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Even Under Trauma Black People Get the Brunt of Criticism

by Shantell E. Jamison

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In a moment when a suburban Chicago high school should be focusing the achievements of its soon-to-be graduates, its administrators did something… Read More

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by Bankole Thompson

Detroit’s public schools are on the verge of a shut down and everything is at stake for the district. Nearly everyone in the Motor City is discussing… Read More

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At Saturday’s annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, guest host Larry Wilmore ended his high octane extended riff on race, politics… Read More

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by Bankole Thompson

Michigan Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette’s decision to charge Mike Glasgow, Stephen Busch and Mike Prysby, three low level employees… Read More

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by Tansy Breshears

As was reported in multiple news outlets a few days ago, musician Rick Ross was attending a meeting at the White House… Read More

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Today is the day that dedicated weed enthusiasts around the world will celebrate by blazing up in unison. You’ll read stories that make it sound… Read More

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As the impasse over Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court prepares to enter its second month, HBO is shining new light on… Read More

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The emerging consensus that our country’s punitive and costly experiment with mass incarceration has failed is one of the most important developments… Read More

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