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

Haiti and the UN:<br />
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

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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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Babies Should Have Birthdays, Not Wakes

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Babies Should Have Birthdays, Not Wakes

by Dr. Peter K. B. St. Jean

The first public viewing of 6-month-old Chicago murder victim Jonylah Watkins was emotionally charged and left many people… Read More

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg

Are Women in Their Own Way?

by #teamEBONY

While Sandberg makes some valid points about women downplaying their worth or being afraid to negotiate for raises (this goes back… Read More

South African Police Denied Bail in Dragging Case

South African Police Denied Bail in Dragging Case

by #teamEBONY

Nine South African police officers charged with murdering a Mozambican taxi driver who was dragged from a police vehicle have been… Read More

What The New York Times Gets Wrong About Affirmative Action

What The New York Times Gets Wrong About Affirmative Action

by The Grio

This year’s Supreme Court docket could dramatically alter racial policy in America, with cases that could invalidate two key… Read More

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Being White (and Racist) in Philly

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Being White (and Racist) in Philly

by Jamilah Lemieux

Due to the widespread refusal of Whites to address, acknowledge or even comprehend the persistence of racism, there is often an absence… Read More

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