The NYPD's Asinine Search Policy: A Bogus Christmas Gift

The NYPD's Asinine Search Policy: A Bogus Christmas Gift

by Madison J. Gray

The young police officer was direct when I caught his eye as I approached the entrance to the subway station: “Sir! I need to search your bag!” It… Read More

50 Shades of Black: A Look Into An Alternate Universe<br />

50 Shades of Black: A Look Into An Alternate Universe

by Blavity.com

I want you to take a little trip with me. Let’s go to a parallel universe together. Everything there is as it is here with three exceptions:… Read More

Nicki Minaj Criticized for Angola Performance, But Is It Fair?

Nicki Minaj Criticized for Angola Performance, But Is It Fair?

by Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley

“Independent women only!” Dropping it low in a sheer, bejeweled bodysuit, flanked by female dancers in black leotards and yellow… Read More

After 'Shakara': 5 Reforms to Prevent Police Violence in Schools

After 'Shakara': 5 Reforms to Prevent Police Violence in Schools

by Amanda Woog, J.D., Naomi Reed, and Shetal Vorha-Gupta

Black parents in Spring Valley High School are doing something about that perverse school-to-prison pipeline by pressing to have charges dropped against… Read More

An Open Letter to the Survivors of Daniel Holtzclaw's Sexual Attacks

An Open Letter to the Survivors of Daniel Holtzclaw's Sexual Attacks

by Black Women's Blueprint

To the 13 sister-survivors who were sexually brutalized by Daniel Holtzclaw, and the countless others who stood in the face of injustice uttering… Read More

A Misguided Bill Could Have Reduced Mizzou's Football Players to Property

A Misguided Bill Could Have Reduced Mizzou's Football Players to Property

by Thabiti Lewis

Update: As we had hoped, a bill that focused on student athletes in Missouri that would have affected their scholarships simply… Read More

[Social Skills] Oh, Damn: Did the L.A. Times Just Compare Serena Williams to a Horse?

[Social Skills] Oh, Damn: Did the L.A. Times Just Compare Serena Williams to a Horse?

by Kyra Kyles

Wait a mickey fickey minute.   Did the LA Times seriously post a poll comparing our beautiful, powerful and amazingly… Read More

What Justice Antonin Scalia Got Wrong About Black College Students

What Justice Antonin Scalia Got Wrong About Black College Students

by Chris Stewart

It’s hard to imagine where exactly U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was going while hearing yesterday’s Fisher v. University… Read More

How Is Black Lives Matter Winning?

How Is Black Lives Matter Winning?

by Waleed Shahid

The following excerpt is from an article appearing on Read More

Obama Clarifies Where U.S. is in War on Terror, But He Needs Partners

Obama Clarifies Where U.S. is in War on Terror, But He Needs Partners

by Richard Fowler

Late Sunday evening, President Barack Obama—in a rare Oval Office address—reiterated a clear plan to defeat the fast-growing and ever-evolving… Read More

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