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As a student, I can’t recall learning about any other woman who was pivotal in the Civil Rights movement besides Rosa Parks… Read More

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by George C. Gardner III, Esq.

Did you make a witty observation on Twitter today? Maybe update your Facebook status? Or post your latest culinary creation to Instagram? … Read More

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The segregation of poor people, whether organic or intentional, is a serious problem with numerous socioeconomic and political effects.  The… Read More

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Avonte Oquendo's brother Danny thanks New York City for the outpouring of love and support.  After a months-long… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

A Chicago man valiantly dies while protecting his daughter from a racist.  Every weekday, Masharah Tingling… Read More

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On a frigid afternoon days before Super Bowl XLVII, crowds of football fans and reporters hustled past about 20 protesters across… Read More

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Just outside of New York City lies East Orange, New Jersey, a densely populated city of less than four square miles that is… Read More

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Black children face an uphill climb from the minute they enter school. Even preschoolers are getting suspended… Read More

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by Slate

Never one to shy away from controversy, while supporting Mayor Vince Gray, Marion Barry called out White voters for being close-minded. Read More

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