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Black Men and the Stain of Colorism

by Joshua Adams

When I was a sophomore in college, watching The Boondocks with friends was a weekly ritual. After enjoying the satirical… Read More

'I Hope My Son Stays White'

'I Hope My Son Stays White'

by Calvin Hennick

I am a white man, and part of the privilege that comes along with that fact is this: I know, with something bordering on 100 percent certainty, how… Read More

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Goodbye, Morningside Park:
When Gentrification Comes Stealing

by Teka-Lark Fleming

The single-story narrative of “everyone who is Black is poor” is the basis for most pro-gentrification argument… Read More

Kinky Hair and the Pursuit of Latin-ness

Kinky Hair and the Pursuit of Latin-ness

by Gilmarie Brioso

All "real" Latinas have straight hair Read More

Dencia

Whitenicious and
YOUR Self-Hatred

by Alexander Hardy

Nigerian-Cameroonian pop singer Dencia has found herself on tongues and pages across the globe as of late. However, the newfound… Read More

Jury Deliberations in Black and White

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

American Apparel,<br />
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

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