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'I Always Thought My Dad Would Go First'

by Damon Young

My parents mortality is something I’d been aware of as long as I’ve been aware of my own. As soon as I realized my parents… Read More

Even You Can't Afford to Be ‘Colorless,’<br />
Raven-Symoné

Even You Can't Afford to Be ‘Colorless,’
Raven-Symoné

by Jamilah Lemieux

I don’t know when exactly Raven-Symoné taped her now-infamous episode of Oprah’s Where Are They Now (according… Read More

On the Glorification of the Side Chick

Race, Class, and "Side-Chicks"

by #teamEBONY

Soap operas and primetime dramas have long glamorized the side chicks of powerful White men, making the side chick seem more exciting… Read More

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'Why I’m NOT Ready for Hillary'

by April Reign

President Obama had barely lowered his hand from saying the Oath of Office to begin his second term in January 2013 when the Ready… Read More

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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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