

Trauma is commonly defined as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience.  Recently, I came to understand what that really… Read More

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To Ferguson//// Witness
[A Poem by Phillip Agnew]

by Phillip Agnew

Thank you… For your bravery. For calming courage in crisis. For your revolt. For your… Read More

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'I Didn't Want to Be a Black Man'

by Ben O’Keefe

My name is Ben O’Keefe and I am a “Halfrican American.” It’s a term that one of my fellow mixed-race friends… Read More

Is It “Goodbye Evangelicalism” or “We Join You in Your Suffering”?

The Church Needs to Speak Up About Injustice

by #teamEBONY

When James Cone wrote A Black Theology of Liberation in the late 1960s, he was attempting to provide a theological framework… Read More

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An Experience with Police Brutality

by Ryan K. Smith

For so many of us, this summer has been emotionally intense.  Once again, we are feeling the chastening rod and road trod is… Read More

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