Up With Hope, Down With Dope: Delighting in Sharapova’s Scandal<br />

Up With Hope, Down With Dope: Delighting in Sharapova’s Scandal

by Jamilah Lemieux

For those of us who Stan unapologetically for Serena Jameka Williams (pronounced “Wee-yums”) without closely following the sport of tennis… Read More

How Racial Divisions at Colleges Start in a Segregated Society<br />

How Racial Divisions at Colleges Start in a Segregated Society

by Kevin K. Gaines

Recent protests by African American students on college campuses may have observers taking sides. But the young people’s actions challenge us… Read More

To Be Black, Southern and Unchurched

To Be Black, Southern and Unchurched

by Blavity.com

I call my mama and grandmama every Sunday. Sometimes my aunt (grandmama’s sister) and Big Mama (mama’s grandmama on her daddy’s… Read More

The Difficult Bridge Facing Black Immigrants

The Difficult Bridge Facing Black Immigrants

by Opal Tometi

On Feb. 24, Mohamedtaha Omar, 23, Adam K. Mekki, 20, and Muhannad A. Tairab, 17, three Black Muslim refugees from Sudan… Read More

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

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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

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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

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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

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