STATE OF THE UNION 2014:<br />
"Opportunity for All"

STATE OF THE UNION 2014:
"Opportunity for All"

by Zerlina Maxwell

Opportunity for all. That was the theme of President Obama’s 6th State of the Union… Read More

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#BarackTalk Address the State of Black Youth in America

by Ebonie Johnson Cooper

America will be listening and watching as President Barack Obama addresses the nation during his Read More

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Letitia James:
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by Ravelle Worthington

Recently sworn-in Public Advocate for the City of New York, Letitia James is paving a new pathway for women of color as the… Read More

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Nigeria Goes Backward on Gay Rights

by Bolanle Omisore

Nigerians by and large are against homosexuality—that much can be said for sure. So when the government passed a sweeping… Read More

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Why Chiara de Blasio Matters

by Teresa Mastin, Ph.D.

When then-soon-to-be NYC First Daughter Chiara de Blasio went public with her history of depression and substance abuse in a Read More

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Michelle Obama and Alicia Keys Put Education First

by Tomika L. Anderson

It may be too late for fictional characters “Mister” and “Pete,” but if Mrs. Obama has her way, no more minority… Read More

Rand Paul,<br />
Race Crusader (?!?)

Rand Paul,
Race Crusader (?!?)

by Zerlina Maxwell

In an ongoing effort to court the emerging majorities of Black and Latino voters, the Republican party dispatched Senator Rand Paul… Read More

Dominicans Revoke Haitians’ Citizenship<br />

Dominicans Revoke Haitians’ Citizenship

by Alexandra Phanor-Faury

You don’t have to be Haitian, Dominican or even from the Caribbean to be vaguely familiar with the strained relationship between… Read More

Holder Announces $6.7 Million Grant to Improve Legal Defense Services

Holder Announces $6.7 Million Grant to Improve Legal Defense Services

by Grant Yanney

Yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced a $6.7 million grant from the Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice… Read More

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Terror in Kenya: Whose Frankenstein?

[AFRICAN CONNECTION]
Terror in Kenya: Whose Frankenstein?

by Mukoma Wa Ngugi

Al Shabab’s attack of the Westgate mall in Kenya had the single goal of creating a spectacle of terror. Ostensibly, the goal… Read More

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