Marissa Alexander

Marissa Alexander and Overpolicing and Underprotection of Black Women

by Priscilla A. Ocen & Kimberlé Crenshaw

Marissa Alexander is a 33-year-old African-American woman who stands accused of three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm… Read More

Thousands of preschool kids face suspension

Black Preschool Kids Suspended at Higher Rates than Whites

by #teamEBONY

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

Marion Barry Tells White People to Be More Open-Minded, Endorses Black Mayor of D.C.

Marion Barry to D.C. Whites: Be More Open-Minded

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

Eating Disorders Do Not Discriminate

Women of Color Get Eating Disorders Too

by Slate

While considered "White women's problems," disorders such as anorexia and bulimia affect Black women as well. For… Read More

Kelley Williams-Bolar and daughters

Mom Jailed for Enrolling Kids in School Tells Her Story in New Book, Film

by Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman

With Hollywood knocking on her door, Kelley Williams-Bolar will be marking 2014 as the year that her story is finally told in summation. In… Read More

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Danny Glover Continues Support of Venezuela

by Souleo

You can’t tell Danny Glover who he can talk to. That’s the gist of what the critically acclaimed actor said during an… Read More

The color of valor: 24 minority veterans receive long overdue Medal of Honor

Long Overdue Medal of Honor Given to 24 Minority Veterans

by #teamEBONY

Denied honor because of their race or ethnicity, 24 soldiers -- 21 of whom are already deceased -- finally received recognition from the… Read More

Hampton University wigwam

Hampton Hosts Essentially Black: Media and the Modern American Family

by #teamEBONY

Hampton University hosts conference discussing and exploring the Black family. National leaders from media, entertainment… Read More

Will the New SAT Boost College Prospects for Black Students?

Will Black Students Improve Their SAT Scores? (And Does it Matter?)

by The Root

Will the change to the SAT help or harm Black students? Throughout the history of the SAT and ACT, Black students’… Read More

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