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by Madison J. Gray

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The midterm elections are just weeks away and as critical as ever.  With predictions still putting Republicans on track… Read More

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I don’t know when exactly Raven-Symoné taped her now-infamous episode of Oprah’s Where Are They Now (according… Read More

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President Obama had barely lowered his hand from saying the Oath of Office to begin his second term in January 2013 when the Ready… Read More

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The blood of Michael Brown has seeded the soil of a great American revolution—sprouting… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

Being Mary Jane star Gabrielle Union has designed a limited edition tee for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the second… Read More

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by Renee Bracey Sherman

September 30th  marked the 38th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, and if you don’t… Read More

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by Esther Armah

The #31forRAY campaign kicks off today. What is it? It’s an invitation for men to write Ray Rice from the heart. It's an… Read More

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(No, Really!)

by Chelsi P. Henry, Esq.

Current trends show that 1 in 3 Black males can expect to go to prison… Read More

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by Kali Nicole Gross

Black womanhood = criminal perversion. This equation leapt to mind in wake of allegations of harassment claimed by Daniele Watts… Read More

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