[BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLER]<br />
‘I Guess You Really Ain’t Sh*t, Questlove’

[BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLER]
‘I Guess You Really Ain’t Sh*t, Questlove’

by Jamilah Lemieux

Almost two weeks ago, Questlove penned a haunting, soul-bearing Facebook post in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin (I… Read More

[OPINION]<br />
Kanye West and the Black Man's Burden

[OPINION]
Kanye West and the Black Man's Burden

by Gerren Keith Gaynor

With the country’s divisiveness as of late, one thing we all can agree on is that Kanye West is a bit much. Even President… Read More

[THE WEEKLY READ]<br />
Dear Tavis Smiley

[THE WEEKLY READ]
Dear Tavis Smiley

by Michael Arceneaux

  Dear Tavis Smiley: Let me start off by saying that I’m legitimately somewhat conflicted about you… Read More

TOO BLACK FOR TV?<br />
Gay Media Game Changers Find a Home on the Internet

TOO BLACK FOR TV?
Gay Media Game Changers Find a Home on the Internet

by Gerren Keith Gaynor

Tha Life Atlanta, a docu-series that follows a social circle of openly gay Black men, is generating quite the buzz. Exploring… Read More

Obama’s Race Talk Brings Hope for More

Obama’s Race Talk Brings Hope for More

by Miles Marshall Lewis

President Obama could not have been me 35 years ago, not really. In 1978 I was tagging along with an uncle in the South Bronx to… Read More

[GENTRIFICATION DIARIES]<br />
Notes from Gentrified Brooklyn

[GENTRIFICATION DIARIES]
Notes from Gentrified Brooklyn

by Chika Dunu

It’s a last minute "let’s-catch-up" meeting with a homegirl who I haven’t seen in ages. We are riding… Read More

[ENOUGH]<br />
Chicago Youth Talk Trayvon

[ENOUGH]
Chicago Youth Talk Trayvon

by Dr. Peter K. B. St. Jean

  For young people in Chicago—a city that readily brings to mind thoughts of Black pain and Black death—the… Read More

President Barack Obama

THE SOCIAL/LIST:
#WhiteTwitter Responds to Obama's Race Talk

by Toya Menzie

Since #BlackTwitter is taken as a monolith, perhaps we can call this "#WhiteTwitter's" response to President Obama's… Read More

Obama Tackles Trayvon, Racial Profiling<br />
[FULL TRANSCRIPT/VIDEO]

Obama Tackles Trayvon, Racial Profiling
[FULL TRANSCRIPT/VIDEO]

by President Barack Obama

The reason I actually wanted to come out today is not to take questions, but to speak to an issue that obviously has gotten a lot… Read More

IT IS BETTER TO SPEAK:<br />
Black Women Blueprint N.Y. Tackles Sexual Violence

IT IS BETTER TO SPEAK:
Black Women Blueprint N.Y. Tackles Sexual Violence

by Angel Evans

“When we construct universal notions of women or masculine notions of Blackness [or race]…when we claim only some… Read More

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