Lester Chambers

Lester Chambers Attacked for Dedicating Song to Trayvon Martin

by Jezebel

Legendary musician and future R&B Hall of Fame inductee Lester Chambers suffered injuries Saturday after he was attacked on stage… Read More

Black People: The Country's Biggest Racists? (Really?)

Black People: The Country's Biggest Racists? (Really?)

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A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows that Americans consider Blacks more likely to be racist than whites and Hispanics in this country… Read More

Why You Shouldn't Put a Price on Black Babies

Why You Shouldn't Put a Price on Black Babies

by The Atlantic

Every year, I teach writer Elna Baker's essay, "Babies Buying Babies" to my freshman composition classes as an introduction… Read More

George Zimmerman

White People Don't Feel Black People's Pain?

by Slate

George Zimmerman followed Trayvon Martin because he perceived him as dangerous. The defense argues he was, the prosecution argues… Read More

Rachel Jeantel

Rachel Jeantel: Too Big and Dark For Our Sympathy?

by #teamEBONY

Trayvon Martin’s trial might be intriguing, fascinating cultural theater to some. To me, it is more akin to a cultural trauma:… Read More

Images of Black Soldiers Used for Propaganda

Images of Black Soldiers Used for Propaganda

by The Atlantic

Black people endured insulting caricatures and cartoons in the mainstream American press, advertisements, comics, and books… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

One of my favorite childhood memories is of listening to my mother describe the look on my father’s face the day I was born… Read More

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus and Cultural Appropriation

by Jezebel

A lesson from Miley Cyrus's new video: If you want to look "cool" and "edgy" and "tough,"… Read More

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From "You Can Touch My Hair"

by Jezebel

Growing up, touching my hair was the sole province of the family caregivers… Read More

The Supreme Court

Affirmative Action Support Continues to Drop

by #teamEBONY

As the Supreme Court prepares to once again weigh in on the issue of affirmative action, a record-low number of Americans support… Read More

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