White House Announces Young Black Male Empowerment Initiative

White House Announces Young Black Male Empowerment Initiative

by #teamEBONY

Today, the White House will launch the "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, in order to empower Black boys and young men… Read More

Where Are The Black G I R Ls On Pharrell's Album Cover? Fans React

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by MTV

The ever-"Happy" Pharrell Williams may need to take his light-footed lyrics to heart today because the Internet backlash… Read More

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Dear Winter: Bye, Felicia

by Michael Arceneaux

Dear Mother Nature and Old Man Winter: I don’t know what the Eastern seaboard, the Midwest, and the parts of the south… Read More

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Vetoes Anti-Gay Bill

by Huffington Post

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) announced her decision to veto legislation on Wednesday that would have allowed businesses to legally… Read More

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Spike Lee Really Hates Gentrification

by #teamEBONY

At an event at Pratt last night, Spike Lee was asked about something he's been consistently passionate about: Gentrification… Read More

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'Freedom of Speech' Does Not Mean Freedom of Consequences

by Garfield Hylton

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

“Stand Your Ground” Nation

Shoot First, Ask Questions Never: America, the Stand Your Ground Nation

by Slate

Ever since George Zimmerman gunned down Trayvon Martin in his Sanford, Fla., gated community, it’s become an article of faith… Read More

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The Affordable Care Act Offers Real Movement Toward Health Care Equality

by Dr. Jamila Perritt

Every February, we celebrate the achievements of the African-American community and the advances that have been made toward full… Read More

'I Am Still Called by the God I Serve to Walk This Out'

Lucia McBath, the Mother of Jordan Davis, on Her Son's Murder

by The Atlantic

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

New Jersey man escapes 5 year sentence after dash cam footage clears him, indicts cops

Man Escapes Prison Sentence After Camera Proves His Innocence, Indicts Cops

by #teamEBONY

Evidence from a dashboard camera on a police cruiser ended a nightmare for a New Jersey man facing false charges of eluding police… Read More

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