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The Week's HBCU Headlines

by The Yard Insider

Howard University began an “enterprise-wide” cut last Thursday. The University plans to cut its workforce by 4 percent… Read More

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Dear 'Housewives'- Gay Men Aren't Purses

by Michael Arceneaux

For a show that likes to parade itself as gay friendly, this entire season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta has been an… Read More

A Call to Action

A Call to Action

by Michael H. Cottman

For President Barack Obama, a father with two daughters, preparing African-American students for the academic future is one of his top priorities—and… Read More

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Michigan Residents Need to Vote Now More Than Ever

by Dennis Archer

Detroit has always been known for its sound: from our classic cars to our classic songs. These sounds define a city and a generation. I still remember… Read More

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An Open Letter to Janet Mock

by Preston Mitchum

“I was scared” continues to reverberate in my mind. All too often the LGBT community is not allowed to feel safe in spaces… Read More

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Gay Men Are Not "a Waste"

by Alexander Hardy

I didn’t see the mass wedding of 33 straight and same-sex couples at the 56th GRAMMY Awards ceremony as it played… Read More

George Zimmerman Is Not A Celebrity

George Zimmerman Is Not a Celebrity
[And, Thus, We Will Not Treat Him as Such]

by Jamilah Lemieux

Today, word hit the internet that there are plans for a possible "celebrity" boxing match between George Zimmerman, who… Read More

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To the Woody Allen Defenders

by Michael Arceneaux

In an essay entitled “Don't… Read More

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Ghana Spawns

by Bolanle Omisore

Last summer, I was told unequivocally that I should bleach my skin. It was a well-intentioned suggestion from a neighbor, a woman… Read More

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