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Are Haitian Picket Signs a Terrorist Threat?

by Madison J. Gray

The most peculiar thing took place in midtown Manhattan Tuesday – peculiar and unnecessary. Fewer than a dozen people, most of them… Read More

With Support, Opportunity Can Be the Cure for Prison Recidivism

With Support, Opportunity Can Be the Cure for Prison Recidivism

by Sam Schaeffer

Daequan* came to the New York City-based Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) only 11 days after leaving… Read More

“D-Money” Beware! Maine Gov. Paul LePage Has Your Number!

“D-Money” Beware! Maine Gov. Paul LePage Has Your Number!

by Madison J. Gray

Alert! Alert! The state of Maine is in trouble! No one knew it was this bad, but the northeasternmost state in the union, typically synonymous… Read More

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Obama's Anti-Gun Violence Actions Give New Momentum to Survivors

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Earlier this week I joined President Obama and dozens of other gun violence survivors in the East Room of the White House as he announced new executive… Read More

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For those unfamiliar with the name Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 80 in Washington D.C., she was one our… Read More

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Rape, Bill Cosby and Where We Stand in the Black Community

by Atima Omara

In the last few days, the unending number of women who claim television and comedian Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them has finally reached its apex. One… Read More

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by Blavity.com

This presidential election cycle has had historic levels of fanfare and spectacle. From the Republican party’s head clown and biggest liability, Donald… Read More

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by Jovan Brown

The African American culture is one of the richest in historical traditions, artistic valor, and communal practice. It takes with it the meaning of… Read More

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The NYPD's Asinine Search Policy: A Bogus Christmas Gift

by Madison J. Gray

The young police officer was direct when I caught his eye as I approached the entrance to the subway station: “Sir! I need to search your bag!” It… Read More

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