Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Turns 95

by #teamEBONY

South Africa and the world showered tributes on Nelson Mandela on Thursday as the anti-apartheid leader turned 95 in hospital and… Read More

[AFRICAN CONNECTION] What Is a Black Life Worth?

[AFRICAN CONNECTION] What Is a Black Life Worth?

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In 2005 Thomas Cholmondeley, a White Kenyan farmer, shot and killed Black game warden Samson ole Sisina. Claiming self-defense on… Read More

[ENOUGH]<br />
From Chicago to Sanford, With Love

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From Chicago to Sanford, With Love

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How much does death cost? Not the caskets, flowers or trial coverage, but the death itself? I’m afraid that Trayvon Martin’s… Read More

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by Toya Menzie

Do you know Juror B37? I do.  She is the women that clutches her purse tighter while I walk past her on an empty street… Read More

Richard Cohen

Why Richard Cohen is Wrong

by The Atlantic

Yesterday Richard Cohen wrote this: In New York City, Blacks make up a quarter of the population, yet they represent… Read More

The Fire This Time:<br />
James Baldwin on George Zimmerman

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James Baldwin on George Zimmerman

by Joshua Adams

On the outrage that many of us feel about the verdict and those responsible:"…this is a crime of which neither I, nor… Read More

Is #JusticeForTrayvon a Fad?

Is #JusticeForTrayvon a Fad?

by Riley Wilson

If social injustice campaigns like Occupy Wallstreet and KONY 2012 have taught us anything, it’s that the use of social media… Read More

John Henry Spooner, left; Patricia Larry, right, holds a photo of her slain son, Darius Simmons

Trial Begins This Week in Murder of Darius Simmons

by #teamEBONY

In a case that bears some striking similarities to George Zimmerman's, a 76-year-old Milwaukee man is set to stand trial this… Read More

Eric Holder

Eric Holder Denounces Stand Your Ground

by The Atlantic

One of the extraordinary results of the Trayvon Martin trial verdict is that a number of prominent African-Americans have shared… Read More

Harvard Establishes a Nas Hip-Hop Fellowship

Harvard Establishes a Nas Fellowship

by #teamEBONY

Harvard has honored Nas by establishing the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship at the university. The fellowship by the Hip-Hop Archives… Read More

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