Rethinking Crack

Rethinking Crack

by asha bandele

In 1971, three years before he would be forced from presidential office, Richard Milhous Nixon said to hell with former president… Read More

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Post-Racial Howard?

[BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLER]
Post-Racial Howard?

by Jamilah Lemieux

Jillian Parker is a recent graduate of my alma mater, Howard University. She is also a singer who just released the video for… Read More

[ENOUGH] Children Speak:<br />
‘It Feels Like We’re in a World War’<br />

[ENOUGH] Children Speak:
‘It Feels Like We’re in a World War’

by Mercedes Austin

When violence strikes and starts going at kids, the community looks at that. Violence is like a disease.  It rubs off on people. … Read More

Haiti and the UN:<br />
Occupation in the Time of Cholera

Haiti and the UN:
Occupation in the Time of Cholera

by France François

Despicable: United Nations peacekeepers from Nepal infected a quake-stricken Haiti with cholera by polluting the Read More

Black on Black Criticism:<br />
An American Obsession

Black on Black Criticism:
An American Obsession

by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond

When a Black public figure openly disagrees with President Obama, White people listen—often giving said Black person a platform… Read More

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Babies Should Have Birthdays, Not Wakes

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Babies Should Have Birthdays, Not Wakes

by Dr. Peter K. B. St. Jean

The first public viewing of 6-month-old Chicago murder victim Jonylah Watkins was emotionally charged and left many people… Read More

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Being White (and Racist) in Philly

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Being White (and Racist) in Philly

by Jamilah Lemieux

Due to the widespread refusal of Whites to address, acknowledge or even comprehend the persistence of racism, there is often an absence… Read More

The Black Hero Complex<br />

The Black Hero Complex

by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond

When Pope Benedict XVI announced… Read More

Mr. President,<br />
Stop Throwing Black People Under the Bus

Mr. President,
Stop Throwing Black People Under the Bus

by Brittney Cooper, Ph.D.

Almost as soon as he began to talk, I found myself deeply incensed at President… Read More

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On Fear, Love, and Loneliness

by Damon Young

At a friend's request, I attended a birthday party at a Veteran's hospital a few weekends ago. The party was for her great… Read More

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