Can Pope Francis Bring Attention to America's Broken Prison System?

Can Pope Francis Bring Attention to America's Broken Prison System?

by Madison J. Gray

Pope Francis begins his visit to America on Tuesday, and after meeting with heads of state, laypeople and clergy, one of his final stops this weekend… Read More

Why American Education Has Much to Learn About Cultural Competence

Why American Education Has Much to Learn About Cultural Competence

by Jovan Brown

Our American society is loaded with a false sense of cultural competence. This mentality tends to govern our country's idea of educational for… Read More

“No Religious Test” is Needed for the Presidency, That Includes Islam

“No Religious Test” is Needed for the Presidency, That Includes Islam

by Robert McCaw

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson does not believe that any American Muslim should be president of the United States. Read More

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#ShoutYourAbortion Cries Loud

by Josie Pickens

Last week, by a 247-187 vote, the House of Representatives approved a bill that would end federal funding for Planned Parenthood… Read More

Abortion: It Was My Choice, and the Right One for Me

Abortion: It Was My Choice, and the Right One for Me

by #teamEBONY

Once upon a time, I had an abortion. It’s something I can say just as matter-of-factly as “I had eggs for breakfast” and… Read More

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Social Media Gets Invaded on #BlackOutDay

by Cory Townes

If you've been seeing a surge of pictures today of our beautiful Black boys and girls from across the globe all… Read More

Fixing a Broken Justice System from Within<br />
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Fixing a Broken Justice System from Within

by Cassie M. Chew

In the two years since the acquittal of a neighborhood watchman for the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, there have been nearly a dozen… Read More

Are Black Women Paying the Costs of Incarceration?<br />

Are Black Women Paying the Costs of Incarceration?

by Monique W. Morris

With more than 2.4 million people in jails and prisons, the United States spends $80 billion a year to sustain its system of incarceration—more… Read More

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[OP ED] Ferguson Commission Report: More of the Same Bad News

by Charles F. Coleman Jr.

Over the past year, the Ferguson Commission has met to discuss and study racial and economic gaps in St. Louis with the goal of proposing policy recommendations… Read More

One In Three

One In Three

by Glenn E. Martin

My journey to intellectual and spiritual freedom began in 1995 with the bone-crushing grip of a pair of NYPD handcuffs. What followed was a six-year… Read More

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