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by #teamEBONY

Each morning just before school, Dawn Hawkins and her 13-year-old son Khyrie hold hands, close their eyes and bow their heads. “Be… Read More

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Democrats Blamed for Man Holding Confederate Flag Outside of White House

by #teamEBONY

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Scientific American’s Troubling Response to Its Blogger Being Called an “Urban Whore”

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Dr. Danielle N. Lee is a Black, female scientist who blogs at Scientific American’s website as The Urban Scientist, writing… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

The U.S. Supreme Court takes up the issue of affirmative action again Tuesday, but this time the question is not whether race may… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

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by The Washington Post

Dr. Ben Carson, a rising star in conservative circles, on Friday compared President Obama's health-care law to slavery. "You… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

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by #teamEBONY

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