In Brooklyn, School Rezoning Plan Reveals Gap Between Classes<br />

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My introduction to this much-touted concept of 'free speech'--- and its potential consequences----came when I was third grade… Read More

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Last Thursday, I took my son to meet Lucia McBath, because he is 13, about the age when a Black boy begins to directly understand… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

Today, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni signed the Anti-Homosexuality Act, a wide-ranging bill that imposes seven years in jail… Read More

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RuPaul lives as a man and performs as a woman. As such, she uses interchangeable pronouns, as do most of the Drag… Read More

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