[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

[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

Tiffanie Drayton

No More American Dream

by #teamEBONY

On the day of college graduation, I told my friends and family the news: I was leaving the country I had lived in since childhood. “I… Read More

[AFRICAN CONNECTION] What Is a Black Life Worth?

[AFRICAN CONNECTION] What Is a Black Life Worth?

by Mukoma Wa Ngugi

In 2005 Thomas Cholmondeley, a White Kenyan farmer, shot and killed Black game warden Samson ole Sisina. Claiming self-defense on… Read More

The Fire This Time:<br />
James Baldwin on George Zimmerman

The Fire This Time:
James Baldwin on George Zimmerman

by Joshua Adams

On the outrage that many of us feel about the verdict and those responsible:"…this is a crime of which neither I, nor… Read More

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The Killing of Jordan Davis

ANOTHER TRAYVON:
The Killing of Jordan Davis

by Jamilah Lemieux

Nine months after the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a White man killed another Florida teen under troubling circumstances. Read More

DEAR WHITE FOLKS:<br />
Yes, Black People Are "Sensitive" About Race

DEAR WHITE FOLKS:
Yes, Black People Are "Sensitive" About Race

by Joyce Clark Hicks

I recently had a Facebook conversation with a White friend in which she suggested that I, as a Black woman, was a little "sensitive"… Read More

Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon Martin, and the Saddest Story I’ve Ever Read

Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon Martin, and the Saddest Story I’ve Ever Read

by #teamEBONY

I was sitting in my living room when I first read Read More

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Coming to America, Offensive to Africans?

by The Root

When Coming to America premiered 25 years ago, on June 29, 1988, it was an instant classic -- and the third-highest-grossing… Read More

[BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLER]<br />
Paula Deen: Keep Your Deep Fried Apology

[BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLER]
Paula Deen: Keep Your Deep Fried Apology

by Jamilah Lemieux

Well, well, well. The fried chickens have come home to roost, have they not?  By now, everyone knows that the… Read More

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