The Browning of Miss America: Who Cares?

The Browning of Miss America: Who Cares?

by Sharda Sekaran

This past weekend, Nina Davuluri was crowned the first Miss America of Indian descent. In a nod to her heritage, she did a gorgeous… Read More

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‘I Don’t Trust the Police Because I Can’t’

by Keith Reed

I’m not sure when I realized my distrust of police officers. Maybe it was at about 12 or 13, when my best friend and I had… Read More

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by Kristin Braswell

“Drill, Baby, Drill!” That was the popular 2008 slogan of the McCain-Palin campaign. Five years later, many Americans… Read More

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by Kimberley McLeod

To my famous LGBT brothers and sisters: When I first fell for a woman, it was one of the most exhilarating and frightening… Read More

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Jonathan Ferrell: Supposed to Die?

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Jonathan Ferrell: Supposed to Die?

by Jamilah Lemieux

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

Cory Booker’s Appeal

Cory Booker’s Appeal

by Steven Gray

Cory Booker, Newark, N.J.’s superstar mayor, seems to be everywhere: delivering diapers during a record-shattering blizzard; headlining Aspen… Read More

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A Gay Man Speaks: Mister Cee Owes Us Nothing, but We Owe Him

by Michael Arceneaux

Mister Cee’s sexual preference should not matter, but so often who we are has some bearing on completely unrelated aspects… Read More

Tufts Launches 'National Dialogue on Race Day'

Tufts Launches 'National Dialogue on Race Day'

by Zerlina Maxwell

Today is the first annual National Dialogue on Race Day (NDRD), started by Dr. Peniel Joseph of Tufts University's Tufts Center for Race and Democracy… Read More

Obama Names Leadership for HBCU Initiative

Obama Names Leadership for HBCU Initiative

by Kevin Lewis

Today, the Obama Administration announced a new leadership team for the… Read More

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What An Uncertain ‘Act of War’ on Syria Means to Americans

by Riley Wilson

The Senate Foreign Relations committee approved a resolution last week to give President Barack Obama… Read More

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