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by The Root

In the opening line of his "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1963, the… Read More

Both Jacksons get prison terms; he'll serve first

Jesse Jackson Jr., Wife, Both Get Prison Terms

by #teamEBONY

The end of the Jackson family political dynasty arrived Wednesday as a Chicago power couple ready-made for the cameras learned the… Read More

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Helping someone recognize their privilege is always a difficult, uncomfortable process. This is especially true for women of color… Read More

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From Anger to Action

by Nick Chiles

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by #teamEBONY

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The Right’s Obamacare Boycott Will Only Hurt Conservatives

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Having failed to block Obamacare in Congress in 2010, or to get the Supreme Court to throw it out in 2012, or to beat Obama himself… Read More

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Not Likely

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The Strange Politics of Being Friends With White People

by #teamEBONY

A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, which found that 40 percent of White people and 25 percent of nonWhite people have no friends of the… Read More

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No, I Don’t Want to Talk to You About It’<br />

‘Yes, I Write About Race.
No, I Don’t Want to Talk to You About It’

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Last week, I made plans to meet a few friends for drinks after they went to a Pirates game. As I hopped in the car awaiting word… Read More

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