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Why We All Should Care About the Mayoral Race in Jackson, Mississippi

by asha bandele

For those of us living far from the South, discussions of Mississippi may make us recall the Civil Rights Movement, some period in… Read More

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This is an odd piece for me to write. Usually I'm the first one to defend the right of Black women to wear their hair any way… Read More

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‘Did Gentrification Make My Neighborhood Better?’

by Damon Young

I’m writing this from Panera. It’s a Friday. Which means cream of chicken and wild rice, my favorite cheap soup, is on… Read More

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An Open Letter to Ken Adkins

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Dear “Reverend” Ken Adkins and other unnamed individuals of local Florida clergy, et. al.,   I… Read More

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I love my work. I love having the opportunity to tell diverse Black stories—and stories that impact Black people. I also love… Read More

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Former Florida A&M University band member Jessie Baskin was sentenced jail time for his role in the hazing death of Robert Champion… Read More

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4 Ways to Get Black Kids Excited About STEM

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Earlier this month, many Black families were among the 5.8 million Americans who tuned in for the premiere of Read More

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Black Women's Health Care In Crisis

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Earlier this month, McAllen and Beaumont, rural border towns in Texas, saw Read More

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EBONY founder John H. Johnson once said that he created EBONY magazine with the intention to affirm a certain sense of "somebodiness"… Read More


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by Charles F. Coleman Jr. and George C. Gardner III

"A few years ago, my boyfriend was convicted of armed robbery. He wasn't the main person involved. In fact, he didn't even… Read More

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