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Jury Deliberations in Black and White

by Chris Wilder

Most people of color in this country will tell you that race plays a part in everything we do, see… Read More

Light Skin Simps, Dark Skin Studs:<br />
Black Men and Colorism

Light Skin Simps, Dark Skin Studs:
Black Men and Colorism

by Gerren Keith Gaynor

While skimming through my Instagram timeline recently, I came across a photo of actor Michael Ealy with some very colorful captions: “We outta… Read More

PBS Debuts Powerful New Series: ‘The African Americans’<br />

PBS Debuts Powerful New Series: ‘The African Americans’

by Brooke Obie

Noted Harvard University scholar, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the history of Blacks in America, from the plantation to the White House… Read More

Race and the Perception of 'Equality'

Race and the Perception of 'Equality'

by Riley Wilson

“Well, if one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen… Read More

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Our Culture Is Not Your Trick, Nor Your Treat

American Apparel,
Our Culture Is Not Your Trick, Nor Your Treat

by Shantrelle Lewis

In 2013, at a time when nearly every aspect of Black life and culture can be bought, repackaged, gentrified and re-sold to the highest… Read More

The Browning of Miss America: Who Cares?

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by Sharda Sekaran

This past weekend, Nina Davuluri was crowned the first Miss America of Indian descent. In a nod to her heritage, she did a gorgeous… Read More

Post-Katrina,<br />
Black Families Still More Vulnerable to Extreme Weather

Post-Katrina,
Black Families Still More Vulnerable to Extreme Weather

by Tracey Ross

This week marks eight years since Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast, devastating much of New Orleans. Immediately after… Read More

‘Yes, I Write About Race.<br />
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’

by Damon Young

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

[AFRICAN CONNECTION] Somewhere Between Black and African

[AFRICAN CONNECTION] Somewhere Between Black and African

by Mukoma Wa Ngugi

“You do not know what it means to be Black in this country,” an American-born son told his African father. He was right… Read More

COLORISM:<br />
The War at Home

COLORISM:
The War at Home

by Chris Williams

The "color complex" has remains a source of great controversy and pain in the African American community and across much… Read More

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