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Can Pope Francis Bring Attention to America's Broken Prison System?

by Madison J. Gray

A non-profit news website hopes the pontiff will spur change through visit to a Philadelphia prison [read more]

 The Racial Tensions Lurking Under the Surface of American Society

As America Becomes Less White, Whites Become More Anxious

by The Atlantic

White Americans uneasy with America's shifting demographics.  White born-again Protestants and white southerners… Read More

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Boko Haram's Harrowing History

by #teamEBONY

Heeding Boko Haram's requests might lead to more kidnappings.  Boko Haram has additional reasons to believe… Read More

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Why Do We Ignore the Homeless?

by Preston Mitchum

Survival is necessary. Sometimes it is all we have. Last week I stumbled upon a short… Read More

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African Heads of State Send Support to Nigeria

by John Dramani Mahama

In my capacity as Chair of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State*, I have recently consulted with the presidents of our member nations… Read More

New Boko Haram Video Claims to Show Missing Nigerian Girls

New Video from Boko Haram Claims to Show Kidnapped Girls

by #teamEBONY

New video released by Boko Haram claims to show kidnapped schoolgirls.  A new video released by Islamist militants… Read More

Michelle Obama: Barack and I See Our Own Daughters in Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

Michelle Obama Speaks on Missing Nigerian Girls

by Slate

Michelle Obama speaks on missing girls, saying she sees her own daughters in them.  First Lady Michelle Obama… Read More

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When Gentrification Brings Racism to the 'Hood

by Irvin Weathersby

Two college students knocked on my door last summer to solicit my participation in the Read More


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There are some things that happen in the news that simply defy words and all you can say is, "What The?!" 5/12 Woman… Read More

Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls likely split up, taken across border

Kidnapped Girls Likely Spilt Up

by #teamEBONY

Kidnapped Nigerian girls have likely been split up, and may have been moved into other countries.  But the… Read More

Racism, Again: Why Drug Tests Are Helping Black Americans Get Jobs

Employer Drug Tests Help Black Workers

by The Atlantic

Drug tests, which prove Blacks and Whites use drugs at the same rate -- countering the stereotype that Blacks use drugs more -- help Black… Read More

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