Why Casting a Ballot Is More Crucial Than Ever for Black Men

Why Casting a Ballot Is More Crucial Than Ever for Black Men

by Dr. Larry Walker

This November’s election represents an important opportunity for Black men. In urban, rural and suburban neighborhoods throughout the United… Read More

Divesting from the Reality Show Movement

Divesting from the Reality Show Movement

by Blavity.com

Even before I ever saw one episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, I was done with the way black… Read More

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Why Crystal Hamilton's Life Matters, Too

by Jamilah Lemieux

On Saturday, Crystal Hamilton called the police during a domestic dispute in her Woodbridge, Va., home. According to officials, her husband Ronald… Read More

The Power of the Right to Vote

The Power of the Right to Vote

by Hill Harper

The American Civil Rights Movement never died. Indeed, the ebb and flow of the movement in the 1960s and since has been driven by two forces: discontent… Read More

Four Years After Trayvon Martin: Work Left Undone

Four Years After Trayvon Martin: Work Left Undone

by Aprill O. Turner

Four years ago today, an unforeseen incident became the catalyst to start a national movement.  On the evening of February 26, in Sanford, Fla.… Read More

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Carson's Racial Quip: Who Gets to Claim Blackness?

by Sophia Nelson, Esq

On the eve of President Obama’s historic 2008 election victory, I penned a letter to my two biracial nieces, then ages 10 and six, about what… Read More

The Political and Legal Landscape Created by Antonin Scalia's Absence

The Political and Legal Landscape Created by Antonin Scalia's Absence

by Gregory Carr, Ph.D

More than any single event of his presidency, the death of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Gregory Scalia presents Barack Obama with the most… Read More

Why Branford Marsalis Is the Man

Why Branford Marsalis Is the Man

by Blavity.com

It’s easy to lose track of greatness in music. The popular music of Black Americans has mutated and continues to mutate at such at an amazing… Read More

When Tipping Doesn't Make the Difference

When Tipping Doesn't Make the Difference

by Kimberly Freeman Brown and Marc Bayard

For more than a decade, Jessica Wynter Martin has earned a living in one of the most demanding and lowest paying industries in America—food… Read More

Why the Black Millennial Vote is Not Guaranteed

Why the Black Millennial Vote is Not Guaranteed

by Blavity.com

Activist and scholar Nyle Fort asked, “Can Black millennials afford the consequences of dancing with the ‘party of our parents?’”… Read More

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