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For those of us living far from the South, discussions of Mississippi may make us recall the Civil Rights Movement, some period in… Read More

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Is the Army's New Hair Policy Bad for Black Women?

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This is an odd piece for me to write. Usually I'm the first one to defend the right of Black women to wear their hair any way… Read More

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Big banks are making millions of dollars in welfare-related ATM fees that could easily be waved.  Dominique… Read More

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I’m writing this from Panera. It’s a Friday. Which means cream of chicken and wild rice, my favorite cheap soup, is on… Read More

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Dear “Reverend” Ken Adkins and other unnamed individuals of local Florida clergy, et. al.,   I… Read More

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Tensions Between Black Americans and African Immigrants Surface

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Story about Kwasi Enin causes tension between Black Americans and recent African immigrants. The story of… Read More

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10-Year-Old Ta'Niyah Thomas Killed During Home Invasion

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10-year-old Ta'Niyah Thomas shot and killed during home invasion. Ta'Niyah Thomas was a bright, hardworking… Read More

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