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Fixing Journalism's Race and Class Problem

by #teamEBONY

When I was a kid, my family loved watching science fiction films and television shows. Some of them, from Star… Read More

Why isn't New Orleans Mother's Day parade shooting a 'national tragedy'?

Why Isn't Mother's Day Mass Shooting a National Tragedy?

by #teamEBONY

On 3 September 2005 – less than a week after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast – I began to understand that… Read More

Stop Sentencing Children to Life in Prison

Stop Sentencing Children to Life in Prison

by The Root

Nearly a year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court reminded… Read More

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Forgiving the Man Who Killed My Child

by Huffington Post

This Mother's Day, I will go to church and spend time with my mother and my son, Calvin. Calvin and I will reflect on… Read More

Charles Ramsey

Charles Ramsey: True Hero, Not an Internet Meme

by The Atlantic

No one is saying that Charles… Read More

Jackie Robinson

Black Kids Don't Dream of Baseball

by #teamEBONY

I love baseball, deeply. I played stickball and punchball growing up on the potholed streets of Jersey City, and dreamed… Read More

[ENOUGH] Children Speak:<br />
‘It Feels Like We’re in a World War’<br />

[ENOUGH] Children Speak:
‘It Feels Like We’re in a World War’

by Mercedes Austin

When violence strikes and starts going at kids, the community looks at that. Violence is like a disease.  It rubs off on people. … Read More

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Occupation in the Time of Cholera

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Occupation in the Time of Cholera

by France François

Despicable: United Nations peacekeepers from Nepal infected a quake-stricken Haiti with cholera by polluting the Read More

Black on Black Criticism:<br />
An American Obsession

Black on Black Criticism:
An American Obsession

by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond

When a Black public figure openly disagrees with President Obama, White people listen—often giving said Black person a platform… Read More

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake and Black Music

by Colorlines

I have a confession to make: I really like Justin Timberlake. And I really like The 20/20 Experience, which dropped… Read More

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