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Last week, a male friend of mine ran down a list of his enviable accomplishments (awesome career, nice house, two beautiful sons)… Read More

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Obama at #MOW50

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Before I sat down to watch President Obama deliver his remarks at the conclusion to Wednesday’s 50th anniversary… Read More

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In 2005 Thomas Cholmondeley, a White Kenyan farmer, shot and killed Black game warden Samson ole Sisina. Claiming self-defense on… Read More

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by Joshua Adams

On the outrage that many of us feel about the verdict and those responsible:"…this is a crime of which neither I, nor… Read More

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The Killing of Jordan Davis

ANOTHER TRAYVON:
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by Jamilah Lemieux

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