14-year-old Shot, Called Racial Slur While Walking Home

14-year-old Shot, Called Racial Slur While Walking Home

by #teamEBONY

A series of holiday weekend shootings on [Indianapolis'] west side has police officers looking at a possible connection. One of the crimes was… Read More

California Data Shows Racial Disparities in Arrests, Deaths

California Data Shows Racial Disparities in Arrests, Deaths

by #teamEBONY

Just 6 percent of Californians are African American, yet they are involved in 17 percent of all arrests in the state and a quarter of in-custody deaths… Read More

EBONY Magazine August 2015 race sells

For White Mags, Race Sells

by Errin Whack

Race has never been covered in more American media outlets than now, but Black life is far from a new subject for the hundreds of… Read More

New Campaign Calls on Media to ‘Check’ Its Racial Bias

New Campaign Calls on Media to ‘Check’ Its Racial Bias

by Daniel Kerry

A campaign launched last week is challenging media professionals to take the Implicit Association test (IAT) and share their results… Read More

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The Real Black Women of Spokane Deserve to be Seen

by Alicia Walters

When I first saw Rachel Dolezal in my hometown of Spokane, Washington, I wondered, “Who on Earth is this White chick?” I… Read More

'Thug' Is the New N-Word

'Thug' Is the New N-Word

by Charles F. Coleman Jr.

It’s hard to determine the exact point at which the centuries-old "nigger" was supplanted by its newer, more criminal… Read More

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The 'New Black' Fairytale

by Shahida Muhammad

When Pharrell dropped the term "New Black" last year, it was as if the ethereal cultural phenomena that ushered in the… Read More

Dear White Allies at Times Like This

Dear White Allies at Times Like This

by Damon Young

Hello. I’m not exactly sure how you landed here. Perhaps you’re a regular reader of EBONY.com. Maybe you clicked on a… Read More

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Remember the Rodney King Video?

Rodney King. Just his name alone evokes the painful reminder that the American criminal justice system is often stacked… Read More

#ICantBreathe

#ICantBreathe

by Charles F. Coleman Jr.

Every time I have to write one of these pieces to explain why justice seems to elude our community yet another time, I have fewer… Read More

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