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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

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[OP ED] The Other Refugee Crisis

by France François

Yanique’s Dominican neighbors, the same people she had lived and worked side by side with for decades, pounded on her door… Read More

Star-studded Concert Celebrates the Life of Helen Burns Jackson, Mother of Rev. Jesse Jackson

Star-studded Concert Celebrates the Life of Helen Burns Jackson, Mother of Rev. Jesse Jackson

by Deborah Douglas

“If there had been no Jesse Jackson, there would be no Barack Obama,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) told a packed crowd at… Read More

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Police Kill 'Suicidal' NC Man

[OFFICER INVOLVED]
Police Kill 'Suicidal' NC Man

by D. Smith

Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced her decision to pay the family of Freddie Gray a… Read More

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[Essay] From Black America to Palestine

by Barbara Lewis

After traveling through the West Bank in Summer 2015,  Dr. Barbara Lewis, Director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute… Read More

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'Anchor Baby' Is the New 'Crack Baby'

by N’Kosi Oates

The term “anchor baby” has dominated political conversation this summer, as 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls directly call for an… Read More

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SHE'S THE CONNECT:
ColorComm Founder Lauren Wesley Wilson

by Robyn Mowatt

During her stint as a public relations professional, Lauren Wesley Wilson noticed a serious lack of women who looked like her at… Read More

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Death Videos, Grief and Complicated Emotions

by Jamilah Lemieux

Yesterday, we witnessed (some of us, quite literally) a devastating double homicide at a WDBJ-Virginia taping, where a disgruntled… Read More

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[KATRINA 10] How Language Shaped Perception of Katrina and New Orleanians

by Katrina L. Rogers

Yesterday, a panel of New Orleans-based journalists discussed their experiences reporting before, during and after Hurricane Katrina… Read More

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The Race Draft Fails, Again

by Damon Young

We should have seen it coming. All the signs were there. But they fooled us. Bamboozled us. Led us astray. And now it might be too… Read More

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