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How Banks Take Millions of Dollars from Welfare Recipients

by Huffington Post

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

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‘Did Gentrification Make My Neighborhood Better?’

by Damon Young

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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An Open Letter to Ken Adkins

by Charles F. Coleman Jr.

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

Why I'm Breaking Up With Rap Music

Why I'm Breaking Up With Rap Music

by #teamEBONY

Blogger Bougie Black Girl shares why she decided not to listen to or support rap music anymore.  For me, a… Read More

Why the All-Ivy League Story Stirs Up Tensions Between African Immigrants and Black Americans

Tensions Between Black Americans and African Immigrants Surface

by #teamEBONY

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

'Bright, shining star,' 10, killed in Washington, Pa., home shooting

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

by #teamEBONY

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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I'm a Black Woman, but Saturday Night Live Turned Me into a Man

by #teamEBONY

Raychelle Burks writes on how SNL used her project as joke fodder -- which she enjoyed -- but assumed she was a man.  Last… Read More


What The?! This Week

There are some things that happen in the news that simply defy words and all you can say is, "What The?!" 4/1… Read More

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Jamilah Stands

by Jamilah Lemieux

I love my work. I love having the opportunity to tell diverse Black stories—and stories that impact Black people. I also love… Read More

What I Learned About Stop-and-Frisk From Watching My Black Son

My Black Son's Experience Taught Me about Stop and Frisk

by The Atlantic

The father of an African-American son, Christopher Smith -- a White man -- shares his feelings about stop and frisk. When… Read More

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